Always Plan. You may postpone your flower shopping until the last day before your wedding but it is always wise to plan ahead, as you may end up spending more than you expected doing the last_minute purchase. Moreover, planning ahead for your wedding flowers also gives you enough time to purchase the flowers that you want to have at your wedding rather than picking the available ones.
Choose a container that will complement the shape and color scheme you have in mind. If you are just starting out, go with a traditional size vase __ not too tall, and not to squat. As a general rule, your container should be about one_third to one_half the size of your finished arrangement. So, for a vased bouquet you'll need mostly flowers with longer stems. A smaller bowl or basket is fine, too. You'll simply have to cut stems shorter and may need floral foam to help position each bloom. It helps to start with the simpler designs and work your way up, and a vased bouquet is often recommended for a first project.