Faithful to the Ikebana principles of minimalism, I compose my floral designs with few flowers. The reasoning behind minimalism is based on the fact that leaves and stems are better suited to express the three points (man, heaven and earth) that govern an Ikebana composition. Depending on the place where the arrangement will be used and the season, I may use a single gorgeous flower, which can be very effective in creating a pleasant aesthetic impression. But the focus of my arrangements is to recreate nature. So, as a rule of thumb, I tend to keep my compositions rather simple. As in Ikebana, simplicity and minimalism are at the heart of my designs.
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.