Putting it all together _ Once you have selected your flowers and vase, its time to start putting things together. If possible, first cut each flower stem diagonally about one inch from the bottom while holding the end of the stem under warm water. Use your kitchen sink or a large basin. This helps ensure each stem will absorb moisture and nutrients easily. As you cut each flower, transfer it to a temporary "work" vase, which should be halfway full of water.
Individually Designed _ The most important factor of flower designs, whether it's an arrangement or bouquet, is to get the perfect balance, harmony and proportions. Reputable florists have a catalogue of professionally designed bouquets and arrangements that you can choose from. For a more personal floral arrangement you can request that the florist create a unique flower bouquet. With their expertise the florist would be able to assist you with the design, colour and tone of the bouquet.