Flowers & Photography Abroad – Top Tips

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Tips and ideas for flowers and photographers for your wedding abroad!

Lovely bridal and bridesmaid bouquets

Beautiful blooms

Flowers are a must for every wedding day, even if you have nothing more than a simple, elegant posy. If you’re getting married abroad, you’ll probably decide to choose a florist local to the area, but also check if flowers are included in your wedding package from the planner or the venue. If this is the case, be sure to ask your wedding co-ordinator whether you can see photographs of flowers that have been created for other weddings, and ask for recommendations when choosing designs.

It’s also a great idea to ask to meet with the florist when you arrive at your destination. These things can be difficult to organise from afar, but the main thing is to make sure that you like the flowers and designs available. Keep an open mind, remembering that flowers themselves are different in warmer climates so you might have more of a tropical look.

If you have your heart set on a particular type of flower that isn’t available at your destination, or you don’t like the fresh flowers that are available, consider choosing artificial flowers. Silk flowers can look incredibly realistic and you can easily transport a bouquet with you. You’ll even be able to keep it afterwards.

Photography and videos

Photographers and videographers can be booked either through your tour operator or hotel, and will almost certainly be an optional extra, but don’t cut costs here. It is your big day and it is important to have a record to show your friends and family who could not be with you. You must also be realistic about the quality you expect from your photographs and video – although they will be produced to the highest possible standards, in many circumstances the photographers simply will not have the equipment or facilities that you would expect in the UK.

We have lots of great weddings abroad advice on Confetti!

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