Your hands on wedding flowers, wedding table styling and wedding ceremony styling workshop.
What Happens In This Workshop?
You learn insider secrets to styling your wedding ceremony, wedding reception and you learn how to work with flowers to create some of your own wedding flowers
We give you the skills and information you need to create your own wedding flowers - Where to buy the flowers. How to prepare and store the flowers. Tools you will need and where to buy them.
You get hands on with flowers – make your own button hole, flower crown, floral table centrepiece and work as a group to create a hanging flower backdrop
Flower demonstrations – how to make a bridal bouquet, table centrepieces using oasis
A guide to styling your wedding ceremony – where to spend the money for most impact
Table styling – you get hands on and style up several different table designs for your guest tables and top table and we share all of our tips, tricks and savings!
What will you learn & take away with you?
An outline and plan of the essentials and the extras for your wedding ceremony and wedding reception decorations and styling
Ideas on how to save money on everything from wedding stationery to wedding flowers
You will know how to order, store and prepare your own flowers and you will have made a button hole, a flower crown, and created hanging flowers and table centrepieces using flowers
Ideas on how to style wedding tables using simple and cost effective details.
Lots of tips and tricks that I use with my own clients
Information on where to source things for free or cheap!
Who is this workshop for?
Creative brides & grooms who want to save money by doing their own wedding flowers and wedding decor
Family and friends of an engaged couple who want to help them in a hands on way with their wedding styling and wedding flowers
Student wedding stylists or wedding planners who would like more insider info on wedding flowers and sourcing items for styling a wedding
The Workshop Details:
Session 1 = Introduction to Wedding Styling
This is the warm up session that walks you through a framework that I use in all of my weddings where I take you through the key ingredients you need to create a memory making wedding ceremony and wedding reception. We look at both informal and more formal wedding styles throughout this session so there is truly something for everyone.
Everything is broken down into the parts you need and the extras you might want; how to use colour, texture and lighting effectively, how to decide on your “look” and where to find the best ideas online. And the all-important insider information that you need for setting it all up - the key “kit” you need and the importance of timing!
Session 2: Styling Your Wedding Ceremony
Moving into session 2 we focus on the most important part of your day – the wedding ceremony. Although this is the key part of your wedding day lots of people on a budget are reluctant to spend money on it because “we’re only in there for 15 minutes!” – sound familiar? So with that in mind we focus on creating the memory making details that will wow but won’t break the bank, and also talk about how to recycle your wedding styling items from wedding ceremony to wedding reception.
We look at styling your aisle, creating focal points in the ceremony space and we get you hands on with some flowers. As a group we will create a hanging flower backdrop that can be attached to any wall anywhere and we get each of you to make a gyp flower crown. I’ll show you how to adapt this to a bridal flower crown and how to use this technique in other areas of your styling.
Session 3 – Hands On Flowers: Button Holes & Bouquet Demonstration
You are each going to make a button hole and then I will demonstrate a hand tied bouquet for you. Full instructions will be shared with you on the amount and type of flowers used so you have that information to take home with you. The cost of a button hole from a florist today is approximately £5.50 - £8.50 but you can learn to make these for much less!
Lunch Break – 1 hour
To keep the workshops costs as low as possible unfortunately we are not providing lunch for you but you are in the centre of Stratford Upon Avon and have a huge choice of places to eat within a short walk of the venue. Or the room will remain open during lunchtime for you to use if you’d rather hang with us!
Session 4 - Buying and Preparing Your Flowers
This session is all about giving you the information you need to find, order, handle and prepare cut flowers. A crash course for you on what you need to do, when you need to do it, and the kit you need with of course a list of places to buy it and guide prices. We will look at the prices of buying flowers wholesale online and look at the average prices that wedding florists charge as a comparison for you.
Session 5 – Table Decorating Using Flowers
This session is a mixture of demonstration and you getting hands on with the flowers. We will look at several different arrangements of flowers that you can create for your table centrepieces from single stems through to flower arrangements in oasis. When these are created we will then style a full table around them in the next session…
Session 6 – Styling Your Wedding Tables
Beginning with the essentials of what you need on your top table & guest tables we look at how to pull all of your ideas together. Working with the flowers that you have already created we then introduce a selection of other table decorations for you to style up several different looks. For all of the additional items we use I will share with you how I have made them, the cost, and where to source the item or component parts. This session alone can save you money!
The Final Round Up – Ask Me Anything!
A chance for you to ask any questions specific to your own wedding or to ask me anything! We aim to finish around 4.45 – 5.00pm.
Where Do I Park?
Yes the hotel has it’s own car park. It is barrier controlled and you will need to take a ticket on entry. Your parking is included in the price of your workshop ticket and you will receive an exit ticket at the end of the day. If you are being dropped to the hotel please do not use the hotel car park as you will be charged – we only get the exit tickets at the end of the day.
Who is leading the workshop?
This workshop is led by Dee McMeeking who is a trained wedding planner, wedding stylist, florist and teacher! She has been running her own wedding styling business - Dee McMeeking Wedding Styling - for the past 4 years before this she was a teacher. To find out more about Dee her website is www.deemcmeeking.com or just Google “Dee McMeeking”! Or you can come and say Hi to Dee at the National Wedding Show, NEC 30th September – 2nd October.
Contact Details or Questions:
Dee can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org