Petal's Edge Floral Design, LLP specializes in custom floral design for weddings and special events. Using the best and freshest flowers available, Petal's Edge excels in the planning and creativity necessary to bring style and panache to your event - no matter how big or how small. Founded in 2004, the women-owned and -operated company supports environmental practices through composting and recycling of renewable materials. Petal's Edge has been featured in The Knot, Brides Washington, I Do for Brides, and Engaged! magazines. Speaking engagements have included a demonstration of floral design techniques for the <a>Smithsonian Institution</a>, a <a>Fox 5 News</a> feature on weddings, and a discussion on emerging trends in floral design at George Mason University. The company was voted one of the area's best florists by Washingtonian magazine (2006-2008), was named "2007 Best of Weddings Pick" by The Knot magazine, and is one of only three florists in the Washington, DC area to be featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style's 2007 Platinum List.
How do I keep my floral budget under control?
Florist Gerry Rogers discusses how to keep your floral budget under control.
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Host: How do I keep my floral budget under control?
Gerry Rogers: The easiest way to keep your floral budget under control is to limit the number of guests you invite to your wedding. It's maybe not the first answer that you think of, but it is the easiest way to control how much you are ultimately going to spend on flowers? The bigger your wedding, the more tables you have, the more table centerpieces you are going to need. Similarly control your wedding party. The more Bridesmaids you have, the more Bridesmaids bouquets you will need, the more expensive it's going to get. You also might be judicious about where you choose to put certain things. For example, you may love the look of tall dramatic arrangements but they are generally more expensive. So, putting one really noticeable striking arrangement like that, on your Place Card Table, the first thing your guest see, where they will spend a little time, picking up their card to figure out their tables seating, that maybe where you put that kind of thing as opposed to on ten of your tables, especially if it's out of your budget. You also just want to be judicious about how much you add to different places because it's your iterative cost that always blows the budget.