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.
What are some ways of saving on my wedding flowers?
Florist Gerry Rogers discusses some ways of saving on wedding flowers.
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Host: What are some ways of saving on my wedding flowers?
Gerry Rogers: A lot of people are often looking to save on their wedding flowers because flowers are often more than they anticipated. Often times in books and magazines you will read things like, oh, choose flowers that are in season. But the floral industry at this point is global. So season doesn't necessarily mean cheaper, it means available. For examples, Peonies they are available in April, May and June. Even when they are in season, they are not inexpensive, they are just an expensive flower all the time. So, if you love a flower like that you might be judicious about where you use it in order to save on your flowers overall. The other thing to think about in terms of saving on your flowers is thinking about the style of your wedding. Tall arrangement for table centerpieces for example, are often more expensive. So, you may only want to do half tall and half short or just do all low table centerpieces and you will save a great deal on your wedding