Wedding Festival: The Rose Shop

Tami Long is one of their best designers. The Rose Shop will be one of the featured exhibits at the upcoming Wedding Festival at the South Towne Expo Center January 25-26. Here are some suggestions on floral ideas you may not have considered.


Tip #1 Consider what style of wedding you want.

Whether formal, casual or something in between, this is the first thing a bride should consider. This will help everything else fall in place when deciding on venues, dresses, invitations, refreshments, and of course, flowers. Go where you and the groom feel most at home. It’s your wedding.

Tip #2 With flowers, determine what color schemes you’d like.

Remember to coordinate your flowers with the venue you will be having your reception. If the reception will be at a fancy hotel, pick flowers that will match the room rather than clashing. If the room is red, don’t order orange flowers. Also coordinate your flowers with the season and the style of your wedding. Make sure you bring samples of the bride and groom’s mothers’ dresses as well as what your bridesmaids will be wearing. Nothing is more frustrating on your special day than not having your mothers and your bridesmaids look their very best.

Tip #3 Budget and Price Point

Flowers are a major consideration for a wedding and sometimes your budget is tight. Choose floral arrangements from bridal books, etc., and if the bouquet or arrangements are pricey, your floral specialists at The Rose Shop can create beautiful arrangements with less expensive flowers that look as good as the more expensive versions.

Tip #4 Think about the entire bridal party and their flower needs.

Be sure to come to the florist in advance with all the floral needs you’ll have. Here’s an interesting fact. Do you know who’s responsible for what flowers at a wedding? The Groom is responsible for the bridal bouquet, the groomsmen boutonnieres, the father and grandfather boutonniers (both sides of the family), the mother and grandmother corsages (both sides of the family) and the ringbearer. The Bride is responsible for the groom’s boutonniere, the bridesmaids bouquets, the flower girls, the cake flowers and any other floral decor, such as centerpieces, buffet, etc.

Also, if you would like flowers on your cake, get in touch with the florist in advance. The Rose Shop will get in touch with your baker and coordinate having your cake brought in the day of the wedding to arrange fres flowers on your cake, for that extra special touch.

Your florist can also let you know the etiquette of flower usage at a wedding, so be sure to ask. The Rose Shop can provide that information as well.

Tip #5 Preservation of Floral Bouquet

You always want to remember that special day, but often you don’t think about it until all the gorgeous flowers you ordered on your wedding day are wilted … three or four days after the wedding. Never fear. Mention you’d like to have your flowers preserved and The Rose Shop will send someone at the conclusion of your special day and collect the flowers you want preserved. When you return from your honeymoon,you’ll be assured that those memories will be intact forever.


Visit The Rose Shop for all your wedding and floral needs. Just call 501-7673 or visit them online at and be sure to come to the Wedding Festival at South Towne Expo Center, January 25-26. You’ll see five legant fashion shows along with exhibits, gifts and prizes. In a few hours you can plan your entire wedding. Times are 4-9 PM on January 25 and 11-8 PM January 26. And you can get a Free bride pass at all Wasatch Front Smith’s. For more information go to

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