The second in our 5 F's series - the beautiful flowers and decor, I usually clump these into the same category. The decor can really set the mood for the whole event, you can have a soft and romantic ceremony with all white on white colors, and a fun and bright ceremony. Or just stay with the same idea throughout. Either way, flowers and decor can really make it moody.
Flowers and Decor are typically 10% of the budget, can can go up-up-up if you are looking for something very specific or it can go down if you are looking for a simple minimalistic look.
Most people have a vision of the type of look and feel they want -- fun and casual, classy and refined - whatever your vision is, you want to make sure that your florist/designer understands completely what you are looking for. And if you have a very specific idea, make sure that who ever you are working with understands this.
I pulled some photographs from one of my favorite local designers website Dan Hathcock, there are tons more on his website as well.
It just so happens that Darci Miller had a Flower Planner on her website today, if I didn't know any better, I'd think we were sharing a brain!