It is best to book your florist approximately 6 months prior to your wedding. Especially if your wedding is to take place during a popular month (like May to August). Prior to picking out your flowers, it is wise to have your ceremony and reception locations determined. These will influence your decisions. Outdoor weddings don't usually require as many flowers to set the mood. Church ceremonies may call for a decorated alter or pews but some churches have restrictions on decorations.Budget can also play a role in your selections. Consult with your florist as to the types of flowers that will be in season for your wedding. Many flowers have very specific growing periods and can become quite costly outside of this range. Certain seasons may present different challenges such as a winter wedding. Berries and greenery can be a great alternative at this time of year. Think outside the box. Floral arrangements can be quite striking when combined with fruits such as limes or lemons. Try adding seed pods or grasses as an alternative. Nowadays, eclectic mixes can be quite stunning. Pick one color as your floral theme but mix and match your vases and containers to add personality to your tables and centerpieces. The possibilities are endless.