Take an ordinary wedding and add an experienced florist; you now have a 5 star and memorable wedding. Flowers are what take a wedding from ordinary to extravagant. Most brides will go through the process of hiring a wedding florist so we have dedicated today’s post to giving some advice. Here are 7 things to keep in mind as you search for a florist.
Flowers are one of the few things that can’t be done in advance. To keep flowers fresh, your florist has to work on your flowers the day before the wedding. This means that most florists have the capacity of one to two weddings per weekend. Florists book up quickly so find one as soon as possible.
Flowers are seasonal
Keep in mind that flowers are seasonal. Yes, any flower can be grown in a green-house at any time but when a flower is out of season it is much more expensive. Talk to a floral expert about which in-season flowers will match your style.
Before you sit down with a florist, have a good idea of what you are looking for. The internet offers countless ideas from brides all over the world.
A picture is worth a thousand words. Bring photos of wedding flowers that you like to give your florist an idea of what you are looking for.
Ask for suggestions
Look for a florist with wedding experience and ask for suggestions. Ask which flowers will be best for your wedding. Ask how long each type of flower will last; if you are having an outdoor wedding and a lengthy photo session, you will need to use more durable flowers. Trust the suggestions of your florist.
Portfolios are important
Make sure you look at photos of previous work from your florist. It’s important to find a florist with the style you are looking for.
Stay within your budget
Tell your florist how much money you have to spend. Ask what your options are with your particular budget. We can’t stress this enough; don’t buy flowers you can’t afford!