Flowers are an important part of your wedding, and they will freshen up the look of your wedding. If they are colour coordinating and are flowers that are in season when you get married they will really add colour and will light up your photos, but how do you know what you’re getting before hiring a florist? Since flowers are a focal point for a lot of the wedding you want to make sure they look exactly how you want them to look. If you are in the midst of selecting a florist for your big day here are some things to consider before making the final decision.
Start on time
If you are using a timeline to complete certain tasks, then use this to your advantage and don’t think you still have tons of time to find a florist. Some florists are really popular for a reason, but due to the time and complexity of doing a wedding most florists only take on one wedding per week because they will also have other customers to serve at the same time. Some florists will actually book up a year in advance, so start the search for a florist on time.
Schedule a face-to-face meeting
There’s a lot that can be accomplished in an in person meeting that phone calls and e-mails just won’t get to. During a sit down meeting you can get to know the florist and they will get to know you; you can ask any questions you might have and get a feel for what their work is like. Remember that just because a florist may be highly recommended that doesn’t mean they’re the right one for you so don’t be afraid to make appointments with more than one.
Florists will do better with visuals than relying on you to describe what you want, so bring photographs or show them your Pinterest board so they can have a better idea of what it is you like. They will be able to determine whether they can accommodate your wishes, and perhaps some high level price quotes.
Talk money, early on
If you have determined a budget for flowers and you know it isn’t negotiable then your florist needs to know that. If the photos your bring them turn out to be way above your budget then the florist will need to know whether the budget is flexible or if they might have to scale down your visions to make it work with your price point. Either way, you need to know this before going into the meeting.
Know your wedding details
The details of your big day will help the florist design something the works with both your budget and your vision. They will also have the experience to know whether the photos you bring in will work with your overall vision for your wedding. Details such as theme, colours, venue, ceremony and so on will help pull together the whole day for you.
When selecting the florist for your special day it is important to make sure they will give you exactly what you want and turn your dreams into a reality. If you don’t feel comfortable hiring a certain company then don’t. Just because they are well know that doesn’t mean they’re right for you. Stick with your instinct, and your budget, and you will have gorgeous flowers on your special day.
Below I have linked a video to get your creative juices flowing for your big day.