Choosing a Florist
Flower arrangements and bouquets can be a polarizing element of wedding planning. The bride often wants the prettiest flowers in the world, the groom thinks flowers are silly, the florist says you need a 84 rose bouquet and the photographer says you should slash your flower budget and move it to the photography budget.
The reality is somewhere in the middle. Flowers are an important element at a wedding, not only do they have historical significance but they bring a freshness to the venue and the proceedings – plus they give the bride and bridesmaids something to do with their hands since unlike the men they do not have pockets.
Below are a few tips on how to pick your florist:
- Find a florist who’s style you like
- Make sure the person whom you are interviewing will be the person making your arrangements. If they aren’t make sure the work you are looking is made by the person who will make yours.
- Start your search about 4 to 6 months before your wedding. At this point you’ll have chosen a venue and you’ll know all your colours.
- Your wedding day is all about you, so make sure your designer is open to working with you on a design – not all creative professionals like sharing creative control.
- Does the company/business you are dealing with seem reputable?
- Will they be delivering and setting everything up or is that your job?
As with the majority of wedding vendors “Word of Mouth” is one of the best ways to find a vendor. It’s much better to use someone with a proven (by friends and family) track record.