Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. You want everything to be perfect, from the dress to the flowers. Every wedding vendor who plays a role in your wedding is hand-selected by you and your fiancé to help make your dream wedding a reality, including the florist. Florals play a significant role in achieving your wedding day vision, even larger than you’d think. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry! We’re here to help. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some tips for choosing a florist and provide a few recommendations for reputable florists in the industry.
When it comes to wedding florals, you want a florist who shares your vision and will work with you to bring your dream wedding to life. The first step is to do your research. Look at the portfolios of different florists and get an idea of their style. Once you’ve narrowed your options, schedule consultations with each florist on your list, this is your opportunity to get to know them, discuss your vision, and see if they’re a good fit for you and your wedding. Oh, and don’t forget to ask them whether they offer floral arrangement preservation for your bouquet too!
During your consultation, pay attention to how well the florist listens to you and asks questions about your vision. Many florists will ask you to bring vision boards and provide inspiration images such as Pinterest boards of what you imagine for your special day. A good florist will be honest about whether they can achieve the arrangements and look you’re aiming for and if the designs you want are within your budget or not. Remember, flowers are living organisms and may be unavailable in some regions of the country/world or at certain times of the year.
Don’t get upset if they tell you your exact floral vision might not be possible; they are the flower experts and will know if the flowers you want might be out of season during your wedding date or whether their price point is within your budget. Suppose the flowers your heart is set on are either out of your budget or out of season. In that case, an experienced florist with extensive floral knowledge should be able to provide you with ideas and suggestions for alternative florals and/or greenery that will still enhance your wedding day while still being reasonable options for the season and/or your budget. It’s also important not to overlook the option of silk or faux flowers if you’re not satisfied with the alternative options the florist suggests.
Once you’ve found a florist you click with and feel can achieve your wedding day vision with flowers, it’s time to book them for your wedding!
If you don’t know where to start when it comes to finding local wedding florists, begin with our vendor directory and then migrate to their website and social media pages to check out their portfolios and reviews. If you have a wedding planner, you might also want to ask them for a referral to one of their preferred florists too.