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You’re getting married!  Congratulations!  Your wedding day is one of the happiest and most important days of your life and finding the right people to help you make it special is key. From the dress to the location to the flowers, there are a lot of important decisions to be made and using the right professionals will make those decisions stress free and even enjoyable.
There are several important things to consider when choosing the right florist for your wedding.
Talk to florists who are recommended by friends and who have a good reputation.  Knowing they have done a great job for others will help you have important piece of mind before the big event.  You can also ask for references from previous brides, happy customers don’t mind telling other people how happy they are.
Choose a florist that takes the time to get to know your style and who you are before asking for a deposit.  You should be able to ask questions and get general information including meeting with staff members and looking at pictures of previous events before you have to pay for anything.
Once you have decided to book your wedding with your florist, a meeting of an hour or two should be expected to get a full estimate and go over all of the details of your wedding down to the last corsage.  The right florist will be more than happy to go over your event and answer all of your questions to your satisfaction, your understanding and happiness are crucial.
Set a budget and be aware if this is a hard or soft number.  Hard numbers can not be exceeded for reasons such as lack of funds.  Soft numbers are your goal but you have some financial leeway to get things exactly right.  Find a florist that is flexible and one that is accustomed to working within the budget you have set.
Be willing to compromise if necessary and take the florists suggestions to achieve the look or style that you want.  Avoid high end if you’re not looking for high end prices.  There are almost always substitutions that can be made and yet still fulfill your dreams AND stay within your budget.
The types of weddings a florist does on a regular basis is very telling of the areas in which they have expertise.  Be sure to see several different examples and photos of previous events.  If you haven’t seen what you are looking for, the right florist will be able to duplicate a photo of something  you like that you have found online or in a magazine.
Use careful consideration before agreeing to have family or friends arrange the flowers for you.  Something so important can have a negative impact on your relationship and your budget.  A professional has multiple suppliers, workers, and time to make sure you get exactly what you ordered.
The most important thing is to find someone you like and are comfortable talking to and who really understands you and your style.  Taking the time early in the planning process to talk to several different professionals will pay off later when you are confident that you have chosen the best florist and can relax and enjoy your special day

You’re getting married!  Congratulations!  Your wedding day is one of the happiest and most important days of your life and finding the right people to help you make it special is key. From the dress to the location to the flowers, there are a lot of important decisions to be made and using the right professionals will make those decisions stress free and even enjoyable.

There are several important things to consider when choosing the right florist for your wedding.

  • Talk to florists who are recommended by friends and who have a good reputation.  Knowing they have done a great job for others will help you have important piece of mind before the big event.  You can also ask for references from previous brides, happy customers don’t mind telling other people how happy they are.
  • Choose a florist that takes the time to get to know your style and who you are before asking for a deposit.  You should be able to ask questions and get general information including meeting with staff members and looking at pictures of previous events before you have to pay for anything.
  • Once you have decided to book your wedding with your florist, a meeting of an hour or two should be expected to get a full estimate and go over all of the details of your wedding down to the last corsage.  The right florist will be more than happy to go over your event and answer all of your questions to your satisfaction, your understanding and happiness are crucial.
  • Set a budget and be aware if this is a hard or soft number.  Hard numbers can not be exceeded for reasons such as lack of funds.  Soft numbers are your goal but you have some financial leeway to get things exactly right.  Find a florist that is flexible and one that is accustomed to working within the budget you have set.
  • Be willing to compromise if necessary and take the florists suggestions to achieve the look or style that you want.  Avoid high end if you’re not looking for high end prices.  There are almost always substitutions that can be made and yet still fulfill your dreams AND stay within your budget.
  • The types of weddings a florist does on a regular basis is very telling of the areas in which they have expertise.  Be sure to see several different examples and photos of previous events.  If you haven’t seen what you are looking for, the right florist will be able to duplicate a photo of something  you like that you have found online or in a magazine.
  • Use careful consideration before agreeing to have family or friends arrange the flowers for you.  Something so important can have a negative impact on your relationship and your budget.  A professional has multiple suppliers, workers, and time to make sure you get exactly what you ordered.

The most important thing is to find someone you like and are comfortable talking to and who really understands you and your style.  Taking the time early in the planning process to talk to several different professionals will pay off later when you are confident that you have chosen the best florist and can relax and enjoy your special day.