Wedding Florists – how to choose
Choosing your wedding florist is a very big decision. There are many things to consider and we want to help you with this process.
The best wedding florists tend to get booked up early, particularly during the popular spring and summer periods. It is important, therefore, to put booking your florist close to the top of your to do list, along with booking the ceremony and reception venues.
Obviously, if you have experience of a florist’s work at other weddings you have attended, then this would be the best way of judging their suitability to cater for your own big day. If not, then it is a good idea to shortlist a few and visit their shop/studio to have a chat and look around (you may need to book this). Spend some time assessing the quality of the flowers they have. Do they look fresh and healthy (the flowers, not the florist!)? Do they have lots of variety? When you speak to the florist, do they have a good knowledge of available flowers and their suitability? Do they understand your vision for your wedding flowers and do they have suggestions that you like and hadn’t thought of?
Wedding florists questions
Here are some questions you may wish to ask potential wedding florists to help you choose the one to provide your wedding flowers:
- Are you available on my wedding day and, if so, do you have any other weddings booked for the same day?
- How many weddings do you prepare flowers for each year?
- How long have you specialised in wedding floristry?
- Do you have a portfolio of your previous wedding floristry work for me to look at?
- Is there a limit to the distance you will travel to organise the flower displays at my wedding/reception venue?
- How long will it take for the set up process at the venue(s) and will you be the person that does this? If not, can I meet the person who will be setting up my wedding flowers?
- Can you recommend seasonal flowers for the time of year that I am getting married?
- Can you advise me of the best flower/display options taking into account my budget?
- Are there any additional charges, like vase hire, ribbons and accessories, to be taken into consideration?
- Will you provide me with a detailed breakdown of the flowers and arrangements you are providing me with, together with all hire and additional costs before we enter into a contract?
- At what stage will you require payment?
You will probably have other questions to add to this, but we hope these will help you think about the things you need to know in order to make an informed decision. And, don’t forget, having a good rapport with your chosen wedding florist is hugely important too. Good luck.