Your wedding is arguably the most important day of your life. It should also be one of the most beautiful! The details of your day, from the dress to the flowers to the food, should all reflect your unique personalities and vision. Wedding florists play an important role in bringing that vision to life. However, before you reach out to any florists in your area, there are some questions that we recommend asking. These questions will help you better understand what services they offer and how well prepared they are to meet your needs!
DO YOU HAVE A PORTFOLIO OF PAST ARRANGEMENTS?
When you're choosing a wedding florist, it's helpful to see past arrangements they've created. The best florists will have portfolios available to view in their shop or online. Their portfolio should consist of a collection of photos from different weddings, events and other occasions. These pictures can help you see the style of the florist and how much experience they have at what they do!
WHAT FLOWERS ARE IN SEASON AROUND MY WEDDING DATE?
Talk to your florist about what flowers are in season around your wedding date. Flowers that are in season will be cheaper, more available and they will look more natural. If you're looking for ways to save money on your wedding budget, consider using locally grown flowers as part of that strategy.
ARE YOU FAMILAR WITH OUR VENUE SPACE?
It's also a good idea to ask your florist if they are familiar with the location where your ceremony and reception will take place. Having someone who is familiar with that particular location can help ensure that all of your floral needs are met and nothing is overlooked.
WILL YOU WORK WITH MY CAKE DESIGNER?
Collaborating with your cake designer/baker is the best way to ensure that you get the wedding aesthetic you want. A wedding cake is the focal point of a reception, so it's important to ensure that your floral and dessert arrangements complement each other.
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL FEES I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?
You should also ask if there are any additional fees that you may not know about. The florist should be transparent with you when it comes to extra charges and hidden costs. Certain things like delivery, setup, cleanup and travel are common and can add up quickly.
The most important thing to remember when choosing a wedding florist is that you want to work with someone who understands your vision. The best way to do that? Ask questions! The more you know about your florist and what they can offer, the better off your wedding will be!