Wedding flowers shouldn’t be an after thought, don’t just pick any old wedding florist based on cost or because they’re local. This is your opportunity to commission something beautiful. Before settling on a floral designer for your wedding, meet up for a consultation.
Meeting the florist is your chance to make a connection with them, you want someone that will help you to create the perfect wedding so you need to share your ideas and believe in theirs. Meet up with the florist to look through their portfolio, find out about their style and talk to them about what you want.
HAVE AN IDEA
If you’ve seen floral arrangements that you like and would like at your wedding then take along some pictures to show the florist. Take clippings from magazines, or your tablet to show your Pinterest pins. This will all help give the floral designer and yourself a much better chance to create the floral brilliance at your wedding.
TALK ABOUT YOUR WEDDING
Don’t forget to talk about what else you’re planning to have at your wedding. The wedding dress and venue are obviously important considerations but don’t forget to talk about all of the details that you’re planning to help create an idea of the style and themes. This should provide plenty of inspiration for your floral designer.
LISTEN TO ADVICE
Be prepared to listen to the florist’s suggestions, they’ve styled hundreds and thousands of weddings so they’ve got a good idea about what works and what doesn’t. If something is out of season or even too expensive they might be able to make suggestions about the alternatives.
Get your budget out there straight away to avoid any future heartbreak. There’s no point planning a big fandango with flowers everywhere if you’re budget isn’t going to match. By showing the florist what you want and how much you can afford you’ll be able to have a realistic idea about what’s achievable.