Wedding Tip: How To Choose a Florist that Works for You

Many of you will want to find a florist that fits your budget. But what factors go beyond that when you’re deciding on how to choose the right florist for you?

Know what you want. First and foremost, talk to your partner about what’s important to you. Will you be using the same florist for all the boutonnieres and corsages? Will there be any extras tossed in like little bud vases at the entry table? Draw up a list of wants and then see where the florist can meet you in terms of expectations within your budget.

succulent boutonniereImage via The Brides Cafe

Is that in season? When I was planning my wedding in June, I didn’t realize that many peonies would have already bloomed or would be a premium that late in the season (they generally bloom in late May or early June but we had a warm spring that had peonies wilting by then). Talk to your florist in advance about not only colors but specific blooms you may have in mind. There are greenhouses that can grow your variety any time of year and your florist should be able to give you a ballpark idea on pricing.

189260Image via Style Me Pretty

What’s your style? It’s important to be able to describe what kind of style you’re going for. Even though these are both purple bouquets, there’s a big difference between them. Ask the florist if they can do either and specifically how they’ll go above and beyond for your bouquets and arrangements.

purple-wedding-bouquet-2Image via Wedding Chicks

touchdownImage via Wedding Bee

Rolling out the red carpet. Like any vendor you’re going to work with, the florist should be able to show you samples of their previous work. If they can’t take the time to give you an initial consultation, chances are they’re not going to be very patient throughout the process. It doesn’t matter how highly they come recommended or if they’re the “must-have” florists in town. If they’re not taking care of you now, they won’t be reliable down the line.

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One thought on “Wedding Tip: How To Choose a Florist that Works for You

  1. Reblogged this on ob·ses·sion and commented:
    Here are some inspiring pictures of wedding flowers, centerpieces and bouquets to guide you through your journey of finding the right floral decor.

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