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8 Tips for Choosing a Florist for your Wedding
Some of the things we want to discuss within these articles are the things we feel are important, but never really get addressed until someone comes into the flower shop. One of these topics is weddings.
There are many things to be considered when you are planning a wedding, and choosing a florist is one of them. We want to talk about a few of these things to make the process of selecting a florist a little easier for you during this very hectic time. There used to be what was referred to as "wedding season”, a few months out of every year were most weddings took place. Our society has largely moved away form that and weddings have now become a year-round affair. As you undertake the planning process for the Happiest Day of Your Life, there are several things to think about when it comes to flowers: coordinating colors with your color scheme, the kind of look (or style) you want, budget, and choosing the right florist for you.
Every bride is aware of Pinterest!! Although it is a tremendous resource for ideas, there are Pinterest Pitfalls to approach with caution... For example, not all those gorgeous flowers you see are available year-round, while others may be incredibly expensive. Peonies and dahlias are prime examples of flowers often used in bouquets, yet they are not always affordable year-round.These flowers are at their best price and quality in the late spring and early summer. Although they may be available other times of the year, they are much more expensive and at times the quality is not as good.
When attempting to calculate the flower budget for your wedding, start by making a list of who you want flowers for: Your bouquet, attendants, groom and groomsmen, mothers, fathers, flower girls, decorations for the ceremony and the reception. If you have questions about cost or want to get general ideas for a budget, call your florist and ask questions. Most florists can give you price ranges for most everything providing you with a better idea of how to budget for your flowers.
Ready to choose a florist? Here’s what to look for:
Make sure they are an established florist that has been around for a while so you know with confidence that they will still be in business when your wedding comes around.
Ask how many years of experience their floral designers have.
Meet the florist face to face to see how they are to work with.
Can they do last minute weddings or handle last minute changes?
Look at their reviews to see what other customer say about them.
See if they are willing to work within your budget and if they know the best way to achieve the look you want within your budget.
Can they handle multiple weddings at a time?
Do they offer delivery and setup?
When you are looking at bouquets and other flowers for your wedding keep in mind the possibility of substitutions for availability and cost. Most florists will guide you to flowers that are available at the time of your wedding. Lastly, when you are ready to come in and discuss flowers for your wedding, bring pictures of bouquets and flowers that you absolutely love so we can get a feel for what you like. At Colonial Florist we strive to work with you to achieve the look you want for your wedding!
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