Tips for choosing a florist

There are a lot of moving parts to a wedding, and one of the items on the to-do list is choosing a florist. Sure, it might seem easy at first glance – just pick someone who won’t charge an arm and a leg and who can give you pretty flowers for the big day. But there are a lot of things to consider to make sure that you’re happy with the flowers you get for the wedding. Here are some tips for choosing a florist for your wedding.

 

1. Give yourself some time.

It’s never too early to start looking into florists. By planning ahead and giving yourself plenty of time, you’ll avoid getting stressed out as the wedding day approaches and you haven’t made arrangements for the flowers. You’ll also give yourself more time to do research, find ideas, check out different florists, and so on, with the result being that you’ll be happier with the flowers on the big day.

 

2. Get some ideas.

You need to know what kind of flowers and arrangements you want at the wedding before you start anything else. You can put your Googling or Pinterest skills to good use as you find some pictures and ideas for what you want the flowers to look like. Do you want simple arrangements that you can do yourself, or do you want more elaborate displays that might require a professional? Florists will want to see your inspiration photos in order to determine size and shape that you prefer.

 

3. Decide how much you want to spend.

Well, flowers aren’t exactly inexpensive. You have to consider the budget you have for the entire wedding and decide how much money you’re comfortable spending on the floral arrangements. If you don’t want to spend a lot, you might want to consider keeping things simple and handling the flowers yourself. If youre a flower fan and are envisioning glorious displays of beautiful flora, you might want to be prepared to spend more money. Shop around, there are quite a few florist with wholesaler connections who will order the flowers for you so that you can DIY.

 

4. Do your research.

When you’ve got an idea of the direction you want to go with your flowers, it’s time to actually set to work choosing the florist. To do that, you can hit the Internet again and check out online reviews for different places that you’re considering. Do they seem to get positive feedback? Are their customers happy and thrilled with both the flowers and the service they received? Will they make the ordeal of getting the flowers for the wedding as easy as possible to take some of the stress of wedding planning off your shoulders? As you’re doing your research, you can check out their pricing, too. That’s where your budgeting comes in. Does the place that you’re considering fall within your price range?

You can also ask friends, family, and coworkers for their recommendations if you happen to know people who have recently attended weddings or had weddings of their own.

 

5. Check out multiple options.

It’s always a good idea to have options. You might want to look into a few places to see what the differences are in pricing, options, and so on. When you talk to these places, make sure that they understand what you’re looking for in the floral arrangements for the wedding. It’s important that everyone’s on the same page with what you’re expecting and hoping for.

 

6. Evaluate your options.

Is there a clear choice that seems like it’ll be best? As you consider the different options for florists, don’t just compare pricing. Which florist will truly give you the floral arrangements that you want? Will one florist provide more extensive services to help you out with getting everything ready for the wedding? You might have to look deeper than just the price when it comes to choosing the florist that will give you the perfect flowers for the wedding. If you get great vibes from one florist, but he/she is a little pricier- it might be worth the difference to trust your florals to that person.

 

 

So, those are some quick tips for choosing a florist for your wedding. Make sure to give yourself lots of time, get some ideas, do your research, and check out some different places. Choosing flowers for the wedding might seem like a simple task, but it can quickly turn into serious business. Take your time and don’t feel like you have to go with the first florist you meet. Find the place that will give you everything you dreamed of for your wedding day.

5 Comments

  • Thanks for letting me know that you should check multiple options when choosing a florist. My fiance and I are trying to figure out flowers for our wedding. We’ll definitely take a look at a few options before we pick one.

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  • My daughter recently told me that she wants me to hire the florist for her wedding that is occurring in a year or so. I’m glad you brought up how one can do online research to find flowers that would be suited to the theme of the wedding or its overall color scheme. I’ll be sure to do just that before contacting a wedding florist to assist me!

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  • I like how you advised people to take time to find a florist for their wedding so that they aren’t running around stressed out last minute trying to get an arrangement. My cousin is getting married in March and she was telling me how she doesn’t know if she wants flowers or not for her wedding. I’ll share your advice and remind her every couple of weeks so that she doesn’t forget to hire the florist.

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  • Thanks for mentioning that once you have a direction with flowers in which you want, then it’s time to look for choosing the florist. My wife and I are thinking about hiring a flower shop to provide decorations for our daughter’s wedding because she wants a specific kind and we don’t know where else to get them. I think it’s a good investment for us to hire a reputable florist that can help us by providing the best possible bouquet for our child’s wedding.

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  • I’m glad you talked about that some florists have connections to wholesalers and can order the flowers. My sister needs a flower arrangement next week for her work party and can’t find a florist yet. I’ll be sure to share this with her so she can keep researching online.

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