Weddings are some of the most important and memorable events of our lives. Often, planning a wedding is something we wish we could forget. Marriage celebrations require all sorts of decisions about dresses, tuxedos, venues, and meals. While this article canít help you with those decisions, we hope it makes the process of selecting flowers for your wedding much simpler. When working with a florist, itís important to ask questions, here are a few to get you started.
Is my budget reasonable?
Why you need to ask: This should be one of the first questions that you ask. You have a budget for a reason, and you need to stick to it. Consequently, itís important to know what types of flowers and how many you get within your budget. Asking this question will help you make decisions early on and avoid falling in love with flower arrangements that cost more than youíre willing to spend.
May I view a portfolio of your work?
Why you need to ask: Florists are like any other creative professional; they have their own styles preferences, and ideas. Asking your florist to view pictures of previous flower arrangements lets you know whether or not their style works with yours and what types of masterpieces they can create.
What flowers are in season?
Why you need to ask: Hearing that your favorite flowers are out of season isnít what you want to hear. If all or many of your flowers are out of season, theyíre going to be more expensive and possibly difficult to obtain. Choosing one or two out of season flowers and replacing the rest with in-season flowers keeps you in and below budget.
Are you familiar with our venue?
Why you need to ask: Every wedding venue has a different style including design, dimensions, colors, and textures. Florists who have provided flowers for your venue likely know what flowers look best, what size arrangements should be, and how many flowers youíll need. That information not only helps you make decisions, but it saves you money.
Wedding flowers do more than provide decorations in your favorite colors; they express your style and tell your story. Because of their significance, choosing flower arrangements for bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces is difficult. One of the best ways to ensure that your wedding flowers are perfect is to ensure that youíve got the right florist who understands your dream.