6 Things You Need to Remember When Hiring a Florist for Your Wedding

by RobertKeith

Things You Need to Remember When Hiring a Florist for Your Wedding

Wedding flowers bring lovely scents in a ceremony. Choosing the right florist is equivalent to choosing a second bride; you need a trustworthy individual with a shared vision. Before you start scouring the internet searching for suitable florist foam online, read this guide to learn the six primary considerations you should have in mind.

Wedding flowers bring lovely scents in a ceremony. Choosing the right florist is equivalent to choosing a second bride; you need a trustworthy individual with a shared vision. Before you start scouring the internet searching for suitable florist foam online, read this guide to learn the six primary considerations you should have in mind.

 

Seek Recommendations

 

Ask your bridal girls and friends to refer you to a florist they have used previously. Satisfied clients will not hesitate to give you contacts of professionals with vast experience in sourcing and displaying wedding flowers. Recommendations are a code for asking for a skilled florist in wedding decoration.

 

For many brides, they emphasize fresh flower blooms that match their color theme. However, the flowers' arrangement is also essential since you do not want your bridal dress, shoes, and the hairstyle (which you spent months selecting) hidden by the bouquets. A good florist should know how to decorate your wedding venue and tables without overwhelming your visibility.

 

Budget

 

Look for a florist with knowledge of affordable flowers, wholesale outlets' contacts, and information concerning the seasonality of your preferred blooms. Although it is possible to find all types of flowers online throughout the year, you might need to dig deeper into your pocket to source them abroad. On the other hand, locally sourced flowers that are off-season are pricey since the growers have to provide special conditions such as greenhouse technology to achieve the results.

 

Note, a skilled florist can provide you with alternative flower arrangement and substitution to match your budget. The professional should also ask for a service price you can afford.

 

Florist's Availability

 

Find out if your florist is available on your wedding date. The renowned florists are often booked several months ahead for weddings, corporate events, and birthdays among other ceremonies that require floral decorations. Thus, your preferred florist could be booked on your selected wedding date – and you do not want the expert to send an inexperienced assistant to deliver and arrange flowers on your main day.

 

If the florist will delegate flower delivery to your wedding venue, talk to the professional who will be in charge to ensure they understand your goals. The service of a florist who will ensure the floral décor is set up correctly will cost you more, but the extra pay will be worth your peace of mind.

 

Familiarity with Your Venue

 

Choose a florist who has worked in your preferred venue before. An experienced florist would know the best arrangement of the flowers to achieve maximum beauty.

 

You also do not want the florist to be late or to get lost on the wedding day. Ask the florist whether they dedicate time to familiarize themselves with the venue. A pre-visit ensures that the professional understands possible challenges that might need to be addressed before the event. For instance, if the venue has dark lighting, the florist can recommend improved illumination. The florist can also advise you on how to adjust the flower theme to match the wedding setting.

 

Extra Services

 

Some florists double as event designers; they provide chairs, fabric draping, lounge furniture, candelabras, and lanterns. Sourcing accessories from one person is convenient, as you will pay one check and conduct only one background search of the decoration company – the search ensures you hire a licensed organization. The cost of delivering items can also be lower since the florist will deliver all the items at once. The crew setting up flowers also works on fabric draping, flower setup, and other essential decoration tasks.

 

Refund Policies

 

Flowers and vases are brittle; they might be damaged before your wedding starts. Find out whether your florist offers refund for flowers that spoil before the ceremony starts. Clarification on the reimbursement policy helps avoid confusion later.

 

Additionally, ask the florist whether you are buying or renting the flower display vases. Some florists lease them for a day, but you can inform the professional to quote a buying price if you would like to keep the items – perhaps for the evening party or to display flowers in your new home.

Lastly, happy wedding day!

Autobiography

Eric Reyes is a passionate thought leader having been featured in 50 distinguished online and offline platforms. His passion and knowledge in Finance and Business made him a sought after contributor providing valuable insights to his readers. You can find him reading a book and discussing current events in his spare time.

Updated: 09/22/2020, RobertKeith
 
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