Planning a wedding can be fun, stressful, exciting and everything in between and therefore its important that every finer detail is perfect, this includes making sure that your flowers are exactly as you want them. Some aspects of planning a wedding are easier than others; for example choosing a cake is based on how delicious it is, picking a dress is often a case of ‘when you know, you know’ but the same cannot be said for your floral arrangements.
With so many florists to choose from, how do you go about choosing the best florist for you? We have compiled some of our top tips on choosing a florist to help you ensure that even the finer details of your wedding are absolutely perfect.
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1. What Do You Want?
Many individuals enter the wedding planning stage and already have a rough, or maybe even detailed, idea of what sort of floral arrangements they want for the wedding. While it is good to take note of a florist’s expert opinion, it is important that you are not convinced out of your idea and on to one you are not completely comfortable with. Ensure you choose a florist that takes your ideas on board and works with them, not a florist who ignores your requests and creates a completely different vision.
2. Ask Your Friends
There is nothing better than knowing the florist you have chosen comes highly recommended by someone you know; ask your friends, family and colleagues if they have any recommendations for choosing a florist. This will allow you to not only have unbiased, true reviews but you will be able to rest assured you have made a good decision.
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3. Think About Your Budget
Some florists charge more than others, that’s just how it works, so consider your own budget and what you can realistically afford to spend on flowers. Weddings are expensive and it is important to make sure your budget covers everything; choosing a florist that is in your budget will make the process that bit easier and no one ever said the most expensive florist necessarily creates the best wedding flower arrangements.
4. Shop Around
Make appointments to see more than one florist and make sure you shop around. The first florist you meet might seem like the ideal choice and will solve the hassle about choosing a florist, but the next one could have been even better. Visit more than one florist and get an idea of the skills and services each of them provide, then make your decision based on the bigger picture.
As many soon to be married couples find out, planning a wedding and choosing a florist can be stressful; but follow the above top tips on choosing a florist to ensure you make the right decision for you.