5 things your wedding florist wants you to know
Your florals can make or break your wedding decor. At the very least, you want a beautiful bouquet, centrepieces and maybe an arch. OR maybe you’re going for the extra wow factor and want a floral installation or you want something unique for the venue you’ve booked. Either way there are SO MANY options when it comes to your flowers. Lucky for you, I spoke to Stoneblossom Floral Gallery to get you 5 things your florist wants you to know.
1. Set a Budget
You need to set a realistic budget for your big day. Beautiful florals are on the pricey side but you get what you pay for, so do some research on local florists and ask for quotes. Have a good idea of what you need to spend to achieve your vision.
3. Be Prepared
Have your wedding da details ready for your consult.
Your wedding party’s outfits
These are all things florists take into consideration when designing your florals. They want you to have the pieces you’ve always imagined while making them look as cohesive as possible with the big picture.
2. Have Backup Plan
When you meet with your florist, they will have a better idea of the specific flowers, colours and arrangements you want. That might not fit into your budget, so have a backup plan you are happy to settle for. Keep in mind that all floral aspects vary in size, style and flower type. Those are the big factors that can affect your price.
4. Be Mindful
There are a few times a year that florists are way too busy to have wedding consults. Namely, any major holiday. Don’t just drop in and expect them to have time to chat all the wedding details with you. Schedule an appointment with them. Not only will their full attention be on you and not the million other things they need to get done, they will appreciate that you’ve considered their time valuable and likely go the extra mile.
5. Stay In Season
One of the biggest reasons your florals might skyrocket in price is because you want specific flowers that re not currently in season. If they are available (grown in a hothouse or imported from elsewhere) they will be VERRY expensive and even then, they might not be available during that time of year so you’ll have to shift your expectations and will likely end up disappointed. For example, if you want ranunculuses in the fall, you might just have to find a different solution or go with silk flowers.
All in all, your florist wants you to have the best experience and the nicest flowers possible for you big day. Stick to these small, helpful tips and your florist will be your new best friend!