Tips for booking a florist for a Wedding.
There’s a lot that goes into it – the dress, the cake, the music, the flowers. Ah, the flowers. That’s where a good florist comes in. You want your wedding to be beautiful, don’t you? Of course you do. So let me give you some tips on how to book a florist for your big day.
- Start early.
You don’t want to be scrambling for a florist a week before the wedding. Trust me, that’s a recipe for disaster. Start looking for a florist as soon as you set the date. This will give you plenty of time to research, meet with potential florists, and make a decision.
- Look at their portfolio.
A good florist will have a portfolio of their work. Look at their past arrangements and see if their style matches what you’re looking for. Do they have experience with weddings? If not, you might want to keep looking.
- Ask for references.
Don’t just take their word for it. Ask for references from past clients. Call them up and ask about their experience working with the florist. Were they easy to work with? Did they deliver on time? Were the flowers fresh and beautiful?
- Be clear about your budget.
Weddings can be expensive, and flowers are no exception. Be upfront with your florist about your budget. They’ll be able to work with you to create arrangements that fit within your budget.
- Consider the season.
Different flowers are in season at different times of the year. If you’re set on a certain flower, make sure it’s in season. If it’s not, your florist might have to import it, which can be costly.
- Don’t forget about the venue.
The venue plays a big role in the type of arrangements you’ll need. If you’re getting married outside, you might want to consider arrangements that are more resistant to wind and weather. If you’re getting married in a ballroom, you might want to go for more formal, elegant arrangements.
- Be flexible.
Remember, you’re working with living things. Sometimes flowers don’t bloom on schedule or a certain type of flower might not be available. Be flexible and trust your florist to come up with something beautiful.
Now, let me hit you with some statistics. According to The Knot’s 2019 Real Weddings Study, the average cost of wedding flowers in the United States was $2,000. But that’s just an average. If you’re getting married in a big city or during peak wedding season, you can expect to pay more. On the other hand, if you’re getting married in a smaller town or during the off-season, you might be able to get a better deal.
And here’s another fun fact: did you know that the most popular wedding flower in the United States is the rose? It’s true. According to a survey by the Society of American Florists, 60% of brides choose roses for their wedding. But don’t be afraid to branch out (no pun intended) and try something new. There are plenty of beautiful flowers out there that would make stunning additions to your wedding arrangements.
In conclusion, booking a florist for your wedding can be a daunting task. But if you start early, do your research, and communicate clearly with your florist, you’ll be able to create beautiful arrangements.