What to Look for in a Wedding Florist
When you start to look for your wedding florist, you should already have your venue and your wedding style established. This is super important because you don't just need a florist that's good with flowers, you need a wedding florist that is the absolute perfect fit for your wedding. This is one vendor that you don't want to hire without interviewing several and really being sure you'll get what you want.
A Wedding Florist is a Perfect Fit When:
Their Experience Matches Your NeedsYou're not looking for someone to make up an extra pretty bouquet to give to your mom on mother's day. You need someone who can handle flowers for an entire event, including centerpieces, boutonnieres, bouquets and more. So make sure your florist demonstrates that they or their team can handle every aspect of your wedding.
The Proposal's Budget Fit's Your'sIf the budget they propose doesn't match yours you can't hire that florist. If you're super in love with what they can offer, you can look to see if you can cut from other areas, but keep in mind that the flowers are only one piece. A big piece for sure. But still. Also keep in mind any costs that may not be spelled out, like tips. This can make a big difference in keeping your budget!
Their Proposal Spells it OutYou'll want a florist whose proposal spells out every logistical detail. You need to know when and how your flowers will be delivered, set up, etc. Plus, they should be willing to provide a detailed list of what they are providing, this way if you're missing anything on your big day, you'll be able to pinpoint that it was forgotten versus not explicitly a part of what you hired them for.
They Confidently and Clearly Answer Your QuestionsA wedding florist who can and welcome answering questions is going to be your best bet. These are wedding florists that see you as a person versus and paycheck. Or at the very least, they're a florist who knows their stuff!!
They Demonstrate They're in Sync with Your VisionYou can tell your choice of wedding florist is in sync with your vision for your wedding when they:
- Are enthusiastic about your ideas.
- Contribute to how to make your vision work when the ideas get tricky.
- Have a portfolio that shows they've been able to pull off similar requests.