Your boyfriend proposed to you. You are excited because you get to plan the most important event in your life. You start looking at books, magazines, shows, expos for ideas and then you find yourself overwhelmed, too many florists to choose from. But don’t worry.
How about we start with the most important aspect
Finding the look you want.
There is different looks for weddings:
And you can never go wrong with elegant blush.
Knowing exactly what you want helps the florist/floral designer really understand your look.
Remember that everyone has their own idea of a certain theme, so have fun and play around with your look.
Find your Budget
If you know how much you can spend on flowers off the bat it helps you pick your floral company much easier. Its always good to know your budget, that way the florist/floral designer can give you an idea of how she can help you.
If your choice of company is due to budget reasons, think about the fact that all companies have payment plans that can help you bring your ideas to reality, so don’t settle, get what you want.
Next; decide if you want to work with a florist or a floral designer.
Yes, just another detail you have to make a decision on.
Florist is a retail shop who deals with everyday flowers like birthdays, anniversaries, gift, plants. Florist do have experience and depending of which florist you chose, make sure the they make you a sample of the final piece they will be doing for your wedding.
Floral designer/stylist is someone who specializes in unique floral centerpieces, these centerpieces are made artsy, you can go wild with your look and they will be able to bring it to life. Although they are more pricy they do focus on your wedding. This is because they don’t have retail orders to take care of.
(Keep in mind that a florist and floral designer only make samples once the wedding has been booked)