Knowing your floral need is very important because it helps you determine how much planning and design your budget can handle. Are you looking for who to design the reception tables and ceremonial aisle? Then a floral designer is definitely what you need. And if an already existing design is what you like, then a regular florist will do just fine.
Often, people get carried away and end up spending more than average. So, therefore having a number in mind is advisable. First of all, create your floral budget. Décor and flower shouldn’t be above 10 percent of your whole budget. And if you end up seeing a flower you like so much, then be ready to inflate the numbers.
Recommendations are highly advisable. You can’t walk up to any flower store and starts making reservations. Surf the internet for suggestions. If possible, meet up with newlyweds that you may know. Listen to their advice and experience. That way, you can tell and know which particular florist meets your taste and budget.
Arrange appointments with your “shortlist” of florists long before your wedding. Get to know them better by interacting with them. Check out their portfolios and previous job experience. And if you have time, do some little research on them. We all need a florist we can honestly trust with our floral decisions.
Feel free to share your ideas with photos of your wedding gown, bridesmaid dress swatch, floral styles, and designs, etc. when interviewing your “shortlisted” florists. After all, it is your wedding we are talking about, let them know the kind of wedding you are looking forward to – a moderate one or an alluring and enticing wedding. Don’t leave out any tiny detail.
Have a second interview with the successful florists you’ve handpicked out of the rest. Be sure to explain in details the exact kind of services you want. Also, don’t hesitate to tell them to submit a well-detailed proposal which should cover the cost of materials, set up and breakdown costs, and each proposal should be based on your wedding vision and budget. Feel free to share your range of ideas and get creative.
After a careful perusal of the submitted proposals, don’t hesitate to choose the best among them all. It is highly advisable to have your florist a few months before the wedding. However, if you still feel uncomfortable about the costs or details of the proposal, feel free to discuss them with the florist. In cases of no inconveniences, then your florist would draw out a formal contract from the approved proposal. With these steps taken, your wedding is going to be breathtaking.