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Wedding Florist: 6 Tips to Choose The Right one


“Flowers are a universal language that every bride understands.”

Flowers are pretty and we all adore them. They are a part of every bride’s look, wedding decoration, and even a part of the wedding cake. Choosing the right wedding florist is one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning and it can be its own project. We very know that every bride dreams of having the most beautiful flowers on her wedding day, but it’s very important to realize that they are expensive and not all of them are the same or grow in every color or blossom in every season.

The right flowers, designed beautifully by the perfect wedding florist, can bring together the entire event and be an unforgettable part of your special day. That’s why today, we wrote the 6 tips you NEED to choose the right florist.

1. Do your homework first 

The most important thing you have to start with is to do your ‘flower homework’, (as we like to say it). It’s not as simple as picking your favorite flowers and requesting them in your wedding colors. Take some time to figure out what you like and how would you want them to look like. When we say to do your homework, we don’t mean you have to be an expert in flower vocabulary, just to have a solid understanding of the names of the flowers you like and floral terms like types of bouquets, arrangements and other details. To improve your chances of getting your must-have flower, find out when it’s in season in your area. In case your wedding date is not set to match the season, don’t worry, because some of them have a look-alike.

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2. Get some inspiration

There are tons of inspiration photos on Pinterest, so why not make an inspirational flower board? Save all the pictures you like. It doesn’t have to be the picture of the specific flower; It can totally be of the shape, texture, and colors. Everything you like. Making a note of what especially draws you to each picture will help you communicate your vision and style more effectively. 

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3. Consider the style of the venue and the wedding color theme

Your wedding colors and style of the venue can help you a lot with choosing the right flowers. If there are already natural blooms around the venue, you may need fewer wedding floral arrangements. In other cases, having brilliant flower details can make your wedding day so bright and charming. Have in mind the wedding color theme. Is it more hot pink or blush pink? With accents of gold or silver? Because not every flower type matches the color of your determined wedding theme.

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4. Get recommendations

Getting recommendations is a must before scheduling meetings with florists. These may come from other brides, review sites or bridal magazines. If you are working with a wedding planner or a wedding coordinator, they should have some instructions and suggestions. They collaborate with a lot of vendors and their opinions can help you a lot.

Once you have the recommendations, spend some time looking for each florist website and see if their style matches your over-all vision.

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5. Set the budget

Even though it’s difficult to guess how much the flowers you want will cost, you can still set a floral budget that makes sense within your overall wedding budget. Knowing your budget will help your florist recommend flowers and styles within the price range you set. You won’t want to waste your time or theirs, so it’s very important to be honest and up-front with your budget. The Knot says, 10 percent of the total wedding cost will go to flowers and décor, from the bouquets and boutonnieres to the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception details. Also, having a general idea of how many reception tables and how many bridesmaids you’re having would be very helpful.

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6. Get proposals and decide

Have each florist put together a detailed proposal for your wedding, based on what you’ve told them about your flower vision and budget. A great tip from The Knot: if you’ve spoken about many ideas, ask them to prepare a “high” best-case scenario and “low” bare-minimum proposal. You can always mix and create a mid-range package. Perhaps you spend more on the centerpieces and pare down the bridesmaid bouquets. Don’t forget to ask them to include the delivery time and cost for the arrangements, set up and breakdown. Now it’s time to decide and get the contract going on.

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Comments

  • Mia Stewart
    Reply
    July 25, 2019

    I like how the article explains that before you pick a wedding florist, you want to make sure that you have a few ideas of what flowers and designs you would like. I have very specific tastes when it comes to flowers so I want to make sure that I can find a florist that can help me with my specific ideas. When I start looking for a florist, I will make sure that I have some ideas ready for them. https://lilybeeflowersinc.com/wedding

  • Christensen
    Reply
    August 1, 2019

    I appreciate you took the time to give these awesome ideas. As a florist at http://flowerhub.com.au, these are really helpful. I will share it with our lovely customers.

  • birch arch Rental
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    August 9, 2019

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  • Daphne Gilpin
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    August 9, 2019

    Thanks for the suggestion to use sites like Pinterest to get inspiration, and then create a flower board that communicates our vision and style. I recently got engaged, and I want to find a good florist soon because I think flowers are an important aspect of weddings. I’m glad I read your article because following your advice should help me communicate my ideas with a florist more effectively! https://bellafiora.com

  • Penelope Smith
    Reply
    August 29, 2019

    My little sister just got engaged and we are starting to plan
    your wedding. I liked what you said about how it would be smart to think about what her budget will be. That does seem like it would affect the types of flowers she can get. https://heirbloomdesign.com

  • Eileen Benson
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    August 29, 2019

    I enjoyed your suggestion to keep the wedding color theme in mind, since not every flower type will go well with the theme we have in mind. My sister recently got engaged, and she asked for my help choosing a florist and caterer because she’s really busy with her work. I’m glad I read your article because keeping her wedding colors in mind should go a long ways in helping me choose the right flowers! https://www.pjstowneflorist.com

  • Drake Welsh
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    September 16, 2019

    I thought it was super helpful to schedule a meeting with a florist to help you choose the right flowers for your wedding. My wife and I have been talking about finding a florist to help us because our daughter has her wedding this December, and we want to make sure that it will be great. When I look for flowers, I will be sure to schedule a meeting with a florist to help me choose some. http://www.janineflorist.com.au/

  • Megan Adler
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    October 7, 2019

    I like that you mentioned that we should keep in mind the color theme when we are thinking of what flowers to add to our celebration. My aunt is getting married and this is something she should keep in mind when choosing the flowers she wants. I’ll share these tips with her so that when she has her appointment with the florist she can make a better decision. https://www.ratcliffsflorist.com/

  • Ellie Davis
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    October 16, 2019

    I liked that you mentioned your wedding colors and style of the venue can help you to choose the right florist. My sister is getting married soon, and we are looking for advice to find the right florist. I will let him know about the benefits of knowing your wedding colors and style of the venue. https://carrollwoodflorist.com/

  • Faylinn
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    November 19, 2019

    I thought it was so interesting that you explained that your wedding colors and style should be a way to determine what kind of flowers you should choose for it. I am getting married in a few months and I need to find a florist that can capture my vision and help me pick the right type of flowers for my special day. My mom told me that I should look for options online before I make a decision. http://www.lillyandlotusevents.com.au/florist-rockhampton.html

  • jack stiles
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    December 3, 2019

    I thought that it was helpful when you suggested to consider your budget when you are choosing a wedding florist. My wedding is in a few months, and I want to find the right flowers for it by hiring a professional. When I look for one, I will be sure to pay attention to their prices, and have a budget set in place. https://www.parkwayflorist-pgh.com

  • Kate Hansen
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    December 19, 2019

    It’s good to know that your wedding colors are able to help with choosing the flowers you want. My sister’s wedding is coming up in a couple of weeks and one of the last things she needs to do is find a florist to choose flowers. I’ll make sure to pass this information along to her so she can know how to pick what type of flowers she wants. http://www.authenticfloraldesign.com

  • Darrien Hansen
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    January 3, 2020

    It makes sense that creating a budget will help your florist make flower recommendations accordingly. My sister is worried that she will not be able to get flowers for her wedding since she spent the majority of her budget on her dress, and she needs to find some flowers that are elegant and affordable. I’ll let her know that she should speak to a florist about her budget.
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  • David Johnson
    Reply
    January 3, 2020

    Personally, I found it helpful to know you want to have a floral budget that’s part of the overall wedding budget. My brother is looking at getting married in a few months and asked me to look into the flowers. I’ll have to find a trusted florist. http://www.businesswithblooms.com.au

  • Sabrina Addams
    Reply
    February 11, 2020

    Thank you for your tips to look online for inspiration for shape, color, and textures you like in flowers and note what you are drawn to. My niece is getting married in July and is trying to figure out a nice summer bouquet for her wedding. I think she’d benefit from following this advice and finding cut flowers for sale in Brentwood Bay when the time comes.
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  • Franca Whyte
    Reply
    March 28, 2020

    Amazing tips! I know exactly where to get my to do list for destination weddings when the time comes! Thank you for sharing.

  • Ellie Davis
    Reply
    April 3, 2020

    My sister is getting married soon, and we are looking for advice to choose the right flowers for her wedding. I loved that you mentioned you need to consider getting some inspiration to know what to look for to choose the right florist. I will let him know about your recommendations to choose the right florist for her wedding. https://www.americanbeautyflorists.com/

  • Alicia Byrne
    Reply
    April 25, 2020

    I really like how you mentioned about matching the wedding color theme with the right flowers. I am engaged and my fiance and I are planning for our wedding in July. I am in love with a pastel theme and I think that with your suggestion of using my theme to choose my wedding flowers, I’ll definitely choose blush pink over hot pink! This is something I’ll discuss with my fiance when we look for a wedding florist. http://www.rootsfloraldesign.com/

  • Wade Joel
    Reply
    August 28, 2020

    I loved that you need to consider getting inspiration to choose the right florist to help us. My wife and I are thinking about how to plan a corporate event, and we are looking for advice. I will let her know about your recommendations to choose the right florist to help us. https://flowerden.com/the-heartfelt-condolences-arrangement/

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