Tips for finding the perfect wedding florist
"A good supplier will usually have a decent website as well as a Facebook page. They should have reviews and recommendations from previous clients and photos of their work. Make sure you look through them carefully but be aware you will always get one customer that will give an average or not so good review, such is human nature! Ask your friends and neighbours who they used.
"Make sure the company is local and doesn’t have to travel hours. Be wary of those that don’t show their location.
"If you see a florist you like the look of, ask your venue if they know them. Some properties have a list of preferred suppliers but don’t be put off if they’re not listed, as sometimes you have to pay to be featured. Give them a call. There’s nothing like talking to see if you’re going to like working with someone.
"Find a knowledgeable and understanding florist/decorator. Someone who will listen to what you would like and put your ideas into reality. They should also be able to tell you if your ideas will work and provide alternative suggestions if not.
"Meet up or video call to give a detailed list of your requirements. Provide them with any pictures you’ve seen and liked, colour samples and a moodboard if you have one. It’s also worth showing them pictures of your dress if you’ve chosen it, as this can affect the shape and style of your bouquet. If you have an embellished gown, then you may not want a shower bouquet that will cover it, but if you’ve opted for a plain design, then a shower or teardrop arrangement may be perfect.
"I have a very large portfolio to show couples which includes thousands of photos and ideas. A portfolio will help you to see what you like and what fits into your theme.
"Ask what flowers are in season to keep the cost down. I add embellishments like bows and diamantés for unusual colours such as navy blue. Mixing silk flowers that are not in season with those that are can also make it cheaper."
Butterflies and Bows