Wedding Florist

Everyone knows that planning a wedding can be a very trying task, but some parts are more difficult than others. Flowers are one of the most difficult parts about planning a wedding simply because there are so many different options, not only for flowers, but in florists themselves. The following guide will walk you through what you need to know in order to find the right wedding florist for your purposes.

The first thing you need to consider is if it's a florist or a floral designer that you actually want for your wedding. While florists will produce beautiful and expertly crafted arrangements for weddings, an independent floral designer is a fantastic option for those who want to have flowers to be a really big part of their wedding. Floral designers are, of course, a bit more expensive, but they are usually worth the extra penny if you want to have a really elegant-looking wedding ceremony and reception. Floral designers also have the benefit of only focusing on one client at a time, where florists focus on dozens. Not to say that florists aren't fantastic too--many wedding florists can put together some of the most beautiful bouquets that you've ever seen!

So what do you do when you want to find the right florist for your purposes? You begin by asking around to friends and family members who have recently been wed and see if they have any florists that they can suggest to you. Talk to the venue coordinator of the venue that you have selected for your wedding and see if they have any florists that they can recommend--usually they have more than one tried-and-true florist for you to pick from. If none of that produces any results, than look through the local phone books and do a local internet search--but be weary of the reviews as many can be unreliable. It's usually a safer bet looking for photographic examples of the florists' past work, or by going into their shop and seeing the flowers for yourself.

The next step is translating your vision for the wedding to the florist. This can be a difficult task because, while you have a detailed vision in your head of how you want the flowers to look, it can be difficult getting your point across to the florist. This is why it's important to start collecting files and clippings of floral arrangements that fit the vision that you have for your wedding. This way, the florist will have a better idea of what you're looking for and they will have an easier time working with you on bringing this vision to life. You also need to think about any extras that you may need including centerpieces and the bouquet. These types of things shouldn't be overlooked.

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