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Your flowers are an important part of your wedding day celebration. They set the tone and mood, and announce to your guests that they are truly celebrating a special day in your life. So how do you select a florist that suits you? First, schedule a consultation. Many in-demand florists are booked as much as a year or more in advance, so plan ahead. Remember that the florist is not a mind-reader, and so bringing photos of styles you like, and color swatches, will go a long way in helping your floral designer understand your vision. Next, have a budget in mind. Florists understand that not everyone knows the price of flowers, but be realistic about what your budget can and can't handle. Know that if you have your heart set on Peonies in December, or orchids in all your centerpieces for instance, this may be a budget-buster. And lastly, have fun! Keep an open mind and you and your florist will design beautiful wedding flowers-specially for you!
Debra Graham, owner
Bloomers Floral Design
122 South Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Marvelous advice.Thank you so much.It was really helpful for me. Lovely.
1. First of all, Find someone who knows design, color and has some flair.
2. Visit websites and look for style and an address of a real business.Just be smart about the contract.
3. Attend bridal shows to see the floral displays.
4. Talk to friends for possible referrals.
5. Talk to vendors, photographers, banquet managers, hair stylists, and wedding gown salespeople to get the more information about florists.
6. Look at pictures of various florists' work.
7. Come with a BUDGET in mind what you can spend for a florist.
* Plan ahead. Choosing a good wedding florist is a very personal thing and should be well researched. One year to 6 months is standard.
* Keep away from florists that show you a standard industry book of arrangements, "page 3 number 6 your colors dear..."
* Make sure they note your height, and design the bouquet to your size, which is slightly bigger on your day due to white dress and high shoes and hair.
* When you first contact a florist(s), talk about flowers, different arrangements and don't mention at that time that the flowers are for a wedding. Maybe you can avoid the "wedding" markup.
* Let the florist know what your budget will be. The florist will work with you to select flowers that will fit with your budget.