Wedding Ideas

Your Guide to Choosing a Wedding Florist

Posted on March 01, 2019 by Allison Dupree

Photo: Todd Laffler Photography

Flowers play a big role in your wedding day. Through your bouquet, boutonnieres, centerpieces and decor, your theme and vision can effortlessly be displayed with the help of a fabulous florist! This guide will help you choose a florist, narrow down your list of questions to ask at your appointment and, ultimately, pick the perfect blooms for your big day.

What to do beforehand

  • Do your research. Create a Pinterest board or save Instagram and TikTok posts of stunning florals that wow you. Deciding what style you want for your wedding flowers can be challenging because there are so many stunning options but collecting inspiration will help you make the right choice for you.
  • Read reviews. As with researching any vendor, reading reviews is part of the process. Also, take a look at their website and social media to get an idea of the floral arrangements they’ve created. Then, ask family and friends (or our private Facebook group of brides!) for their opinions. Maybe someone you know or are connected to has used the florist you’re considering and will be able to give a first-hand opinion.

What to bring

  • All the inspo. Lots and lots of inspiration photos and videos.
  • An open mind. Your florist knows best and they should be able to build upon your vision with their strong knowledge by suggesting different flower types and color schemes.

[RELATED: This Wedding Planner Shares the Essential Questions to Ask Every Vendor]

What to ask

  • What flowers are in season for my wedding?
  • If a flower is “out of season” can you still get it?
  • How long do most flowers last?
  • Do you have a way to reuse flowers from the ceremony in the reception space?
  • What’s the difference in price between greenery and flowers?
  • Are rentals included in your price?
  • Is there an extra fee for a few flowers to put on your cake?
  • How many weddings do you do in one day? One weekend?
  • How large is your team?
  • What are your set up and transportation fees?
  • When can you see in-person samples?

After your appointment

  • Keep researching. Take a look at their social media and website again now that you’re armed with all of the information from your appointment and see if everything is still just as you imagined! If more questions arise, reach out to get your answers.
  • Talk to friends and family about their experiences with flowers at weddings. Chances are they have had some experiences with corsages or centerpieces and can help you make a decision or think of new things that you hadn’t considered before.

Still looking for a florist? Continue your search here!

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