Tips for choosing a florist!

With so many things to organise for your wedding you need all your suppliers to be professional and trustworthy, your florist should be no different.  Here is some advice for all prospective brides looking to choose a bridal florist .

  • Inform the florist of the colour and style of your dress and your bridesmaids prior to the consultation.  Its possible that you may not have decided on the colours for the bridemaids, that’s no problem, you can still decide on the style and flower type of the bouquets well in advance.  The consultation will be  more productive if the florist has something to work on.
  • Ask your florist to be specific about flower choice and most importantly the size of the bouquets.  A good rule of thumb should be about 28/30cm across for the brides bouquet and about 25cm for bridesmaids.  Having specific information will make it easier to shop around for the best value.
  • Shop around.  Choose 2/3 florist for a consultation, any more than that will leave you feeling dizzy.  If they come with a personal recommendation, thats even better.
  • Bring along a picture if you’ve seen something you like.   A good florist should easily recreate it for you.
  • Ask for pictures.  The internet is full of images of real life wedding flowers and they are easily down-loaded.  Having a picture of the style of wedding you want will make it easier to co-ordinate with other apsects of your wedding.
  • Ask for pricing alternatives, eg if you really like an all rose bouquet but find that the 30cm bouquet dosent suit your pocket, ask for a smaller version to be priced.  Pricing alternatives apply to all aspects of the floral scheme, from pedestals to pew ends to altar arrangements.
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Free-lance florist offering designer wedding and special event flowers.

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