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wedding bouquet

Quick Guide to Hiring the Right Florist

Planning flower arrangements for your wedding is a fun and exciting step within the wedding planning process. If you are completely clueless about bouquets and wedding flowers, don’t despair. There’s always a pro you can consult to help make your dreams come true!

Flowers play a major role in any event, especially weddings. They can easily transform any mundane space into a charming and striking venue. Your flowers will be central to your wedding styling so it is important you aim to create cohesiveness between your table arrangements and bouquets. Most of your photos will catch a glimpse of the floral arrangements too. For this reason, hiring a professional who is well versed in wedding flowers is the way to go.

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Start Your Search Early

Like all other aspects of your wedding planning, it is a wise move to start looking for a wedding florist early. If you begin a year before your wedding, you will be able to look at the flowers that will be in season on your wedding day. If you’re in luck, some florists may even offer to do a sample bouquet with seasonal flowers available at that time so you don’t have to rely on your imagination. You can talk about the specifics at a later stage, usually a few months before the wedding.

Set a budget

Most couples set aside a small proportion of their wedding budget for flowers, sometimes more depending on their taste and budget. A beautiful flower arrangement does not have to burn a hole in your wallet. You can ask your florist for some advice on how to have wonderful yet affordable flowers for your wedding.

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Gather inspiration

Before setting an appointment with a florist, collect ideas and inspiration from magazines and wedding websites. If possible, gather colour swatches and photos of other features of your wedding such as your invitations, bridesmaid dresses and venue. This will help the florist have a clear picture of what you want for your bridal bouquet and flower arrangements.

Review their portfolio

Browse the portfolio of the florist to check their previous work. This will give you a good idea of the florist’s style. Once you have a basic idea of the florist’s sense of style, ask him or her to prepare a proposal so you can both work out plans to suit your budget and requirements. If you feel at ease working with the wedding florist, then you have found the right one!

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