What’s your vision for the wedding?
Every bride has the perfect vision of what her wedding will be like, and this can extend to the floral arrangement. As the bride-to-be, did you like a particular floral arrangement at a friend’s wedding? Have you assembled pictures from the internet of the designs you love? Have you come across beautiful flower arrangements that are popular wedding trends? Share these with your wedding florist to serve as a guide on what’s in season and what is not. The more information you share with your florist, the easier it will be for the professional to realize the perfect vision for your wedding.
What’s your budget?
Working within a budget allows you to find the best deals available during your preferred wedding season. You can request for flowers or wedding decorations that are only available during the rainy season even if you intend to wed in the dry season. These are factors that can greatly affect your budget and only an experienced wedding florist would know how. The wedding florist makes the most of the budget by using locally available flowers, renting of vases and centerpieces instead of buying them, and even using plastic flowers instead of the more expensive fresh flowers.
Ask friends, family and previous brides who their preferred wedding florist was and find out why. If possible, attend a wedding catered by your ideal wedding florist. Do you like their work? Did they keep time? Are the flowers fresh enough? Is the wedding florist resourceful: Are they able to acquire your preferred flowers for your big day? These are some of the most important considerations.
What extras do you need? What other floral items do you require to make your wedding extra special? Is it corsages instead of wedding bouquets? The wedding florist should be able to liaise with your décor supplier to bring your dream to life. This includes furniture, table set-ups, tableware and even ornaments for your big day.
Attend bridal expos that showcase a number of wedding florists and their work. This will be a perfect opportunity to ask questions about the availability of your preferred flowers and also interact with the local wedding florists.