What to Know Before You Hire a Florist for Your Big Day?

Planning a wedding can be stressful and fulfilling at the same time. Especially, if you’ve opted to take care of planning and preparations by yourself. An aspect that you will want to look into carefully will be the floral arrangements for your table centres, your bouquets and so on. Which flowers should you use and which ones will be in bloom at the time you hope to have the ceremony would be perhaps some of the questions you’re probably grappling with. However, a good florist could set your mind at ease and advise you accordingly so that the stress factor is halved. Read on to discover the different types of florists and what you should know before you hire one.

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There’s More Than One Type of Florist

In the field of horticulture there’s more than one type of florist. Knowing your way around how things work will take the pains out of hiring an experienced and professional wedding florist for your special day.

The most popular type of florists are known as retail florists. These types of florists run shops where ready made bouquets could be purchased. Their services come in handy when small orders of fresh flowers are required. However, they may not be the best option to look to for a wedding as they may not be accustomed to dealing with arrangements on a larger scale.

Next up – is the floral designer who is your standard florist more adept at dealing with weddings. These professionals are qualified in creating bouquets, centre pieces and more with the flowers of your choice. They are also capable of customizing a look or a style in keeping with your theme. When you hire a floral designer you will be paying for their services, flowers and of course their artistic work. There are also event and floral designers combined. Such professionals will handle all the decor arrangements including the flowers and centre pieces. If you prefer to work with one person for everything then a full service floral and decor professional is your best option.

If Flowers Are a Priority Then Start Planning Early

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been engaged for a long time, or even if you feel you have time to spare, it’s never too early to look around for a florist.  Many florists are pretty much a one person show and as such will not take on more than a few weddings per month. As a result they do get booked up quite fast, especially if your big day happens to fall during peak wedding season.

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Have a Rough Idea of How Much You Can Spend On a Florist

While it may be difficult to pin down an exact figure of how much you’re willing to spend on flowers for your wedding, having a budget helps you stay focused. Without a budget in mind beforehand, you could end up spending much more than you would otherwise be willing to spend. In turn it would affect spending on other aspects of your wedding as well. So being prepared beforehand is always a better option.

A good florist will look into all the finer details of your big day and that’s the advantage of being able to be comfortable with the person you´ll be working with. The time spent locating a competent florist is half the battle won and will be worth it in the end.

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