Mills Florist put together some helpful hints, questions to ask, and details to cover when you consult with potential wedding florists.
When is the Right Time to Reach Out?
In general, the earlier you can meet with your wedding florist, the better off you’ll be.
Often, the floral arrangements pull together the overall style and color pallet of a wedding, so it is helpful to have a general idea of your colors, style, and location before reaching out.
Questions to Ask
Planning for your big day can be overwhelming; don’t feel bad about asking questions. Here are a few questions to consider:
First, you should ask your potential florist to see examples of their previous work. Finding a reputable florist with many examples to offer will ease your concerns.
Although you might not know your wedding venue location just yet, you can ask the florist what types of venues they’ve previously prepared for. This could also provide you with some fresh venue ideas if the florist works locally.
You must ask your florist if they drop off the arrangements, if they require the arrangements to be picked up, and if decorative flowers will bet set up. Asking about logistics will ensure your wedding day isn’t full of surprises and that you can plan accordingly.
Most reputable florists will be able to customize their work to remain within your desired budget. It is acceptable to bring up cost, so you understand what you are getting and how much it will be to ensure your desires are met within budget.
One question that many brides and grooms forget is “what happens after the wedding?” Often, arrangements come inside of vases and containers that need to be returned to the florist and, in some cases, can be kept. Make sure you understand what your florist needs from you in the days following the wedding and designate a person to take care of the arrangements if you plan to honeymoon right away.
Mills Florist offers a wide variety of flowers and bouquets for your ceremony and reception. Browse through our flower and bouquet galleries to get ideas and be sure to request a floral consultation so we can meet to plan the event.
Rest assured that we are here to help ensure your big day is as beautiful and stress free as possible. Contact us today to set up a pre-consultation so we can learn more about your wedding flower needs.