A multi-coloured bouquet of wedding flowers.

How To Choose a Florist for Your Wedding Flowers

Despite your event’s size, the wedding flowers you choose can make or break your special day. From their contrasts and colours to their specific shapes, sizes, and arrangements, everything needs to flow perfectly and bring all elements of your decor together to really make a statement.

We, therefore, recommend choosing only the best of the best florists for all your events–especially one as big as your wedding day.

Flowers on weddings play a huge role in terms of style, aesthetics, and themes. They’re a part of your decor, table centrepieces, displays, arrangements, and headbands, and how can we forget a bouquet of flowers for a wedding? That’s why it’s crucial to make the most of them by hiring a wedding florist.

Reasons to Hire a Florist

One of the primary reasons for hiring a florist for flowers and weddings is the peace of mind they bring. Planning a wedding is stressful on its own, and you may not have time to mood board, plan, arrange, and create your floral arrangements in time. Hiring a wedding florist ensures you can focus on some of the more pressing matters pertaining to your event.

Here are some other reasons to start looking for a “wedding florist near me” on search engines:

  • They have experience in putting together various floral arrangements to match your style and aesthetic preferences
  • Florists are extremely knowledgeable and can help you pick out the best seasonal flowers for your wedding
  • They can handle and care for all sorts of flowers
  • You can ask them for tips to preserve your wedding flowers as keepsakes
  • They’ll know the right time to deliver flowers and ensure they are well-bloomed and hydrated
  • There’ll be no surprises and your florist will deliver everything to bring your vision to reality

How to Choose the Perfect Florist for Your Wedding Flowers

Before you start interviewing florists and reaching out to them for package details, you must check out some of the floristry work they’ve already done. Take a look at their portfolio of work on different social media channels and their website. You can even reach out to their past customers for some in-depth details.

Here are some other steps you can take to ensure you’re hiring the best florist for your wedding flowers:

  • Evaluate their work and see if it matches your style preferences
  • Shortlist florists who meet your preferences and budget
  • Set up a meeting with the florists and review your venue, dress, and decor ideas with them
  • Assess their responses to determine whether or not you can work with them
  • You can also ask and see if your venue offers their own in-house supplier or florist list
  • It’s good to manage your expectations and be realistic in terms of your budget and what you want to achieve
A reception table with wedding flowers in clear glass vases.
Consider reusing your wedding ceremony flowers for your reception. This will help cut costs and remain within your budget.

Vital Money-Saving Tips

Speaking of budget, we can’t complete this guide without offering you some expert insights into managing your budget when choosing your wedding flowers and florists. Here’s what we have to say:

  • Don’t base your table decorations on flowers alone. You can utilise foliage and herbs as fillers with fewer flowers and consider adding other decorative items, such as books, bottles, vintage jars, ribbons, and candles.
  • You don’t have to hire a wedding florist for everything. For example, you can have them take care of the more important arrangements and bouquets and do the rest of the arrangements yourself. As wedding florists with decades of experience, we can confirm that we don’t take offence to this.
  • Go for a more seasonal, natural look for your wedding by incorporating seasonal blooms. This will ensure you’re not spending on importing flowers. A wedding florist will be able to find great seasonal alternatives to your favourites.
  • Lastly, let your florist know how much you’ve kept aside for your wedding flowers. With a budget or a price range in mind, they’ll be better equipped to stay within your price limit.

How To Decide a Budget?

While there are no rules set in stone for this kind of thing, we recommend coming up with a number and expecting a 10% to 20% difference in the final overall cost of your wedding flowers. If you’re big on flowers, it’s okay to have a larger budget, however, if you believe that money will be better spent elsewhere, consider how you can get clever with your wedding flowers and arrangements to cut costs.

For example, if you’re on a tight budget, you may want to steer clear of spending on an arch that you’ll cross once and maybe take a couple of pictures with. Instead, you can focus on table and reception decor, where you’ll likely spend most of your wedding day. You can also consider reusing flowers from your ceremony for your wedding reception. 

How Can I Find Seasonal Flowers?

In today’s digital age, finding seasonal flowers is as simple as doing a quick Google search. The only thing to keep in mind here is that your searches should be location-based. If you’re looking at seasonal flowers in the USA, you’ll likely have trouble planning and creating concepts here in the UK.

You can speak with your florist for further guidance, which can include discussions about specific flowers and even their scents and colours.

Concluding Thoughts

One of the biggest mistakes most couples make when picking wedding flowers and selecting decor options is leaving all the weight of this responsibility on themselves. Why do it all alone when you can team up with experienced florists who are as determined and committed to bringing your vision to reality as you are? Get in touch with us now and let us help you create the most beautiful wedding for you and your guests.

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