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How will you choose your florist?
Flowers can really enhance your affair. However, finding a florist is not that easy. A good florist will be busy, so when you find the right one book early. Up to one year in advance is not too much. Flowers are the one thing that brides don’t generally try out first like hair, makeup, the dress etc, so it’s important to feelreassured that the design and preparationof your flowers is in safe hands.
The most important thing to consider when looking for your florist is the chemistry between you. Your wedding is completely unique and you will want to find a florist who understand this and that is flexible and creative with your ideas and budget restraints.
Your Wedding Venue may be happy to suggest a florist that they have worked with in the past.
Word of mouth is always a good way to get recommendations.
The internet is another good source of information, generally a well designed, informative and attractive web site is a reasonable indicator of a successful wedding florist.
Once you have gathered a few names, call and make appointments to see their work. Most good florists will not give an estimate over the phone. When you meet with the florist it is good to bring some fabric from your bridesmaid’s gowns, so that the florist can help you with the colours and types of flowers to use.
When you visit the florists on your list, remember that experience as well as innovative ideas will make your wedding flowers a little bit unique.
Take a good look around their shop.
Do you like the arrangements that you see in the shop's displays?
Is it possible to see photographs of past work?
Are the pictures dated or are they following the current trends?
Is it possible to put some flowers together, when you visit the shop, to give you an idea of colours and size of blooms?
At the end of your meetings you should have been provided with an outline of flowers and associated costs for your specific requirements from each of the florists visited, this along with your gut-feeling should be enough to make an informed decision on which florist you want to book for your wedding flowers.
With thanks to Sandra Edwards - Flowers of Scotland