Get Recommendations

You will need a reliable and competent florist within your price range. One of the best ways to find your florist is by word of mouth – ask for recommendations from newlyweds you know, google florists and browse local wedding magazines. If you already have a venue, ask if they have a preferred vendor list.

Establish Your Style

Find photos of bouquets and centrepieces you like to figure out your style. Then do your homework – follow florists you like on Instagram, visit their website get a sense of their aesthetic  – is it in line with what you would like? If you aren’t on the same page both you and your florist will be disappointed on the big day.

Determine Your Budget

Décor and flowers should amount to about 10 per cent of the overall wedding budget. If you love flowers and want a grand installation plan to go higher than this. And account for extras like setup and breakdown charges, taxes and tips. It’s essential you have a number in mind when you start meeting with florists. If you are unsure ask your florist if it seems realistic for everything you’d like to include in your wedding.

Leave it to the Florist

Don’t know flower names? Or what’s in season? An experienced, knowledgeable florist should be able to guide you through the process. So once you have done your homework, gotten recommendations and communicated what you want to your florist, rest easy that you will get exactly what you want on your big day.

Cheers, Clare

Clare has built up a loyal client base throughout the Los Angeles area delivering daily flower bouquets, subscriptions for private homes and businesses, and designs to wow at your wedding or next event. Inspired by her English countryside roots, Clare has recently turned her hand to growing flowers to include in your flower designs along with locally sourced flower, and those from further afield.

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