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.