11 Steps to Achieve a Perfect Floral Arrangement for Your Wedding
- Plan ahead, give everyone involved one year to six months notice to plan for your big day?
- Have a budget in mind before you meet with your florist.
- Have swatches and color chips ready, ideas from books, and other ideas so that you are clearly communicating.
- Avoid florists who have a “standard industry book” not their own arrangements
- Attend bridal shows.
- A florist should take note of your height and size, considering your dress, high shoes and hair as it will be on the big day.
- If you don’t mention wedding, sometimes you can avoid the “wedding markup!”
- When doing research check their website for style, business savvy, follow up.
- Get a second or third opinion about the contract: yes there is a contract..
- Talk to vendors, photographers, banquet managers, hair stylists, and wedding gown salespeople. They should ask for a picture of the wedding dress, a list with the number of bridesmaids, flower girls, groomsmen, fathers, mothers, and grandparents.
- This list will determine the number of bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres that are needed.
Have an approximate number of tables being used at the reception.
Know the number of people in your wedding party and an approximate number of guests.