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What to Consider before you Hire a Wedding Florist

If you’re all set on working with a florist for your wedding, then you’ve likely realized that the Internet is abundant with options. However, just before you proceed, remember that there are various types of florists and services out there.

Retail florists are those shops you see on the streets, where you can just step inside and buy some flowers. They are superb resources for limited orders and items but are not always ready or able to service big events. These shops sometimes create pieces for funeral displays, but you will probably not want them to make arrangements for your wedding.
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A floral designer is typically considered your standard wedding florist. These shops concentrate on making ingenious flower arrangements such as centerpieces, boutonnieres, decor items and bouquets. They are normally able to tailor their style to the needs and requirements of their customers. When working with a floral designer, you are not only paying for their flowers and services, but also for their artistry.

Full-Service Event Floral Designer

These floral designers offer not just flowers or flower arrangements, but all other related items too, like table numbers, candles, paper goods, etc. They are usually very talented artists who come in handy when you have your own ideas for your event but need help executing them, and would like to work with a one-stop shop.

Before You Seek a Florist

Before calling florists in your area, there are some important points you should pay attention to.

Decide If Flowers Are a Priority

Depending on such factors as the length of your engagement, when the wedding will be and how much flowers mean to you, you may want to begin looking for prospects on. Lots of florists are one-man/woman shops handling only one wedding per day or per weekend, and their schedules cab close quite fast (especially during peak season).

Define Your Budget

As tough as it may seem at this early stage in the planning, it’s also wise to get a general idea of the amount you are willing to spend on flowers. Talking to florists without a particular figure or price range in mind will fetch loose quotes – think $1000 to $15,000 – that wouldn’t really be useful, if you come to think of it.

Choose Your Style

Finally, you don’t only need to define a budget before calling anyone; you must also have an idea about your preferred flowers and designs. Explore the web, paying attention to pictures of wedding flowers or wedding floral arrangements that you find most appealing, and then print them out. Most definitely, it will help if you could imagine these things, and your florist will even be happy that you are very clear and concrete about your expectations.