The vast majority of couples choose to have flowers at their weddings. Whether they go the whole nine yards and choose to have flowers for the bridal party, mothers of the bride and groom, the ceremony and reception, or even if it's only the bride who will be carrying flowers, selecting the person who will be doing the wedding flowers is a big decision. Here are some tips to help you find the best florist for your wedding.
Don't leave your search for a florist until the last minute. At certain times of the year, florists can become very busy with wedding flowers, and so you want to ensure you have your pick of those that are in line with your style. Start searching for a florist as early as possible.
Meet with the Candidates
There's no better way to get a feel for what a florist can do than to visit their shop and meet with them. Not only should they be willing to show you a portfolio of flowers for weddings they've done in the past, but they should be eager to want to know what it is that you're envisioning for your big day and ready to share some ideas for how they would approach it, should you give them the job. It won't take long to figure out if a florist is the right match for you and your fiancée.
Another way to narrow your list of florist options is to discuss your budget with the candidates, right up front. Telling florists what it is that you're willing to spend on flowers will eliminate some more expensive options right away.
Bring Your Ideas
When you meet with potential florists, come equipped with your ideas for colours and style. It may be that you and a florist have very dissimilar styles and so you'll be able to tell if you're a good match before you get too far.
The florists may ask you about the theme for your wedding, if it's formal or casual, what time of year, and what you, the bride and groom, will likely be wearing. All of these things can give the florist an idea of what it is that you're looking for, and whether or not they will be able to provide it for you in the flowers department.
These are just some of the many ways you can narrow your list of options, when it comes to a wedding florist. If you live in the Edmonton area and you're looking for a very reputable floral designer, contact Heather de Kok, the area's exclusive provider of flowers from the Vera Wang wedding collection.