How to Hire a Wedding Florist in 3 Simple Steps

When it comes time to plan your wedding, there are bound to be what seems like hundreds of items on your “to-do” list. And while each task is important, hiring a florist is one of the main tasks that need to be done. Flowers are an essential part of wedding decor, so let’s take a look at a few steps to follow to find the perfect florist for your wedding.

Make sure you and your florist are on the same page

Start with a budget:

First things first, it’s important to establish a budget. It’s no secret that weddings can get pretty expensive, so you should ensure you’re not spending an arm and a leg on flowers. Starting with a budget will allow you to make sure you’re not spending too much, know what kind of florist shop you can work with, and figure out which flowers you can afford. Flowers are a big part of wedding decor — floral arrangements can be used for bouquets, centerpieces, and more. So make sure to give yourself enough spending room to get the flowers you really want.

Know what you want:

Before visiting potential florist shops, you should have at least a general idea of what you want. There are tons of different flowers to choose from, all with different looks and even meanings. For example, if you’re looking for a flower that symbolizes love, red carnations symbolize deep love while white carnations represent pure love. But while it’s important to have an idea of what you want, it’s important to be open to suggestions as well. Florists know what they’re doing — they know which flowers look best together and which ones will be in season. So always keep your florist’s opinions in mind.

Ask about experience:

Flowers will be a big part of your wedding decor, so you want to ensure they’ll look nice. This is why it’s so important to work with a florist shop that has florists with plenty of experience. When meeting with potential florists, you should ask to see examples of their previous work. Most florists will have portfolios consisting of pictures of the kind of work they’ve done in the past. Before choosing a florist, make sure you’re comfortable with their abilities and style so you can rest assured that they’ll be able to give you what you want.

Finding the right florist for your wedding doesn’t have to be a challenge. If you keep these simple steps in mind, you’ll be able to find the perfect florist in no time.

Planning a Wedding?

Fill out the form to get a copy of our free “Wedding Planning Floral Checklist” and get started planning your wedding today!

Download our free Wedding Planning Floral Checklist and get started planning your wedding today!