Selecting a Florist

A professional florist can be an invaluable asset in helping you select flowers and arrangements to complement both your ceremony and reception.

Floral varieties are as varied as the breeze and can range in price from very inexpensive to exorbitant. If you wish to determine a cost effective floral budget, you will want to avoid exotic blooms and out-of-season flowers, which tend to be quite expensive. Your florist should have a good understanding of your budgetary requirements and be willing to work with you in order to get the most from your floral budget.

A good florist will be able to offer appealing alternatives to out-of-season varieties. And, keep in mind that the time of year can play a significant role in the cost of certain flowers. For example, roses are in high demand and their value increases as Valentine’s Day approaches.

Your florist should be attentive and willing to listen to your ideas. Be careful with florists that dismiss your ideas and insist they know what would look best. Be politely assertive. They are the artist you have hired to create the masterpiece you envision. Ask to see samples of what they have in mind in order to be sure you are in agreement. You will be sorely disappointed on your big day if your flowers are not as you envisioned.