Flowers are used in all sorts of ways to decorate for events and beautify the home. Do you know how to get the floral arrangements that you need or enjoy at a price that you can afford? Do you know how to alter arrangements to make them exactly what you want? My website contains a lot of tips that can help you save on the cost of floral arrangements around your home or during your next big event. Hopefully, you will enjoy the pictures included and the instructions will be easy for you to follow to create those beautiful displays of flowers.
As you get ready for your wedding day, you will need to select a vendor to help with your flower arrangements. Do not make the mistake of going with the first person you find, as you should meet with several florists and ask them these 6 questions.
1. How Many Years Have You Been Making Flower Arrangements For Weddings?
Arranging flowers for a wedding can be a very stressful experience for you and your florist. You most likely will not see the arrangements until the ceremony and receptions begin, and by then it's too late to change anything. Working with a florist that has many years of wedding experience will help ensure it all goes smoothly.
2. Do You Have Photographs of Previous Wedding Floral Arrangements?
If they want to show you stock photos of flowers, that is a big red flag. Ask to see actual photos from arrangements they've done in the past, even if it is not exactly what you want to do. It will give you a great idea of the kind of work they are capable of.
3. What Does Each Floral Arrangement Cost?
When working on a budget, you will want the cost broken down by each floral arrangement instead of as a package. If you need to cut back on the flower budget, you'll know exactly how much you'll save by ditching a few centerpieces.
4. Can I Rent or Bring My Own Vases And Stands?
Some couples prefer to bring their own vases and stands, as they have already found something that matches the style of their wedding. Ask about the cost of renting vases and stands to ensure they are separated from the cost of the flower. If you are supplying them, there is no need to pay for them twice.
5. How Many Weddings Do You Book Per Weekend?
Any florist that is popular and good at their job will set a limit on how many weddings they can book in a single weekend. If they don't have a limit, this should be a big warning sign. You do not want a florist that is so busy that they are unable to dedicate time to your own wedding.
6. What Kind Of Deposit Do You Require?
Make sure the deposit amounts required to reserve your wedding date are clearly stated, and ask when the total balance is due. It is normal to pay for the flowers in full either a week or two prior to the wedding, or as the flowers are being delivered.
By asking these 6 questions, you'll have a great idea about what to expect from your florist.