There are a number of components that go into perfecting your fairytale wedding. The wedding venue, catering and entertainment although are very important, it’s the overall outlook of your event that guests will remember for years to come. And by that we mean the décor, in particular the floral aspect.
Nailing the right florist that understands your vision and can work to bring your imagination to life is the type of person you should be on the lookout for. And in case you’re wondering how to hire the ultimate florist for your big day, we’ve listed a series of steps and questions that will surely make your life easier. Let’s take a look.
Get a feel of what they’re all about by requesting samples of their previous work
Viewing your potential florist’s portfolio is probably the first and most important thing to do when hiring. Take a look at events and weddings in particular they’ve covered to get a feel of what they’re actually capable. You can either request for their examples or visit websites to get a better idea of their expertise. Don’t forget to lookout for recommendations from previous clients.
Ask around for ideas from the florist that simulate your budget in question
Finding a florist that fits into your schedule and budget is so important for several reasons. You may love your florist’s way of working and creativity but they may be severely overpriced, leading to last minute dilemma. Set your budget first and then ask your potential florist what they feel they can do with that financial target in mind.
Ensure the florist is prepared for a mock up ahead of time
As the old saying goes, seeing is believing. Until or unless your florist is able to reproduce what they’ve promised to give you on your big day ahead of time, you’ll surely be taking a big risk. This helps to get a good idea regarding bouquet sizes and elements that need to be added or removed.
Is the consultation session free of cost?
Beware from the start regarding whether or not your consultation session is free or being charged. No one likes to be billed for the countless hours you’ve spent speaking.
What are the travelling, delivery and payment mode of options?
These are some basic but essential questions to be mindful of from the start. Know how your floral will be transported and delivered. Inform regarding the distance it will be covering too. Above all, be mindful of the payment modes available. Last minute scramble is appreciated by none.
Ask them to shed light on the ordering process
For those who have a diverse array of blooms on order, it’s so important to ask your florist regarding the ordering process and how many days in advance will the order be confirmed. You must have your florist booked a good 6 to 8 months ahead of the big day.
Be aware of hidden charge and ask for liability insurance
Transparency is always the best policy and hiring florists is no exception. Ask them for any hidden costs and what their terms and conditions of working may be. Inquiring about liability insurance, cancellations or any possible damage costs related to cracked or broken vases are things worth a discussion ahead of time.