4 Tips for finding the perfect wedding florist

Flowers add texture and colour to your wedding day, but they're also a symbol of happiness, joy and love. As such, you need to find a florist who will take your ideas on board and create your dream wedding day vision. Here are 4 tips to help you find your wedding florist.

1. Decide what you want first
Flowers are a big part of your wedding day, from buttonholes and bouquets to aisle arrangements and table decorations. As such, you need to sit down with your other half and determine which elements you do and don't want. For example, if you're having a small, intimate ceremony at a registry office, you probably won't need arrangements for the aisles or pews, but you'll need buttonholes and bouquets. In this case, a regular florist should be able to provide this for you. However, if you need arrangements for the aisles in a church as well as reception tables and chairs, then a florist designer is usually the better option.

It's also worth deciding on a budget at this stage too - we usually advise setting aside 10 per cent of your wedding budget for flowers, although this can vary depending on your requirements.

2. Ask around
Now it's time to find your florist. However, you want to make sure you're hiring someone who is reliable and can achieve want you want within your budget. Although you can search for florists online and in magazines, the best way to find a wedding florist is to ask your friends and family. After all, you know they will give you their honest opinion. It's also worth bearing in mind that your wedding planner, if you have one, will have some great suggestions as well.

3. Arrange a consultation
You don't have to go with the first florist you find, so be sure to set up a few consultations with a couple of different teams before making your final decision. A good wedding florist should listen to your ideas but also offer their own, and suggestions at different price points to suit your budget and theme.

4. Make your final decision
Keep in mind that the florist you choose will be discussing ideas, suggestions and any changes to your vision up until the day of your wedding, its important to choose someone that you feel understands your look, listens, is easy to get in touch with and that you feel comfortable with. Take the time to review all of these considerations to determine the best match for you. As a general guideline, aim to secure your florist at least six months before your wedding day or more if your wedding is between November to February which is wedding season.

If you're looking for a wedding florist in Melbourne who specialises in centrepieces, bouquets and ceremony flowers, get in touch with us at Flower Head Events today.

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