How do you go about choosing the right person to create your beautiful florals for the most important day in your life. First ask family and friends for referrals. Go online and do a search of wedding flowers in the area you are going to be getting married in. Most designers have a website with photos you can look at. Some designer have one style they do, other can design many different styles. Choose a designer that is familiar with the style you are going for. Look for reviews on the business you are choosing to handle your flowers. You can find those at theknot.com, weddingwire.com, thumbtack.com and any other wedding site that promotes designers.
Of course you want to make sure the person you choose gets your vision and understand the things that are truly important to you on that day. You want to feel comfortable with them as well.
Do they show confidence and knowledge in their field? Are they offering ways to help cut cost without loosing the quality you are going for? A good designer can work within any budget, you just have to let them do what they do best, you may have to compromise flower choices in certain arrangements or scale down the size for arrangements for the guest table but they can work within your budget. Most designer will have a starting limit for weddings, if you can't make that limit don't waste yours and their time because you will both be disappointed.
Ask what venue they have worked, ask how many people they will have helping with your event? Most designers want you to be comfortable and will answer most of your questions.
Your wedding day is not the time to find out that your wedding florist is not the right person for you. Its is best to contact a couple of designer that you are interested in, after meeting with them make your decisions and book your date as soon as possible. Remember that you are not the only bride talking to them and they could book your date before you make up your mind. Happy Florists shopping!
Tammy G Barton, owner and designer at the Flower Boutique