Is talking to a wedding florist really that scary?!?! Some brides and grooms I chat to are a little bit scared as they say they don’t know what to ask a wedding florist.
Well, we’re not scary (I’m actually very smiley!) and all we florists want is to create the most amazing floral designs for your big day.
My tips about what to ask a wedding florist
- Are you available on my date?
This is a biggie. I only take on one wedding per day so my couples have my undivided attention. First things first, if you’ve set your heart on working with me, you need to know I can make your date. And it’s worth knowing that a small booking fee secures your date in my diary and we can work out the details as we go.
- What flowers are in season?
Some brides I chat to have a colour scheme in mind. Some just need ideas. So it can be great to stick to seasonal choices as they’ll fit with the timing of your wedding and look their best. If you’re thinking of being a bit more eco-conscious, having seasonal British grown flowers is a great choice. But this won’t work for weddings in late autumn to early Spring as there won’t be many flowers around now.
- Do you know my venue?
Not necessarily the most important question on the list of what to ask a wedding florist. If you’re having some complicated hanging designs or there’s a church archway involved, it helps to know that your florist can handle this. I can visit your venue(s) so we can chat about ideas and make sure everything is practically possible.
And what a wedding florist will ask you
Besides the essentials such as your date, venue and timings of your day, there’s a few other questions a wedding florist will ask you.
- Do you have a theme or colour scheme?
We like to know if you have a colour scheme in mind. Or if you’d like a certain flower to feature. Knowing about the overall theme or feel of your day is important. Some florists have a very traditional style; some very lose and rustic. So you need to choose a florist who can deliver the style you’re looking for.
- Where will flowers feature?
We also like to know where you need flowers to go. As well as bouquets and buttonholes, will there be flowers in your ceremony? On the altar or table? Down the aisle? What flowers are needed for your wedding breakfast top table and guest tables? Do you need flowers to decorate your cake or table plan? So have a think about your day, moment by moment, and the flowers you would like to see along the way.
- How many?
There’ll be lots of questions about numbers! Such as how many bridesmaids need bouquets? How many buttonholes? How many table arrangements? And what budget you had in mind.
So whether it’s what to ask a wedding florist; or what a wedding florist will ask you, there’s lots to chat about. I’m now offering video consultations and am excited to chat to you about your wedding plans, so get in touch. You can read my latest reviews if this would help. Plus, I also have a new brochure which you can download now for more inspiration.