My stepmother and her sister owned a florist shop when I got married and I was very blessed that they did all of the flowers for my wedding. Because they personally knew me, they stepped more into the role of floral designer than that of a florist. While they listened to me in regards to the colors of my wedding, I had no input or say into what my bouquet or centerpieces looked like. When considering whether or not to hire a florist be aware of the following:
For our vow renewal I knew without a shadow of a doubt who I wanted to design and create the bouquet and centerpieces for the event. I wanted someone who was willing to understand and communicate the theme and feel of our day through floral design. When hiring a floral designer be aware of the following:
When looking to meet with a floral designer, come prepared with color palette ideas and a general budget in mind. This will help them to have a starting place for their design. Always remember that the flowers help create the overall look and feel of the wedding and can help set the mood for your day.