Before booking your floral designer, you should already have reserved your ceremony and reception venue. Than, look around different vendors and narrow down your options. Take recommendations, read reviews, and look online at arrangements they have done before. You want to make sure you’re meeting with florists who specialize in the styles you’re aiming for. Besides that, you’ll also want to go into your meeting with your list of questions, these can include, but are not limited to:
15 Questions to Ask Before Hiring your Florist
- Is the florist available on the date of your event (or the date you need your flowers)?
- How many events/weddings do they do each year?
- Have you done weddings at our ceremony/reception venue before?
- Do you require a minimum floral budget?
- Do you have a portfolio of weddings you’ve recently done that I can browse?
- Which flowers would you recommend based on the time of year/season, color palette, and budget?
- What other décor elements can you provide? Are these rental items? How will these items affect the overall cost?
- Can you create sample arrangements before I sign the contract? If so, is there an additional fee for this?
- Do you have an extra charge for the setup and breakdown of the floral décor?
- Is there extra charge for delivery?
- How far in advance do I need to secure your services?
- How much is the deposit and when is it due?
- What is your cancellation policy?
- What happens to the flowers after the wedding?
- What if I change my mind on numbers of bouquets or flower colours?