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When you are selecting a wedding supplier you usually want to ask them a lot of questions to make sure they are the right person for the job. Of course there are also certain things you will need to ask your florist, but in their case often the questions that they ask you are just as telling if not more so.
Before they start to come up with ideas for your wedding flowers, your florist should try to gather as much information about the rest of your wedding as possible. If they don’t show much interest in your plans they’re probably not the one to choose.
1. Positive creativity
It may be that you have a relatively small budget for your wedding flowers, that your colour scheme is a tricky one for any florist, or that your favourite flowers are completely out of season. A good wedding florist won’t dwell on these negative obstacles, however, but will find creative alternatives and make positive suggestions for ways around them.
2. A personality match
Do you have set ideas about what you want for your wedding flowers, you just want a professional willing to put your plans into action, or would you prefer a wedding florist who will take control of your flower design and leave you to worry about cakes and tuxedoes? Finding a florist that you won’t clash with, but you also don’t continually need to chase up will make planning your wedding much less stressful.
3. A contemporary outlook
Ideally you want a combination of experience and fashion in a wedding florist. Although you want someone who has provided blooms for plenty of weddings, you also want to be sure they are also up to date with the latest trends and techniques. Even if you are planning a vintage wedding, it doesn’t mean your flower arrangements need to be out dated.
Once you have chosen a florist, and finalised your wedding flower plans, they should provide you with a written contract to be signed by both parties. Check carefully to make sure everything is correct on the contract; once you sign it you are legally obliged to use that florist.