SHOPPING FOR A FLORIST - When you are shopping around for your florist,  be mindful of how well you feel you connect with the florists.  When you reach out to each florist ask yourself some of these questions:  Do they get your vision for your special day? Do they seem to have time to visit or are they rushed? Do you feel you’d work well together, do they listen to you? Do you like with the styles of their design work?  Do they have photos of their recent wedding designs?  What kind of reviews do they have? What are other brides saying about them?  Have you visited their instagram and facebook pages? Do they a website that shows their wedding work? I do encourage brides to talk to several florists, we are all different, we all have our personal strengths and individual styles.  There’s no one florist that is a perfect fit for everyone.  So be sure you take time to find the florist that feels like they are a good fit for you.    Careful if you are price shopping for the “cheapest” florist to do your flowers.   Cheap prices doesn’t mean you’re getting the best for less.  I don’t believe I’m the cheapest florist in our area, but I am more than happy to share with you ideas for saving money on florals.  Ways that you can use ceremony flowers at your reception to get more bang for your buck so to speak.  Or other alternatives for designs that may cost you more than you are willing to spend.  Yes, flowers are expensive, but your wedding day is a special day and you’re worth it.  The one floral design that I firmly believe isn’t worth skimping on is the bridal bouquet.  There are lots of areas you can make optional choices in, but that bouquet is worth every dollar you spend on it.

SHOPPING FOR A FLORIST - When you are shopping around for your florist, be mindful of how well you feel you connect with the florists. When you reach out to each florist ask yourself some of these questions: Do they get your vision for your special day? Do they seem to have time to visit or are they rushed? Do you feel you’d work well together, do they listen to you? Do you like with the styles of their design work? Do they have photos of their recent wedding designs? What kind of reviews do they have? What are other brides saying about them? Have you visited their instagram and facebook pages? Do they a website that shows their wedding work? I do encourage brides to talk to several florists, we are all different, we all have our personal strengths and individual styles. There’s no one florist that is a perfect fit for everyone. So be sure you take time to find the florist that feels like they are a good fit for you.

Careful if you are price shopping for the “cheapest” florist to do your flowers. Cheap prices doesn’t mean you’re getting the best for less. I don’t believe I’m the cheapest florist in our area, but I am more than happy to share with you ideas for saving money on florals. Ways that you can use ceremony flowers at your reception to get more bang for your buck so to speak. Or other alternatives for designs that may cost you more than you are willing to spend. Yes, flowers are expensive, but your wedding day is a special day and you’re worth it. The one floral design that I firmly believe isn’t worth skimping on is the bridal bouquet. There are lots of areas you can make optional choices in, but that bouquet is worth every dollar you spend on it.

Wedding Floral Information

I hear it often from couples when planning their wedding. “Everything costs more than I thought it would.” I thought my couples would find the following information helpful in understanding why their flowers cost what they do for their special day.

Here are various factors that are wrapped into the prices of your floral designs. The cost of the flowers is just part of the price. It is a part which is greatly impacted by the time of year of your wedding and the floral varieties which you desire to have used in your designs. Will I be able to use locally grown blossoms or will I have to have them brought in from other areas? Then there is my time. As much as I love what a do as a wedding floral specialist, it is my livelihood and I don’t give my time away. I love being an independent floral designer without a storefront to man. It allows me more control over my time and how I choose to spend it. With regards to wedding flowers, there is the time I spend with you in the planning phase catching a glimpse into your vision and how I can bring it to life for you. I’m the one you start this floral journey with and I’m the one involved throughout the whole process. Then there the time in ordering, purchasing, and handling and processing your flowers the week of your wedding. Of course my time spent in the actual designing of your flowers several days prior to your special day. And then the time it takes to pack them up for deliveries and more time to set up and do any on site installations. Plus the time if you choose for me to return to pick up and tear down installations. You’re paying me as your wedding florist, yes for the cost of a flower but for more importantly for my expertise and knowledge and skills as a designer to be able to create for you the beautiful floral designs you’re wanting to make your wedding day perfect for you.