Moving right along in our wedding planning series, today’s blog is all about hiring your wedding florist! Finding a florist whose work you LOVE, and who seems to best understand your wedding style, vision, and budget is an important component to your wedding vendor team! In general, you can meet with a florist anywhere from 12 to 6 months out from your wedding day, and by this point, you should have already selected your date, gown/attire, color palette, as well as booked these vendors listed below:
12+ Months Before | Venue (click here!)
12+ Months Before | Planner (click here!)
10-12 Months Before | Photographer (click here!)
10-12 Months Before | Caterer (click here!)
10 Months Before | Florist
Ready to dive into all things florals? We knew you were. Let’s go!
From your bouquets, centerpieces, corsages and boutonnieres, to unique installations, and more, the blooms on your big day truly set the tone of your wedding style, theme, and feel! Prior to meeting with a potential floral designer, it’s important to have your color scheme finalized as well as general inspiration to show them. We recommend making a Pinterest board with your favorite flower arrangements as well as a few dislikes so your potential designer is able to understand your style and vision even better!
Once you’re sitting down with a potential florist, we believe there are some valuable questions to ask them during your initial consultation. Here are a few to start with:
#1: What recommendations can you give us to maximize our budget?
#2: Based on our color scheme and budget, what flowers do you recommend?
#3: Can we see a mock-up with either real flowers, faux flowers, or a sketch before we sign our contract?
#4: Will you work with our cake designer if we decide to add flowers to our cake?
#5: How far in advance of the wedding are our flowers ordered and then created?
Be sure to snag your FREE DOWNLOAD below full of questions to bring to your vendor meeting with your potential florist as well as space to write in pros, cons, notes, and your final thoughts! Stay tuned for more helpful resources throughout our wedding planning blog series here at The Eloise!
Venue: The Eloise
Planning, Design + Styling: Wood Violet Events
Photography: Blu Moose Photography
Floral: 1209 Creative
Rentals: Event Essentials, A La Crate Rentals, Chance Productions
Paper Goods: A Bushel & A Peck