Congrats, you’re engaged!
This is one of the most exciting seasons of your life, and you deserve to soak up every moment of it… but then the wedding planning comes into play. How do you know if you’re booking the right vendor? What information should you have mapped out before you meet? While a wedding planner can help with a lot of this, I want to make sure you’re prepared on the floral side.
So today I’m here to dish all you need to know when booking a florist for your wedding. Are you ready? Let’s dive in!
Finding someone that is your style. This is SO important. You can book any vendor in the world, but you’re going to be happiest with someone who can truly run with your vision. Personally, I love to create a unique experience for you and your guests in a bold and creative way. If you trust your vendors, and want your guests commenting on your flowers for months to come, then I’m the florist for you.
By numbers, I’m talking about how many of everything you could possibly need:
These numbers affect the bottom line heavily. (Just the tables alone can be a huge chunk of your budget!) Having these numbers in hand lets us discuss more big picture things and fun ideas AND I can give you a better price estimate. Otherwise we’re trying to do head counts in the moment, and no one wants to do that!
At the same time, I don’t want you to not come and talk to me because of NOT having this info. If you’re still up in the air with how big your bridal party is, or you’re debating whether to invite XYZ, don’t be afraid to schedule a consultation! We can still get a good estimate, but having these numbers saves us so much time in the long run.
Little known fact – the bridesmaids bouquets and guest table decorations are often the most expensive floral for your wedding. For example, if you have 8 bridesmaids, and 20 guest tables, that’s 28 arrangements. You’re looking at $6,000 – $7,000 before we even get to your bouquet.
Budget friendly tip: If you’re looking to keep costs lower, consider doing floral arrangements on half of your guest tables, and decor such as candles + bud vases on the other half.
The day of a wedding pretty much looks the same to me regardless of the weekend. My team and I show up as early as we can, we do the ceremony install and any other installs involved, we bring you your bouquets (thats about the time your bridesmaids all scream at how gorgeous they are), we decorate your cake with floral, do a final walkthrough to make sure no blooms have gone rogue, and then check in to make sure there’s nothing else you need. Then you get to enjoy the entirety of your day, while we handle any room flips + tear downs.
But the day always ends with us trying to give all the flowers away. We don’t want them to go to waste! If you want them, TAKE THEM. I always recommend that the couple’s family bring vases or buckets to take flowers home. They’re only going to last for so long, and we’d rather they get enjoyed for a few more days then head straight to the trash.
Wishing you had a comprehensive list of all the ways floral can be used in your wedding or special day? Look no further!
Truly, the possibilities are endless!
At the end of the day, all your florist wants is to create an unforgettable event that screams you and your love story. Come to the table prepared, trust your vendors, and the day is going to turn out magical. That’s what we’re here for!
P.S. If you’re a 2022 or 2023 couple who’s looking for a florist, and you vibe with everything I mentioned above, this is your sign to shoot me a message. I’d love to chat!