How To Choose A Florist
A wedding is a special occasion in every person’s
life. It is one of the most joyous events, the memories
of which when remembered, provide joy, as if the event
is happening right now in front of our eyes. Thus, an
individual tries to make the event as unforgettable
as possible, by planning well in advance and leaving
no stone unturned to arrange for what he or she had
dreamt of ever since they were young. Many don’t
even let finance be a constraint and save for several
years to make the event ‘king-size’.
The first step in any wedding is proper planning. A
proper and carefully chalked out wedding plan will not
only make the event more happening, but will also avoid
any last minute rushes, saving precious time, money
and energy. The planning will include various aspects,
right from the wedding date and venue to minor but important
things such as the wedding dress, the wedding cake,
the rings and the decorations. Flowers comprise of a
major part of most wedding decorations. To get the best
out of a floral decoration, choosing the right florist
is of utmost importance.
How to Choose a Florist?
While friends and family can do normal decorations
with streamers and confetti, floral decorations require
expert assistance. Wedding florists specialize in decorating
the wedding halls and reception venues and also make
bouquets for the various participants in the wedding
ceremony. A good florist should have thorough knowledge
of which flowers suit the atmospheric conditions at
the wedding. Depending on whether the wedding takes
place indoors our in the open, the flowers should be
chosen accordingly. Some flowers tend to wither easily
in a dry atmosphere and hence appropriate arrangements
should be made.
When picking the florist for the wedding day, it is
always advisable to go through a photo album of a wedding
that he might have worked for before. This will give
a clear idea of the florist’s proficiency in his
field of expertise. Asking the florist to decorate one
of the pre-wedding events or ceremonies is also a good
option to gauge his true potential. Recommendations
from family and friends can also help pick a good florist.
Since the florist’s job is not restricted to
the decoration of the hall or church, you should also
see how good he is with bouquets, tiaras and garlands.
Flowers greatly accentuate the beauty of the bride and
groom, making them an important part of the attire.
The bridesmaids and bridegrooms also carry flowers and
bouquets, which have to be designed by the florist.
A good florist should be able to personalize the decorations
according to the theme of the wedding. The flowers used
for decoration and even those worn on person should
reflect the beauty and sanctity of the occasion. The
flowers used should be as fresh as possible. The coloration
should be in tune with the rest of the decoration. The
florist should give you several styles, for decorating
the hall as well as for the bouquets and corsages. You
can then pick the one that best suits your tastes or
you can ask him to customize the decorations according
to your preferences.
Finally, the cost incurred is an important factor.
Florists usually charge anywhere from a few hundred
dollars for basic arrangements to several thousand dollars
for supplying flowers for the entire event. Therefore,
it is best to get a quotation from several vendors and
then pick the one that fits your budget.