One of the most important professionals you will engage to provide services at your wedding is the florist. As you begin to make service provider selections, we suggest that you consider asking prospective florists about the following areas. Their answers will help you to decide on which professional will best suit your tastes and needs.
-Ask about their design credentials. Ask about the experience level of those who will be designing and creating your bouquets and decorations. Have the received recognition in any design competitions or been recognized for excellence by any of the professional organizations in the industry?
-Ask to see the work rooms as well as the show rooms. You want to make sure that they have enough room to handle your wedding on top of other floral work, especially during the busy season.
-Ask how they process/handle flowers when they arrive from the grower or supplier. Do they control water pH levels, add nutrients and/or antibacterial agents to the water to feed and protect the flowers?
-Ask to see the cooler space. You want to make sure your florist has enough cooler space to handle and store you completed wedding flowers. Is the temperature in the cooler monitored closely? Are there backup coolers in case of a breakdown?
-Ask about their delivery system. Make sure the delivery vehicles are clean and well organized so that your flowers can be delivered without damage. Is there adequate back up transportation? Are the delivery people aware of all the requirements for delivery and set up preferred by area churches?
-Make your appointment to interview florists well in advance of need. Depending on the area of the country, the time of the year and the size of your wedding, you may wish to begin the selection process and lock in your preferred professional florist of you big day well in advance. Some brides book the date six months in advance and then schedule another appointment closer to the date to begin the specific floral selections.
Please let us know if you have any other questions about florists.
Vera Fernandes, Vera’s Events, a Division of Weddings Simply Unique LLC.
(203) 366 3000 | Vera@verasevents.com
Vera Fernandes, a Certified Wedding Specialist, has planned weddings for brides and grooms for more than 10 years and is the inspiration for providing unique, designs and decor for social and corporate events and owner of Weddings Simply Unique, LLC. Incorporating not only weddings, but baby showers, anniversaries, and social parties, and injecting her unique take on design and detail, Vera wanted to encompass all her passion of providing excellent service into a one stop shop for design and decor, planning, consultation to take care of all the needs of planning a special event, place where all can come and be inspired, so Vera's Events was born, a wedding and event planning company. Vera has passion for events, new designs, technology, reading and taking your vision and designing an elegant event. Visit her showroom located at 1163 Madison Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut