I'm starting a small series of hints for planning weddings .
Find a florist/ flower person you like the look of their work.
Always ask to see photos . Social media is great for this now. Do not book someone that has no photos to show you or the quality looks poor, even if you think they are chip as chips! (there is a reason why we cost a fair bit if you are looking someone talented)
Plan and book as far in advance if possible. If a Florist is good they get booked up in advance!
Think what season you are going for carefully, for the flowers you want.
The times I get asked to have Peonies in November_ it ain't gonna happen!!
DO NOT say ' we are on a budget" its not a great opening gambit!
Tell the florist your idea and then they can tell you if it is possible .
Ask for a price list.
Take a mood board/pintrest or a few pictures, if you have found some you really like?
Tell the florist what look you are after- Country, informal. Not Vintage , we hear that ALL the time!!
A good florist can tell by your frame/size what bouquet will work best for you, but will depend on the dress.
They will also be able to tell you what is in season too.
Pay a deposit to ensure you have the date secured.
I don't do wedding fairs and I know a lot of very good florists who don't either.
Recommendations are the best adverts.
Happy planning x