Asking Annette McGuffey local Tallahassee Wedding Florist What every bride should know before scheduling a flowers consult appointment.
1. When should you meet with your wedding florist?
It is recommend to meet with your florist 6 months to one year before your wedding date.
It is helpful to have all these items in place before you meet with your florist
1. Location of wedding
2. Location of reception
4. Your dress
5. Your bridesmaids dress color
2. How do I select a florist?
Word of mouth is good. Ask your friends that have recently tied the knot,who they used. Check online such places as Wedding Wire or The Knot, read reviews. If you are using a planner she/he can also make suggestions.
3. What should I do before meeting with a florist?
Understand the types and styles of bouquets and flowers you like. Start a board on pinterest just for your wedding flowers. Bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, ceremony flowers and centerpiece are all good choices to research and pin. Most florist would love for you to share your board with them, so they can share your vision and understand the styles and flowers you are interested in.
4. Are all Florist equal?
No. This may sound strange, however it is good to visit their websites and look to see if they have their own designs displayed and how relevant their pictures are to your style of wedding. Many will have blogs, pinterest boards, instagram and facebook pages. Visiting these as well.
5. How much can I expect to pay for my wedding flowers?
Normal floral budget for weddings is usually around 10 to 15 percent on your total budget. Wedding wire has a tool to help with all aspics of budgeting your wedding. Wedding Wire budget creator
Flowers cost can vary by lux type flowers to a less expensive alternative. So if you are not set on peonies or orchids have your florist suggest a replacement flower that can give you same look and feel at a fraction of the cost.
Be up front with your florist. Let them know what budget you are working with so they can help you with your vision. Be realistic from the start don’t meet them with $5000.00 expectations and a $1500.00 budget.
6. What should I bring to the consultation?
Inspirational boards, pictures, fabric, swatches, are always wonderful to bring to the consultation. You may bring up to two people with you. The groom and your mother are excellent choices. Children can be a big distraction so please find a sitter.
If you have other questions about your special day. Please call us. We love our brides and love to help any way we can. Let us help your vision become a reality.
A Country Rose Florist is a wedding and event florist located in Tallahassee Florida.