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Choosing A Wedding Florist

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Choosing a wedding florist is almost as important as choosing a photographer. After all, it is the flowers and decorations that guests will see first as they start arriving. The most important thing in choosing a wedding florist is to choose early, especially if you are having a wedding in June or one of the other months that weddings are most popular in, or if you are having a holiday wedding (especially if it is around the Christmas holidays or Valentine’s Day.) Florists often book up months, and sometimes a year, in advance, so the sooner you make a selection, the better your chances of getting the one you want.

Go ahead and visit a few other florist shops. This way, if your first choice should fall through, you can simply call your “back-ups” until you have found one who is available. As soon as you have chosen the florist, immediately tell her if anyone in the wedding party has an allergy to certain plants. For example, some people are allergic to roses, while heavily scented flowers may aggravate sinus or other respiratory problems. With this out of the way, you can proceed to choosing flowers and greenery.

Give the wedding florist your color scheme for your attendants, as well as the theme of your wedding before you start choosing flowers. This way, she will know which flowers will work best. This is especially important if flowers are going to have to be tinted or otherwise changed to match the color scheme. Have the number of attendants on both sides of the wedding party, as well as any relatives and other special guests who will need corsages, bouquets or boutonnieres.