Choosing An Independent Florist For Your Wedding: 5 Things To Look For

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Choosing the right florist is one of the most important parts of any wedding. Flowers can really set the tone and finish off the overall décor beautifully. In addition, you’ll need button hole flowers for the groom’s party, and, of course, the bride’s bouquet. It is crucial to find a florist you trust and one that will work with you to help you realise your vision for your wedding. 

There are many florists out there, and most will offer some form of wedding flower service. You’ll need to carefully assess the options and ensure you find a trustworthy florist who ethically sources their flowers. 

Follow Several Florists On Instagram

Social media is one of the most powerful marketing tools that florists have at their disposal. There you’ll find a brilliant range of images from other weddings and events of the florist’s creations. This can be a great way to identify whether the florist will be a good match for your wedding and your vision for your flowers. 

Meet With Your Shortlisted Florists

Instagram can tell you a lot about a florist, but it is crucial not to rely solely on social media to make your choice. After all, you never know for sure what you see online is what you will get in reality. Once you’ve found a few florists that have caught your attention, arrange a meeting in person, preferably in their shop. 

Take a look around at the arrangements on display to see if these meet your expectations. You should also have an in-depth conversation with the florist about your ideas for the wedding. Taking some of your inspiration for the wedding photos with you can be invaluable as well. 

Choose Someone Who Will Work Well With You

You want your florist to be able to bring your dream wedding flowers to life. It is crucial to choose one that you’ll work well with and will be able and willing to make your vision a reality. The Rose Shed, a luxury wedding florist in North Devon, is an excellent example of the kind of florist to look for, ensuring that you and your vision for your wedding are at the centre of every decision made. 

Ask Loved Ones For Recommendations

If you’ve recently been to a wedding where you adored the flowers, consider asking that couple which florist they used. Seeing examples of a florist’s work in person can be the best way to determine if they are right for you. You can also ask people you know who have recently married for florists to avoid. 

Think About Sustainability

Sustainability is a critical consideration for many couples when they get married. Choosing a florist who sources their blooms locally can be an excellent way to ensure that the impact of your flower arrangements is minimal. You’ll need to consider the types of flowers grown locally and without excessive energy consumption. 

This might mean forgoing popular but exotic flowers and choosing local wildflowers or in-season blooms. If your wedding flowers have to be grown abroad and shipped to your venue, this can make a significant carbon footprint for your wedding.

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