Questions to ask your wedding florist before hiring them

We all know that flowers are an essential part of any marriage celebration. From incorporating them in the bridal bouquet and arch to creating gorgeous floral arrangements to adorn the tables, there are many ways to use them as a part of your decor. Knowing there are endless flower options, finding a supplier who can provide you with the ones you are looking for is crucial. And in case you are indecisive, they need to offer their expert advice to help you make the right choice. 

But how can you know you’ve found the best professional for the day? True, this is a tricky task, but the following questions to ask a wedding florist should give you the answer you’re looking for. 

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Top 10 questions to ask your wedding florist

Below you will discover a list of the most important questions to ask a wedding florist to make sure you have found the ideal person for the job. 

  • Are you available on my wedding date?

Beginning with the basics, one of the first things you need to ask is whether the person you’ve found is available for your date. There is no point in discussing all particularities only to discover that the florist is not available for the dates you need them to be. Therefore, before you begin devising your daily plan of action, inquire about their availability. Only after you are sure they are free on your special day you can discuss matters further. 

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  • How long have you been doing this business?

Next, you should ask the wedding florist you’ve found about their experience. How many years they have been in this business can tell you a lot about their professionalism. The length of work experience is not necessarily related to the amount of skill and expertise someone can possess. However, there usually is a strong connection between the two you cannot overlook. 

  • Can I see your portfolio?

This is one of the questions to ask a wedding florist to confirm their level of expertise. Sometimes, the years they have spent doing what they do simply don’t disclose enough of how skillful they are. Simply glancing at their portfolio will tell you whether they can meet your expectations. Ultimately you are looking for someone who can entrust your aesthetics, so ensure you hire the best person for the job.

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  • Do you have what I’m looking for?

In most cases, couples usually have a vision regarding how they would want their special day’s decor to look. This might include knowing exactly which florals you wish the florist you hire will use. Or, it can be something you have seen elsewhere and inspired you to include in your event, as well. Regardless of your situation, you must know whether the wedding florist you plan to hire can translate your vision. Therefore, ask them whether they have or can procure the flowers you are interested in. If not, they might suggest another option, but if you are certain about your choice, you will probably continue your vendor search.

  • Can you advise me about the best flower options to match my vision?

As opposed to the previous example, other couples might not have specific flowers in mind. Although you probably have a vision regarding how you would want your venue to be arranged, you need to discuss this with the florist. Asking them whether they are certain they can translate your vision is one of the essential questions to ask a wedding florist. This will ensure you will get exactly what you asked for.

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  • Have you previously worked at my wedding venue?

If the florist you are considering hiring has already worked in the venue you choose, it means they know the space and can easily navigate it. Moreover, it would also mean they have already worked with the venue’s team, so they’ll probably find it easier to communicate your needs with them. 

  • Tell me more about your process of working with clients

The answer to this question will tell you the professional’s approach when working. Some couples prefer having to be consulted about anything the florist does, while others would rather they work independently. Depending on what you strive for, this will tell you whether the person you’ve found is right for the job.

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  • How will you transport the flowers?

Transporting the wedding flower arrangements is a delicate task you want to be done right. Some florists only deliver the flowers, while others take care of the whole setup. Ideally, you should look for an expert who is willing to do everything for you. They know how fragile each flower is, making them the right person to take care of everything.

  • Are there any additional fees I need to know about?

As with any other vendor, florists also offer different packages you can choose from. Most often, these depend on the flowers you choose, as well as the amount of them you need. Extra fees can add up quite quickly, which is why this is one of the most important questions to ask a wedding florist. You want them to be upfront about the costs you are expected to pay to avoid any unfortunate surprises.  

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  • Will you handle the breakdown after the event is over?

Finally, inquiring about who will handle the breakdown is yet another thing you shouldn’t forget. Once your event has finished, you will have to leave the venue in the condition you have found it. This means you need to remove everything you have used to make your day as special as it was. We are sure you will appreciate it if your florist is willing to do this for you, so don’t forget to ask them!

We hope that the questions to ask a wedding florist we listed above will help you hire the right professional for your day. At Wedding Style Society, we are dedicated to assisting couples in finding the best services for their magical event. Therefore, if you are still searching for a florist, we kindly invite you to check our list of professionals and pick the one that best suits your requirements. And if you’re searching for more wedding inspiration, don’t hesitate to read the rest of our blogs. 

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