Flowers: Your Florist Comparison Worksheet

For many couples, the wedding flowers are THE focal point of a wedding. From the groom's boutonniere to the bride's bouquet at the ceremony. To the flower girls, centerpieces, and corsages – when people think of weddings, the often think of peonies, poseys, and petals. So most couples want lush and eye-catching floral arrangements at the ceremony and the reception.

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Now, some couples are choosing to have traditional roses while others are more interested in palm leaves and succulents. Either is fine but both require the same thing – a great florist. But how to find one?

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There are several ways to find an amazing floral resource: look (and touch and smell) at wedding fairs/expos, seek out vendors at local farmer’s markets, visit various florists in your area, Google “local florists/wedding flowers”, ask for recommendations, and ask to sample the work of local floral arts students. Next, narrow your selection down to your top 3-5 vendors. Then, schedule your (free – it should ALWAYS be free) consultation. These consultations usually involve looking through the florist’s portfolio and discussing your vision of your wedding's flowers, your budget, and what will work for you.

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However, at the consultation you will need to do more than just smell and look at pretty, pretty flowers (though that is AWESOME!). You’re going to need to ask a few questions to help you compare the actual florist, its business, and design savvy at a later time. Below is a download of a good list of questions to ask each florist – print it out as needed and take with you to your appointments!

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Alright, Tulle Nation raise your voices! What do you think is important to ask your potential wedding florist? Got any tips on how to find your perfect wedding florist match? Share away in the comments.