Norfolk Wedding Florists
Your wedding has so many moving parts. You have to worry about venues, an officiant, food and drink and entertainment for your reception and so much more. And one of the things that really completes the picture for your venues is flowers. There is a lot more to this angle than one might think. There are not only hundreds of flower types to consider, but the way in which they are put together in order to fit your overall wedding theme is quite a task. And unless you feel like you are up to the task, and we urge you not to feel that way, your best option is to seek out a professional wedding florist who understands what you want and can implement arrangements that actually pull it off. In order to get the floral arrangements of your dreams, you will want to sit down and interview a number of potential florists in the Norfolk area. Here are the questions that you will want to make sure and ask. We wish you well with your search.
So, where do you even start in your search for a florist. There are a number of avenues that you could pursue. You could ask around your circle of friends and family to see if anyone has worked with a florist or perhaps attended a wedding that had amazing floral arrangements. You could also search online for “wedding florists in the Norfolk area.” Or you could just take a chance and stop by a florist that you pass by all of the time. However you do it, you will want to make a working list and call each one up to ask for an appointment. Before you do so, you obviously want to see if they have your wedding date available on their calendar. Now, as you meet with each candidate, treat each meeting like it was a job interview because that truly is what you are doing.
After some initial getting to know you banter, find out about the candidate’s experience. How many weddings have they done in the past 6 months? How long have they been in business? What made them get into the floral business in the first place? Does it seem to be a passion for them? Ask to see their portfolio of wedding arrangements they have done. Do you like their style and abilities? If you hired them, would they do a venue walk-through in order to discuss specific needs? The answer should be yes. How would they describe their design style? What would they recommend in terms of flowers given your budget? Can they recreate designs based on pictures that you show them? Do they provide other elements other than flowers? For instance, do they provide vases, aisle runners, candelabras, trees, votives, mirrors and more?
Once you are certain of what services they can and will provide, have a discussion about final cost. Will they be able to save you enough money with their recommendations to get you to within your budget? What is the bottom line cost? Make sure that there are no extra fees. How long will they need to setup? Are they willing to coordinate with your venues? What kind of a deposit do they require in order to reserve their services? When is the final payment due? Now, we realize that this is a lot of information to take in but we recommend that you lay it all out side by side and compare each florist that you interviewed. One should stand above the rest. Ask them for a contract and make sure that you read it over very carefully. When you are satisfied, you can sign and move onto your next vendor.