Wedding Wednesday Tips- what to know before hiring your florist!



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Happy Wedding Wednesday loves! 

Flowers are one of the most important elements in a wedding ( I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen guests trying to make off with the centerpieces LOL!)  and a large part of the budget will be invested in the flowers for the wedding party, ceremony, and reception. 

This being the case, you want to make sure you interview florists early in your planning process ( about 7 to 8 months before the wedding) and hire one at least 4 to 6 months before the wedding. Let’s talk about some tips you may want to know about before hiring a florist! 

Events With Ambiance| Amber K. Sanders| Chicago Wedding Planner

  • The date, time and location of the ceremony and reception ( especially if they’re in separate locations)

  • The floral budget. 

  • The theme and colors of your wedding. It would be great to have color swatches and images of flowers you like as well

  • Any flowers that have a special meaning to you, for example, your mother loved peonies and you want to add some into your bouquet

  • The number of bridesmaids, groomsmen, and ushers

  • Will your flower girl be dropping petals down the aisle or would you like a small bouquet for her? 

  • The colors of the bridal party’s dresses and suits

  • The number of corsages for the mothers, grandmothers, special guests, soloists or ceremony readers

  • The number of boutonnieres for the fathers, grandfathers, ushers, special guests, soloists and ceremony readers

  • If you, the groom or any wedding party members are allergic to certain flowers or fragrances

  • Whether you plan to throw your actual bouquet or would like a toss bouquet for the ceremony

  • The number and type of arrangements you would like for the ceremony site

  • The type of decor and colors for the reception 

  • The size of the reception space and number of tables needing decor, as well as approximate number of guests

In my next post, I’ll share some insight into things to know before hiring your photographer! 

Make sure to like, comment and share this with a friend! 

XOXO, Amber 


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