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6 Tips To Recognize The Florist That's Right For You by Jamesroi: 1:36pm On Jun 29, 2023
The task can feel overwhelming when picking a florist for your special day. After all, you want to team up with someone competent, has the vision, and can bring to life your vision for the occasion.

Whether planning a wedding, birthday, anniversary, or a simple get-together, finding the right florist is essential.

In this post, we will review six valuable tips to help you recognize the right florist for you and hopefully take your event from drab to fab. So, let's jump in and discover how to find the florist of your dreams!

1. Determine what your needs are

The first tip is to determine what your needs are. This includes the specific flowers you want, the preferred arrangement, and the style. Are you drawn toward elegant, classic designs or a more contemporary and unique look?

Your florist doesn't expect you to be an expert in flowers. So don't be afraid to speak with them if you feel lost. A seasoned florist will happily help and guide you in the right direction.

Additionally, consider the availability of the flowers you plan on using. With technological advancements and globalization, more and more floral varieties are available year-round. For example, a Perth florist may find sourcing peonies in January harder than in November.

If you prefer to have seasonal blooms like Dahlias, you will need to talk to the florist early enough to have them source them and store them early enough.

One way to get a sense of what you like is to look up arrangement styles and flowers online. When you understand your needs and preferences, you are more likely to be aligned and in tune with a florist who can bring your vision to life.

2. Look at your local area and the florists around.

The next tip you can utilize is to look at florists in your immediate area. Not only will they have worked with vendors in your area and be better equipped to give you recs for other decor vendors, but they will be able to get the flowers delivered quicker and deal with any issues faster.

A good start is to use local directories and online resources to look up florists in your area. You can also ask your friends /family for florists who they have worked with. Take this time also to gauge their reputation. If someone cautions you against a florist, take heed.

3. Evaluate the florist's experience and expertise.

Experience matters, especially for florists. Mastering the art and science of floral arrangement takes years.

You need to consider the number of years a florist has been in business. This, however, doesn't mean that you disregard businesses that don't have extensive experience.

You need to look for a florist who has a portfolio that has a range. Both in terms of the events they have done and the number of years they have been in business.

They should also have some expertise in your style /preference and be able to handle any large order should you decide to host a huge party. Don't be afraid to ask them about past work to understand their creativity and skill level.

4. Consider the florist's range of services.

Look at the range of services offered. Do they offer a host of floral arrangements to choose from?

When you have options, you can better choose the flowers you like. Also, check to see if they offer event setup and delivery services. Such add-ons can ease the budget and help the day go more smoothly.

5. Assess customer service and communication.

Customer service and communication are essential to any business. A florist who communicates regularly and ensures you're in the loop is necessary. Assess their responsiveness and attentiveness to your inquiries. A good florist should be willing to listen to your ideas and execute them.

Ensure that the florist you are working with or thinking about working with is flexible and willing to accommodate any special requests and preferences. You can book an appointment to see how they conduct business firsthand.

6. Compare the pricing and value for money.

Floral arrangements can be pricey. While price shouldn't be the sole determining factor in choosing a florist, it's important to compare different florists and the value of money.

It should align with your budget. For weddings, the floral budget usually tends to be 10-15% of the total wedding budget. Request different quotes from different vendors and create a rundown of what they offer in their packages.

Remember that the cheapest option doesn't always translate to the best quality. Try as much as possible to balance out the costs with the overall value you will receive. Consider the florist's expertise, the flowers' quality, and the level of service.

Bottom line

Choosing the right florist is essential to ensure your floral arrangements are exactly what you envision. By following and executing these tips, you can find a florist who understands your needs, has the necessary expertise, and offers exceptional customer service.

Take your time, do thorough research, and don't hesitate to ask questions. Remember, finding the right florist will make all the difference in creating beautiful floral arrangements that bring immense joy to your life and those around you.

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