August 12, 2013

How do I pick a wedding florist? {Ask a Pro: Flowers for Weddings}

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Tarnia Williams (Luxury Flowers for Weddings) creates amazing floral displays.

A bold statement, but I have proof! I have been lucky enough to photograph her flowers numerous times. Tarnia has a great vision for what will work with a theme and is an expert at styling to make sure your venue looks completely wow.  Tarnia has kindly offered to share her top tips on how to choose a wedding florist…

Top 10 Tips for Choosing your Wedding Florist

  1. Meet with two or three suppliers and make sure you get written quotes
  2. Prepare a list of questions to ask them about your requirements and any concerns
  3. Trust your instinct – you need to be confident the florist understands your requirements, your normally get the ‘vibe’ when you have found the one
  4. Set a budget and don’t be afraid to discuss it. Your florist will help guide you to varieties and designs that will be within your budget
  5. Together make a list of everything you would like then highlight the must haves – it’s really easy to get carried away and this will help you both focus on what’s important
  6. Have some images of designs you love – the more the merrier. This will help the florist understand your style. I always ask my clients to point out some designs that they really dislike too
  7. Be flexible – if you really want Peonies but you are getting married in November let your florist suggest more cost effective alternatives
  8. Find a florist who is happy to accompany you on site visits and meet up as often as required
  9. Look at their portfolio of work – each florist will have a way of working that produces a certain style – make sure you like their previous designs
  10. Check out their testimonials and see what other customers have to say

You can see more of Tarnia’s work on her website here >> http://www.tarniawilliams.co.uk

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