3 Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Florist

Posted: August 3rd, 2020
Wedding Florist in Middlebury, VT

There are a lot of different elements that go into planning your wedding—the venue, the dress, food, music, etc. But what really helps you set the tone and pull all of those elements together are your wedding flowers! When you choose a florist for your wedding, it’s important to find someone whose style matches your tastes and who is willing to work with you as closely as necessary to bring your vision to life.

Here are our top three tips for choosing the right wedding florist:

 

1) Get an idea of your flower preferences and needs before you talk to anyone.

If you don’t know what you want or need for your wedding flowers, it’s going to be difficult to determine if a florist you’re considering is well-suited for the job. Start your search for the perfect florist by researching your perfect flowers first. Look online and at shops around to figure out what colors, flower types, and arrangement styles you like best. Throughout this process, consider things like the venue, season, budget, theme, and size of your wedding to narrow down what you need logistically.

2) Ask for recommendations.

Once you have an idea of what you’re looking for in your wedding flowers, talk to people you know to see if they have any recommendations for a florist. Ask married friends and family, your wedding planner if you have one, or even your connections on social media if they’ve had a good experience or heard good things about someone. After you have some contenders to consider, check them out online to read reviews and see if you like their style.

3) Schedule a meeting with your top choices before making your final decision.

After you’ve researched and gotten a few leads for a florist, make an appointment to interview/speak with each one individually. You’ll be able to get a better idea of whether they suit your preferences, are able to meet your needs, and seem like an overall good fit for the job. Don’t forget to bring some of those examples you found of what you have in mind, wedding color swatches, and any pictures of the venue that can help the florist discuss your vision with you.

If you’re planning a wedding in the Middlebury, Vermont area, let Cole’s Flowers go above and beyond to take care of all your floral needs! Our consultants will work with you to custom-design arrangements, bouquets, décor, and all of the other floral elements you need to make your wedding magical.

Contact us today to get started with a consultation!

When Should You Book Your Wedding Floral Arrangements?

Posted: April 11th, 2019
Engagement

Whether your big day is one year away, or you haven’t gotten engaged yet, it’s never too early to start planning your dream wedding. Once you have a grasp of your personal style you can decide on theme and design. Floral arrangements add a special touch of elegance and beauty to your wedding venue and overall experience.  

When to Orderwedding

To ensure that you have the best experience, it is best to start discussing your floral arrangements with your florist as soon as possible. Consider the following factors when ordering wedding flowers:

  • Guest List/Venue Size – The amount of centerpieces you will need is dependent upon the size of your venue and how many guests or tables you have.
  • What kind of flowers you want- Before heading to the florist, do some research on what type of flowers you want at your wedding.
  • Season of Wedding- It is important to consider what flowers will be in season when you plan your wedding. A special order for flowers may take more time which is why you want to establish this ahead of time.
  • Wedding Party Size- There is no rule to how many bridesmaids and groomsmen you can have but this is decision will affect the number of bouquets and boutonnieres you will need.

 

Ordering in advance will ensure that you have time to coordinate your flowers with the venue and wedding apparel.

What’s My Budget

According to Brides.com, you should commit 10 percent of your overall budget to your floral arrangements.

Flowers are a huge part of weddings and are included in several aspects in the ceremony. Here is a list of the different types of flower arrangements you may need:

  • Bride’s bouquet
  • Groom’s boutonniere
  • Bridesmaids’ bouquets
  • Groomsman boutonnieres
  • Father and grandfather boutonnieres
  • Mother and grandmother corsages
  • Centerpieces
  • Cake flowers
  • Ceremony flowers
  • Trellis flowers

 

Every ceremony is special and your floral needs will depend on your wedding venue, guest list and personal style.

Flowers are a crucial part of the overall beauty of your wedding and they will live forever in your photos. At Cole’s Flowers we are dedicated to your happiness. Our wedding consultants will work with your specific style and budget to bring your special day to life.