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Bright and Bubbly or Serious and Somber: Creating Floral Moods

Welcome to my blog. I have always been interested in how flowers can help to create certain feelings. For example, they can brighten up a room, offer an apology to a loved one, comfort someone who is grieving or serve a number of other roles. In this blog, I hope to start on that topic, and then, I plan to write about flowers from a range of other angles as well. If you're shopping for flowers, planning an event with flowers or just interested in learning more, this blog is for you. I hope that you enjoy my posts, and that they guide you to the best floral arrangements Thanks for reading!

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Hiring a Florist for Your Wedding: 3 Key Things to Think About

by Miguel Shelton

Hiring a florist for your wedding is something you probably want to lock down as soon as possible. After all, you need to be sure that the florist is available for your big day. While time is of the essence, you still need to take the time to ensure that any potential florist is the best person for the job. So what are the three key things you need to think about?

1. Examples of Their Work

You might be drawn to a particular florist because of their website. Are the photos on the website actual examples of the florist's own work? A number of websites will utilise stock photos (which are cheaper than taking original professional photos), so you need to see actual photos of a finished job. Visit the florist and ask if they have any additional photos of their work. It's not as though the photos need to be professional. You can also ask the florist if they can make a test floral arrangement for you to see before you make a decision.

2. Availability and Preferences

If you have a particular favourite flower that you wish to be included in the arrangements, you should check to ensure that it will be in season. If it's not, will your florist be able to source this for you, whether it's imported or grown in a greenhouse? You want great weather for your wedding, but the global weather can also affect your wedding. If seasonal fluctuations make your preferred flower more difficult to source, will you still be able to obtain the flowers at the originally quoted price? Of course, alternatives are possible if your preferred flower is an expensive one, regardless of the season. These more expensive flowers can be replaced with aesthetically similar, less expensive varieties. And naturally, expensive flowers can be used when they're "bulked up" by being part of an arrangement with less expensive flowers. Your florist should be able to plan for a number of different scenarios, giving you what you want while keeping to your budget.

3. Budget and Safeguarding 

You need to ensure that the quote is exhaustive, and includes delivery as well as any other eventualities. You should also find out about any surcharges that might be applicable should you need to change the date of your wedding for any reason. Ask if the florist is insured. This will minimise your risk in the unlikely event that the florist goes out of business before the date of your wedding. Your wedding venue might also require that the florist holds liability insurance before they can set up their arrangements on the premises, so you need to find this out before booking your florist.

By addressing these three key areas, you will ensure that having beautiful flowers from a reliable florist is one less thing you need to worry about on your big day.

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