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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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Four tips to choose the right florist

by Miguel Shelton

Whether you want flowers for a wedding or for another occasion, you will want a florist who can fulfil your needs with minimum fuss. Here are some tips for choosing the right florist for your occasion.

Know what you want

Different florists have different specialities, and you should be clear as to what you want them to do. Some florists will come up with designs that look more natural and organic, whereas others will produce displays that look much more arranged and artificial. Take some time to look through different florists' portfolios, and choose one that matches up best with your own sense of style.

Know your budget

This is another important factor that could easily be forgotten as you plan your event. There is no point looking at a florist that is out of your price range asking for a display that would take up too much of your budget. If you already have a rough figure in mind when you speak to various florists, they will be able to give you a much more realistic idea of what is possible, and you will have a much clearer view when you choose which one to go for.

Use recommendations

Word of mouth is one of the best ways to find the right florist. Ask friends and family who they have used, and they will only be too pleased to tell you about their experience. If your friends rave about their florist and the superb job they did, it is likely that the florist will do a good job for you as well. You can also look into online recommendations, or if you want flowers for a wedding, you can look through any local wedding magazines.

Talk to the florists

Meeting the florist in person before the event is an excellent way of figuring out if you are on the same wavelength. You want someone you will get along with, who understands your ideas and tastes and who will be able to make useful suggestions and designs. Don't be afraid to schedule a second interview if you are stuck with a final shortlist — just make sure you give yourself enough time to make the right decision.

The right florist can make or break an important event. Start looking in good time, and you should be able to find one who will make your day a memorable one.

For more information about florists, contact a local resource.

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