4 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing Your Wedding Florist

Flowers are a significant part of wedding celebrations, as well as being a feature that can make or break your wedding photos. While things like price and availability are natural to think about, there are many more factors you should consider in order to find the best wedding florist for you. That’s why it’s important not to procrastinate finding a florist that will be able to deliver your vision for your wedding flowers. By asking yourself a few key questions, you will ensure you have spectacular blooms for your special day, and to avoid disappointment.

1. Do they have many good reviews & testimonials?

This is one of the most important things to look into when selecting a florist for your wedding flowers. You can read through the testimonials a florist has put on on their own website to get an idea on specific bouquets or arrangements. However, for the most unbiased reviews, head to Google and Facebook.

Google reviews can’t be edited by the business owner, so if you see many positive 5-star reviews, you can be confident that the florist is genuine and generally does a great job. Alternatively, if you notice any 2 or even 1-star reviews on a florist you had your heart set on, don’t be too quick to move onto the next florist.

First, have a look at that specific review. The florist may have responded to them directly which can show their level of professionalism and what they’re willing to do to resolve an issue. It might also be the case that you find the review to be unfair, or the review is very positive and a lower star-rating than was intended was accidentally selected.

Of course, if there are multiple negative reviews of a florist, it's safe to assume you’re better off looking elsewhere to avoid issues.

2. Is there a communication & personality match?

You will be working closely with your florist in designing your bridal bouquet, bridesmaid’s bouquets and other wedding flowers. It’s important you have good communication with your florist, so that you can effectively convey your vision and desires and know it will be understood by your florist. This is also important if any issues or concerns arise, you should feel comfortable to bring these up with your florist.

In the early stages of communication, if your florist is unreasonably slow to respond to emails or doesn’t answer the phone, this may raise a red flag. Of course, florists can be very busy, but if it's been a week and not even a courtesy email is sent, this indicates issues with communication. Likewise, if they’re not open to listening to your ideas or you’re feeling like you’re not being heard, there’s no shame in moving on to a new supplier!

Your florist should be enthusiastic to work with you, empathetic and responsive. This helps to take some of the stress off of you when trying to organise and manage everything else for the big day.

3. Do their style & aesthetics align with mine?

Some florists have a particular style that may or may not align with your wedding, you should not assume just any florist will be able to give you the unique boho, monochromatic or native flower bouquet of your dreams. Your florist’s product availability and past experience can all be different depending on what they usually create, which may limit what they’re able to design for you.

4. What is posted on their social media & tagged posts?

Browsing through photos is always a super important part of choosing a florist. That’s why you should look at everything: the company’s website, Instagram, Facebook, even TikTok accounts. Keep in mind, this is curated and carefully controlled content that is what your florist wants you to see. A good way to get more candid photos is to look into tagged posts on Instagram.

Using these questions can help you avoid receiving flowers you aren’t happy with on your wedding day. Getting the flowers right is important, and remember - these arrangements will be preserved in photographs forever! Make sure you take the time to choose a florist that you know will work with you to produce fantastic results. If you’re in the South Burnett region, Linard Floral are experienced wedding florists. We’re a friendly, highly communicative team excited to work with each and every one of our clients and help make their day extra special. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you’re looking for a bespoke florist for your wedding.

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