Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Flower Mistakes

Hey brides and grooms and bloggers!

I found an interesting article on florists and the top 5 mistakes to make.

  1. Not communicating with your florist.
  2. Being close minded
  3. Ruling out expensive blooms
  4. Trusting your florist
  5. Booking your florist last

Communicating with your florist is a must.  If you don’t you will probably pay for something you don’t like or want, pay too much for something or have the wrong colors.  If you know what you want let your florist know and bring lots of pictures of flowers you like and ones you know you don’t like.  This gives a clear view point on what your tastes are.  If you don’t know what you want it is important to keep an open mind when choosing flowers, which brings us to number 2.

If you only want a specific flower and it is in your budget and color scheme than no problem!  For example I absolutely love gerbera daisies and that was the one flower I knew I wanted.  I also love carnations (I’m a simple girl)!  So for my bridesmaids, that had pink gerbera daises with green centers to match their green dresses and I had a white carnation grouping with white gerbera daises placed throughout.  It was what I wanted but even better than I had envisioned. 

However, if you want a specific flower such as lilys or roses and are on a smaller budget that will not work.  So remember to work with the florist for other alternatives that are in your price range by pairing less expensive flowers like carnations or hydrangeas with the pricier flowers like roses or lilys.  Remember florists are experts and sometimes they may know what is best.

This brings us to the next mistake 3: ruling out expensive blooms.  If you give in to the less expensive blooms because you can’t afford the expensive ones keep in mind you can pair and mix and match.  Here is an expert form this article:  Some flower prices might seem out of reach, but keep in mind that flowers like cattleya orchids and peonies, may have a higher ticket price, but they will cover more space and have a much greater impact.

Trusting your florist is important because they have been in the flower business a lot longer than you.  This is why your picked them to create your flower arrangements because you like their work!  So trust them and know they will take good care of you, if they don’t find another better quality florist.

If you book your florist last you are giving up them rights to some flowers you are dying for.  Sometimes with the seasons changing they need to order flowers during specific times of the year.  Make sure you allow plenty of time so you can order the flowers you like and they will be of great quality rather than ordering the flowers you want late with a lower quality flower.

Some florists I recommend:

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