Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Florist:
1. Are there rental fees, or does the price include baskets, runner, arch
or any props?
2. Will the florist label all personal flowers or does he/she stay to
pin them on?
3. Does the price include delivery and pick-up of rental items after reception?
4. When does the florist purchase the flowers? One to two days before
the wedding is ideal.
5. Does the florist have a refrigerator? Roses, gardenias, and other delicate
flowers need to be kept cool, especially during summer months.
6. IMPORTANT: Will the florist be there for setup or will it be left to
the delivery driver? Especially for outdoor weddings, the arch, gazebo,
or chuppah needs to be decorated as close to the ceremony as possible—not
Tips for Stretching Your Floral Budget:
1. Avoid weddings during a major holiday season (such as Valentine's Day)
when flower prices are at their highest.
2. Use only flowers in season. For example, tulips for a summer wedding
must be imported and can add a lot to the cost.
3. Request inexpensive filler flowers available each season.
4. Use your ceremony flowers at your reception, too. Have them delivered
and set up before the guests arrive.
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