Hiring a florist and choosing floral arrangements for your wedding can be a pricey dilema. But with a little know-how, and determination, you can save big and still have beautiful flowers at your wedding. Fisrt off, know what you want before going to see the florist. Be sure to flip through magazines and talk to friends and relatives about your floral wishes. Pick out your favorite flowers and select a color scheme. know your budget, again, before going to see the florist. Have a budget outlined and try to know most of the floral arrangements you will need and price-check them. This way, you can have an accurate idea of how much flowers will cost and won't be conned out of more money.
The key to finding the perfect florist for your wedding is finding someone who suits your personal style. Upon your first meeting, ask for references and to view photos of their previous work. Do their past arrangements look like something you'd want for your wedding? If not, it may be time to move on. Is their shop organized and professional looking? Will the florist work within your budget and are they willing to work with you and your ideas? If not, move on to the next florist. Ask yourself these questions and trust your instincts when choosing a florist.
If you still have your mind, or your budget set on doing this without a professional florist, than you can still get away with having beautiful floral arrangements for cheap. It's important to make sure that the flowers that you are buying are in season, because if you are going to buy flowers that are out of season, they will cost you more. Be sure to shop around, check out wholesalers and see if perhaps buying wholesale will save you some money.