7 Tips for Finding a Florist

September 10, 2015
Words by Courtney Kellar
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After you’ve decided on your destination and picked your dream venue, comes the sometimes intimidating task of picking your wedding vendors. Selecting professional vendors you can count on come W-Day can make a world of difference when it comes to your stress level. Every couple’s priorities are different, but if flowers is an area you really want to focus on, then picking an expert florist is key. Thankfully, we have an expert in the field, L’Olivier Floral Atelier, who has provided seven tips for finding the perfect florist for you and your event. 

1. Seek Recommendations from your Venue

Often times, your venue will have one or two preferred floral designers who know the space very well. If you contact them and ask for samples of their work in the space, you will know from the beginning if they will be able to execute your vision.

2. Plan Ahead

When you do a walk-through of the space, schedule time with one or two of the recommended floral designers so you can get a feel for their style.

3. Selecting your Flowers

When speaking with the floral designer, ask what flowers and greens are regionally and seasonally available at the time of your wedding. This ensures you won’t be disappointed by unavailable flowers or ones that do not look their best during that season. For example, we have many requests year round for lily of the valley bridal bouquets. While it is technically available throughout most of the year in larger cities like New York

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