The key questions
Do they seem creative?
You need to find someone who shares your vision for your wedding. Arm yourself with pictures from magazines and expect to be inspired.
What time of year are you marrying?
Although just about any flower is available all year round – at a price – using seasonal flowers for your wedding will look right and save you money. Find out from your florist what will be available and in what colours.
How many flowers do you want, and where?
Be clear from the outset about how many floral arrangements you want and where you want them to go. Do you need a lot of flowers at the ceremony? Most time is spent at the reception, so this is where the majority of the flower budget should be spent.
How much of your budget is set aside for flowers?
It’s essential to find a florist who can come up with good ideas to suit how much you have to spend. If they trying to get you to spend more than you’ve allocated, this florist is not the one for you.
What flowers do you like?
Make a list of your favourite flowers. If the blooms you would like are particularly expensive, remember that just a few can make an impact if used creatively.
Photo Credit: Married in Sheffield