It is easy enough to decorate your homes and private spaces with flowers arranged by you. No one would complain if the arrangement is lopsided or a complete disaster. It is your house and your flower arrangement anyway. But when it comes to special occasions (where there would be plenty of guests) like weddings, birthdays, bar mitzvahs, and the likes, a professional florist is needed for beautiful results and to accommodate the sheer volume of the flower arrangements called for. It is important to find the right florist for your event. Here are some tips for picking the best florist in your area who could deliver the finest results.
Recommended by Friends
Ask friends, relatives, co-workers about their preferred and recommended florists. They might even have their personal tips for picking the best florist that they could share with you. Look at their albums for photos of flower arrangements done by their favored florists. Get their feedbacks then Weigh the negative and positive when making your final decision. Do not be afraid to consider a florist that does not have a shop as there are talented and innovative ones who do not have one. Most wedding florists are “shop-less” as they only do weddings anyway.
Visit the Florist’s Shop
The shop’s general appearance and ambiance are good indications of what kind of a florist you are considering. Ask yourself: Is the flower shop clean and sweet smelling with the scent of fresh flowers? You would not want to get a florist whose shop smells of rotting flowers! Check the stock of flowers in the cooler. Are there cut arrangements in the shop? Does the shop have tropical and exotic plants and not just the basic roses and carnations? Do you like what you see? A good florist’s artistry should be evident in the shop displays and selection of stock flowers. A good tip for picking the best florist is choosing one with chic and flair.
Talk to the Florist
A good florist should have a connection with you, the client. The moment you walked in the shop the florist should have asked questions about your needs. You could ask to look at the florist’s portfolio of past work and question the florist about ideas in respect to your needs and preference and of course, budget. You can ask questions like what flowers are in season during your event or the trends in flower arrangement. Tell the florist your ideas and needs and ask for a quotation. If the quote is way above your budget range, ask the florist how to make the most of your allotted budget. Interact with the staff and gauge their level of courtesy and service. If at this point the florist has not made an impression on you, then it is time to look for another one.
There are more tips for picking the best florist but the best one is to choose the florist who could execute and deliver your needs at the right price.