Today I am thrilled to welcome Narcissus Wedding Flowers by Susan to the Blog where she answers some important questions to ask your Wedding Florist.
Susan also today becomes a Blog Sponsor.
Susan is a freelance florist based near Glasgow with over 15 years experience in the retail flower business.
I hand you over to Susan to answer those burning questions you may wish to ask your Wedding Florist…
When should I book my florist
Like many wedding florist we can take bookings up to 2 years in advance, but we find most clients book their flowers 6-12 months before the wedding.
However, we recommend booking as soon as you can once you have been in for a chat as dates do fill up and spaces are limited.
That said as long as your date is available we can take bookings up until 2 weeks before the actual date.
Can I book if I don’t really know what I want yet?
Yes, we are happy to take a save the date booking, you can then arrange an appointment once you have a clearer idea of what you are looking for.
I have a very small budget can you accommodate this?
As a wedding florist we can work to most budgets, and give you ideas and suggestions of ways to make your budget work best for you.
For example a great way giving the effect of lots of flowers, is to choose items that can be reused throughout the day.
Ceremony table flowers can be moved to the top table or you can use the bridesmaids bouquets in vases for the guest tables.
Do I need to pay everything when I book?
We take a £50 non refundable deposit at the time of booking.
This deposit is deducted from your final balance. You will then need to have paid off your order in full no later than 2 weeks before your wedding date.
What happens if I want to change something?
Any aspect of your flowers (or everything) can be changed up until around 3 weeks before your wedding.
Flowers will be ordered 10 -14 days before your wedding date, so only minor changes can be made after this.
I have overspent on other areas and can no longer afford everything I originally booked, can I remove some items?
You are free to make any changes you need to to your order.
We will be happy to requite for you with some lower cost options or suggest some ways of bringing your overall cost down.
Why are some flowers so much more expensive than others?
When you are looking at flowers for your wedding, the flower varieties you choose will have a big impact on the costs of your bouquets, displays etc.
For example a bouquet of calla lilies will cost much more than a similar sized bouquet of roses.
This is mostly a supply and demand thing, there are a lot more rose growers out there than calla growers, and roses cost less to grow.
The way flowers are grown now has done away with “seasonal “ flowers as such.
Most flowers are available all year round, however, there are still a few varieties that are only available in season such as daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, peonies and anenomies.
Can I come in for a consultation even though I have no idea what I’m looking for?
Not everyone has a clear idea of what they want for their bridal flowers, and some of our clients don’t really mind what they have as long as the colours work.
We have an extensive portfolio and years of experience and are more than happy to guide you through your choices and make suggestions based on you colour, theme and personality.
What should I think about when decided on my flowers ie. Who do I need to get flowers for ?
As a general rule you will need to consider supplying flowers for the following people
Bridesmaids and flowergirls
Groom, best man and ushers
Mums and Dads
With areas covered generally being Ceremony room/Church and Wedding Reception Room.
I’m getting married in a church do I need to leave the flowers?
It is becoming increasingly popular to take the church flowers with you onto the reception.
I would always recommend just checking with the priest or minister if this is ok, or at least let the church know it is your intention to take them.
Some churches will assume you’re leaving the flowers and will cancel their usual flower arranger, others will actually encourage you to take the flowers away (like the poor priest with hayfever I met last summer).
If you are considering pew ends, please run this past the church first.
I love the big tall flower arrangements but I’m having a lot of tables and can’t afford them on every table.
We would all love to have big, beautiful flowers on every table, but for most of us the budget probably won’t stretch.
We have found that if you have 10 or more tables, you can have half your tables with the taller style arrangements and half with lower, more cost effective options.
We will be happy to make suggestions on what will work best within your budget.
Also with this in mind, we are going to launch a range of artificial table centres for hire that will give you the large, fuller displays at a fraction of the cost.
I have some images that I really like can you replicate them?
Please bring along any images you have found that you like along to your consultation (or email them over), we will be happy to replicate them for you.
Do you need a colour swatch?
If you have a colour swatch, then please do bring it along to your consultation. However, if you aren’t able to get one, don’t worry it is not essential.
Thank you so much to Susan for both coming on board and also for sharing such essential information and questions on what yo should ask your prospective Wedding Florist.
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To Contact Narcissus Wedding Flowers by Susan
Phone: 07747 344939