what to know when planning your wedding flowers: part 2

planning wedding flowers

images: photos by Buffy Goodman; flowers by Studio Bloom

today’s post is from florist Rosella Mandau of Studio Bloom on 124 street! Rosella is super helpful, and often ready to answer questions on #yegweddinghour on twitter. her knowledge of wedding florals far exceeds mine, so i invited her to give us the rundown on what you need to know when shopping for your wedding flowers! we shared part one last week (read it here!), focused on the questions frequently asked by couples. today, Rosella gives insight into some questions you may not think to ask, but you should – an insiders perspective!

5 questions to ask when shopping for wedding flowers: 

will you (the designer doing the consultation) be the one who creates my bouquet?

much can get lost in translation. the person who sits with you and gets all of your ideas down on paper will be creating an image in their mind while you meet. they should be involved with creating the flowers for your day. some floral designers will create an example for more junior staff to duplicate and some will do the bulk of the designing themselves. it’s good to know which process your florist uses.

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how many weddings do you book each weekend?

also important to know. some shops limit the number of weddings they will commit to, others will book as many as possible. if you want a boutique experience, book with someone who caters to a limited number of brides.

who will be delivering the flowers on the day of the wedding?

this is also a big question that many coupless do not think to ask. does the person behind the wheel have the skill and tools with them should anything go wrong in transit? volunteering an uncle to pick up your flowers many not see them arriving in the condition they left the shop. it’s good to know whose hands they are being entrusted to once they leave the flower shop.

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where do the flowers come from?

flowers are grown commercially all over the world. the flowers in your bouquet can originate in Alberta, California, South America, New Zealand, Thailand, Israel or Holland. most likely it will be a very international combination.

do you have any creative ideas to help me keep my costs down?

we live and breathe creativity! ask us how to create more drama for you dollar and you might be pleasantly surprised at the result!

thanks so much Rosella! have any questions not answered here? ask them in the comments!