Wedding Planning Checklist For Your Florist
Finding a reliable florist doesn’t have to be difficult, especially if you know brides or wedding planners who can give you referrals. But if not, this checklist of questions to ask the florist will help you choose a reliable one to hire for your big day.
- What is your specialty or style?
- How many weddings have you handled so far?
- How many weddings do you handle in a week?
- What is the range of cost for your floral arrangements?
- Do you have a portfolio of your previous wedding flower arrangements?
- Do you have a list of references?
- Do you have flower arrangements that can match or complement the theme or color motif of my wedding?
- Do you have transportation that can be used to transfer flowers from the ceremony site to the reception venue?
- Is there a delivery fee? If yes, how much?
- What is your policy on cancellation?
But remember, things don’t end here. Once you’ve found the perfect florist that you would want to work with, you also need to come up with a wedding planning checklist to aid her in arranging the flowers for your big day. Here’s an idea on how to create a checklist for this specific purpose.
Flowers for the wedding party
To get started, list down all the flowers that you’d need as a bride and those that would be worn/used by the wedding party.
- Bridal bouquet
- Toss bouquet
- Floral headwear (if you’re wearing any)
- Bridesmaid’s bouquets (indicate the number of bridesmaids)
- Maid of honor bouquet
- Flower girl headpiece and basket decorations
- Flower petals for the flower girls’ baskets
- Groom’s boutonniere
- Groomsmen’s boutonnieres (indicate the number of groomsmen)
- Boutonniere for best man
- Corsages for the mothers of the bride and groom
- Boutonnieres for the fathers of the bride and groom
- Corsages for the grandmothers of the bride and groom
- Boutonnieres for the grandfathers of the bride and groom
Flower decorations for the ceremony
The ceremony venue, which is usually a church, can be beautified with fresh and lush flower arrangements. Even if you’re having the wedding at an outdoor setting like a garden or park, you’d still want to add more flowers to jazz up the place.
- Pew or chair decorations
- Candles and candelabra
- Arch or canopy
Reception floral decorations
- Entryway arrangements
- Table centerpiece
- Centerpiece and décor for buffet table
- Floral decors for the bar
- Cake table decorations
Flowers have been used in weddings since time immemorial. But unlike fads that come and go, flowers are bound to stay for a very long time. Even the most modern brides would still want to incorporate these in their weddings.