Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, and it’s easy to forget to ask important questions as you’re booking venues, caterers and other service providers. Here’s a primer on some key questions to ask the florists you are considering before you commit to ordering wedding flowers Las Vegas.
1. Can you work within my budget?
Flowers, as well as florists, can vary widely in price. As you’re speaking with different florists about your plans, be sure they are very open and honest about prices and what they can do. The best florists can get a feeling for the look you’re going for and may be able to suggest floral arrangements or even different flowers themselves that can achieve your vision without going over your budget.
Be flexible. Choosing flowers that are in season can save you a great deal of money. Even if your favorite blooms are out of season on your wedding date, you may be able to find a flower that looks similar that is less expensive or easier to access.
But most importantly, remember that cheaper is not always better when comparing florists. Sacrificing quality for price is rarely the best option.
2. What is your experience and background?
All florists not only have different levels of experience but also personal preferences when it comes to their trade. You’ll want to be sure that the florist you select has what you’re looking for so you can maximize your investment. For example, be sure to ask for examples of wedding centerpieces and bouquets each florist has done. This takes a special set of skills and talents to do them well.
In addition, you’ll want to feel out the florists’ particular strengths. Perhaps one florist is excellent at stretching a small budget while another has the most unique floral designs you’ve ever seen. Depending on your own priorities for your wedding, one may be a better choice for you than the other.
3. What is your process when working with weddings?
Most florists will offer to do a sample or mock-up of your bouquet or centerpiece so you can see the actual items before your big day if you place a minimum order. This will give you a chance to ask questions or tweak the designs before you receive the entire order. If you are planning a small wedding, decide whether you’ll want to see a sample beforehand and then ask for a cost estimate to do so.
4. What is your refund or cancellation policy? When do I have to pay? Do you carry insurance?
It’s important to get these details in order early. Although you may not care if your florist has liability insurance, chances are that your venue will. You don’t want to find out on your wedding day that your florist is not allowed into your ceremony location because no insurance proof was provided. In addition, you may be able to work out payment plans to help manage your wedding finances.
Asking these four key questions before investing in your flowers Las Vegas can help you make sure you select the right person for the job.