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5 Mistakes to Avoid in Selecting a Florist

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Selecting a florist is one of many to do items when it comes to wedding planning. Many couples are anxious to check off items and may not take the time needed to select a wedding florist.

Here are some common mistakes to avoid to ensure a smooth and successful experience:

1. Not Establishing a Budget: A wedding budget is key before you even begin wedding planning let alone when you are looking for a florist. This is by far the biggest if not the biggest mistake you can make. A clear budget allows you to curb overspending and not getting floral arrangements that suit your style. Make sure you look at the wedding florist minimums and be clear about your desired budget.

2. Waiting Until the Last Minute: Wedding florists book up fast, especially in the highly sought after months like August or September. If you wait you may not get your desired wedding florist. You may get a florist who is just starting out. This will be apparent when you receive your wedding flowers. Booking early also ensures your florist can secure your desired blooms and colors. White roses for example can be hard to come by during wedding season. You should book your florist at least 6 months in advance.

3. Not Doing Your Research: You have to research and vet all your wedding vendors. Failing to research potential wedding florists thoroughly can lead to disappointment or mismatched expectations. CHeck out their portfolios, reviews, and instagram. You can also ask other trusted vendors for their recommendations to ensure you select a florist with the right style, experience, and reputation for your wedding. Professional wedding florists are well known and can be vetted by multiple wedding vendors.

4. Ignoring Contract Details: It is important to review the contract carefully before signing. Pay attention to pricing, payment schedules, set up procedures, cancellation policies, and any additional fees to avoid misunderstandings or unexpected charges down the line.

5. Selecting a Florist Based on Price: Yes you definitely have to stay within your budget but be sure to ask potential florists if they can accommodate your needs. Be open the their suggestions and ideas. They can suggest where to spend your money and how to stretch your budget to suit your needs.

While wedding planning can seem like a daunting tasks if you keep these common mistakes in mind you should be able to plan your wedding and hire the best florist for your wedding seamlessly.

Happy Planning

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