April 21, 2011

Picking A New Orleans Wedding Florist

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Anthony Lala @ 7:40 pm

A destination wedding in New Orleans is typically made unique by a few things: the music, the food and the location. Along with these things, however, is the general appearance and natural feel of the wedding. One of the major aspects of a wedding that makes it come all together and gives you an open feel is the flowers. For those who are trying to create the best visual ambiance for their New Orleans destination wedding, here are some tips for picking the right wedding florist.

Know what you need flowers for and set a budget

Just like everything, you need to set a budget to give you a foundation to work with. Before you set the budget, you should be aware of the average cost and what you might need flowers for. The average cost of wedding flowers ranges between $800 and $1,000. Obvious things you will need flowers for are the bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids, boutonnieres and corsages. You might also want flowers to have on display at your ceremony and as centerpieces during the reception.

Assemble your ideas and wishes

Once you’ve set your budget you should think about what you want, so when you approach a florist, they’ll be able to tell you if they can do it. Think about how you envision your ceremony and reception and what sorts of visual elements you want your flowers to add to the occasion. This will act as a starting point to where you would want flowers at the wedding.

Get recommendations or look florists up on the Internet

The best way to ensure a florist is trustworthy is personal recommendations. If you’re planning a destination wedding to New Orleans, your friends probably won’t have recommendations, which is why you should research over the Internet. Reliable florists will typically have websites with comments from past customers, and although that doesn’t guarantee perfection, it’s often a good place to start.

Set up meetings and explain what you want

After you’ve compiled a list of florists you might want to select, set up meetings so you can express what sorts of things you might want. These don’t have to be finalized plans, but at least preliminary ideas for the florist to get an impression on your desires.  This will also give you the chance to make sure they will be available around the date, have the flowers you want and will accommodate your needs.

Select the best one and work from there

From your meetings, narrow the florist down to the one who you think suits your personality and needs best. Once you’ve decided, continue to work with the floral designer until your wedding date  in order to ensure you have the best New Orleans wedding possible.