Congratulations! You’re getting married! There are so many things to be thankful for right now, and so many things to be stressed about right now! Let us help a little bit.
When putting together your wedding budget, it is important to prioritize venue, photography, florist, caterers, and so much more. Lots of couples also have special requests and suggestions to go with the theme or characterization of their own personal wedding. This helps them bond with guests and differentiate this wedding from any other. Once you have decided what your budget is and what the importance level of each vendor is, you can continue to choose your companies.
The Ideal Time Period
Depending on how high up on your level of importance the florist lands, you may feel a strong way about your date and place of the wedding, based on how you want the florals to look. Get in contact with a local florist in that area and find out if the blooms that you are interested in for your wedding are available that time of year.
You’ll want to have an idea of your venue nailed down by the time you hire a florist. This way you can know the decor and theme, and possibly the colors. Certain dates and times are very popular with brides and grooms, and they go very quickly. This is a great place to start. It is helpful to know the number of wedding guests, but an estimate is easy to work with also. The centerpieces can always be duplicated and the personal florals as well. With all of this in mind, you’ll want to start researching and booking your florist 9-12 months before the wedding. We also understand if you don’t have that much time! Some people get engaged a year or less before the wedding. We see it all. As soon as you have the venue and some details picked out, it is advised to start researching and booking the flowers.
Things Change, We Get It!
You may wonder what would happen if you already booked the florist and things change. We understand you may want to change colors, flowers, you may have less or more people, or even change the venue. We understand how difficult wedding planning can be. It is completely understood that you may change your mind about everything, and that is fine! Just check back with your florist a few months prior to your date with the updates. This should give you more than enough time to figure out what you initially want, and what you want to finalize months later.