When it comes to choosing your florist in Nashville for your wedding, it is one of the biggest decisions that you will make concerning your wedding day! Of all of the different vendors you will be booking, your florist is the one who will help set the tone and atmosphere for the day that you will look back on for the rest of your life.
Your wedding is such a special occasion that should truly capture the essence of you and your partner, and your florals are a huge part of that. As you begin planning for this significant day in your lives, you will be tasked with making several big vendor decisions, and to be best prepared for this–Knowledge is Power! The more you know about the potential risks and what to look for when booking a florist, the better informed you will be to make the best decision for your wedding day!
We, at Floral Pop, want you to be able to create your ideal wedding, and desire to help you create a wedding atmosphere with florals that best describe you! As a Wedding and Special Event Florist, we understand the importance of hiring true professionals that you can trust to make your wedding the best day possible!
7 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing A Florist
To make sure that you are making the best choices for your special day, here are some mistakes to avoid:
Mistake 1: Waiting till the Last Minute to Book A Florist
If you plan ahead, it will be much easier to find the right florist for your wedding or event! At Floral Pop, we recommend booking your florist 8-10 months in advance so that you have time to work through your vision, floral specifics, questions and contracts with months to spare for designing, gathering materials and acquiring rentals to create a less stressful environment for everyone! While it is possible that a florist may have your date available if you wait till the last minute, you may be disappointed to find that the specific florals that you were hoping for will not be able to be sourced (found and purchased in advance) without extended notice or they might not be available in that season. Planning ahead will save you a lot of stress and help you find your perfect florist!
Mistake 2: Hiring a Florist Without Browsing Their Galleries
While busy schedules can get in the way, it is CRUCIAL to take the time on the front end to browse your florist's work. This will help you to ensure that you like their design style, help give you confidence in their skills to create what you envision and prepare you to have NO surprises on your wedding day. While browsing through their floral designs ask yourself these questions: Does their style reflect what I am looking for, and is their design work consistent? This can help you filter through your possible florist choices!
Mistake 3: Choosing A Florist Who Doesn’t Match Your Style
Each florist is an artist, and their florals are their art form. While some florist’s florals are classical, other florist’s florals can scream punk rock! DO NOT choose a florist that doesn’t match your style (aka don’t choose a punk rock florist if you are a classical gal)! While you can find hundreds of good reviews on a florist, if they don’t match your style, then that is not a good fit. It is important that you only choose their floral services if you believe that they can execute your style well. This will save you a lot of heartache and frustration during your planning process!
Mistake 4: Not Fully Explaining Your Vision
During your initial consultation, it is a BIG DEAL to share with your florist every detail that you are looking for in your florals! No detail is too big or too small. They want to know the details because it will help the florist to better accomplish your vision for your florals on your special day! Share with the florist the flowers that you love, the flowers that you hate, the styles that you can’t stand, etc. Bring inspiration pictures in order to show them visually what you are looking for. This time will also allow both parties to assess if they are a good fit based on style. The more you share with your florist, the better your florist will be able to create your style!
Mistake 5: Insisting on Trendy Elements
While trends come and go, your wedding florals never go away. Your florals should be a representation of you and YOUR personality, not the hottest trend on Pinterest or TikTok. Recent trends have been pampas grass, eucalyptus and greenery runners down tables. While these are all beautiful elements, you should not feel forced to choose them if it is not what you truly want! Remember that you will look back at pictures of this special day for years to come so make your florals something that you will look back on and love!
Mistake 6: Not Having Faith In Your Florist To Execute Your Dream
Once you have selected your florist, your florist will be doing their best to execute your dream! Not only is floral design their art form, but it is also their profession. They do this for a living and are honing all of their expertise into creating your best day ever! Trust your florist to be professional and to provide their best work because their credibility is at stake! Also, trust yourself, that after reading this blog, you have made the best decision for your wedding day! Your florist should let you know if there are any changes or substitutions that need to be made in the weeks leading up to your wedding so no need to be stressed!
Mistake 7: Not Signing A Contract
A common mistake is not signing a contract with your florist. Regardless of your relationship with the florist, this is still a business transaction. That florist might have five stars or none, but you must make sure that you sign a legally binding agreement. A signed contract will ensure that your vision is held to a higher standard and will protect you from experiencing surprises. Once a contract has been created, it is important to thoroughly read through your floral contract and confirm that everything required is covered including, but not limited to, arrangements, specific numbers of florals, and costs. The contract should also have important information regarding their policy should they not be able to fulfill your florals in the event of an emergency. Looking for these things will protect YOU as the client!
Selecting and hiring a Florist in Nashville can be challenging, but it is a choice that sets the tone for your wedding day. Finding a Florist that matches your style, can create your vision and is professional will set you up for success as you approach your wedding day! By avoiding the mistakes above, you can make a successful and informed decision about the florist for your special day. If you have any more questions I would love to chat with you here.