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6 Reasons Why you Should Hire a Florist for your Big Day

Florals--arguably one of the most important decorations and accessories on your wedding day. Everyone will talk about how beautiful your bouquet was, or how elegant your centerpieces were. Think about it—have you ever been to a wedding that had no florals? No, because they are a staple to making your special day complete. Trying to create and design florals for your wedding while also juggling the other to dos for the day could be very overwhelming for someone who isn’t prepared for it. This is where a florist comes in. Here’s why hiring a florist could make your planning a lot less stressful.

  • Time- Let’s face it—weddings are time consuming. Trying to figure out what florals would be the best for your ceremony while juggling the rest of the planning details could be very overwhelming. Not to mention trying to put everything together in the days leading up to the wedding. It is best to get with a florist in advance and leave all the planning and set up to them!

  • Experience- Florists know how this goes. They know how long it takes to set up, how long it takes to make the arrangements, and can easily create the vibe that you are looking for. They are professionals for a reason, allow them to guide you. It is important to ask them for previous work, especially work that is similar to what you are looking for. Allow them to make your vision come to life.

  • Help getting a particular look- Did you know that Wax flower, Asther, and Queen’s Ann lace are great elegant fillers for floral arrangements? Or that Billy balls could add a fun pop of yellow to your bouquet? If you didn’t, do you know who does—a florist! Florists specialize in creating looks with different flowers that work together and create a cohesive design. They can help you find flowers that you never even knew existed!

  • Insight on industry prices- Florists get better prices from the wholesaler. They can negotiate prices, especially when they have a rapport with the wholesaler. Wholesalers usually do not sell to the public, nor will they be willing to help you get what you want on a budget. Allow the florist to do this for you.

  • Insight on the flowers in season- Florists know what flowers are going to be in season during your wedding. If you send them inspiration photos with wax flower that would be extremely out of season in the fall, then they can help you find something similar that would give you the same look but with flowers that would be in peak during that season. It is hard to get certain colors and flowers during different times of the year. Your florist will know exactly what will be in season and guide you on different options.

  • Caring for the florals- A florist has the knowledge and space to take care of your flowers and ensure they are pristine on your wedding day. Most floral arrangements are made days beforehand and kept in a walk-in cooler to ensure the florals stay fresh. Many people don’t have something large enough to keep multiple arrangements in for days at a time.

DIY’ing is awesome for a lot of different aspects of a wedding, but florals aren’t always the best choice of something to DIY for your big day. Weigh the pros and cons and determine if taking on that task is one you could handle for your wedding, if not—hire a professional and let them do the work for you!

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