How to hire a wedding florist?

Posted On Aug 28 2017 by

When it comes to planning a party, specifically a wedding, and the flowers are one of our most favorite parts. But then again, we are a wedding planner. It is part of the job description. As with all things wedding-related, there are many options for how to handle our best flower shop for wedding in Singapore.

If we have already got our heart set on hiring a florist for our wedding, then we have probably realized that the Internet is flush with options. And because there are a million different floral services for just about every situation we could imagine, Google is not always helpful for figuring out which one is right for us and our wedding. So today we are breaking down the basics of how to hire a florist, from a planner’s perspective:

Types of florists

First of all, it is important to note that there are different types of florists and services available out there:

Retail florist

These are the street shops we see where we can stop for a bouquet of roses. They are wonderful resources for small orders and items but are not always equipped for or accustomed to servicing full events. Occasionally these shops will do funeral display pieces, but more often than not they are not who we want to use for our wedding.

Floral designer

This is our standard wedding florist. One who specializes in creatively combining beautiful flowers into bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, and decor items for our event? They are usually creative/artistic people who are able to modify their style to the event they are working on (or at least, they should be, but more on that in a minute). When we work with a floral designer we are paying for their flowers, their services, and their creative artistry.

Full-service event/floral designer

There can be some crossover between this and the option above. When we work with a full-service designer like this, we are looking at the choice to get not only our flowers, but candles, table numbers, paper goods, and any other decor pieces e might want. These super talented artists are usually most helpful if we have design ideas about our event, but need help executing, and would rather work with one person on all of it.

Before we start looking for a florist

Before we initiate contacting local florists and trying to find the one who will help us with our wedding, there are some vital things to think about and know:

Figure out if flowers are a priority

Depending on the length of our engagement, when we are getting married, and how important flowers are to us, we may want to start looking at florists pretty early in the process. Many florists are one-man/woman shops who are only able to do one wedding per day or weekend, and they can book up quickly (especially if we are getting married during high wedding season).

Ballpark our budget

As hard as it may be at this stage in planning, it is also helpful to have some common idea of the budget we are working with for floral design.

Identify our style

Before we get in touch with anyone, it is helpful if we have an idea about the types of flowers and floral design we like. To find out more about our wedding decoration packages in Singapore check here.