• Steph & Tim

7 Things you must ask your Florist BEFORE you book them!

Updated: Feb 6

It’s the most visual part of your Wedding, apart from you of course!


Which means choosing your florist needs to be as carefully thought through, as choosing anything else for your unique day.


Autumn wedding arch


As florists who have been in the Wedding industry for over two decades we often wonder why hardly anyone asks us the following questions…


An excellent wedding florist is a lot more than just someone who arranges flowers, but how do you find the right one for you?


1. Ask what qualifications they have. A properly-qualified florist should have qualifications up to Level 5. Ask them to show you some small designs and some larger presentations they’ve been involved in.



Protea and Lotus bouquet


2. Ask how long they’ve been in business and how many weddings they’ve worked on. It’s likely that the florist will have a portfolio showing designs they’ve created. Plenty of wedding experience means that they’re used to working to a deadline and within a budget. The florist will also be used to dealing with any problems that may arise.


Red rose cascade bouquet @ Anne of Cleves House Lewes


3. Ask for a list of venues they’ve decorated. It’s likely they will be a recommended florist for some of them and you can get feedback on the decorations they’ve provided.


Blossom and Berry headdress

4. A qualified florist will have studied the weight and textures of wedding fabrics and dress shapes and how they relate to flower texture and shape. This enables them to create bespoke designs for you based on the dress you’ve chosen. In addition, the florist will also have studied face shapes and hairstyles and be able to suggest flattering headdress designs for you.



Lightweight textures of fabric, need similar weights of flowers



5. Your florist should be able to provide sketches of the suggested designs, mood boards and Pantone colour charts to help you create your perfect theme.



Pastel theme mood board

A trained and good florist will know which flowers are in season locally for your wedding date and will be able to advise you on the best ones to choose. Without expert guidance, it’s easy to set your heart on blooms, only to find that they’re either not available, or would be very expensive to source.


A Cultural or alternative wedding should present no difficulties for a qualified florist. They should have in-depth knowledge of these and be able to advise you and design accordingly.


White Calla and Amaryllis bouquet

The florist you choose should have all the qualities mentioned here, plus that spark of individuality, enthusiasm and creativeness which will make your wedding uniquely yours.


Don’t be afraid to ask questions - any genuinely professional florist will be very pleased to answer them


01273 951745 | chirpeeflowers@gmail.com


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