Friday, July 27, 2012

Finding The Perfect Wedding Flower Consultant

When shopping for the best premier Atlanta wedding florist a helpful tip is to look and listen before you tell the wedding consultant or florist exactly what you want. In many cases, florists and floral consultants will have a portfolio in their shop or on their website. Invest some time looking at their past work. Ask them questions about their floral design process. What flowers do they love and what flowers do they like least. More importantly, ask them why? Ask them about where they source their flowers and more importantly what flowers will be in season and therefore likely more budget friendly at the time of the wedding. While the package pricing and the bottom line is a key factor in the final purchasing decision, understanding their design process and passions will greatly impact if they are the designer for you.

In addition to reviewing their portfolio and discussing their design process, it is helpful to have ideas which inspire you. Tear out the photos from those bridal magazines, of styles which you like and most important any trends which you really cannot stand. If you have a favorite flower and are not seeing it featured in the current trends, jump online and find photos you can take with you to the wedding floral appointment.

Be prepared to show the designer the colors you will be using, color swatches can be very helpful. Having an understanding of the reception venue and the lay out, including the number of windows and time of the recpetion are important details to provide the designer. Talk about the season and the tempature, as some flowers, no matter how beautiful, just won't stack up to a hot Atlanta summer, despite even the premier Atlanta floral designers best efforts.

As with any artistic decision, ask for refrences. A premier Atlanta floral designer will not hesitiate to offer you a refrence or two. This is a major decision and it is important to do the research and make sure other brides feel that the consultation yielded the flowers of her dream.

While it is tempting to show up at the consultation, rattle off a list of must haves and move on crossing flowers off your long bridal to do list, it really is better to ask and explore with the floral consultant and past clients, so that you get the flowers of your dreams at a value which will make the groom sigh with relief.

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