If you’re undecided about making your own bouquets and finding florals, it’s best that you go to a professional florist. They’ll be able to take care of everything for you! Here’s what you should do to get the perfect floral experience: 

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Book in advance

Have you ever noticed how much of an impact beautiful flowers have on a room? They can set the tone for the entire event. That’s why it’s important to get a florist early in your planning process. Not only will they help bring your vision to life, but they’ll also be able to give you suggestions and ideas that you may not have thought about before. Finalising your flowers will also help you decide on other design elements for your event venue so it’s always best to get them done at your earliest convenience.

Do your research

Next, take a look at their portfolio. Do their arrangements fit with the style of your event? Do they use fresh, high-quality flowers? And most importantly, do their arrangements make you happy? You should always see the work they’ve done on social media and ask yourself whether they can achieve the look you’re going for. Also, ask for references from previous clients and be sure to follow up with them. This is the best way to get an honest opinion of the floral designer and their work.

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Choose someone experienced

When meeting with floral designers, be sure to ask about their experience with similar events to yours. From a corporate event floral installation to wedding flowers, different florists have different strengths and getting to know them will give you a good idea of whether or not they’re the right fit for your event. They should have experience in designing flowers for events similar to yours in terms of size, scale and style.

Share your vision

When you’ve decided on a floral designer, the next step is to share your vision for the event with them. This means being very specific about what you want and giving them as much detail as possible. The more they know about your event, the better they’ll be able to understand your needs and create floral arrangements that perfectly complement it. Discuss your inspiration for the theme of the event, as well as what colours, style of dress, and location you have in mind. With this level of detail, the florist will be able to provide flowers that will really make your event stand out.

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Get a quote

Once you’ve found a floral designer you’re happy with, it’s time to get a quote for the whole day, including any logistics costs and other surcharges. This is where things can start to get expensive, so it’s important to be clear about your budget from the outset. Be sure to ask the florist for a breakdown of costs, so you know exactly what you’re paying for.

Do a trial run of your event flowers

If you’re really not sure about a floral designer, it’s always a good idea to do a trial run. This involves asking the florist to provide a small arrangement for your event, so you can see their work first-hand. This will give you a much better idea of their style and whether or not they’re the right fit for your special day.

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Get feedback from guests

Once your event is over, be sure to ask your guests for their feedback on the flowers. This will give you a good idea of whether or not you made the right choice in floral design. If everyone loved the arrangements, then you know you made a good choice. But if there are some negative reviews, then you may want to consider another floral designer for future events. 

Planning your event flowers is important, as they can really make or break your decor. By following these tips, you can be sure that you’ll find a floral designer that will create stunning arrangements that will wow your guests. 

Get the Perfect Event Flowers with Fig & Bloom

Need gorgeous floral arrangements for your next special occasion? Fig & Bloom offers event flowers and styling for all occasions, big or small. Our floral designers are experienced and skilled in creating beautiful arrangements that will make your event truly memorable. We take your concept and vision and bring it to life with our stunning floral designs. Whether you need large floral installations for a gala event or tasteful centrepieces for an intimate dinner party, we can help. Get the perfect event flowers with Fig & Bloom today.