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Questions to Ask To Your Florist

First of all, know that even the most experienced florists and flower shop owners didn’t have the expertise in flowers up until they decided to make a business selling them. This means you don’t really have to worry about you not knowing anything about flowers, too. Well, your unfamiliarity with flowers is actually the reason why you’re looking for a florist. Whether it is for your wedding or any other special event, it is very important to tap the services of a good, experienced, and reliable flower shop.

First things first, you should determine if the work done by the florist in the past is something you like, and when you’re done figuring that out, you can then begin asking them the right questions. So what are those “right” questions?

1. Are the flowers I’m buying in season?

Some people already have the particular flowers in mind even before they start searching for a florist. But while you have that information, it’s not particularly sure if you have any knowledge or idea if those flowers are actually in season. You certainly will be disappointed upon learning that the kind of flowers you desire aren’t available for your event. Anyhow, you might as well choose one that can grow all-year round, something like tulips roses, and hydrangea. This is where a good flower shop comes in; they’re able to provide you alternative options, something which resembles the flowers you originally want.

2. Do they charge to breakdown?

Traditionally, the florist will be charging you if you keep the vases but they also might lower down their usual rates for setup and breakdown if you don’t require them to go back to the venue after the event is done.

3. What is contained in the contract policy?

It is very important that you sign a written contract with the florist you deal with. You don’t want to put all the verbal agreement and details up in the air and without written assurances that they will be fulfilled. Every single detail of the agreement has to be put in writing and in the contract, including rentals, deposit amounts, and others.

4. Do I get several consultations before the event?

The number of visits and calls you make to the flower shop is usually unlimited, but asking about samples is a different thing. So be sure that before you tap the services of one, you already ask them about their policy on providing sample centerpieces and bouquets and how much will they charge for it.

5. When will the walk-through be?

Keep in mind that every event, particularly a wedding, needs a walk-through with the flowers. You don’t want to risk making mistakes and last minute problems on the actual day of the event.