Flower care, arranging, merchandising and display, design and delivery are the services of a florist. Flowers in bulk are sold by wholesale florist while retail florists sell fresh and related services and products to consumers. Any event can be decorated by flowers if well organized. This is an aspect that most might overlook. The best florist can be chosen by considering the following tips.
Perform a research. Make sure you have written down all you need before selecting a florist. You may use the internet to help you know exactly what you want. Which colors and design do you want and what is the arrangement you need or whether you prefer minimal arrangements.
If you are not sure what type of flowers you need, you may take pictures of the venue and the colors of your dresses in the event to the florist and he or she will guide or choose the flowers that suit your event. Then write down all possible florists whom you intend to meet. When with them, ask for the time they have been in the industry, what type of flowers do they specialize with if they do and ask for pictures of the work they have done in the recent past. You may also ask for contacts of the clients they have served recently. From those contacts you will be able to get more information about the florist who has the best products and services. See who among the florist is able to meet your standard after that give them the details of what you need.
Look into the pricing and costs. If you are thinking or you have a one day event, make sure you don’t get over excited by the beauty of the flowers and they are perishable products. They are not the main focus of the after all. You just require products of the single event you have. You should have a written quotation of the different potential florist and compare who has the affordable price and serves the best flowers. The quotations should include the details of the flowers you are going to get, the quantity of each especially if you have several the discounts if any and the time they are going to be delivered.
Consult from friends. Consult from the friends about the florist they know in the area and have best services. Look for an individual who understands and is open to your idea and has a taste similar to yours. You will find the pros and cons of all the florists.
Pick a winner among the several florists you have been considering. You should be completely easy with the florists’ quotation, services and products at this stage.
A good florist should help you make your event look as best as possible but only just deliver the flowers to your for the sake of delivering or doing business. You should be comfortable with the answers you have been given by the florists and your instincts have settled for him or her.