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Your Florist And You

Having a good relationship with your florist, with lots of trust, is very important. When you consider that you usually do not get to see the final product until the big day, having confidence in the person’s abilities is crucial. Below are a few tips to help create a better client-florist relationship.

The first thing you should do is establish a budget for your flowers. How much money are you able to spend on this element of your wedding? When you meet potential florists, let them know your budget so that they can make suggestions based on this amount. An experienced floral designer will work with your budget to create arrangements that will match your style or theme without breaking the bank.

Do some research before you meet your florist. Flip through wedding magazines, search floral websites and wedding blogs to get an idea of what you like. Try to establish your style. Do you prefer classic bouquets, exotic ones, or perhaps modern ones? Think of your color palette as well. Of course, your florist can guide you through the selection process. But you will have a more efficient consultation if you have a general idea of what you like. Your florist can then make suggestions based on your preliminary research.

If you are meeting more than one florist and want to compare prices, make sure that you are comparing the exact same bouquet. You should consider the number of blooms, foliage to be used, accessories, etc. A bridal bouquet may have 20 blooms for one florist while another one only uses 16. Be careful not to choose your florist based on price alone. Of course, your budget should be followed, but it is important that you […]

Spotlight on: ranunculus

Such lovely little flowers! The ranunculus are beautiful, delicate blooms that come in various shades of white, pink, yellow and red.

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They are available year-round but the largest harvest comes from California in the spring. Ranunculus start off as tight little buds but will open up and continue to grow in your vases. They will last about 7 days.

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Ranunculus can be used on their own or mixed with other blooms to create the most romantic bouquets.

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ranunculus arrangement

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