TOP 10 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR WEDDING FLORIST
Peonies or Phalaenopsis? Roses or Ranunculus? And what or who is Dusty Millar?
Flower choices are endless and slightly confusing at the start, so it’s vital to find and book a florist who understands your vision and has a design style you love! To make sure you are in awe of your wedding flowers and remove the worry in the lead up, grab a cuppa and your potential florist and go over these essential questions…
Is my wedding date available?
This is the first and most important question. Popular florists get booked up to 2 years in advance so date checking is the first thing to do when getting in touch.
Do you have a minimum spend?
Be honest about your budget from the start. This doesn’t mean a florist will inflate their pricing, it just means they can advise you what you’ll get for your money and manage your expectations.
Here at SuperNova, we have a set price list to work from so you know what our pricing structure is from the start. There is no point in us spending time creating a bespoke design, if you don’t think you have the budget to match. It just wastes your time and we want you to be excited about your wedding florals right from the initial chat!
We have a minimum spend of £5000 – for busy Summer Saturdays – which can be made up of florals and hire products. We would be delighted to look at your allocated budget and help you maximise it in the best way to suit both your wedding style and venue.
How long have you been in business?
Asking how long your florist has been in business will help you gauge their success. If they’ve been in business for at least a few years, you’re probably looking at a winner. This is our 12th year of SuperNova and that is such a testament to our success.
You’ll want to follow up with something like “how many weddings have you done?”, to make sure they’re familiar with large-scale orders and can create the desired look you want. Please be aware of someone promising you elaborate arrangements at a small price! We buy all our blooms from the same flower markets and have to use many, high quality stems to create a large arrangement. These kinds of floral designs simply cannot be done at a fraction of the price that some promise…
What is your floristry design style?
You’ll want your florists design style to match up with the theme of your wedding. We have a team of florists working for us here at SuperNova and a combined experience of over 70 years. As designers we can create any look you wish but our forte lies in elegant wedding florals. Whether you want something statement and glamorous, or relaxed and boho, we will always give you the best blooms created with an elegant and timeless style.
Can I review your portfolio?
This will give you the chance to see what your florist has accomplished in the past. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the different styles of wedding flowers; but take your time and look closely at the arrangements. It’s at this stage you can start to pick out elements of the design that you particularly love.
You’ll also want to know if they’ve decorated your venue(s) before as they may have suggestions on what works well in the space and what your venue may/may not allow. We are proud to showcase our work on our social media platforms and in house at our design appointments.
What flowers do you recommend?
Let your florist know your overall vision, colour scheme and budget to get the ball rolling. Most brides feel a little intimidated by their wedding flowers as their knowledge may not go as far as naming specific blooms etc, but luckily we know way more about flowers than most. Let us show off our expertise and introduce you to a range of options that you may not have even considered! If you have a fav flower, we’ll always try and incorporate this into your wedding flowers for you.
What flowers are in season on our wedding date?
Flowers change from season to season, so let us guide you on this one and help you find suitable alternatives if required.
Do you provide additional decorative hire items?
Ask if your florist can provide the vases, votives and/or linens for your wedding flowers. It makes it so much easier if you can hire everything from the one place. Your florist needs to know what they are working with to ensure that the flowers work with the vases, and most importantly, to guarantee that the overall design is styled to perfection. We have a vast range of decor hire stocked in house, so we can provide everything you could possibly want for your wedding day.
What is your deposit and when is my final balance due?
Make sure you ask your florist these important questions. Here at SuperNova we pride ourselves in being totally transparent, so once you have been mesmerised by our ideas, we ask for a deposit to secure your date. Our calendar is changing daily and we’d hate to disappoint you by not being available for your wedding day.
Can I make changes?
As a woman it’s our prerogative to change our minds lol. As a bride? Even more so!
If you go dress shopping and change from Blush Pinks to Forrest Greens or from round tables to banquet tables – is this ok? At SuperNova – of course it is! We want you to buy with confidence, so we are very flexible in changes up until 6 weeks before your wedding date, after this, we can make smaller changes/additions but will have tied up your overall style and spec.
We hope this has been a useful read for you! We’re always here for any questions you might have ~ email@example.com
With love, the SuperNova team x