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Questions to ask your florist
Selecting the perfect florist for your wedding is easy when you know the right questions to ask! Here are some essential questions to ask when interviewing your perspective florist.
• Do you have my date open?
• Have you done flowers at my ceremony and/or reception location before? (If so, he
or she may have pictures of arrangements done at your site and will be knowledgeable about what sizes, shapes, and colors work in the space.)
• Can I see examples of past work by the same person who will arrange my wedding flowers?
• What flowers do you recommend for our wedding?
• Do you have rental supplies (such as vases, candelabras and potted plants) or do I need to use a separate rental company?
• Do you offer specific packages or is everything customized?
      • Will you deliver and/or set up my flowers? (If you've hired a wedding coordinator, this may not be necessary. You could also have someone in your family help with this task. At
a minimum, you should ask the florist to label everything so whoever is helping you will know who gets what.)
 • Can you provide me with 3–4 recent brides that I can contact for references?
• Can you work with my budget? What recommendations can you give me to maximize my budget?
• Do you charge a delivery or setup fee? (Some shops will charge a separate fee, while others include it in the cost of your flowers. Just be sure to know all the costs up front.)
• Is there an extra fee if I
need you to stay throughout the ceremony to move arrangements to the reception site?
• Are there any additional fees that have not already been taken into account?
• How soon do I need to reserve your services? What is the deposit required to hold my date?
• Will you provide me with an itemized list of all the elements we've discussed, along with prices?
• When can I expect to receive my contract from you?
• What is your cancellation and/or reschedule policy if for some reason I need to cancel my order or reschedule?
    When selecting your florist – like with any other vendor – it’s smart to comparison shop and take good notes at each interview.
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