Monday, July 6, 2009

Questions to Ask: Florist

When you are planning the decor for your wedding ceremony and reception, choosing the right florist is huge. Here is a list of questions you should ask your florist prior to booking them:

  • Can they show you some photos of their past work?

  • Is the person you are meeting with the person who will be putting together your wedding florals?

  • Do they have rental supplies?

  • Can you change your order if you have another idea? What's the cut off date for new ideas?

  • Will the florist transport ceremony decorations to the reception location? Is there a fee?

  • Can they make a sample of your bouquet and centrepiece?
  • Will they write you up an itemized quote? Are the flowers you've chosen in season? What flowers are in season for your date?

  • Are there any additional or hidden costs, ex. delivery charge, setup fee, etc.?

  • Is the florist familiar with your reception and ceremony locations?

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Choosing Your Wedding Vendors

One of the most important issues a wedding planner can help and guide you on is choosing your vendors. This week we are going to help you through the process of selecting your perfect wedding vendors. We will discuss the questions you need to ask your florist, DJ, photographer, videographer, and cake baker. Stay tuned...
Photo by: Jen Cody, Egomedia Photography

The Perfect Rehearsal Dinner

Planning a perfect rehearsal dinner? Want to make sure the rehearsal dinner is memorable but is unique enough from your wedding? Here are a few simple rules to follow:

1. Host your rehearsal dinner at a separate venue than your wedding reception. Think about having the dinner at a local restaurant, art gallery, museum, or plantation.

2. Choose a unique color scheme that is different enough from your wedding reception.

3. Have your florist create centerpieces that are fun and will tell the guests about you as a couple. For example, if you and your fiance love Gator Football ask your florist to use blue and orange flowers.

4. Make sure your menu is not the exact same as the dinner the next night. If you are planning to serve Filet Mignon and Grilled Shrimp at the wedding reception, plan on serving Chicken Oscar and Salmon at the rehearsal dinner.

5. Place fun tablecloths on the dinner tables that will go with your rehearsal dinner theme. Think red and white checkered cloths for your Italian dinner theme.