So you have finally found the perfect wedding dress. It fits you perfectly, you look stunning, and it makes your heartbeat just a little bit faster every time you look at it. Time to find the perfect accessories! While some brides choose to keep costs down by doing their own bouquet of flowers, more are choosing the easier route of letting the professionals do it. As we all know, picking a florist is like picking the right doctor: it has to be done carefully and wisely. While in most cases you will find that your general practitioner fills the bill when it comes to flowers for funerals, there are times when another specialist is called upon. This holds true particularly if you want an elaborate display or some unusual type of arrangement.
Although some people will use a relative or friend to do their floral designs, the better course is to engage a professional florist. Since a funeral demands an aesthetic and delicate touch, you should look for a worthy specialist in your area who has experience in this work
But if you’ve never hired a florist before, how can you be sure that she (or he) is any good? Look no further! We’ve put together this handy guide for picking the perfect wedding flowers in Singapore. Here are tips on how to pick a good florist in Singapore
- The first impression counts. Good florists are well-coordinated team players who are punctual, reliable, enthusiastic, and professional. A good first impression can be achieved by calling the florist’s office to check on opening hours, availability of the florist for consultations, and whether there is a preferred time that you should meet. You can also ask about ordering flowers in bulk if you have read online that Singapore florists offer great discounts when you buy in bulk.
- Keep it simple. If possible, keep your wedding flowers understated and classic to ensure that they don’t end up looking dated in the future (yes, we can already see you shaking your head at the thought of a dated wedding). For example, a bold shade of red might seem like a great idea today, but try looking back on photos 10 years from now and see if that still works.
- Meet with florists for consultations. After doing some research online or from magazines, shortlist three local florists who you think could do a good job. Make an appointment for a consultation with each of them and show them your inspiration photos. Ask them if they can provide similar arrangements or if their quote includes different options – perhaps smaller arrangements or fewer filler flowers?
- Follow up. After the wedding is over, make sure to follow up with the company to let them know how your flowers turned out. Good companies will always follow up with you after a job, but if they don’t give you some kind of discount or freebie for being a customer, then that is probably an indication that they aren’t very good at what they do.
- Enjoy! Congratulations on finding the perfect florist for your wedding. Take a look at our alternative pick: Wedding Flowers to Suit Every Bride.