Many brides ask us how far ahead of time they should book the florist. This depends on a few things, but generally we like to have our weddings booked about 10-12 months in advance. Of course we book weddings just a few months out too, but first come, first serve ladies! We must be getting popular, which feels great!
First things first though....most importantly set your date. There isn't much sense in meeting with us unless you know exactly when you want your wedding to be. Next you should book your reception hall. When you meet with us we like to go over where the event will be held and what time of day, all of these things factor into our designs. Now on to the really fun part....dress shopping. We encourage brides to at least have a rough idea of what kind of wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses they have in mind for when they sit down to meet with us. Colors are important and we want to make sure that whatever flowers we discuss using coordinate with the style and color of the dresses you and your bridesmaids will be wearing. We don't need to make all the final decisions at that first meeting, but in order to give you the most accurate estimate possible we like to have as much information on hand as you can provide us.
We are always heartbroken to turn brides away because their date is already booked. It is the worst feeling! Mary and I pride ourselves on doing all custom wedding work and making your day the very best it can possibly be, and that means knowing our limitations. We can only do so much in one weekend, so the sooner you give us a call the sooner you can guarantee we will be available on your wedding day! Of course, if your wedding is less than 10 months away you should still give us a call....it is always worth that call to find out if we are available :) To help you get organized I found this handy little wedding timeline with recommendations on when to book all of your vendors! You're welcome!
Hopefully this informational blog hasn't bored you and has instead inspired you to call us today! We can't wait to hear from you! And just because I don't like to do a blog with at least one photo, I am going to leave you with a sneak peek of our next blog...check back soon to read about Janine's gorgeous fall wedding!
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