If you're in the early days of planning your wedding, handling your own floral arrangements may not seem like that much of a challenge.
There are a number of reasons why you may be considering working with a florist for your wedding. Though florists may seem to be a no-brainer for some people planning their weddings, with the entire floral industry being worth over $100 billion and remaining quite reliable, they aren't right for everyone. For those that have extremely small weddings, like those at a courthouse, picking your own flowers might seem like the right option.
But there is a big difference between creating a small wedding bouquet for a tiny ceremony and trying to handle your floral arrangements by yourself for a standard sized or large wedding. For all that the "personal touch" may seem like a good idea in your mind; in fact, most people are able to maintain that touch while working with a wedding florist. Let's look into some of the reasons why people end up working with floral shops with on their floral decor and bouquets.
If you're in the early days of planning your wedding, handling your own floral arrangements may not seem like that much of a challenge. But as time goes on, there will be so many things that you need to occupy yourself with. For example, you'll need to narrow down your guest list and choose a venue, which can be challenging enough in this day and age. But once those choices are made, you'll need to start considering exactly what kind of menu you're offering.
How are you going to source that menu? And for that matter, what are you going to do about different allergies and requests? You'll need to consider what you and your partner are wearing and how you'll be sourcing those clothes. For that matter, you'll need to start thinking about all of the unique aspects of your wedding that will make it special, like favors or activities. Even if your wedding is relatively lowkey, you will be busy. Letting a florist handle your florals for you is much more convenience, and far less time consuming. You'll be glad that you made that decision when the time comes.
It can be difficult for some to decide on their flowers. You'll need your flowers to coordinate with your wedding's theme and color scheme, and simply go with your taste. But you also need to consider the implications of flowers that can potentially trigger allergies, and see what you can do about that. For florists, it's easier to have a roster of flower ideas on hand, as well as access to different flowers that you may not be able to find easily. Furthermore, professional wedding florists know how to keep the flowers looking fresh and ready throughout the wedding day, and can even advise you on preserving some flowers as keepsakes after the wedding.
The assumption is that you will save money when handling your flowers on your own. But this is not in fact the case. It's actually more affordable to work with a professional, for several reasons. While you may be one of the few that can replicate a professional florist's work for less than the florist would cost, for most people this is not the case.
Florists have direct access to flowers, while you'll have to pay to source yours in a different manner, with extra fees added on. Chances are that you won't be able to grow all of your flowers in your own garden, after all! Another benefit of working with a professional florist is that they can work with you on price, and maybe even create a payment plan that you're able to handle.
The benefits of working with a professional are far-reaching, and extend beyond what is listed here. To be blunt, the peace of mind alone should be enough to convince you. Why risk ending up flowers that you aren't truly happy with when you can work with a professional florist and know that you're getting exactly what you want. Let go of some control and work with a florist that will give you what you want with their own flair.