Planning your wedding can be difficult and overwhelming at first — especially if you’ve never been involved with planning any other wedding or major event before! Luckily, there are some steps you can take to make the process less stressful (or nearly stress-free!), even when it comes to booking your wedding vendors.
Take a look at these tips to learn how to find, hire, and work with the best wedding florist for your big day.
First things first: you’ll need to determine who all is pitching in for the wedding and for how much. Whether you and your fiancee are paying for it out of pocket or you have family members assisting with the costs, be sure to come up with your max budget before planning anything else. This will better help you choose what’s most important (such as photography, florals, and food) — and what you might be able to cut back on.
Start by exploring Pinterest and Google to see which floral designers are in your area as well as what their portfolio looks like. Take a look at their blog and see examples of work from recent weddings! It’s important to book a floral designer early on in the process, soon after you’ve selected your date, venue, and photographer.
Once you’ve narrowed down to your top few choices, ask to speak with them on the phone, a video chat or in person! Get a feel for their personality and ask about their work process. You might even consider looking over this list of questions to ask your wedding florist before making the final decision!
By now you may be used to signing an agreement with wedding vendors if you’ve booked a few others already, but in case you aren’t, it is standard in the wedding industry to have a document signed by both the client and the wedding vendor. This makes sure you know exactly what is covered in your costs and any other details you should know about before the big day.
Then comes the fun part: designing and playing with ideas, color schemes and more! You may want to start saving your favorite bouquet and centerpieces to get some inspiration. Be sure to discuss with your florist what types of blooms or greenery might go well with your theme or setting!
Getting married in Louisville or Lexington? Florals and greenery can make your special day stand out in a truly unique way that you’ll remember for years to come. Whether you already have floral ideas in mind for your wedding or you are hoping to achieve a specific look and feel, reach out to Roots Floral Design for elegant bouquets, ceremony backdrops and more for a truly romantic wedding in Kentucky!
"Highly recommend Roots Floral Design - absolutely beautiful! I can’t say enough good things about Kaytee and her team. The flowers for our wedding far exceeded our expectations. They were stunning and our guests raved about how beautiful the bouquets and decor were! Kaytee understood our vision and created a beautiful setting for the wedding. Last but not least, Kaytee worked well within our budget and made good recommendations. Thanks Kaytee and team!"
-Megan, Mother of the Bride, Spring 2019 Wedding
“Kaytee is an absolute GEM! She has so much passion and care for what she does, that you feel like she's a friend more than a vendor. She walks you through each step of the floral process with organization, examples, cost, and detail -- all things that make my detail-oriented heart happy. The end result far exceeded anything we could have hoped for or imagined. ALL. THE. GREENERY. Future brides, run, don't walk to Roots for your wedding. From start to finish, she took care of every single floral need to make our day positively beautiful.”
-Laura, Summer 2019 Wedding
"Kaytee became so much more than a vendor for us. The first time I met her I felt as though I met a long lost friend. She was the very first vendor I chose for the wedding (even before the venue) and she lived up to all my expectations and went above and beyond. Each time I met with her I felt confident that she completely comprehended my wants and would fashion them into something that looks put together, yet natural. The day-of she silently transformed a bland rustic space into an enchanting, romantic barn. I couldn't have asked for anything more beautiful or unique."
-Grace, Spring 2019 Wedding
"Kaytee was so great to work with!!! I provided her with some floral inspirations from Pinterest and Instagram but gave her a lot of free rein coming up with the flowers for our wedding and she went above and beyond expectations. Our photographer was obsessed with all the bouquets and we got so many great pictures of them! She did such a good job making my smaller budget work to make high impact arrangements. She's also the sweetest person to be around!"
-Bo, Spring 2019 Wedding