Rittners School Of Floral Design
In Boston Advice to Brides
All of us at Rittners School Of Floral Design in Boston
would like to extend to you a warm congratulations
on this most happy occasion.
For many prospective brides the whole process of planning
a wedding and coordinating its many aspects can be quite challenging.
In this section of our web site we'd like to offer a few
suggestions that may make your life a little easier as far as
ordering your wedding flowers is concerned.
We hope that the tips and suggestions that are offered here
are helpful to you and make the planning process a little easier
and far more pleasant.
Part 1: Choosing A Florist
Choosing a florist can be very easy if you already are doing
business with someone who you know and like. If on the other hand
you do not have a florist with whom you are used to dealing on a
regular basis, the process can be quite intimidating. Here are a
- How do you find anything? You ask people who you know and trust, about
their experiences. You will learn quite quickly if your girlfriends, etc. were happy with
their florists (or if they were not).
- Check with your fiance! He or his family may
have a well established relationship with a florist, and be
very satisfied with that florist's work.
- When you visit a florist and talk to him/her, do you feel comfortable?
It's a chemistry sort of thing.....You know what I mean. It can make a big
difference in your ability to communicate.
- Don't walk in to a florist and ask about wedding flowers,
when s/he is very busy. (eg. during a flower holiday when
volume is high.) Most
florists will let you know if it's a bit too busy for them to go over
your wedding plans, but should offer to set up a time when they can give you their undivided
- Some florists do cater to more expensive functions.
Don't get flustered if that is not the price range
in which you feel comfortable. If you have a more modest budget
and the florist isn't willing to help you, s/he may be a great floral
artiste, but not the right one for you!
A good florist can create a lovely wedding and work within most budgets.
Remember, whatever style you pick can be made in a wide range of prices.
- Some florists have printed wedding books that are provided by telegraph
organizations or are sold in the trade to show you samples of styles
A florist may have an album of HIS/HER own work. This gives you a good
idea of actual weddings that s/he has done.
If a designer doesn't have such an album, don't be upset. Not all
florists are capable with a camera, or care to buy photos of their
In other words, if s/he doesn't have pictures of past weddings on hand,
don't read anything too profound into it.
- A good florist generally will show alot of interest in your tastes & plans.
From such a discussion, the floral designer can get a pretty good idea as to
what you like, and even how much money you
want to spend.
- Remember it is YOUR wedding. The floral designer's role is to take the information
you provide, and try to translate that into floral art that will meet
your vision. The right florist for you is one
that finds your needs and desires and interprets them in a nice way.
- Does the floral designer really hear what you are saying? Does s/he seem truly
concerned with your problems? (not his/her ego). The right florist
is the one who will be interested in working with you, not in just telling
you what to do.
- Keep in mind that
florists do vary in terms of the number of weddings they will book
at a given time. Stylizing wedding floral art is very labor intensive
and so if you really want a particular florist to do your wedding
be sure to book well in advance.
- Wedding Consultation Tips-Part 2
gives practical tips for the wedding consultation.
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