How to choose your florist for your wedding day
always try and get recommendations, if possible, from recent brides, family members or friends. Chances are if someone had a really great experience with the florist, they won’t have any reservations about pointing you in the same direction
A good place to start is with the bride’s and bridesmaid’s bouquet, work with those colours and flower types to create your centrepieces, alter arrangements and other floral decor.
You can probably envision what you want your wedding to look like. The hard part is getting that image across to the florist. Start keeping notes early. Clip magazine photographs, collect files from online wedding Web sites, and plunder Facebook profiles and Flickr accounts of friends and strangers alike for wedding pictures.
The more information you can give your florist, the better. The research will refine your choices, making it easier for your florist to provide a perfect realization of your vision.
Remember the extras
Besides the regular trappings of centerpieces and the bride’s bouquet, there are tons of other ways to get more mileage out of your florist — petals for the send-off, corsages for honored guests like readers and grandmothers, and small floral arrangements to make the venue’s restrooms look elegant.
Keep in mind
If your wedding date is around the time of a flower giving holiday (mother’s day, valentine’s,etc) you’re going to pay more for your flowers. The florist will also be very busy during this time and you can’t expect to be the centre of attention. Meet and speak to the person that will be making your flower arrangements.
Florists in Toronto and Greater Toronto Area
|Flower Parade||http://www.flowerparade.ca/||3045 Clayhill Rd||Mississauga||905-277-4490|
|Bridal Blossom||http://www.bridalblossom.com/||DERRY AND WINSTON CHURCHILL BLVD||Mississauga||905-495-8111|
|Flower Bell by Masami Shimizu||178 Krieghoff Avenue, Unionville||Scarborough||647-899-7468|
|Elle Floral by Linsay Nguyen||http://www.ellefloral.com||Toronto||647-204-8623|