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15 Essential Questions to Ask A Wedding Florist Before You Hire Them

J. Morris Flowers

Are you looking for the perfect florist to make your wedding bloom? Floral arrangements are a significant component of any special event, especially your big day. Your wedding memories will be captured through stunning photos and it is essential that your floral aesthetic adds the perfect color pop and ambience for that dreamy atmosphere.

With so many talented floral designers out there, selecting one can seem like an overwhelming task- but don't worry! Let's get started with the 15 essential questions you should ask before you before you hire a wedding florist.

Are you available on my wedding day?

Wedding florists are in high demand and many of us have booked dates as far out as 2024. If you haven't found someone to design the perfect bouquets and decorations for your special day yet, don't panic--it's not too late! However, dates are filling up quickly for 2023 so now is the time to reach out and confirm availability on your wedding day.

How many weddings have you done?

Experience is key when it comes to executing the perfect wedding floral designs. An experienced florist will not only understand what works best with your overall theme but also bring their unique perspective and creativity to make your special day even more memorable.

Where can I find examples of your work?

Florists should be able to provide you with photos of their work. Ask for an online portfolio or a physical sample book so that you can get an idea of the quality and style of arrangements they offer.

What’s it like to work with you - what’s your process?

It is important to know what your florist's approach and process is like. Understanding the way they work will give you a better idea of how they can make your wedding dreams come true. Ask them about their timeline, communication style, and any other details that may help you decide if they are the right fit for you.

How far in advance do I need to reserve your services?

It is important to plan ahead so that you can book your florist well in advance. Most designers request at least 6 months of lead time for a wedding, but it’s always wise to check with them first to make sure they are available on the desired date. 

How many weddings do you book on a weekend?

Not all florists are the same. Larger florists with an extensive and experienced team can handle multiple weddings with ease, while a home-based wedding designer may only be able to create one or two weddings with integrity and high quality.

Can you work with my budget? Do you have a minimum? 

Budget is an important factor to consider when selecting a wedding florist. Ask your potential florist if they can work within your budget and if they have any minimum requirements for their services. This way, you won’t be surprised by any additional costs at the end of the project.

What other decor items do you provide other than the floral designs?  

Your florist may also offer other decor items aside from the floral arrangements. Ask them about the other services they can provide to help complete your wedding look.

Can I see a live sample of my wedding flowers? 

Most florists can create a sample of your wedding flowers for you to see and approve before the big day. This is a great way to make sure that you’re getting exactly what you want and need on your special day.

What do you need from me to understand the vision for my wedding decor? 

Your florist will need to know your overall wedding theme, color scheme, and any specific requests you may have. Be sure to provide as much information as possible, like a Pinterest board, so that they can create the perfect design for your special day.

Which flowers do you recommend for achieving my look? 

A good florist will be able to recommend which flowers are best suited for your desired look. They can help you select the perfect mix of blooms, textures, and colors that will create a stunning display for your wedding day.

What can I expect on the day of the wedding as far as delivery, set-up, tear-down/clean-up? 

Your florist should be able to provide you with a detailed plan of what they will do on the day of your wedding. Ask them if they will handle delivery, set-up and tear down/clean up or if that is something you need to coordinate yourself.

Have you worked at my wedding venue (or with my planner) before?

If the florist has worked with your venue or planner before, you can rest assured knowing that they are familiar with the set up and will be able to work quickly and efficiently. They also can make suggestions for the best use of your budget and where flowers will make the most impact.

Do you have insurance?

It is important to make sure that your florist has adequate insurance in case anything goes wrong. Ask them if they have liability, property damage, and workers compensation insurance to ensure that you are protected against any unfortunate circumstances.

How do you handle cancellations?

It’s important to know how your florist handles cancellations in case you need to make changes or cancel the service. Ask them about their policies and any potential fees that may apply.


Choosing the perfect florist for your wedding is an important decision that requires careful consideration. 

Asking these questions will help you understand their process and get a better idea of how they can make your vision become a reality on your special day. 

Be sure to ask as many questions as you need in order to ensure that you’re making the right choice for your wedding. 

Contact us today if you have more questions, we’re here to help.