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Questions to Ask To Your Florist

Even florists and flower shop owners themselves admit they couldn’t name all kinds of flowers back when they weren’t in the business yet. Hence, you just don’t have to worry if you are having trouble distinguishing a rose from a carnation. Well, your unfamiliarity with flowers is actually the reason why you’re looking for a florist. So if a big event is coming, say a wedding, you should be certain you’re tapping the services of good and experienced flower shop.

First things first, you should determine if the work done by the florist in the past is something you like, and when you’re done figuring that out, you can then begin asking them the right questions. So what should you be asking them?

1. Am I buying in-season flowers?

It is possible that you already know what flowers to look for even before you begin choosing a flower shop to get them. However, you may already be armed with that information but you still aren’t sure if they’re in season. You definitely will get utterly disappointed learning on the last minutes that your florist cannot provide you the flowers you want for the simple reason that they’re not in season. Anyhow, you might as well choose one that can grow all-year round, something like tulips roses, and hydrangea. A reliable flower shop can readily give you the ideal substitute to an off-season flower variety you originally wanted.

2. Do they charge to breakdown?

In most instances, the florist will charge you for keeping the vases, but it is also likely that they’re going to deduct their setup and breakdown rates provided you tell them there’s no need to come back right after the event.

3. What is contained in the contract policy?

It is very important that you sign a written contract with the florist you deal with. You don’t want to put all the verbal agreement and details up in the air and without written assurances that they will be fulfilled. All the specific, even the littlest details need to be laid in the contract before you sign them.

4. Do I get several consultations before the event?

The number of visits and calls you make to the flower shop is usually unlimited, but asking about samples is a different thing. So be sure that before you tap the services of one, you already ask them about their policy on providing sample centerpieces and bouquets and how much will they charge for it.

5. When are we going to do the walk-through?

You should bear in mind that every event which includes flowers will have to have a walk-through, especially the ones like weddings. You don’t want to risk making mistakes and last minute problems on the actual day of the event.