Maui Wholesale Blooms Wedding Consultation Tips
We are here to guide your wedding flowers Take time to sit down with us and let our wedding flower professionals show you how to make your flower dreams a reality. Maui Wedding Consultation Tips.
- We are here to help you, but please do not try to call us to get every detail concerning prices and creative ideas on the phone. Planning floral decorations for a wedding requires time and effort. Your wedding flowers will be one of the most purchases you will make in your lifetime. Our floral designers can't really do his/her best for you on the phone, and may miss an important step if we try to get the whole function planned on the phone. Plan to set a consultation appointment.
- Please don't just barge in on us in the middle of a day and expect us to do a consult with you. It's not unusual for a bridal consultation to last at least one hour, often longer. Set up an appointment at a mutually convenient time.
- We do charge a minimal wedding flower consultation fee which will be deducted from the cost of the wedding flowers. Our Wedding Flower professionals will be spending time with you, and you will be asking his/her expertise. Just as other professionals charge for their time, so too can the florist.
- If you set up an appointment to discuss the flowers for your wedding, plan on showing up. If you have an unavoidable reason for cancelling, give us the courtesy of calling and re-scheduling.
- There is a tendency to be a little nervous when planning the flowers for your wedding, so often brides will bring along their mother, sister, friends, grandmothers, friend's aunt, mother's sister, etc. for moral support and advice. Try not to bring too many people with you. Bring your mom or a friend, or possibly the groom.
- Your little kids may be cute, and it is true you may have had a hard time finding a sitter, but believe me, they will be bored with your consultation. Always bring along coloring books, etc. or better yet, if possible, leave the youngster home with a sitter or at daycare.
- Try to come in with some sort of an idea of what you like especially with inspirational pictures. Pintrest.com is an excellent way to save your wedding flower ideas all in one place.
- Remember that if you are concerned about budget, flexibility is the key. We are dealing with perishable merchandise that may be brought in from all over the world. If you simply must have flowers that are out of season, you will have to pay more for them. The more freedom you allow us to work within seasonal choices, the more likely you can save money.
- Similarly, keep in mind that it may seem romantic & wonderful to have a Christmas Wedding, or a Valentine's Day Wedding, but any time you pick a holiday period for your wedding you are running the risk of overpriced flowers because the demand for flowers runs higher during the holidays.
- Always have alternative flower choices in mind, or allow us to consider alternatives. If you have a second choice, make sure that it is something that you like as much (or almost as much) as the first choice, so that you won't be disappointed if it must be used.
- Bring as much information along with you as you can. Swatches of material used for gowns is helpful, but bring along a piece of material that is large enough to see. Swatches are also helpful in determining colors. Telling your florist that a "dusty rose" color will be used is essentially meaningless. Also give the florist some room to manipulate. If you insist on exact matches of colors it will be harder (sometimes impossible) to achieve and often more costly. Let your florist work within ranges of colors or combine different colors together to come up with interesting looks.
The more that you know in terms of numbers of guests, tables, settings, and whether there are other weddings scheduled the same day at that location (gives us an idea as to how long we have to set up) are all helpful to facilitating the consultation.
- Oh, one last thought. Try to keep the personal flowers (eg. corsages) for the two mothers the same (or as close as possible). Yes, I know you might be thinking, "Orchids for my Mom, and poison ivy for his Mother." but it really doesn't accomplish anything. Try to keep their flowers as similar as possible, so that you won't hear about possible hard feelings twenty years after the wedding has been held.
Please, above all. Relax!!!
Congratulations on your upcoming Wedding in Hawaii!