How to Pick Your Wedding Florist

Your wedding florist will play a vital role in making your big day beautiful. From the bouquet you carry down the aisle to the centerpieces adorning your reception tables, flowers will set the tone for your entire event. But with so many talented floral designers out there, how do you choose the right one for your wedding? From bridal bouquets to the wedding party, it’s a lot to consider.

Planning for your wedding flowers can be an overwhelming experience. Just like all of the other details involved in wedding planning, it is important to take the time to figure out what style of flowers you would like for your special day. A great way to get a better idea of what you’re looking for is by consulting with an experienced florist. A skilled florist can help you curate an arrangement that will represent your personality and vision on your wedding day in a beautiful, lasting fashion. From the bridal bouquet to the wedding party, you want everything to be picture-perfect.

There are so many factors in planning a wedding, from choosing the wedding location, the wedding date, the venue, and the list goes on. Choosing your wedding flowers isn’t just about the wedding bouquets but also the arrangements, boutonnieres, the season, the styles, and all of the centerpieces and bouquets.

At Lightly Salted we create wedding flowers designed based on your story – flowers that truly reflect your love. Weddings are all about the details, and we want to help you ensure every last one is perfect. Whether it’s your dress or your wedding flowers, we want to ensure that everything is exactly what you dreamed it would be. It’s the few times in your life when you get to have flowers adorn you and every area around you with beautiful blooms.  

Flowers will always have a starring role. So, where do you begin?

The cost of hiring a floral designer will vary depending on several factors, including the location, the size and scope of the event, the type of flowers and arrangements requested, and the reputation and experience of the designer. Floristry is an art form drastically affected by the experience, artist’s talent, taste level, business overhead, geographical region, etc.

 Choose your florist based on their style and art, not on comparison with another company. You are buying art. You are buying creativity, professionalism, experience, and talent. You are buying the difference between a $100 rose bouquet made from standard roses by a first-year florist and a $250 rose bouquet made from garden roses at the hands of an experienced designer. Most importantly, you are purchasing trust.

You are trusting that the experienced designer will create something stunning and memorable that you and your guests will talk about long after the wedding has ended. From farm fresh flowers to carnations, we have options for your California wedding. We will dial into your specific and unique wedding style to make sure your big day is as beautiful as it can be. 

So, when searching for wedding florists, make sure to ask questions like these:

How long have you been in business?

Do you have a portfolio or pictures of your work I can see?

Do you have any references or testimonials from previous clients?

How do you work with clients to create the floral design for their events?

What is your process for ordering and sourcing flowers?

Do you offer additional services, such as lighting or rental decor?

What is your pricing structure, and do you offer any packages?

Do you have liability insurance?

How do you handle substitutions if specific flowers are not available?

Will there be a delivery fee?

Are there any additional fees you might run into?

Who will be setting everything up on the wedding day? What time will they begin? What time will everything be ready?

Can you get an itemized quote?

When does the order need to be finalized?

What is the cancellation policy?

Do you work with any wedding planners?

Can I see pictures of your wedding bouquets?

Asking the right questions will help you understand the designer’s experience, style, and process and will help you determine if they are the right fit for your event. Remember that the wedding planning and floral design process should be an exciting way to express your wedding story creatively through flowers. Come to the first consultation with some ideas about what you want for your wedding. Pinterest and Instagram are GREAT resources for finding examples of what you love. Always remember that your wedding is a unique expression of your love, and a good floral designer will create one-of-a-kind florals just for you! So, don’t get too overwhelmed by what’s online – try to limit yourself. Ask yourself:

How many flowers do you want to see?

Are you drawn to luxurious or rustic spaces?

Do you want to see a lot of greenery?

What colors do you want to see?

What is your budget?


You don’t have to recreate someone else’s wedding. Your wedding should be uniquely yours!

At Lightly Salted, we understand the importance of finding the perfect wedding florist for your special day. We pride ourselves on understanding both the creative and practical elements that go into creating beautiful wedding flowers and floral arrangements that reflect your style. We know it is the bride’s big day and we want to create arrangements and wedding flowers that you will never forget.

That’s why we strive to make sure you are always 100% satisfied with our services and the quality of our work. Request a free consultation now. We look forward to hearing from you!

Let Lightly Salted Floral Design fill your event with the scent of love. Our experienced and knowledgeable team will bring your wildest romantic dreams to life! Flowers are the best compliment to special occasions and events.

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