Choosing Your French Wedding Florist
Wedding flowers can completely transform the look and atmosphere of your wedding venue. You need to choose a wedding florist who understands your vision and budget to make sure you can get the bouquets, centre pieces and floral decorations you want.
Some couples think they can DIY their wedding flowers, but hiring a florist can save you time, money and hassle, especially when you are getting married in France and you may not know the language and will be travelling from abroad.
A wedding florist will explain exactly what flowers you need for your celebration. Depending on your wedding party, this could include bridesmaid bouquets and buttonholes for your groomsmen, plus flowers for the ceremony and décor for the wedding reception and more. They will know exactly what flowers will be in season at the time in France when you choose to get married so you’ll have the freshest and best value blooms. Similarly, they’ll arrange them for you, which can take a lot longer than expected, especially with the French paperwork!
It’s advisable to book a wedding florist that will be able to get to your home or wedding venue to deliver and set up your floral decorations on the day of your wedding, so do your research, meet with your florist as soon as you can, ask the right questions, and be sure to set aside a budget for your wedding florist early on in your wedding planning.
What Does the Florist Do at a Wedding?
On the wedding day, your wedding florist will either drop your flowers off at the venue or you will collect them. They may attend your venue during the set-up period to make sure all the arrangements go in the right place and have enough water, but the florist won’t stay for the whole day. If you’re reusing your ceremony flowers for the reception, your venue staff usually will be in charge of this.
How Much Do You Spend on a Florist for a Wedding?
Wedding flower prices will vary depending on the package you choose, but you should expect to pay around €1,200 to €1,500 for your wedding flowers.
Wedding florists are very flexible and will work within your budget, whether that’s suggesting cheaper alternatives to peonies or showing how you can make the most impact for the least money. You may also find at your French venue that they have some wild foliage that you can use for table decorations, so be creative and ask!
So start browsing the French wedding florists listed on French Wedding Suppliers to find the right one for you.