Useful Info

Preparing for Your Consultation:

Items to Bring with You

A picture of your gown

A picture of your bridesmaid’s gowns

Color swatches

Pictures of flower arrangements you like

Ideas to describe your vision

Head counts (for everyone in bridal party, including reader, ushers, etc)

Table counts

Planning Your Budget

The average Columbus bride spends 10% of her overall budget on flowers. While this is just a guideline, you will need to take into consideration factors such as how many bridesmaids you have as well as the number of centerpieces you will need.

Avergage Bridal Bouquet: $200-350

Average Bridesmaid Bouquet: $75-125

Average Corsage: $20-40

Average Boutonniere: $10-25

Average Altar Arrangement: $150-250

Average Pew Decoration: $10-50

Average Short Centerpiece: $40-100

Average Tall Centerpiece: $100 plus

Tips for Hiring the Right Florist

Ask questions! How long have they been in business; have they won any awards; do they have any reviews from past clients; are they a one-person company or are there other staff members (in case he or she is sick the day of your wedding); are they home-based and is this a hobby or are they a store-front and dedicated 100% to your wedding?

Look for the “vibe.” Not every florist is for you. Go with your gut and choose the one you feel gets your vision best and you feel comfortable with. Price is only one factor; if the two of you do not connect there is room for error.

Do your homework. Read reviews on The Knot and Wedding Wire. Ask your friends, your co-workers, too.