Post # 1
I’m planning my wedding in northern California while living in Los Angeles, meaning I can’t really meet with vendors in person (other than the week I’m up there around Christmas). I’m wondering how people with long-distance or destination weddings were able to work with florists. Did you email inspiration pics? I feel like something that visual is hard to do over the phone. Suggestions? Thanks!!
Post # 3
@loving_life: yes, i emailed inspiration pics for both bouquets and centrepieces. and then asked for info about flowers being in season/available and prices
it turned out my centrepieces had uberexpensive flowers so she said she’d help me make some subsitutions to get the look wihtout the very high cost!
it helps if you have a very communicative florist and also to know that inspiration pics sometimes cant be copied exactly
Post # 4
Me too – we corresponded via email and also by phone to talk about my wedding, budget, floral needs, etc. I sent pictures via email (straight off my Pinterest boards, ha ha!) She gave me several options to choose from. I agree to not get too attached to your inspiration pics, and to let your florist know if there is anything you don’t like as well as what you like – that way if she has to substitute flowers she’ll know what to avoid.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada
I’m emailing pics and descriptions of my vision and am in the process or arranging a Skype call as well to chat a bit details about details. I live in the UK and my florist is in Canada so I won’t meet her before the week of my wedding but I feel confident everything will be as good as if we’d met in person. just be clear about what you want and send lots of good pics.
Post # 6
I emailed inspiration pictures and hoped for the best. Our florist did an amazing job, better than what I ever could have imagined just from a few phone calls and a handful of emails.