(Closed) When to book florist for late fall wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: When should I book a florst for a wedding on Dec. 1?
    As soon as possible : (19 votes)
    66 %
    at least 3-4 months before the wedding : (9 votes)
    31 %
    2 months before the wedding should be sufficient time : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Personally, I wouldn’t wait that long. Good florists book up quickly. I booked mine 9 months before my wedding date (which might be a little too early for some people but I was getting a killer deal!).

    Post # 4
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    1237 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I like to get things done as soon as possible. I would say keep in mind florists can only do so many weddings on a day. We only met with 2 florists and made our decision pretty quickly, I think we booked back in early February for our October wedding. I will say though, the florist we chose usually doesn’t book weddings more than 4 months out unless they meet a certain minimum dollar wise. They let us book even though we don’t meet the minimum because they don’t have to deliver our ceremony flowers and our reception venue is only 2 miles from their shop

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Depends how picky you are. If you have huge expectations and want to dictate what every single flower will look like and hire the best florist in town, then the earlier is better, but if you’re like me and just want some nice arrangements, then you’re probably fine doing it in September.

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @violet25:  I could be wrong, but I think that it’s kind of an annual “seasonal” thing; in that the florist will know well in advance what kinds of flowers will be available. 

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We married in November and booked a florist in August.  Note, our first choice was already booked, then our second and third choice florists booked up while we were still shopping around(early August), so we got our fourth choice.  Given my experience, I would suggest you try to book someone(if you really like their work and prices) at least 4-5 months ahead.  Any reasonably good florist should know what types of flowers will be in season for that time of year and should probably be able to show you pictures. At least that’s what most did for us when we met with them since we met in summer for a November event. 

    Post # 9
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    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Don’t wait that long if you actually care about flowers.  We booked our florist 10 months in advance.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I booked ours in November for our Octber 6th wedding.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    We are date twins!!!! First one I’ve met! 12/1/12 <3 woo-hooooo! What all do you have done? What is still left on your to-do list. So curious!

    Post # 12
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    505 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would book asap.  We booked our about 9 month before the wedding, and we almost didnt get our first pick florist. ( I had to literally beg)  

     

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I booked my florist a month ago for my November wedding so, seven months in advance.

    I’m sure this depends on where you live, but living in the San Francisco area, two kinds of florists get booked fast: the super talented, high-end florists, and the affordable but highly rated florists.  I was going for the second of those types, so I had to book early.  

     

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We booked our florist seven months before our wedding is to take place. If you find a florist you like who is in your price range, I would recommend booking her/him ASAP. Otherwise if you lose out, you’ll be kicking yourself.

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