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Choosing Your Wedding Florist: A Guide to Finding the Perfect Floral Designer

Laurenne Hopkins of Happy Roots Farm in Worksop, shares her guide to Finding the Perfect Floral Designer.

When it comes to planning your dream wedding, one of the most important elements to consider is your choice of florist. Flowers have the power to transform any wedding into a magical and memorable event and look stunning in your photos for years to come! As a flower farmer and seasonal British florist, I understand the significance of selecting the right floral designer to bring your wedding vision to life. In this article, I will give you some hints and tips on choosing your wedding florist.

  1. Define Your Style:
  • Start by determining your wedding style and colour palette. Are you going for a rustic, bohemian, modern, or classic look? Knowing your style will help you find a florist who specialises in creating arrangements that align with your vision.
  1. Research Local Flower Farmers & florists:
  • Flowers from the Farm is a fantastic resource for finding local flower farmers and seasonal florists across the UK. Visit the website ( and use their directory to locate flower growers in your area.
  1. Check Portfolios and Reviews:
  • Once you’ve found potential florists, explore their portfolios and read reviews from previous clients. This will give you insights into their design style, creativity, and the quality of their work. Don’t leave it too long if you have a certain florist in mind – popular suppliers book up quickly!
  1. Schedule Consultations:
  • Reach out to your shortlisted florists to schedule consultations. Meeting them in person or virtually allows you to discuss your ideas, budget, and expectations. It’s essential to have good communication with your florist.
  1. Discuss Seasonal Availability:
  • Being a flower farmer myself, I highly recommend choosing seasonal blooms for your wedding. Talk to your florist about what flowers will be in season on your wedding date. Local and seasonal flowers not only support UK growers but also offer freshness and uniqueness to your arrangements.
  1. Budget Considerations:
  • Wedding flowers can vary greatly in price. Be transparent about your budget, and ask for a detailed proposal from each florist. This will help you make an informed decision based on your financial constraints.
  1. Evaluate Creativity and Flexibility:
  • Assess the florist’s creativity and flexibility in adapting to your ideas. A talented florist should be able to suggest alternatives, ideas for making the most of your florals and work within your preferences.
  1. Ask About Delivery and Setup:
  • Inquire about the logistics of flower delivery and setup on your wedding day. A professional florist should handle these details seamlessly.
  1. Contract and Booking:
  • Once you’ve found the perfect match, sign a contract and secure your booking as soon as possible to ensure availability.
  1. Support Local Growers:
  • Choosing a florist who grows themselves, or sources flowers from local UK growers, like those on Flowers from the Farm, not only supports small businesses but also promotes sustainable and eco-friendly practices. It’s a wonderful way to contribute to the local community.

In conclusion, your wedding florist plays a crucial role in shaping the ambiance and beauty of your big day. By following these steps and utilising the Flowers from the Farm directory, you can find a talented florist who will not only bring your floral dreams to life but also support the thriving community of British flower farmers.

Happy wedding planning!

Laurenne Hopkins holding a stunning bouquet made up of autumanal colours