Floral designers are responsible for creating and selling arrangements of fresh or artificial flowers. They may own their own floral business or work in floral shops and grocery stores where they help customers select floral arrangements and design customized arrangements for special occasions.
In terms of your wedding theme, flowers can be utilized to give your wedding colors more abundance or can enhance your theme to be more real. Country weddings can use flowers to set the mood that guests are walking through a country garden. Boho weddings can use flowers to make their space feel more natural and organic…even Big City weddings can benefit to make their wedding more romantic or soft. The options are endless!
In this blog, we discuss commonly asked interview questions from a renowned florist Emily from Sisters Floral Design Studio.
Let’s get started!
• What common mistakes do you see couples making?
Although it’s easy to do, sometimes we see couples getting too caught up in the small details too far in advance. Especially when it comes to design, initial ideas of what the wedding will be often changed and evolve along the way. For instance, spending too much time on the men’s tie color or napkin colors a year from the wedding may be better spent on larger overarching plans. Likewise, in flower design, getting too caught up in exact flower shades and types at the initial meeting may not be worth the stress. However, making sure your vendors understand your overall feel and look is the most important early on. Experienced vendors know how to be flexible and accommodate changes.
• What’s the best tip you have for a couple planning a wedding?
Set a budget! It’s so important to have this conversation with the decision makers early on so that everyone is on the same page. This helps you communicate to your vendors much more easily and prevents you from falling in love with a venue or other vendor that you really can’t afford.
• What don’t couples know about your business that they need to know?
Sisters Floral Design Studio has a team of designers that dedicate time to get to know you before you ever meet with us. We study your answers to our design form and compare them with your inspiration pictures to try and formulate the best floral suggestions for you. We take time to anticipate your questions based on your venue and style. All of the information we have is used to produce a unique design to present to you when we meet. We strive to make the floral design process as seamless as possible from start to finish.
• What questions should couples be asking that they don’t know to ask?
Specifically in the flower category, know what services your florist provides. Are they full service? Will they be pinning on your flowers and setting them up or will it be a drop off? Are they hiring a set-up team or will one of their designers be there as well? At Sisters, we make sure that a designer is on site for proper execution of the design as it was discussed at the meetings. We also provide pin-on service at the ceremony.
• What is your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding?
Hiring good, reputable vendors is key. It can be the difference between a smooth, enjoyable wedding planning process and one that causes unneeded stress.
• What’s the most unusual wedding you’ve ever done?
We prefer to call them unique! :) We love a themed wedding! We have been lucky enough to be a part of a couple of Star Wars themed weddings- one with full costumes and one with “hints” of the movie throughout.
• What was the most memorable wedding you ever worked, and why?
In the 20 years we have been doing business, there have been so many! Any time we connect with a couple and their families is a memorable wedding. We have had several clients whose siblings have come to us for their flowers. We love when we get to see the family again and check in with our past married couples. Any time we can make our clients’ day more special through flowers and our designs is memorable.
About Sisters Floral Design Studio:
On November 1, 2001, Sisters Flowers started as a small retail flower shop in downtown Kirkwood and quickly flourished into a wedding and special event florist, known today as Sisters Floral Design Studio. Today, they create uniquely designed floral arrangements for your midwest wedding, corporate, nonprofit, or special event.
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Special thanks to Emily for taking time for this interview. We, Abell DJ Company, really appreciate it.