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Choose Vendors That Care About Your Wedding

Planning a wedding takes a lot of energy and commitment and it can be emotionally draining. The whole process of planning your own wedding can go a lot smoother if you simply work with the right wedding vendors in each respective category. Regardless if it’s wedding photographers or florists, or the venue, you want to take a reasonable amount of time and find the right companies to help you execute on your vision for your wedding day. One of the major aspects of your wedding day is going to be the overall image of your flowers and décor. With so many options to choose from, sometimes it can get overwhelming to narrow down an idea of what you want your wedding flowers to look like and of course, finding the right company to create your wedding flowers.



How To Assess Their Portfolio

By far, the best way to find a Toronto wedding flower company is to Google it. The companies that pop up on the first page of Google are going to be some of your best options, simply because being on the first page is very difficult and requires a lot of financial investment to get to the first page of Google. However, just because they are on the first page of Google, it does not mean they are a good fit for you. Any company on the first page of Google can provide wedding flowers, you want to go above and beyond and find a wedding florist with the right personality traits.  Having a good wedding florist will bring down your stress levels and help you achieve the vision you had for your wedding day.



How to Save Money on Your Wedding Flowers

If you are on a tight budget when it comes to wedding flowers, you can save a lot of money by simply renting your wedding flowers. Rental wedding flowers are extremely realistic and your guests will hardly tell the difference between the real flowers and the faux flowers. Our Faux flowers are designed to look hyper-realistic and they look absolutely stunning in photos. Rental wedding flowers gives you the ability to afford a much larger sized wedding centrepiece, this gives your wedding décor a grander look and feels while paying a fraction of the cost of real fresh flowers. Another option is to incorporate hybrid wedding centrepieces and floral arrangements into your wedding. For example, the centrepieces that we make for your venue, we can use real hydrangea flowers and instead of using fresh roses, peonies and other premium flowers, we can use the hyper-realistic faux versions of those flowers, so you end up having the best of both worlds, Your photos will look stunning and your guests won’t even be able to tell the difference between the real flowers and the faux flowers in your centrepieces.



The Right Wedding Florist with The Right Connections

One of the best things you can do for your wedding is to work with an experienced wedding florist in Toronto who has great connections with flower growers, and major international décor suppliers. This gives you unlimited flexibility when it comes to sourcing great products for your wedding day. Having an experienced wedding florist also means that you are working with someone who has more buying power, since your wedding florist does a high volume of orders, they would be able to source flowers at a slightly lower cost, meaning that you save more money by working with them on your project.


When Should You Book Your Wedding Flowers

Wedding flowers and décor is going to be a major part of your wedding day. Ideally you want to book your proffered wedding flower company as soon as you can. Once you secure the date with a deposit, you can start planning your wedding in peace, knowing that your favourite wedding florist is going to be a part of your wedding day. On top of that, your wedding flower company needs ample time to pre-order flowers from international growers ahead of time and source the right wedding decorations. By planning things ahead of time, you can ensure that your wedding will turn out exactly the way you want it, rather than making last-minute sacrifices.


Should You Hire A Wedding Planner For Your Wedding

This really depends on your wedding budget and your own time availability. If you are a busy working professional who doesn’t have a lot of free time, then you might be better off hiring a wedding planner to handle everything for you. This option can help ease the pressure and let you focus on your work, while you have minimum involvement in the wedding planning process, which can take anywhere from 3 months to 1 year, depending on how involved you want your wedding planner to be. If you decide to plan your own wedding, we can definitely recommend you a list of our favourite wedding vendors, including wedding planners. However just to be on the safe side, anytime you Google search wedding vendors, try to go for vendors with the highest Google reviews, usually, the ones with the highest reviews, tend to care more about their business and their brand image. So, they are less likely to want to disappoint you on your wedding day. When it comes to choosing between planning your own wedding vs hiring a wedding planner, there is no right answer, its only a matter of preference, you simply have to decide if you want to spend your own money or your own time.


Choosing the Right Wedding Venue

When you start planning your wedding, one of the first things you should do is find a venue that has your date available, once you have this figured out, you can start reaching out to vendors asking them if they are available for your specific date. There is no point in meeting with vendors if you haven’t picked a date and location. The next best thing you can do is to choose a ceremony location as close to the venue as possible. If you can, choose a venue that has a ceremony location on the spot. Most new banquet halls and hotels can accommodate a ceremony location onsite. You don’t want to plan your wedding in the middle of downtown Toronto and have your wedding ceremony location be in Burlington or any location that’s 40km away from your venue. If you do this, you will end up spending more money on logistical fees for your wedding vendors. On top of that, since you are losing a lot of time in transportation, you end up with less time to enjoy your wedding. You will spend close to a year planning your wedding, the last thing you want to do is spend 2 hours in traffic. However, if the ceremony location has sentimental value to you, then, by all means, go for it. But if it doesn’t matter to you, then choose a ceremony location as close to your wedding venue as possible.


Why Wedding Flowers Cost So Much

When couples start shopping for wedding flowers in Toronto, they are usually surprised by how expensive flowers can be. The reason for this is that most flowers come from South America and Europe. Since our currency is weaker than the USD and Euro, we have less buying power than people in those parts of the world. One of the best ways you can save money is by having a lower guest count, if you only have 10-20 tables to decorate with wedding centrepieces, it will cost you a lot less than having a 500-1000-person guest list. By simply making a few adjustments, you can still achieve a very luxurious wedding look. Most wedding flower and décor packages can range from $2000-$5000, really depending on how luxurious you want your wedding flowers to look and of course the quantity of work involved.



Home Based Wedding Florists VS Retail Based Wedding Florists

When you start shopping around for wedding flowers in Toronto, you will come across some wedding florists that work from home, while some have large retail locations. You are probably wondering to yourself on whom you should trust with your hard-earned money. Both options are good, however, there are slight advantages to each side. Going for a wedding florist that works from a home office means that they have fewer operating expenses. That means they can provide you with more flowers for the same money since they don’t have to worry about spending 4k-5k per month in rent for their workshop. On top of that, you never have to worry about your wedding florist “going out of business” because they can’t actually close their business if they operate from home. While having a retail-based wedding florist, if they are not booking enough weddings, there is a chance that they may disappear on your wedding day. This happens very rarely in the industry, a few years ago a local wedding dress store went out of business and brides were not able to get their dresses or their money back. Although 99% of wedding vendors want to keep their customers happy, there will always be a few bad apples in the industry. Choosing a retail-based or home-based wedding florist really comes down to your preference and whom you trust more with your money. Take some time to look at each website, their portfolio and their reviews and see whom you feel more comfortable with.



Do You Need Wedding Insurance

Planning a wedding is a fairly large project that involves a lot of moving pieces, you might want to take a few steps into protecting your investment should things go wrong on the day of. Very rarely things go south on a wedding day, especially if you took the time to hire the top-rated wedding vendors in your city. However, there are a few things that you can do to give you more peace of mind. Talk to your local wedding insurance provider and see if you can have some sort of coverage for your wedding day. This will protect you if someone gets injured on your wedding day, or if your vendors equipment gets stolen (although they will have their own insurance) also if your venue shuts down last minute or your vendors don’t show up, you can make some sort of insurance claim to recover some of your damages. We have never used wedding insurance, we just know that the service exists, definitely take the time to research the details on how wedding insurance can protect you on the day of your wedding so you can judge if this is a good investment for you or not.

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