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  • Writer's pictureAnnette Kwak

Blooms in the Windy City: A Guide to Finding & Hiring the Perfect Wedding Florist in Chicago

Dear Couples,

Congratulations on your journey towards marital bliss! As you embark on the adventure of planning your dream wedding in the vibrant city of Chicago, one crucial decision awaits: finding the perfect wedding florist to bring your floral fantasies to life. Allow us to be your guiding compass in navigating the bustling floral landscape of the Windy City.

1. Define Your Vision:

Before setting out on your quest for the ideal florist, take some time to envision the atmosphere and aesthetic you desire for your special day. Are you drawn to lush, romantic blooms or modern, minimalist arrangements? Clarifying your vision will not only guide your search but also ensure that you and your florist are on the same page from the start.

2. Do Your Research:

Chicago is home to a myriad of talented florists, each with their own unique style and approach. Take advantage of online resources such as wedding directories, social media platforms, and bridal forums to explore different florists' portfolios and reviews. Pay attention to their design aesthetic, versatility, and previous clients' experiences to narrow down your options.

3. Schedule Consultations:

Once you've compiled a list of potential florists, reach out to schedule consultations. Meeting with florists in person or virtually allows you to gauge their creativity, professionalism, and compatibility with your vision. Be prepared to discuss your budget, color palette, venue, and any specific floral preferences or restrictions you may have.

4. Ask the Right Questions:

During your consultations, don't hesitate to ask questions to gain insight into each florist's expertise and approach. Inquire about their experience with weddings similar to yours, their availability on your wedding date, and their process for conceptualizing and executing floral designs. Additionally, request to see samples of their work and inquire about pricing and payment policies.

5. Trust Your Instincts:

While it's essential to consider factors such as experience and pricing, ultimately, your decision should be based on your gut feeling. Choose a florist who not only understands your vision but also shares your excitement and enthusiasm for bringing it to fruition. Trust in your instincts and select a florist who feels like the perfect fit for you and your partner.

6. Seal the Deal:

Once you've found "the one," it's time to seal the deal! Review the florist's contract carefully, ensuring that all details, including floral arrangements, delivery, setup, and payment terms, are clearly outlined and agreed upon. Be sure to secure your date by providing a deposit, and maintain open communication with your florist throughout the planning process.

7. Enjoy the Journey:

With the right wedding florist by your side, you can rest assured that your floral vision will bloom into reality on your special day. Embrace the journey of planning your wedding, knowing that every petal and bloom has been carefully curated to reflect your love story and create memories that will last a lifetime.

May your wedding day be filled with love, laughter, and an abundance of beautiful blooms!

Warmest Wishes,

Annette Kwak

EK Floral

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