How can I work with a floral designer who is thousands of miles away and still get the look I want?
THE EXPERT Michelle Lewis relies on her five years of experience as the owner and lead floral designer for Bluegrass Chic Weddings based in Orlando, Florida.
First things first: Have an idea of what you want before calling or emailing your florist. Start a Pinterest board or go old-school and start clipping magazine pics to scan and email to your designer. Your fl orist will use these as inspiration, but they will personalize the designs by adjusting the fl owers or colors to meet the needs of your wedding or chosen locale.
Also, they can recommend substitutions that are in season and within your budget to give you a similar look and feel to your original picks.
If a face-to-face meeting will put your mind at ease, most florists will of er to Skype, Tango or FaceTime. In the past, my team and I have met virtually with clients to have an initial consultation or show them a sample of the centerpiece. It’s really helpful (for us and them!) to get an immediate reaction and see if we’re on the right track or if adjustments need to be made.