Wedding florists create beautiful arrangements to set the mood for your big day. A wedding florist will help determine your style and design bouquets, centerpieces, and more to decorate your venue. We recommend hiring a...Read more wedding florist in Greater New York City Metro about 10 months before your big day to ensure you have plenty of time to turn your dreams into reality.
Springtime in the city is when you see the return of the bountiful floral displays that spill out of not just florists’ shops but also delis and bodegas. It should come as no surprise, then, that floral displays at weddings in the concrete jungle can be as lush and beautiful as any flower field in France. There’s no shortage of wedding florists in NYC that can whip up beautiful bouquets, centerpieces, and more to decorate any type of ceremony or reception venue in NYC. Once you’re engaged, it’s generally a good idea to start looking at NYC wedding florists right away and to choose one about 10 months before your Big Day.
Flowers have been a part of wedding planning for centuries. Your wedding florist will be a key player at your reception and possibly your ceremony, too. While it’s absolutely possible to decorate a wedding venue without flowers, blossoms and greenery can go a long way toward making a wedding feel polished. Plus, unlike many other décor elements, flowers are extremely versatile. A floral arrangement can be modern, rustic, romantic, or whimsical. While smaller arrangements are generally seen on tables, larger floral arrangements can be placed on the floor or even stand in for arches, altars, and chandeliers.
There’s a price to pay for trucking fresh flowers into the city and it is shouldered by the couples who call New York City home. You can expect to pay nearly twice the national average for your wedding flowers, though it’s possible to economize by choosing less costly blooms like daisies, solidago, or simple roses — or to pay a whole lot more if you choose to decorate your venue with arrangements of stephanotis, gardenias, Casablanca lilies, and peonies. The choice is (mostly) yours.
What you decide to include in your floral arrangements will largely depend on your tastes and your wedding budget, though a great NYC wedding florist will also be upfront with you about the impact the seasons have on the availability of this or that flower.
You’ve done the research and found a handful of NYC wedding florists that have experience creating arrangements and bouquets that have the vibe you’re looking for. Your next step is to reach out to them to find out if they’re available on your wedding date. If they are, schedule some interviews. Those meetings will be your chance to ask about packages; how the cost of materials, setup, and breakdown factor into each of them; whether the blooms you love best will be in season; how delivery will work, and what sorts of flowers will harmonize nicely with your wedding colors. This is also your chance to ask referrals you can contact directly via the florists’ testimonial or Yelp page.
Need more inspiration? WeddingWire has pages of floral tips, bouquet tricks, and wedding flower photos to help you choose the most beautiful blooms for your special day.