Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
A. I am taking ongoing floral design courses through several local shops and community colleges. I also have a blog that I established to stay on top of and share my knowledge about trends in wedding floral design.
Q. What types of customers have you worked with?
A. I'm a part time freelance florist so I most commonly book smaller weddings. My typical bride is passionate about flowers, up to speed on all the latest wedding trends, but isn't placing a huge floral order. She may only be ordering bouquets, and planning to DIY her centerpieces (something I'm happy to advise about).
Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A. Look for a wedding florist who communicates how you like to communicate - if you like to share inspiration photos and correspond via email, you should look for someone who is quickly responsive to email. Planning a wedding is really hard work, and you don't need it made more cumbersome by having to track down hard to reach vendors.
Also look for someone who offers a good balance of listening to what you want, but filling in the gaps with their expertise and guidance. A great florist will take your ideas and inspirations as a starting point and improve on them, making them more custom tailored to your tastes, your wedding specifics, and your budget.