Wedding Vendor Guest Post: Charissa’s Floral Design

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How is everyone doing?  Everything seems a little surreal right now.  I never imagined this is what 2020 would hold.  Ryan and I are both working from home, and are making it work.  I’ve found myself getting stir crazy and just walking around our yard looking for things to do.  Our dog Summer has a sprained ankle, so our family walks are on hold for now.  The highlight of my days are sitting on the front porch with Ryan in our rocking chairs, and watching a new movie every night.  Just know that if you are feeling lonely, and stressed out right now- you are not alone even though it really feels that way.

Now, onto today’s blog post!

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Today is a special type of blog post!  I’ve decided to collaborate with some of my favorite vendors in hopes of providing some great resources and knowledge to couples beyond photography!

I asked Charissa about her business, and this is what she had so say!  She also provided some excellent information for brides!  Her work is simply beautiful.  You all know how important I believe florals are on your wedding day!  Enjoy the blog post below, and I look forward to sharing more guest features soon!!

I highly recommend giving her a look on Instagram!

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Tell us about your business, where you are located, and how to contact you.

Charissa’s Floral Design specializes in providing beautiful and unique wedding flower arrangements and decorating services, designed to meet a wide range of budgets. 

I established Charissa’s Floral Design in 2014 with the encouragement of a fellow nurse, after 15 years of experience working with flowers. In December of 2019,  my team and I opened up a brick and mortar space on Watterson Trail in Louisville, Kentucky. This has provided us with the perfect gathering place for consultations, bachelorette crafting parties, and other special events. 

I absolutely love working with brides and their families. My favorite part of wedding floral design is seeing the bride’s ideas and personality come alive in her vision for her wedding day. The smile of an excited bride is radiating! 

Those interested in learning more about me can visit my website at https://www.charissasfloraldesign.com/. I’m also available for  free consultations by phone at 502-523-6811 or email at info@charissasfloraldesign.com. For the latest updates, follow along with us on Instagram & Facebook at @charissasfloraldesign. 

 

What do you wish brides knew when searching for a vendor like you?

 

  • When it comes to your budget, consider the season before pinning down a design aesthetic.   Often times in-season flowers will fall within your budget easier than those out of season. If you’re not sure what kinds of flowers are in season, don’t be afraid to ask! The right florist will work with you and help guide you in choosing the best flower arrangements for your money.

 

  • It also helps to visualize your day when determining the full scope of your floral budget.  Think about the size of the arrangements, how many you will need to suit your venue, ceremony and wedding party, as well as the color and textures you’re going for. Make a list of priorities. What’s most important to you? Is it your bouquet, your wedding party’s, the centerpieces, a lush arbor? All of these elements will help give you an accurate spending estimate. 

 

  • Don’t be afraid to ask for examples of a florist’s work! Seeing a portfolio or samples of arrangements at various price points can go a long way in determining the quality of service available to you within your budget. It also makes for great inspiration!

 

  • Look at the reviews and schedule an in person meeting with your florist before booking them.   At the end of the day, your relationship with your wedding vendors is so important. It can make or break the level of confidence you feel on the day of. Make sure you’re working with someone who is dependable, calm under pressure, and who understands your design preferences.

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What services do you offer?

At Charissa’s Floral Design, we offer flower arrangements and decor for your ceremony and reception. We can do everything from your bouquet, your bridesmaid’s bouquets, boutonnieres for the groomsman, corsages and flower crowns as well as all the little extras for the flower girl and detail shots, to floral cake decor, ceremony arches, centerpieces for the tables, and thank you gifts (think baby succulents!). We also offer day of coordination and have decor pieces available for rent. 

If I had one last piece of advice for brides-to-be, it would be to take advantage of all the services your vendors are willing to offer you (if you can). Soaking up the extra help will allow you to better enjoy the days leading up to, as well as the day of. That means not doing everything yourself!

Your wedding day should be about celebrating love. Your love. Set yourself up for success by surrounding yourself with a team of vendors who support you, and are willing to work so that you can enjoy the day worry free. 

Charrissa, thank you so much for sharing such valuable information!  Can you guys let me know what other types of vendors are you interested in hearing from?  I’d love to know!louisville ky florist

 

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