If there is one flower that has gotten a bad reputation over the past few years, it would be the carnation. Seen as a cheap and unspecial bloom, the carnation has been largely excluded from the wedding design scene for a while. However, carnations might just make a comeback. Whenever I go to my flower wholesaler, I always seem to see a new variety of carnation I’ve never seen before. As an admitted floral snob, I am surprised to say I find myself admiring the stems.
Many venues have a preferred vendors list they have put together to help couples narrow down what vendors to use for their wedding day. Ask for it, but also find out if the vendors have to pay for their spot on the list. Many venues require a percentage from their preferred vendors, and as the consumer you should know why a business is on the list. Preferred vendor lists that are merit based are generally better, and you will not have to worry that part of what you are paying for is a kick-back to your venue.
When it comes to choosing your wedding vendors, it can be an overwhelming experience. Especially for brides in the New York and New Jersey area, where the amount of different vendors can seem endless.
To help, I’ve put together the best way to get a strong start on your wedding planning, which will lead to the most reliable vendors, and leave you feeling less stressed.