Hi! I’m deanna Burks

The founder and artist behind Deanna Burks Design - a full-service wedding planning, florals, and design studio based in Tennessee. My work is art: inspired by my love of nature and bringing people together effortlessly to enjoy special moments in time. My style is romantic, abundant and garden-esque. Every detail I design creates a one-of-a-kind experience you’ll remember for years to come.

5 Tips For Choosing A Florist That Gets Your Style & Your Budget

5 Tips For Choosing A Florist That Gets Your Style & Your Budget


If you use your heart and eyes to choose your wedding day florist over a price tag, you'll be far happier with the outcome.

1. Budget Matters

It can be difficult to compare apples to apples when it comes to one-of-a-kind floral designs. The right florist for you will be able to create a plan that fits your budget and one you will love. But you really need to know your budget and get comfortable communicating that to your vendors. This will quickly get the unknowns out of the way and give you the freedom and confidence to choose based on trust and how well you mesh. The worst route to take is choosing the lowest bidder or to get in some pricing war.  

If others are involved in paying for the wedding, talk with all of the people involved. Couples spend anywhere from 8-20% of their overall wedding budget on flowers. This, of course, depends on how many flowers are used a what varieties. If you love the look of garden roses but aren't in the position to pay for them, a good florist will show you a reasonable substitution that will create a look you'll be happy with a fits your budget. Be open and frank about your budget.  and how the breakdown looks. 

2. Style

Do you love the aesthetic of the florist? Search through their Instagram feed, blog, website portfolio and published work. Trust is the name of the game here. 

3. Working With the Florist

Ask if they have a minimum requirement? Some do and others don't but sharing your budget is important so you don't waste time. Some florist might decline to work with you if you don't meet their minimum. Ask for a recommendation for another florist and don't be offended. They are just trying to run a business and have to earn a living too. 

4. Research Their Reputation

Read reviews. What did clients say about how they were to work with and how they understood their vision. These statements show how trust was built. Ask around to friends. Look for quality over volume of work. Florists may only publish certain weddings on their websites that represent the work they most admire.  

5. Work With Someone You Like

Personality will matter too. Can you connect with them from your first impression? Trust your instincts. Working with someone you like will bring greater success to your event. 

Most florists truly love their work and will put their heart and soul into making your vision come true. Once you've narrowed your choice reach out to them. They should provide a final pricing proposal and most will provide a visual proposal at some point during the process. 

Enjoy the journey! 

Flower Varieties In Cover Image

Iceland Poppy, Ponpon Ranunculus, Hellebore, Silver Brunia, Clooney Ranunculus

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