Choosing a floral arranger for your wedding's flowers is something that you'll find is completely dependent upon your personal tastes. Generally the biggest limitation is self imposed and not always entirely subjective... Your budget. You have to decide what you want to set aside for this important aspect of your nuptials, and it's always a balance between all of the other elements you'll be planning to include in your wedding plans.
There's a couple different approaches you can take when choosing which florist is the right one for you. One deciding factor will depend largely on the chosen colors for your wedding party. Another potential factor will depend on whether you'd like to place a priority purely on the appearance, or whether you'd like a more fragrant arrangement to add an element of elegant and airy natural aromas to your wedding's environment. Whichever balance you choose to go with, Raleigh North Carolina has a wonderful selection of both up and coming and established, experienced florists for you to choose from. The choices here like anywhere, also have a varying degree of costs involved from the upper shelf all the way to the downright affordable.
Obviously, within your budgetary constraints, you don't always want to gravitate towards the most expensive every time. Oftentimes you'll find that a high level of quality and creativity can be found amongst the more affordable florists in Raleigh. In the end, it will depend on your tastes and how well your tastes are suited by your potential vendor choices. You may find that a newcomer to the scene has just the style and matches your tastes to perfection. In that case, your choice is quite easy. However, if you're finding that the most expensive of choices is to your tastes, your priorities will depend on how much you're willing to allot to this element of your wedding. It's all a matter of personal choices at this stage of the game.
As with anything these days, a lot of styles are very much what we'd call “trend derivative”. Meaning that you may find a lot of commonality within the themes presented to you as you're shopping around. If this suits your style, then the obvious choice is to run with this trend. As something that is “in vogue”, you may find this affects price and availability depending on the supply in the area at the time. If the trend is exceedingly popular, you might find that this is greatly increasing demand for the flower choices involved. High demand almost always means that the costs are higher. In this case, you might wish to look to something more time tested and traditional. However, sometimes trends can dictate less demand because suppliers may overcompensate for it. This could very well work in your favor. The only way to find out, is to ask! Another way to save money is to work for having flowers in your arrangement that are in season. If they're out of season, the cost is going to increase quite a bit because the availability just isn't going to be there.
With your florist, and all of your wedding vendors... You want first and foremost to have a good comfort level with them. They must be someone you can trust, and work well with. If you're not getting good feedback and the personality is not quite working out for you, perhaps another vendor will provide that comfort level you need in order to build that trust. There's enough stress in planning a wedding. You want to be sure that all of your vendors add a comfort level to your big day. There's nothing worse than needless stress. Especially on a day that is supposed to be purely about happiness!