Make an appointment with a consultant once you have a booked venue.
If possible, try to meet at the venue. This will make discussions easier around the flowers and décor needed for all areas, especially if the consultant never worked at the venue before.
Enquire about the full service that your consultant renders, to exclude confusion and be sure to express your needs for your day. If you are not creative, then enquire a bit of help with the design and lead your consultant.
Go prepared: start by naming the colour scheme in order of importance, the theme if you have one and then elaborate on the look and feel.
List the flowers you like. Obtain information on availability for the month you are getting married. Also obtain pricing from the expensive to the cheapest one. Have an alternative flower list available if your liked flowers are not available or out of budget.
List all items that the venue will supply and that you will use. List the items that you want your consultant to quote on, like a dance floor, furniture, lighting, draping or other decorative items to complete the look.
Let your consultant know if you are having a breakfast/lunch or dinner-dance wedding and provide timelines for the day.
Even though it’s a touchy subject, mention your budget to help you consultant quote accordingly.
Make notes at the meeting to compare afterwards.