I am getting married in June 2014. I know who I am using as my florist--we had an initial consultation and are on the same page for design and budget. We haven't negotiated a formal contract yet, but he has my date in his calendar. At how many months out do you think I need to get the contract nailed down? Also, he said he would do mock up centerpieces for me so I could approve them--would this be something to see before signing the formal contract and putting down the deposit, or is this something that gets done closer to the wedding?
Thanks for any input.