Michelle Rago is the owner of New York based event design firm, Michelle Rago, LTD. Crowned the "Wedding Design Dynamo" by *Modern Bride *magazine in 2004, Michelle has created lavish weddings for brides all over the world. We asked Michelle for her expert tips on how a bride can bring her wedding vision to life. Here's what she had to say:—Anne Chertoff
What should a bride look for in a wedding florist or event designer?
I think it's important to be familiar with the work of the florist or event designer you are considering. Have you seen their work at another event or do they come highly recommended from a friend or other reliable source? Check out their Web site for photos of weddings they have done, and ask to see their portfolio when you meet. And most importantly determine whether you think the chemistry is right. You will be working very closely with your florist/event designer over the months ahead so choose someone you trust and enjoy working with...