Charge for Centerpiece/Bouquet Review?

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
Member
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I charge for samples because it costs me money and time to buy the materials and put everything together, especially if I’m going to be using many different kinds of flowers and greens. Being an independent designer without a shop, I don’t have a stock of inventory to be able to pull from. Not all floral designers do charge for samples. However, I work with my clients on an ongoing basis to make sure what I’m putting together for events is what they want, and I even offer clients the option of accompanying me to the flower market to buy their flowers the week of their wedding so they have some creative control over colors and flower types. Your florist may want to make sure that s/he is putting together exactly what you want. That said, s/he definitely should have mentioned that it was an additional fee back when you paid the deposit and signed the contract. And your florist can’t force you to pay for samples (meaning, unless it’s in your contract, you can opt out of samples or a review and trust the designer).

Post # 5
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9533 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I guess it depends on how picky you are about flowers. I’d probably just forgo the samples and trust the florist. But I’m not that picky.

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