Did your florist take forever to respond with a quote?

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@amyeb25:  I feel for you! I reached out to 8-10 florists and only about half ever even responded to me! Of those, I’ve been emailing 3 of them, and I have to agree that their response time is not great. I assume it must be because they are in their shops and not checking email as often, but whatever the reason, it seems to be a common trait for florists. I’m going to meet 2 of them in person which will hopefully make communication a lot easier!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Quite the opposite. My mom called her and told her we just wanted to come in and chat about options (not a formal consult). We ended up doing the whole consult right there, she wrote everything down that we talked about, grabbed a calculator and said “here’s your quote.”

Post # 5
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687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Mine took quite a bit – and then about a week to send out the proposal after the quote. Have you mentioned to her that you’re in a bit of a hurry? We aren’t, so I don’t really mind not having immediate replies, however I can see how that could be frustrating if the wedding were close!

Post # 6
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1662 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

I meet with three, they all responded to my inquiry almost immediately.  I meet with them each, 1 per week over 3 weeks.  The first (and the one I went with) had a quote to me w/in 2 days after meeting, the 2nd took a little less then 1 week.  The last company did a phone interview, then I meet with them a week later and was given my quote.  I waited 3 weeks to book with my florist and they held the date for me during that time.

I worked with the first company to bring some costs down as I was quoted 2K over what I wanted to spend, and communication on that was back and forth quickly.  I knew they were the right company based on how easily it was to communicate with them and received quick responses.

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