Post # 1
When I was wedding planning, my hubby’s cousin told me about a florist she almost used, but decided against it because she felt it was weird she worked out of her home and doubted she could keep the flowers fresh. We actually ended up using that florist because her prices couldn’t be beat, plus she was super nice, full of ideas, and very professional.
So, do you think it’s weird if a florist (or another wedding vendor) works out of their home?
Post # 3
Not at all!
My DOC worked out of her home – it wouldn’t make sense for her to have an office when all she really needed was a computer and phone.
My friend is an amazing florist and she works out of her garage.
Post # 4
Oh, I don’t think it’s weird at all!
Particularly if they are saving money by doing so and passing that savings along to you (which it sounds like was the case with your florist).
Especially in this day and age when folks are afforded more great tools than ever to run a business from home, I think it’s no big deal. Just my 2 cents!
Post # 5
I don’t think it’s weird at all. The lady making our cake works out of her home (they took the garage and renovated it to her studio/bakery). I thought it was cool she worked from home!
Post # 6
I think its more and more common to work from home esp if you own your own business and don’t need a conventional office. I can see how someone would have concerns about a florist being able to house flowers but if she has recommendations from others who have used her services then she’s obviously a worthwhile vendor.
Post # 7
Nope! If it means they can do their best by working at home, I’m fine with that. My friend used a florist who worked out of her home, and it was gorgeous! I kept her name in mind for my wedding but couldn’t book her because her lack of communication (that’s a big vendor no-no for me). I hear she does that every now and then when she’s busy. Maybe she doesn’t realize that it’s actually harmful to her reputation?
Post # 8
Nope. One of my friends does that and she also is a designer part time for a large event group here in atlanta. She freelances and can give amazing deals and she orders the flowers herself. Cheaper b/c no overhead and she is amazingly creative. If I get married here, she will do mine!
Post # 9
Not at all! Our photographer isn’t associated with a studio and our "potential" band does music aside from their day jobs. Most of the best bakers in the area are out of home as well. Undecided about florists but working from home wouldn’t be a deterring factor for me though.
For brides in a similar situation, I would suggest asking vendors specifically how they handle these things… like asking the florist how he/she keeps the flowers fresh. Just because they are at home doesn’t mean they don’t have the proper "equipment"
Post # 10
I agree, not at all. I have a friend who used to do bridal accessories (think garter belt, jewelry etc) out of her home and she did beautiful work.
A dear friend of mine is an amazing gardener, and she grew all of the flowers (and hosted the reception in her garden) for her son’s wedding. It was beautiful and I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to have her be my florist.
Post # 11
My florist works out of her home! That is one of the reasons I picked her. I loved how she decorated her house so I was confident that our personal aesthetics clicked!
Post # 12
Not at all. My photographer’s office/studio is in her backyard, and my florist works from home too. In fact, working from home appealed to me – hello, cheaper rates because they have less overheads! I’m not sure why she thinks they couldn’t keep flowers fresh in a home – wouldn’t you just need the same equipment as you would have in a florist? (I don’t know what that is, guessing a fridge!) Our baker’s showroom and kitchen is in her home too. Now I think about it, apart from the venue I’m not sure we have a vendor who *doesn’t* work from home!