(Closed) Florist dilemma…could use some advice, please!

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: To continue shopping for florists or not...
    Go with the one you've already met and love. : (12 votes)
    71 %
    Meet with the second florist on Saturday. : (4 votes)
    24 %
    Meet with more florists and look for the best price. : (1 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I went with the first florist I met with as well and everything turned out amazing. I had a couple of friends get married right before me so I knew what I should be looking at for prices and when I loved out florist and felt her quote was great we went right ahead.

    Post # 4
    Member
    7976 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    It doesn’t hurt to meet with someone else, even if you don’t end up going with them. If nothing else, maybe it’ll confirm for you that you got the right florist the first time!

    I say give the second one a fair chance, but don’t let price be your only deciding factor. 🙂

    Post # 5
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    3576 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    If it would make you feel better to know that you’ve met with another florist, then meet with them.  It’s always good, as far as I’m concerned to get a 2nd opinion/price.  Even if you still end of going with the original florist (which I think you will).

     

    Post # 6
    Member
    4510 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    If you love her, you love her! Save yourself the hassle of meeting with multiple people, and just book her. You’d know it if she wasn’t right for you.

    Not only did we book the first florist we met with, we also booked the first venue we saw and the first baker we met. I know, I know–but sometimes you just know what you want and are lucky enough to stumble into it right away. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    This isn’t all about price; that feeling of trust that you’re getting is incredibly important. If you feel like you’ll get exactly what you want with the florist you’ve met and you trust her and know that she can work within a budget, go with her.

    That’s exactly how I’ve been choosing my vendors. I’m trying to balance price with that good-feeling and trustworthiness vibe so that I know I’ll feel confident leaving things in the hands of these people on the day. I’m not good at giving up control, so feeling comfortable with my vendors is a major thing for me.

    Post # 8
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    499 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    The chances of you changing your mind here seem very slim. If I were you, I’d go with the florist as long as her prices aren’t outrageous, and not even bother meeting with the second one. I can tell you right now, you won’t like the second one and even if her prices are lower you will regret hiring someone other than the first one.

    If it makes you feel better, our officiant, our photographer, and our DOC were the only ones of each that we met with. I scoured websites, read reviews, compared prices over the internet, the whole nine yards. But we only had one meeting and that was with the vendors we actually hired. I don’t know if I’m a bad shopper or just very decisive. I’m going to go with the latter as it’s more flattering though.

    Post # 9
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    173 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If you love her and she’s within your budget then I say go for it!  I loved the first florist I met with and I really want to use her but she was way over our budget like 3X over our budget even though I was very clear about what the budget was.  We negotiated and dropped the cost but she is still about 1K over our budget.  I have no choice but to go and see other florists mostly to see if she is over priced or if its our design thats overpriced.  Good luck!

    Post # 10
    Member
    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’ve met with a second just to reinforce my gut feeling! I don’t want to be 6…9…10 months in and worried that I made the wrong choice. If you need reinforcement, go to another meeting. If not, I say sign the contract!

    Post # 12
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    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I am the same way. The only area I shopped around in was the bakery, with good reason. First dress I tried on, I bought. First hall we went to, we booked. First florist, we booked. I think that your gut always leads you in the right direction. If you are like me, I would just book with the first florist! 

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