Post # 1
I’m in the midst of deciding between two florists and was wondering is it rude to meet with both florists separately to see their arrangements for my wedding and then choose one after seeing their work? I only ask because I would feel bad that they spent time and energy on making arrangements and then I decided I didn’t want to go with them. What is the accepted thing to do? Love to hear your experiences and thoughts!
Post # 3
I wouldn’t lead anyone on by saying “make me a trial centerpiece and bridal bouquet using ___ , ____ and ___” but I would def. meet with two or three and ask to see pictures on their work or see the arrangements that they may have on hand at their shops. They don’t have to spend the time and money to make you something you aren’t going to use, but you still need to see what they can do.
I like this article from offbeat bride: “How to not get screwed by your florist” http://offbeatbride.com/2009/03/wedding-flowers
Post # 4
I think that most florists do the trials. It’s part of the business cost. If you feel bad, just offer to pay for the trial bouquet. It shouldn’t be a problem. They know clients are shopping around.
Post # 5
Thanks ladies! you’ve been helpful! 🙂
Post # 6
I am not familiar with florists offering trials before a deposit is given, but if they do it for you without, go for it.