Post # 1
So one of my girlfriends worked at a flower shop for several years. I sent her an email of some photos that I liked to ask her what was a reasonable price to pay for the.
She has offered to do my flowers but I feel like I told her I didn’t want her to work at my wedding. She insisted but aren’t you not supposed to mix friends and business anyway??
What do you think? Should I take her up on the offer considering she would be less expensive than a florist?
Post # 3
I would totally take up her offer! That is very kind of her! And in reality the majority of the “work” will be done before the wedding, so she’ll still be able to be there to celebrate with you.
Post # 4
that’s awesome that she volunteered! I would totally take her up on the offer. You probably feel like you’re burdening her but she probably wants to do this for you.
Post # 5
um, yes, yes yes. i have learned through my wedding, more than ever before, to tap into the talents and offers of those you know. let people help. if they offer, why not??
Post # 6
Thanks everyone! I guess my next question is how do we bring about the money issue?
Do I ask her what she would charge me or do I tell her what I would pay her??
Post # 7
I took my firend [&BM] up on her offer for flower-fu; I’m DIYT’ing all the flowers for our ceremony/reception and since my BM worked as a florist for 5+years I’m looking forward to having her help out with arrangements. Plus all the knowledge of how to store/care and arrange to prevent wilting & etc will be irreplaceable.
I say go for it, just remember to put aside enough time for it and make sure that she’s 100% comfortable with the arrangement between you two.
As for the money thing you could either be blunt and ask what she would like for helping out[gratuity/payment] or you could put together a nice little gift for her to say thank you [you could get her a bunch of little things tht she likes, or something larger/more expensive that you know she would adore etc gift cards..]
If she’s the type to refuse gifts [or who doesn’t like recieving them] tread with caution; perhaps she was thinking of doing your flowers as her wedding gift to you?
personally I would be blunt, but i am an upfront, don’t beat around the bush kind of girl.
Post # 8
@Jackie- In regards to the money issue I would ask her to send you a quote. Let her come up with how much she would like to charge. If she says she won’t charge you are charges very little you can always through in extra.