(Closed) How does this work? Clueless about flowers

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

That’s a great question — maybe you could check with your florist, and possibly a few others for comparative purposes as well?  I don’t know, though, if a discount is related to quantity or ease of availability/time of year — if anything at all!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’ve learned it’s always best to ask if there is a discount, especially when you’re placing a large order (e.g., case of wine). You could ask your florist something like, "because we’re getting so many roses rather than multiple kinds of flowers, is there a bulk discount?"

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

 mary-alice-me said it best. Just ask! as long as you don’t have your heart set on a particular florist pricing is a very good idea. Also the type of roses you use will make a difference as they in themselves have a "season" , or so I’ve been told.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

( I can’t speak for everyone in the business but this is what I do)

 I usually find out prices from my wholesalers and based on that I have my pricing that I can present to my clients. There always is a break on roses. So the more you get the cheaper they are, however I don’t really list this as a deal because I already count this all in.

If I get a deal, so do my clients without even asking for it. 

Now if you are working with your florist there is a way to save money but you have to be flexible and you HAVE TO TRUST your florist. I do get special, really good deals on flowers from wholesalers but you can only get them two weeks in advance to the party. They only come for specific flower too. So if you are open minded and you want to be surprised as long as you show your florist a style and color you might be up for this deal.

(Usually it is around 30/40% off on those specific flowers.)

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Make sure you talk to your florist.  They might get a discount for buying in bulk, or maybe they go to market and find out that a similar alternative flower can save you a chunk of change.  Talk to them and let them know what your priorities are.  If you HAVE to have flower A fine. If you are flexible and want something LIKE flower A, they might be able to save you some money. But then some florists charge a flat rate.  Best thing is to have open cmmunication with them.

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