(Closed) how to choose a florist?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: How should I choose my florist?
    E-mail inspiration pics, list of what I need, and ask for an ESTIMATE : (0 votes)
    E-mail inspiration pics, list of what I need, and budget--ask what they can do for my BUDGET : (1 votes)
    13 %
    E-mailing florists isn't a good idea, I should go in to meet them instead : (6 votes)
    75 %
    Another option (explain below) : (1 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    60 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I just recently signed a contract with a florist.  I voted for the “other” category because I wanted to meet with all of my possibilities to see their work and determine their personalities.  A big deciding factor was being able to see all of their past work (she takes pics of every single wedding bouquet!) and she had a million thank-yous to read! So, I liked meeting with them all and showing them my pictures and then told them all the flowers/bouquets that I would need.  I asked them all to give me an estimate, and then decided from there what/who worked best with my budget.

    Good Luck!!!

    Post # 4
    Member
    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    My mom is a florist so I know most smaller places dont even design their website they are pre-set by tela-flora. So they dont really show what they can actully do. She also says not to pick out what you want right away because you will see things for the next x amount of months and want something totally different.

    However it is a good idea to go in now to figure how much stuff will cost sometimes its a shocker.

    Post # 5
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    541 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I’m using the same florist my sister used for her wedding. I loved that he was willing to work with a budget (some places say budgets hold them back creatively!). A good florist will also work with your budget and give you options that work. I would call florists to see if they can do it within your budget before you meet them. Maybe also mention if you want specific flowers since they vary in price. Hope that helps!

    Post # 7
    Member
    60 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    wow! I really should pay more attention to the poll, i should have voted “emailing is a bad idea, go meet with them instead”… oops!

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