Is this typical with florists??

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Maybe if you gave them a contrace that stated they will not be liable to any damage to the vases at any time they would be happy. I can see their point, they dont want to have to pay you if they break your expensive hand crafted vases.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

It sounds like they’re worried that if they accidently break one of the containers you provide, that you’ll try to get money out of them. Maybe they can include a clause in the contract that states they are not responsible for any damage done to your materials.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@LilLis:  you beat me 😉

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@IzzyBear:  Great minds! 🙂

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I collected milk glass and had the florist use those. They just had me sign that they weren’t liable if something was lost or broken, or if there was surrounding damage (like a vase leaks onto something and damages it). 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@thumpurr:  Definitely keep searching. Anytime a vendor gave me trouble, I just moved along. Our wedding day had a few glitches & I’m SO glad I had awesome vendors that were flexible. You should be able to find someone that will use your vases and make your vision come to life! I’m sure as long as you are able to give the florist your containers in advance and allow them to use the floral foam inside the containers, you shouldn’t have any problems!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think maybe you could convince them to make a contract that includes them not being liable for your items.

We’re doing low lying, horitonzal florals too. We’re having a King’s table (long, rectangular) and it complements the layout better.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I bought my own wooden garden box horizontal centerpieces and she had no problem with them only that they should have a planter box inside to keep the water in obviously.

No issues whatsoever…that’s odd that they would only suggest vertical…i’d switch florists.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I’ve used plenty of client-provided containers for events, even family heirloom silver pieces. I can understand why a florist would not want to be held liable for damage done to or by the containers. I think your vision is beautiful and there’s no reason you can’t find someone who would be happy to bring it to life. If you can’t find someone in the Lake Tahoe area, look a little further out. Some of us love to travel. 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

My daughter’s florist had us show him the containers.  Then he will make the arrangements in floral (foam) cages that can be inserted into our conatiners at the venue.  We will put them on the tables empty and he will insert the flowers when he gets there.  Maybe you could do that but insert them yourself?  You wouldn’t have to mess with them except to put them in the containers.

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