Just make me a HAND TIED bouquet!!!!

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
Member
1992 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@weim-love:  All my bouquets will be hand tied and I’m paying an arm and a leg for it. I’d find a new florist, this lady doesn’t get it. Even if you have to go a little bit outside of your town and have them delivered in on the morning of the wedding, it would be important to me to have the look I wanted. 

I told my florist I wanted loose, wildflower, just picked look with trailing pieces and crazy things sticking all over. Not a tight dome bouquet.

 

Post # 4
Hostess
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I wouldn’t fight with someone over a creative vision – either they get it or they don’t. You don’t want to be dissapointed when your flowers arrive on your wedding day. 

Post # 5
Member
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m with PP. If she isn’t willing to do what you want, find a new florist who is. 

Post # 6
Member
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@weim-love:  There was no way I would have gone with anything that wasnt hand tied. Do it yourself or go somewhere else to get what you want. I would be done with that lady….

Post # 7
Member
2291 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

It sounds like she doesn’t have the right skills or experience. Making bouquets is actually pretty hard without a holder. But if you want an organic flowy handtied look then that should be easier. If the florist isn’t getting it then what about ordering the flowers and making them yourselves?

Post # 8
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1109 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I totally get your vision. I think there are two things at play here 1) Either she doesn’t get your vision or can’t do it, 2)other factors, including durablity and staying power.

I wanted a hand tied look and my florist was going to do it. I told her the same thing- loose, organic. I did not want a perfect ball of flowers. However, given the humidity the week of my wedding, we had to switch to a holder like that so the main flowers or ones prone to wilting could be in water. She wired in some greenery though and I think the bouquet turned out well considering it was like 99% humidity and everything! (pic below).

I think if its problem 1 and the florist just isn’t listening to your vision, then switch. However, if she’s able to give you the look you want and make the bouquet last because of the flower types, and/or weather…that’s another thing. Sounds like she just doesn’t get you though.

Post # 11
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1109 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@weim-love:  In that case, I’d move on. You are paying for a service and she should be able to provide the service that you want. Are you tied to a contract yet? Are there other florist options in your town or nearby?

Post # 12
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1109 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@weim-love:  Oh and thanks about the bouquet compliment! :).

Also- sorry to threadjack…but is your username a nod to weimaraner dogs? if so- love them!!

Post # 13
Member
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My bouquet is hand-tied, loose, asymetrical flowers, non-matchy matchy. I loved it.

Post # 14
Member
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Do you have a local farmer’s market? Around here there are numerous flower farms at the market that do bridal bouquets in the exact look you are going for. I ended up using a local florist though since I wanted a few non-local flowers/plants and she does hand-tied bouquets like this all the time. It’s quite a popular look. I just think that your florist is stuck and you should find someone new. A Practical Wedding has a great tutorial if you want to DIY: http://apracticalwedding.com/tag/wedding-bouquet-tutorial/

Anyway here’s my bouquet (I asked for air plants and those are obviously wired in because they have no stems):

Post # 15
Member
8418 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@weim-love:  I tied my own bouquets.

(with the ribbon tied up for transport)

 

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