Post # 1
I’ve been slowly planning away, I’ve found this wonderful florist for my wedding – have had two appointments when them and they have sent me a quote…
Now my fi tells me that his mom is good friends with a florist at another company, and thinks she can do a great job.
I don’t even want to consider them…. I went to their website and I see nothing about wedding flowers. They do everything but weddings it appears. This concerns me.
When I mentioned to my fi this, he says that his mom is just trying to help and wants to be a part. She has been, in going to appointments with me for the reception and recently she and ffil went to the chapel we are looking at and took photos for me.
So that being said, what should I do? I don’t want to offend anyone. I appreciate everything she has done. I just don’t want her friend as my florist. I don’t want to worry about the flowers as I’ve already expressed my ideas and gave photos to the other place. Besides, I also feel it is bad business since I’ve had two appointments with them and they have already invested time in me. (I just haven’t paid to book yet… was planning to do that Monday.)
Thanks for reading and any advice you may have.
Post # 3
I found that you can’t judge a florist based off of their websites. Most of the florists I considered had very generic websites. If you’ve only been to the one florist, it doesn’t hurt to maybe go to the other one for a consultation to see what they have to offer.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre
@MissSangria: I would maybe tell your FMIL that you’ve found a florist and are about to sign, but ask your FMIL if she could get a portfolio from her friend and maybe see if you like her work enough to consider a proposal from her. Also, since it’s her friend, you would probably be taken care of a little better, and maybe it would be a little bit cheaper?
When my FMIL suggests things, I always pre-amble that I already have someone in mind, but am willing to take a look. And then if I don’t like whatever it is, I just say that I have a better feeling about the other one.
Post # 5
If you don’t want to consider them, just tell your FMIY thanks, but you already found a florist. No big deal.
Post # 6
I like the pp about asking about the portfolio AND letting her know that you’re about to sign w/someone else you’ve already been working with. we have a similar issue w/the family throwing in last minute items and it’s like HELLO-i’ve been working on this now for over a year-got it covered, but they just want to help. Its SO hard esp when its on the Future MIL/SIL side of things.