When to book florist? Also Boston question!

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  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @MrsTywinLannister:  

     

    hello! i was always told 6 months ahead was good timing. however when i started calling around to florists 11 months ahead they were already booking up. the florist i chose was a recommendation from several of my friends, she’s amazing – her name is Desi and she owns Whispers of Spring in Belmont.

    I originally contacted her via email asking if she was available and she got back to me almost immediatly and set up a 1 hour consultation appointment at her shop. she has a facebook page too so check her out 🙂

    Post # 4
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @MrsTywinLannister:  I’ve heard good things about Le Fleurs (http://www.lesfleurs.com/). We aren’t using them b/c we’re getting married in Maine, but our photographer loves them and their work looks beautiful.

    Not sure when you’re suppposed to book a florist- may depend on how popular your date is. We’re getting married on a Sunday, and we just booked ours for May ’14.

    In terms of how you do it, I called the florist  in Dec. and we had a brief disucssion over the phone about availability, price, and the kind of look we wanted. We’re meeting her this weekend to talk more about the details. She asked that we bring some inspiration pics if we have any when we meet with her. Not sure if this is common, but we don’t have to pay her until 2 weeks before the wedding.

    Hope this helps! Good luck!

    Post # 6
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I don’t know when you should, but you probably shouldn’t do what I did, which was to start looking just 3 weeks before the wedding.  Even then though, I had no problem finding florist to give me a quote for my date, so I just don’t feel like the florist get booked and all like photograhers and DJs/bands.  I was also only getting bouquets for a Sunday, so that probably made it easier.  In the end, I went with Whole Foods anyways, cause their quote was half the price.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee

    I actually just booked my florist. She showed me some ideas that were in my price range, and we talked about colours and styles. She gave me a quote, and said I could put down a deposit of as much as I wanted, minimum $250. Four-six weeks before the wedding, we’ll go in to see samples including our colours and changes, and two weeks before, she needs a final count for centerpieces.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    6 months is more than enough time and you could probably even wait longer if you wanted. Photographers and djs can only do one wedding a day whereas florists can do several.  They just need enough time to order the flowers and schedule enough florists to arrange them 

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