(Closed) When to get flower estimates?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: When should I check on prices?
    This November : (13 votes)
    65 %
    Next May : (4 votes)
    20 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Start getting price quotes asap. Depending on the florist, they may easily be booked a year in advance if they are good and popular. If you wait any longer (November or later), you may be limited to DIY.

    Post # 5
    536 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I am getting married 10-15-2011 and I just went two weeks ago to get prcing.  I also had no idea what I wanted and that bothered me!  I needed to be able to visualize what I was getting and how much it was gonna cost me!  I don’t think it’s ever too early to start checking around, even if it’s just to get some prices!

    Post # 6
    6 posts
    • Wedding: October 2012


    I always think it’s never to early to begin the process.  Florists in your area will know their product and if they have questions, they can always contact their wholesaler.  You might also be able to utilize other rental items they have by booking with them early.  Be sure to check out their work.  Don’t be afraid to ask for references.  You don’t want to be disapointed.  Winter months are slower for florists… Spring is when the main holidays are.  It would probably be a good time for an appointment.  Be sure to bring your ideas… pictures and dress colors.  This will help the florist create a vision for you.  Be open minded to flower suggestions.  Pictures of bouquets on the internet are beautiful, but sometimes not very realistic for the time of year and time of day your wedding will be.  Good Luck


    Post # 8
    438 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I say go soon.  Its never too early to get prices…even a ballpark figure.  The florists in my area will dissagree though.  I went to a well known florist not long ago to get general ideas for prices and I got chewed out because my wedding isn’t for 2 years.  I didn’t need an exact price, just give me a general idea of what it would cost for the things I want!

    I say go now.

    Post # 10
    1816 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    If you want your pick of florists, I’d start contacting people in November.  You don’t have to commit, you can just figure prices and whose available.  

    Post # 11
    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I started a couple of weeks ago…it has soooo not been fun so far! I think the florist has been the hardest aspect of everything. Actually, one of the photogs I wanted was booked 14 months in advance, but we had a great backup plan… so, aside from that… I’m on florist appointment #3 and 4 this week…and I’m ready to book as soon as I can find someone I can get along with…sheesh… I thought it would be a lot easier than this!

    Post # 13
    71 posts
    Worker bee

    Most florists I spoke to wanted to know what my dress and my bridesmaid dresses looked like so we could discuss what flowers and colors worked so I would go to a florist as soon as you know what the dresses will look like.

    Post # 15
    536 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Bride 16..thats so true!  My florist said the same thing!  In order to get a better idea on what to get she would want to see pix of the dresses!  I know what color I want the girls to wear, but we haven’t picked the exact dresses yet!  But it was helpful to know a ballpark price!

    Post # 16
    1523 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Gte quotes in November. You may be able to lock a vendor into 2010 pricing which is a win for you and a win for them if you book with them!

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