(Closed) Anyone NOT have a floral mockup?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am facing the same issue and will end up paying about $100 just to see a mock up. I say go for it so that you can fine-tune the centerpiece and not regret it later.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

that happened to my friend – her actual day of the wedding flowers were different than they’d discussed. I mean, if that happens and you want daisies and you get dandilions, you have grounds to get your money back. it’s in everyone’s interest for the vendors to not screw things up. Personally, I think that it’s the genre of flowers that really matters – your guests will not know if you get a regular tulip instead of a hybrid one or something, ya know? but if you have a tropical wedding, have tropical flowers, etc. As for mock ups and worrying about the florals, I cannot see the point.  Even if it is free.. it’s just another appointment to have to make and another check that you have to make on your overall list. If you trust the vendor by all means let them do their thing.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

i would definitely suggest that you pay the extra for the mock up if you can afford it… it will make you feel so much better. my florist is hugely known in the area and i’ve seen all of their portfolios and they do such an amazing job – but after my second consultation the woman sent me the proposal a week later and it was nothing at all like we discussed… carnations instead of roses, the whole shabang. so now i am going in one last time this friday with pictures and written instructions on what i want. if they think i’m a little crazy, i don’t really care… i’m paying them thousands of dollars for what i consider the most important detail of my reception so i don’t think it is wrong to just demand that you actually get what you are asking for!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

I didn’t need a mock-up.  I gave my florist a whole slideshow of pictures detailing EXACTLY what I wanted.  My bouquets arrived the day of and they were BEAUTIFUL!!  She hit the nail on the head!  I like your florist.  Sounds like she’s trying to save you money, and that’s a good sign, I think.

Post # 7
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624 posts
Busy bee

If flowers are important to you, DO IT!  Flowers weren’t that big of a deal to me but we did not get what we discussed and I was disappointed because of how much money we spent.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I haven’t done any mockups – I don’t know the first thing about flowers. FH and I gave our florist full range of creating/doing whatever she wants – – we gave her the budget to work within and passed the reigns!!!!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re not but I showed our florist what I wanted so it should be fine. Our flowers are basic… gerbera daisies and my bouquet will have some phlox in it as well. BUT we do get to go in on Friday afternoon and look at them just to make sure everything is good before the actual wedding day.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m not doing a floral mock up… just ordering the flowers and showing her pics of what I want.

I feel confident. If you are very specific with them and make a big deal about them being perfect, I am sure they will come out how you expected!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I did not, and its my BIGGEST regret.  My bouquets were wonderful but the centerpieces were ALL WRONG.  Seriously, I gave her several photos and LINKS to them online, it was very clear cut, and they were all wrong.  Color, distribution, size, all wrong.  We had different visions even though I told her to copy the photo.  Id do everything you can to request one, pay for it if you have to. 

It by no means ruined the day, I was just so excited about them and they werent what I had pictured. 

Post # 12
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545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I don’t care much about the flowers, as long as they are pretty, it’s all good, so I am not planning on paying extra for a mock-up.  I figured, if they are not exactly as discussed, I can ask for refund or some kind of compensation, and pretty flowers in wrong colors is not going to ruin the wedding (at least for me).

 

 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

I guess I should mention that while we didn’t do any mockups, we also didn’t have floral centerpieces, so all my florist had to worry about were the bouquets/bouts/corsages.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mine said she didn’t do mock-ups no matter what.  Looking back I wish I had either insisted on getting one and if that didn’t work, then I would have probably looked around for another florist.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Just to add, my florist is also very well known and highly recommended by a few people who’ve used them. BUT I still want to make sure that the flowers are RIGHT on MY wedding day. Maybe it’s just the perfectionist in me but if I am paying a ton of money, I expect to get what I paid for, and this doesn’t just apply to flowers.

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