Can I have a florist do hanging greenery and nothing else?

posted 2 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

If they don’t want to do the job, then they won’t. But it’s perfectly acceptable to hire them for only one aspect.

We hired our florist for only ceremony flowers. The total cost was around $700. We DIY’d everything for the reception.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Just reach out to florists and get quotes for only that service.  If they don’t want to do it, they won’t give you a quote. 

 

We had minimumal flowers- just bouquets, bouts, and two small ceremony pieces.  We did all the centerpieces and such ourselves, so our total cost was about $600.  We hired a florist who worked out of her home as her side job.  She did a wonderful job.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I think it is acceptable to ask. The worst thing that can happen is they say no. 

We tried one florist who we only wanted to hire for bouquets only because we planned to do the centerpieces ourselves… He was offended and refused, so we found someone who was wasn’t money hungry and didn’t have a huge ego!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

kashnou :  it doesn’t hurt to ask, though many florists have a minimum that makes jobs worth it to them. so they might either choose not to do it (because it’s not worth their time and effort for what they’re making off of it), or else they might have to jack up the price (in which case, it seems like you might as well have them do bouquets, too). your best bet is probably to find a quieter/less busy florist who doesn’t do a lot of weddings, and for whom just do the greenery is still considered big business – the drawback here is that if they’re not as experienced, then you’re gambling with how it will turn out. if it means that much to you, i’d probably just suck it up and hire a florist for all your florals. are the prices $? yes. but i can say hiring a florist was one of the BEST things i did. i did *not* want to spend over $1500 on flowers (and even that number was painful), and i wound up paying $2500 for my florst….and it was worth every. single. penny. she decorated EVERYTHING and it turned out so much better than i could have possibly imagined. it was spectacular. in a year, you won’t care about the extra $1k you paid; you’ll care that things turned out amazing.

Post # 6
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161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I had a decorator/events design person hang our greenery and had a separate florist for the flower arrangements.  (Patrick J Clayton Productions) they’re an events vendor more than a wedding vendor but because they’re established, he was super professional and showed up extra early to get it done before the day ggot started.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

honestly, if the florist is willing to do it (which they seem to be from the quotes you got), I’d go for it! not all weddings are the same, not all have traditional flowers done by a florist or a certain amount of flowers! go for it! (and post pics after!)

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