Post # 1
My florist has just sent me an invoice itemizing the costs, but no contract.
Did you sign a contract with your florist? If so, what kinds of terms and conditions are in there?
I think I should ask my florist to sign a contract, but don’t know what the standard floral contract provides.
Post # 3
We signed an itemized list..it had all the different things we wanted and the cost..it was a rough quote basically! I guess it is considered a contract. I can’t remember if it had verbage at the bottom or not..I’m sure it does! Now I’m curious! HA! I’ll have to check later!
I’d for sure ask her to write something up stating she will be there on your day and what items she is expected to bring. Then both sign it and have a copy each!
Post # 4
This is what the Knot has to say. A contract is a good idea because it says you will do this (pay her) and she will do this (provide the following). It’s nice to make sure there are no misunderstandings and that both parties are protected. That said, I didn’t have one. I used a local grocery store and someone else paid for it, so it didn’t seem pertinent. Is the florist independant?
Post # 5
We most definitely have a contract with our florist….
I wouldn’t want to deal with any vendors without one.
Post # 6
i agree with chocopie — i wouldn’t deal with any vendor without a contract. it’s for both your and the vendor’s protection. if you don’t call it a contract, at least draw up what the vendor is supposed to do (with specifics) and when, including the payment schedule.
Post # 7
I agree with having a contract. It provides the best protection for you both.
I am sort of a hypocrite though. The florist I used for my reception, I worked out a cash deal. Not only that, they didn’t give me a receipt for the cash but promised to send me an email invoice stating how much I’ve given them (which they sent a week later). We didn’t even have any agreement over the kind of flowers to use (I gave them free reign – just gave them colors and an amount). Yes, I knew I was playing with fire and was a bit nervous. The only saving grace was that the florist was highly recommended by my reception site (and the banquet manager really rocks) and ruining that trusted vendor relationship would be a huge deal. The flowers turned out great.