Post # 1
So I am in the final stages of picking our florist. Our planner offers florals as well and (obviously) really wants us to use her. There is another florist that has WAY more experience, has a less expensive proposal and does beautiful work! I am really leaning towards this but am concerned about it impacting our relationship with our planner. Would love advice on how to address this with grace.
Post # 3
@julesbeeb: I definitely do not think that you should feel like you HAVE to go with your planners florist. Our planner gave me the names of a florist and photographer…and I didn’t go with either of them. Your planner isn’t going to hold it against you that you didn’t use her/his recommendation. Go with the vendor YOU want vs what they want.
At the end of the day its your wedding, and your planner will work with you to create what you want! 🙂
Post # 4
Thanks Hazyleyedbeauty! Just to clarify, she is actually the florist – it is not a referral! So I have to tell her I don’t want to use her for florals but I do want to use her for event planning….not an ideal scenario!
I think I am just going to emphasize the importance of our event going smoothly and tell her I want her 100% focused on that. Also we have another florist that is highly recommended from friends and much more experienced (and cheaper!).
Thanks again – 6.5 months away and I am starting to stress!!!