(Closed) Florist appt

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
Member
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Go in with a budget in mind, as well as a list of all the florals you’ll need. Be specific, how many bouts, bouquets, centrepieces. That’ll help her figure out how to work within your budget. Also, if you have any favourite flowers, or inspiration photos, that’ll be a huge help. My florist loved having inspiration photos so she could get a feel for what I wanted, what the style of the wedding was, and what my dress looked like.

Ask what flowers are in season so you can keep costs down. For example, you’re not going to get peonies in Ontario in December. Well you can, but they’ll cost you $45/stem I’m sure 😉

Also, delivery costs, who does the set ups, and if you’re renting anything (vases, etc) when they need to be returned. Also, if you’re renting vases, make sure you find out how much they cost if they break and you get charged for the replacement!

ETA – Also, if your bouquets/bouts need to be dropped off in a different location than the rest of your florals (where you’re getting ready vs where the reception is), or if your ceremony is in a different location than your reception, you’ll need to ask if there are additional delivery fees for multiple drop offs, and if so, see if it’s worth it to you and if you can delegate that task to someone else!

Post # 5
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you like the look of peonies (who doesn’t?!) look at garden roses and ranunculus 🙂 Good luck at your floral appointment, you’ll have fun! My florist was awesome and it was still one of my favourite appointments just because I adored her so much and seeing it all come together!

ETA – Garden roses? Cabbage roses? One of those. Sorry. Brain fart. LOL!

Post # 7
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3261 posts
Sugar bee

Bring pictures of your inspiration. Don’t be afraid to negotiate. Do some research beforehand on wholesale floral sites, to know the cost of things. Also, keep an open mind and be willing to grt creative.. Sometimes we have a vision and certain things can’t be done so there should always be an alternative. Good luck!

Post # 9
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1056 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Go prepared and ask for any discounts! You might be surprised by what you can get.

Have ideas of what you want and what you DON’T want. This help them with ideas if they help you come up with more ideas then they are good. Shop around before you settle too, you might find one you click with better and at a better price. Good luck let us know how it went. Take pictures with you of bouquets you do like too.

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