(Closed) florist drama

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It’s not wrong at all, you can do whatever you want, and they should happily go along with it if they want your business. It seems funny to me, though, that you are happy with their ideas for everything, but they can’t do what you want for the bouquets? Maybe you just need to talk to several more florists overall and find someone who can do exactly what you want for everything. 

Post # 5
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46657 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Many florists have a problem using flowers that do not exist in nature.

If you really want those flowers, you will have to find a florist who will work with you on that.

Have you thought of bringing in the mermaid color in the wrap?

Post # 7
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2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think you can do whatever you want. In fact, we’re thinking of hiring a wholesaler to deliver us flowers for the bridal party and only hire a florist for the reception centerpieces…mainly because I want something really simple that I feel I can do myself, and I only want the girls to carry one stem…so I think it will be really easy to do and much cheaper than the $200 the damn florist is wanting to charge for a stupid bouquet.

Post # 8
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2077 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I used to work for a florist, and I can tell you this:  A florists reputation is what keeps them in business.

I suppose that is really the case with all businesses, but it’s true for florists as well.  Their work reflects back onto them.

For example, the reason why most florists won’t dye flowers isn’t because they won’t look nice (most of the time), it’s because if you’re not careful enough, the dye can (and will) rub off on your clothes.  And who really wants a giant blue stain on the front of their thousand dollar dress?  It happens, and most brides blame it on the florist and demand monetary compensation for something the bride is at fault for.

The ribbon and silk flowers shouldn’t be a problem at all- There isn’t any liability there!  If they refuse to work with you because you request either of those two things, you’ll probably be glad that you didn’t have to deal with them in the end anyway.

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