Florist help! Should I reschedule my appointment?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
9123 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

don’t book the first florist you have an appointment with. 

have an idea of your budget, make a few appointments, see what ideas they have.

you may like their vision, you may not.  you are not under any obligation to book a florist because you have an appointment with them.


Post # 4
26 posts
  • Wedding: April 2013

I got married in August, i knew what florist i wanted so I booked them ASAP (more than a yr in advance) But, i didnt meet with them to go over what I wanted until June (2 months before the wedding) I also had a ton of flowers, spent over 4K. i felt that was ample time. Even if i wanted to change something it would have been OK. I went into my meeting with a few cutouts from magazines and pretty much knew what I wanted.

Post # 6
12246 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Keep your appointment, explain to her what your vision is and what your budget is.

If she won’t work with one or both of your constraints (your vision and your budget), keep looking!

Post # 8
205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

The only thing you really need to know going into your meeting is your budget, the season in which you want to get married, and an idea of how many people will be invited/attending. With that information, any good florist will be able to tell you the flowers that will be in season (and therefore cheaper), how many tables you’ll probably have (and therefore how many centerpieces you’ll need), how many rows of chairs you’ll have at the ceremony (important if you’re looking to decorate the aisle at all), and what sort of flowers/centerpieces/other decorations will fit into your budget and vision.

The florist I chose happened to be the first one I met with, although I did get quotes from other florists. During our initial meeting we went through pics of his portfolio (real pics from real wedding) and he basically created a checklist of every we would need. We talked in detail as best we could about each item, although nothing was put in stone in that meeting. After that, he sent an itemized quote listing every flower and detail for each item. With that quote, we could add and remove anything in order to suit our budget needs.

The point is, you don’t need to know anything about flowers! That’s their job!

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