How did you select your florist?

posted 1 year ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

We had 4 florists I got quotes from. One took longer than they said they would with the quote (and didn’t reach out to say there was a delay) so we took them out. One we didn’t feel got our vision for the flowers as their quote was significantly lower than the others and florals were a big part of our decor so I wasn’t willing to risk it. In the end, I went with the one that seemed most enthusiastic about flowers in general and flowers specifically for our wedding. She was an amazing vendor, and recommended some of our other vendors to us too. We just had the right feeling with one, and that was the deal-breaker in the end.

Have you looked at their reviews? Are any of them recommended by your venue? Have any of them not worked at your venue before? Sometimes it just comes down to something really minor!

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

We approached three florists. One couldn’t do our date. And of the remining two I preferred the slightly nore expensive option. Tbh, because of our short engagement we didn’t have a huge number or options. Eg I tried over 20 hairstylists and couldn’t find anyone… I ended up doing it myself (and was very happy with the result)

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Excluding outliers, if I could live with any of them, I’d pick the cheapest and negotiate a small price cut then book. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - York, ME

I got quotes from three florists, then sent my friends links to their sites to see what one they thought was best. I also took a few days to really look at their social media and reviews before selecting one. My friends all preferred the one I went with, and they were the middle priced option! I’m only having them do the bridal bouquet and boutonniere though, so wasn’t as big of a decision. 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I emailed probably around 5-6 florists in my area and like the PP said I really checked out portfolios on websites and social media thoroughly. We also just vibed more with the one we chose and she had tons of creative ideas based on vague thoughts we had and was a decent middle ground price range. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee

I’d already built up a connection with my local florist so I couldn’t have imagined going anywhere else! I think (if possible) it’s good to strike up a friendship with a local one, it can really come in handy, plus you get to understand what their different season prices are and what they’re able to import.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I followed the ones i was looking at on social media. And in the end I went with the cheaper one because I got a great vibe from her. She seemed to get and ask more of what I wanted rather then just push their vision

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

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lede :  FOMO never helped anyone.  Slash the list to at least half of that number right away.  Then you can start making decisions, I think.  Decision paralysis is real.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

So funny to hear everyone getting quotes. I’ve had the hardest time getting quotes! Maybe it’s just me LOL 

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