(Closed) how to negotiate with a florist?

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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1423 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Wait for the economy to tank.  Then negotiate. 

Okay, more seriously, get another quote or two from other florists — they can be vastly different, and having other numbers to refer to can help when negotiating.  Also ask about flower substitutions — that can really change your budget picture, and besides all flowers are pretty 🙂

Post # 4
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43 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just got two quotes out of four for the flowers. I can’t get over how expensive the bridal bouquets are! I’m using hydrangeas and roses…its not like they are super pricey. $185 for a bridal bouquet is just outrageous. Overall with other decor I got some things crossed off the list to bring it down to $1, 600.00…still WAY more than what I was expecting. I don’t want fake. (I just don’t want to put them together myself) Actually I have found those to be expensive too. So now its about negotiation…IF I can get my bouquets down I will be satisfied…I’m not sure how to go about this without coming off bitchy? Ya know what I mean?

 

Ugh.

Post # 5
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2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Shamrocks2117: What if you just go about it by asking how much it is wholesale if she were to sell you the flowers, *outloud* debate to yourself if it would be worth it, hum and haw about the extravagant price and then ask her if she can go down to… $140? I don’t know how large the boquet is or how many flowers are in it or anyting, but where I live $140-$200 is pretty average for a normal bridal bouqet.

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