(Closed) I’m second guessing using a coworker’s daughter as a florist.

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I asked for peonies, ranunculus, garden roses, tea roses, then whatever stock to fill them out.

I got a couple peonies, lots of roses, garden & regular, spray roses, lisianthys, hypericum berries, and things of that nature.  I was looking for more of the big romantic flowers, and ended up with something not quite what I was looking for, but it was still beautiful.

Post # 4
683 posts
Busy bee

If she is a true business woman, she will work with you. Tell her you don’t want cream roses, and you’re worried abour your original vision. Florists should be familiar with brides and their (justifiable)demands. Good luck!

Post # 5
2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m not sure why the wholesaler shot down the garden rose idea.  No, they don’t look exactly like peonies, but they have a similar fluffy look and are very, very commonly used in place of peonies when peonies are out of season.  And they’re available year round, so I don’t get it.

Post # 7
2077 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think $1500 is a crap ton of money to be spending on flowers that you know nothing about.  And you’re not even getting what you want.  If I was spending that much, I’d want to know, in detail, what is costing how much and what flowers are being used for each of the bouts, bouquets, corsages, and “filler flower” centerpieces.

I’d send her an e-mail or give her a call asking what your paying for.  Also, is she setting all of the centerpieces up for you?  Labor should be included in the price, but it just seems a bit much to me. Especially if she isn’t willing to work with you on what flowers you actually want.

Best of luck, let us know what she says!

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