Post # 1
So we have a family friend who’s getting into the floral business and we were thinking of having her do our flowers. I’ve seen some examples of her work, but they are not really my style. Her style is more structured and symmetrical (I’m not sure how else to describe it) and I’m looking for a more organic look. I’ve shown her pictures of what I like and she said it’s something she can do, but would it seem rude to ask for a mock up or is it standard procedure for florists to give you a mock up? Her price is unbeatable and we would really love to use her…I just want to make sure she can carry out my vision.
Post # 3
I have no idea about the normal part (I haven’t gotten to florists yet)… but I feel like you have every right to have her do a mock up! I think it would save a lot of doubt on both your ends (her especially, because she then would know exactly what to do!)
I was considering having mock up dones too..
Post # 4
We didn’t, it wasn’t something I thought about until I found Weddingbee, and by then it was kind of too late for me.
I wish I had at least asked for a mock up, though! Then, I would have seen that my florist painted some of my flowers, yes painted!, instead of getting the actual flowers I asked for. It also would have been nice to see the bouts because I didn’t like the huge lilypad looking leaf she used behind them.
Post # 5
I really hope this ends up being a realistic option for me. A lot of brides I’ve talked to have commented that their bouquets seemed a lot bigger/heavier than what they were expecting. Hopefully a mock-up is a possibility to avoid this difficulty!
Post # 6
I don’t have the answer you are looking for. But if you are willing to pay for the mock up then I don’t see why that should be a problem.
Post # 7
@Miss Zig Zag: I think it is reasonable to ask if the appointment is well in advance, especially if its a family friend. Wedding flowers are often a big part of the wedding (and generally pretty expensive), so I would definitely ask.
My floral designer actually went in back and grabbed a bunch of flowers and created examples right in front of me, which was pretty cool. She didn’t have everything in stock, but it gave me a much better idea of what it’ll look like 🙂
Post # 8
My florist is doing a mock-up and I think its a really valuable opportunity to make any last minute changes.
Post # 9
I wish I had thought to do this. I was disappointed in my flowers. While they used the type of flowers I asked for, they were arranged in a very dated fashion. Since you are iffy about her style, this is probably a good way to ensure everyone is on the same page for the wedding.
Post # 10
My florist is sending me pictures of her work that correlate with the design we are going with. She does the final design on site and according to floral availability at the time of the wedding, so she couldn’t do a real mock up for me, but I’m comfortable not having one because I trust her 100%.
Post # 11
Thanks ladies! I’ll contact her for a mock up this week. I know I’m really particular (pssh! some say picky) and it seems like the mock up will really give me peace of mind. And I’m so sorry to those of you who’s flowers did not come out the way you wanted 🙁