(Closed) Is it normal to ask a florist for a mock up?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

My florist is doing a mock-up and I think its a really valuable opportunity to make any last minute changes.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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%.

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