Post # 1
I just started going to Florist appointments(2 so far), but I’m getting kind of snotty reactions when I whip out my Mason Jar. I’ve always planned on using my grandmother’s mason jar collection as my centerpiece vases, and besides that I think it looks amazing! (I plan on using big puffy white flowers, like Peonies or Hydrangeas)
Those of us who spend our days on wedding boards know that the vintage/rustic look is in, but I was really surprised that the florists aren’t up on this trend yet.
I talked to one florist on the phone today and the conversation went something like this:
Him..”Sooo it says here you are using Mason jars?!?” Me…”Yes..” Him..”Umm,…whats the…..Umm, Why?” Me..” Well, I have a antique collection of blue mason jars that were my grandmothers, I’ve always wanted to use them in this way. And the blue color matches the blue that is used throughout my wedding” Him…”Um, ok. Well, we’ll have to make it work”
Like it’s some sort of handicap to use mason jars???? I’m so frustrated.
I went through this same thing with my mother in the begining. She was like “You know if money is an issue, we could probably fine nice vases at the dollar store” She had a very hard time understanding this is the look I’m actaully going for.
Post # 3
You need to look on the florist websites for someone who does vintage style design. My florist specializes in victorian floral design and so tons of the pics on her website have flowers in mason jars. You’re just not hitting the right florists.
Post # 4
@mwitter80: Who is your florist? I’d love to see some pictures of the style I’m talking about. It might help me explain it correctly at my florist appts.
Post # 5
i would go with a different florist. i wouldn’t pay someone who denigrates my ideas!
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Post # 7
I think the problem may be that the jars are somewhat short when compared to most vases used for weddings, so they may not be able to actually envision what you’re wanting. Many people go for the huge (and tall) dripping centerpieces, so the fact that you have your own containers and not many flowers will fit in them may be another reason for the hesitation. They may not make much $$ off of you! I get it but don’t agree with it.
Have you considered doing them yourself? It’s easy enough to DIY if you have the time and help, and this way you’ll get exactly what you want. Lots of wholesalers out there and the flowers are beautiful.
Post # 8
THats really annoying! I LOVE the look of mason jars … I think I always will! I cant believe anyone would talk to you like that.
Post # 9
I LOVE the look of the mason jars! I think it gives a great vibe to the centerpiece! If you did white peonies I think it would look incredible! (and I’d be super jealous that you get to have peonies since you have a spring wedding! they’re my favorite flower but I’m a September bride!)
Good luck! And I agree with @kitzy – I wouldn’t want a florist who makes you insecure about your GREAT idea!
Post # 10
IMO, a florist with better customer service skills would say that there would be no issue using the mason jars.
I love the blue majon jars and think you should definitely use them! Even more special that they’re from your grandmother!
Post # 11
Ugh, hasn’t anyone ever heard that the customer is always right? My florist did the same thing when I told her I was collecting teapots as centerpieces. I guess the high centerpieces are really in around my area, and she couldn’t understand why someone would want anything different. Grrrrrr. I can’t switch florists because she’s good friends with my grandmother, but if I were you, I would find someone who can share your vision.
Post # 12
- Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods
Mason jars are beautiful! Nothing “cheap” about them. I plan on using them for my wedding…go through with your idea and prove to your mom and florist how amazing they are!
Post # 13
Yay, that totally would make me rethink my florist choice. I want my florist to be excited about my vision! Perhaps they think that the mason jars aren’t as elegant as vases? (WHICH IS NOT TRUE – I LOVE THE LOOK OF MASON JARS, especially the blue ones, and these have a meaning to you).
I think it’s probably because they won’t be able to charge you more for the arrangements (you are supplying the mason jars, the arrangements use less flowers, ets) so their reaction my be from a sales standpoint.
Since these such a dear thing to you, I would continue looking for someone who can be as excited and thrilled about them as you.
Post # 14
how annoying, next time a florist starts acting that way you should tell them “well, if you’re not up for it, I’m sure I can find someone moooore than willing…” maybe then they’ll shape up and realize they’re supposed to be selling you their business not you trying to sell them on an (awesome) idea!
Post # 15
Great idea, and a wonderful to incorporate your Grandmother into the wedding! You need to keep looking for florists until you find one that is excited about your idea. 🙂
Post # 16
Yeah, that would piss me off. Not that I think every vendor I talk to should agree to everything I suggest but how he said it was rude. I wouldn’t give him my business. Unless he was really cheap and in my budget, then I would just ignore his comment.