(Closed) Mason Jar Centerpieces= Snotty Reaction from Florists?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

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 # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i would go with a different florist. i wouldn’t pay someone who denigrates my ideas!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • 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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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.

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