(Closed) Negotiating florist set up fee?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You can always try to negotiate price…  I’m honestly not sure about the set up fee, but if it’s really high, maybe she would be willing to reduce it a little. 

If you’re looking to get the cost of your flowers down, you could also substitute out some more expensive stems for some less expensive ones.  Good luck 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My florist is letting me “rent” my vases.  Maybe you can ask her if that is an option? 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’d just ask her whether there’s a way to bring the total cost down by $x… She wants your business, and she’ll know best where there’s leeway. Maybe the setup fee is where she’s making most of her profit, but she might be able to substitute a less expensive flower for a more expensive one, or make the centerpieces slightly smaller, or… who knows? Let her propose something, rather than you trying to guess what’s negotiable.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If you keep the vases, you can have people take home the centerpieces, which is nice that the flowers don’t just get thrown out.  But ask about rentals – my florist offers them, and I’m so excited, because I don’t think I’d have been able to afford the vases otherwise.

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