(Closed) Please give me advice! So confused…..

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

It doesn’t hurt to ask but will you be happy with what she can do for $800. Maybe you can cut things like the arch and rent the $40 one and use the silk for ceremony and then centerpieces but keep the real flowers for bouquets or vice versa.

Post # 4
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’d say talk to her and let her know the situation.  She likely won’t give you your money back but you can always cut down how much you’re getting from her.  Maybe just have her do boutineers/corsages and centerpieces for the head table or something like that and then get the rest of the flowers from the other woman.

Post # 5
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

She should have given you a breakdown with the stems she planned to use and how her design fees, markups, or set up fees factor in.  $185 for a bouquet is a bit much, you should make sure you know exactly where her quoted prices are coming from. Once you know all of that, you should be able to determine if/where you could cut costs or ask for price adjustments.

Post # 6
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Go ahead and talk to her.  If she can’t play in your budget, you are probably better off walking away from your $300.  Maybe she will even refund some of your deposit.  I had to reduce my florist budget.  I used her for bouquets and bouts but did everything else myself.

Post # 7
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Find out if you can get some things from her (maybe even just $300 worth) and then get the rest from the other woman. I definitely wouldn’t walk away from the $300 but also don’t let her pressure you into overspending on your flowers.

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