(Closed) Question about paying the florist

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
Member
1917 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

It’s pretty typical to pay the balance in advance of your wedding date so she can purchase the flowers.  I paid a $250 deposit, and the balance is due the week before the wedding.

Post # 4
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1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The contract should assure that she shows up.  Make sure that it indicates what she’s going to do, and make sure she signs it.  There’s no reason you can’t sign the contract when you put down the first deposit.

Post # 5
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

That sounds pretty much dead on our floral schedule, except our fee to hold to day was less.

Your “security” for her not showing up or things not being to par is your contract. All of your vendors will require your balance to be paid prior to your wedding day. That’s why the contract is there. 🙂

Post # 6
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383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We were asked to put down a deposit (of whatever amount we wanted) and then to pay it in full at least a week before the wedding to ensure they could order our flowers.

Dear Fiance decided to just pay in full upfront so there was one less check to have to write that week. With as many vendors as we’ll end up with, he doesn’t want to spend our wedding day writing checks.

I think as long as they’re reputable and you haven’t seen reviews that state they didn’t show up, I’d trust them as long as you have a contract.

Post # 7
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1917 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You should just make sure to add a clause in your contract that she will refund your money and the difference of hiring another vendor if she cancels the week of your wedding.

My friend’s florist canceled on her the day of her wedding and she had to pay a lot of unexpected costs.

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