(Closed) Should all florists offer you a mock up of what you are ordering?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I don’t know about this. When you watch wedding shows (I’m thinking specifically of "Whose Wedding is it Anyway?") the florist always provides a mock-up. My florist never did, and I never asked for one. Other florists we met with also didn’t talk about them. Up until today, when I saw Miss Glitter’s post, I thought mock-ups were just something they did on wedding tv shows.

I did not really care what my flowers looked like – I mean, I cared, but not enough to see them before hand, I trusted the florist. If it is very important to you to know exactly what they look like definitely ask if that’s a possibility.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’ve met with one florist, along with my wedding planner and fiance, he provided a full example of what that particular area of my even would look according to what I had shown him and we discussed.

It was really great. It included linens, chairs, table, plates and silverware … everything. I could see exactly how he imagined it and if I would like him or not. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I’ve never heard of a florist doing this.  I’d imagine they’d be happy to do it if you were willing to pay for the flowers — they often have to special-order the flowers used for weddings, so it could be a big expense otherwise. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

All the florists I talked to do this.  The least expensive of them asked to pay for the mock-up, though.  The rest (incl. the one I went with) include it…actually require it.  If it’s important to you, and it’s essential for me, then I would ask for it (and pay for it if need be).

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I asked my florist about a mock-up because in one discussion that we had he mentioned some truely hideous (the entire room agreed with me) ideas that were not at all what we agreed upon when we first deposited with him.  And he said it was completly out of the question!   There were some other factors (he kept asking for more money and there were rumors that he was going to split town!) we ended up going with another florist.

Our new florist offered a mock-up first thing and I feel so much better about the whole thing.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA

We did not have a mock-up — it was not something that my florist usually does and I trusted them enough that I didn’t feel the need for one. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My florist didn’t do one, but I always wondered if it was the norm since you always see them do it on all those wedding shows.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m surprised that some people here have actually had a mock-up!  Like others, I thought floral mock-ups were some kind of wedding myth.  I didn’t have one, but I just picked out the exact arrangements from our florist’s portfolio.  If you really want one, I would ask.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We didn’t have one either, but I knew buy the florists portfolio that I wouldn’t be dissapointed…and I wasn’t!  I gave her the flowers I wanted and let her run with it.  If you are very particular of how you want your flowers to look, then I would ask for a mock-up.  If you just want certain flowers and are not concerned with the final outcome, then I don’t think its necessary.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My DOC is my florist too, she sent me pictures of her work. She was at a flower expo and workshop and she make the arrangments for my wedding and took pictures of we talked about (main idea) to show me what it would look like. I love it.

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