(Closed) So I’m picking up our DIY flowers from the florist friday…

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 4
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My mom is a florist, the average joe doesnt tip her but she does have some very wealthy regular customers who have tipped her from $50- a few 100

Post # 5
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’d say no. They’re not doing any arranging, just being a middle man for you to buy flowers. 

Post # 6
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

I would say there is no need to tip them since they are providing you with only a product, not a service.

Post # 7
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Agree that you don’t necessairly need to tip them since there wasn’t labor involved.

Re: tips for putting together the bouquets, make sure to clarify with the florist whether the flowers have been conditioned by them (which actually would be a service come to think of it and would warrant a tip).  If they haven’t, you will need to re-cut the stems with sharp clean shears immediately, at an angle, remove any and all leaves below the water line or that you don’t want in the arrangements, and then let them sit somewhere cool in clean buckets of warm water and flower food for 3 hours to overnight before working with them. 

for bouquets, i like to tape them as I go to make them more manageable, so every 5 – 10 stems, wrap the base with floral tape to keep it cohesive.  you don’t have to though, you can create it all in your hand and then tape / tie.  leave off the wrap or ribbon until the last minute so you can refrigerate them or leave them in water until the last minute.  and make sure to get any fruit or veggies out of your fridge before you put flowers in, and/or keep them away from the flowers – ethalyne gas created by fruits and veggies is not their friend!

be sure to post pics after your wedding of the diy bouquets! I love seeing them!

Post # 9
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I agreed that a tip isn’t really necessary in this situation.

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