Post # 1
I’m trying to decide between 2 florists and here’s my dilemma. Florist A is a one stop shop which would also provide our lighting, lounge furniture, and chairs. Florist B is strictly a florist. I had a much better consultation with Florist B, I felt she understood my vision and gave me a lot of advice and direction. However, Florist A’s rental and lighting prices were the best I’ve found.
Right now I’m considering using both. Florist B for flowers and Florist A for rentals, etc. Is this a faux pas of some type?
Post # 3
I don’t think its a big deal at all. I’m using my florist for flowers/chairs, but I didn’t like her quote for lighting so I’m going with someone completely different. It’s your wedding, do what makes you comfortable!
Post # 4
I would clarify it with your vendors just to be safe. Some places make a big huff about being associated with other companies – i.e. maybe place A doesn’t want people to think they provided the flowers if they aren’t “up to their standard” etc. Otherwise I don’t see anything wrong with it.
Post # 5
When you go to Florist A, just stick to talking about the rentals and make clear that’s all you’re interested in getting from the company. If they try to push flowers into the package, politely decline and you can even let them know you are considering another vendor for strictly flower arrangements. I don’t think you have any obligation to disclose specifics or give away more information than you’d like to give away.
One thing you might need to prepare for is if the prices quoted to you by A include an assumption of a floral package on top of it. If that’s the case, you may be back to square one or need to do more research.