- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
I’m working on logistical stuff, and I came up with two floral-related questions. How did/do you plan to handle these for your own weddings?
1) Where should the personal flowers be delivered? (We’re handling reception decor ourselves.)
My bridesmaids, parents, and I will be getting ready at a hotel about twenty minutes away from the ceremony site. My Fiance and his group will be getting ready at their house, which is maybe ten minutes MAX away from the ceremony site. Should we have the flowers delivered to the hotel, FI’s house, or the ceremony site?
It would be nice to have them at the hotel, because then my girls and I could include them in the getting ready pictures. We would also be able to make sure that everything arrived just as we ordered it. But I don’t know quite how we’d get them (someone waits in the lobby for the guy to arrive, like with a pizza?) We’d also have to transport everything from the hotel to the ceremony site, which *should* be OK, I guess. And bouts/corsages would have to be delivered to his people once they arrived.
Having them sent to FI’s house would be a short trip for the flowers to the ceremony, and I would trust my Future Mother-In-Law and Fiance to approve the flowers. But then the bouquets would have to get brought to us at the ceremony site (a bit more to carry/less resilient than the bouts), and we wouldn’t have the getting ready photos.
Finally, they could be delivered to the ceremony site, but I don’t know who would receive them, where they’d be kept til we got there, or what we’d do if we found that we were missing a bout or the wrong flowers were left.
2) Does the person who delivers the flowers get a tip? If so, how much?
I know the florists don’t get a tip, because they own their own business. But how about the delivery people? And if so, how much or what is it based on? (Please don’t tell me that it’s 15% of what we paid for the flowers…)