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Just Said Yes November 2020

Florist Help

Jennifer, on October 6, 2020 at 12:09 PM Posted in Style and Décor 0 13
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Hi everyone - I am getting married November, 21 2020 - when should I contact a florist? How long do they typically need to accommodate a weeding?

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Latest activity by mrswinteriscoming, on October 6, 2020 at 5:47 PM
  • Sarah
    VIP September 2019
    Sarah ·
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    If you’re getting married next month, I’d secure a florist immediately. We booked ours 7 months out and we took the last slot they had available for our wedding day.
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  • Chrysta
    Rockstar November 2021
    Chrysta ·
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    Oh my goodness, I would start calling around immediately! We booked ours out a year in advance
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  • J
    Just Said Yes November 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    OK I spoke to 6 florists so far, in the past few months and they all told me I had plenty of time. I told them my details and I have not heard back from any of them .. not one. Im getting nervous and anxious. I have no idea why they are not getting back to me with the quote when they said they would have it to me in a week. How long did it take for you to get a quote and lock them down for your wedding?

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  • Alma
    Devoted October 2020
    Alma ·
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    Do you have a local florist you can walk into? I wouldn’t rely on vendors who take that long to respond at this point!
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    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    I would reach back out to them ASAP to get a contract locked in. Since so many people postponed from 2020, you may have an easier time finding a florist last minute than normal, so that's a good thing. Since they haven't gotten back to you yet, I would reach out immediately to ask them for an update on the price quote and to lock in a contract. I suggest calling them first (since it may take them a while to reply to an email), then send a follow-up email to detail everything that was discussed so that it's in writing.
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  • Sarah
    VIP September 2019
    Sarah ·
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    I called, made an appointment for a consultation two days later, and had a quote and contract 48 hours after the consultation. So essentially 4 days from first contact to reviewing the contract.
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    Just Said Yes November 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    WIth COVID-19 the places near me are only doing call in for consultations. I called a few that are recommended on weddingwire and its been a month. She told me a week for quote after we talked. I followed up with her 2times, and still no quote - it I cant get a quote in a timely manner, Its discouraging that flowers will be delivered in an timely manner

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  • Chrysta
    Rockstar November 2021
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    I would definitely call them ASAP and request they send you the quotes they promised you. I would also send the request in writing via email, including all the items you initially spoke about. I had a quote from my florist within 48 hours of contacting her, and a signed contract the very next day.
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  • Anna
    Master June 2020
    Anna ·
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    Are you planning on fresh flowers? If so, I would touch base as soon as possible if their are specific flowers that you want or need. If you only asked for quotes and did not secure a day, they are probably assuming that your wedding is a ways out .


    If they are not already booked for your date, you should be fine, as most florists are equipped for last minute, because that is the nature of some of their work(funerals, for example)
    Securing the date, will be the main issue.Good luck! Let us know, how it goes!🙏🤞❤💐
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    Just Said Yes November 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    I did tell them the date - that it was this year and what I had in mind. We went over everything during the phone consultation. They all said no problem and would have a quote for me with in the week of speaking to them. Nothing so far. Its going ona month for the one place. I even followed up after the 1 week mark and still nothing. I not sure how they expect me to feel confident in working with them if they cant stay within their specified timelines. Maybe they will gat back to me this week. IDK. Thanks everyone for the input!

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  • Anna
    Master June 2020
    Anna ·
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    I would definitely follow up and move on to someone else if they can't quote you a price.
    I only gave consultations after someone booked a wedding with me. I asked them what they were comfortable spending and worked around that. Otherwise I gave a ballpark figure, if they were just wondering about prices and didn't want to book the date yet.
    So sorry, I know that waiting is hard, I'd call them today, if it was me, just so you know where you stand. Best of luck to you ❤
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    Dedicated November 2020
    Shakiyla ·
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    I guess it depends, I contact a local wholesale florist they said they just needed a two week timeframe before my wedding. So I guess it depends on who you work with.
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  • mrswinteriscoming
    Expert December 2021
    mrswinteriscoming ·
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    I am actually quite shocked that none of the vendors you spoke to encouraged you to book early. Generally you’re always better of booking earlier than later (securing vendors of your choice, avoiding price increases etc) so I don’t know what was in the minds of any of these florists. We booked our florist in November 2019 for our December 2020 wedding (now postponed to December 2021) and I am thrilled that we did. She quoted us $5K when everyone else was giving quotes upwards of $6.5-7K and she has been an absolute dream to work with!

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