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Rachel, on October 8, 2020 at 1:52 PM Posted in Style and Décor 0 9
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I have been talking with a florist that I thought I was really clicking with until recently. She asked if we are having a theme or anything. I told her our colors and that my husband wants to do football socks with his tuxes and I'm thinking Taylor Swift tank tops for getting ready photos. My husband has also mentioned the idea of having our guest book be a football jersey. She has been sending me a ton of sports themed ideas now and I've tried telling her that's not really the vibe we are going for, but she continues to send me sports themed ideas. I'm thinking I might need a different florist, but I'm not sure.

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Latest activity by Melissa, on October 10, 2020 at 5:30 PM
  • Chelsea
    Devoted October 2020
    Chelsea ·
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    Can 6ou find or send her some inspiration photos of your vision to help you get on the same page?
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  • Kirsten
    Devoted October 2020
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    It may just need more communication, like: you might have misunderstood me. We don't have a football or sports theme. These are the looks that I like. (And like said, send inspiration pics if you can. )
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    Rachel ·
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    In the beginning, she asked me if I had a Pinterest so she could see what ideas I had for the wedding. I sent her my Pinterest info and she follows me on there. I have a whole board dedicated to decor so she should be able to see that since she follows me.

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    Rachel ·
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    I told her no we aren't really looking for a sports/football theme. She said she understood, but still will send me cute ideas for sports/football themed decor she sees online.

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  • Chelsea
    Devoted October 2020
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    Gotcha, I'd just say what Kirsten shared and reclarify. Not to leave any room for her to interpret your vision but rather a clear understanding of your vision. Even if you have to make a yes/no list should it come to that( example for me : yes fall theme, no sunflowers. For you it may be yes these colors, no football specific decor)
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    Super October 2022
    Michele ·
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    If she is still sending you pics after you clarified your intentions, then maybe look into another florist.
    Generally when vendors ask about a theme, they're wanting to know your colors, aesthetic, etc. Do you have certain colors or flowers picked out? Use that when you interview a florist. Send them a few bouquet/centerpiece ideas you love from Pinterest as a starting point to give them an idea of what you want. Leave the sports aspect out of the conversation unless it applies to whichever vendor you are meeting with.
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    Rachel ·
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    This is what I'm thinking I'm going to have to do. I didn't think she would latch onto the fact that we would be including small aspects of football into our wedding and what to make everything that way.

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  • Anna
    Master June 2020
    Anna ·
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    Maybe she is just being friendly, be direct, tell her that although you will have a football guest book, you want the rest of the flowers to be traditional.
    Ask to see pictures of her wedding work and show her what you like .
    You shouldn't write someone off, by assuming. Just ask her why she is sending so many sports themed arrangements and ideas, because that's not the look you are going for, and you would love to see traditional pieces in your colors.Sounds like a lack of communication, in my opinion. Good luck. Smiley smile
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  • Melissa
    October 2020
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    As a wedding florist one thing that really started helping me with clarifying vision and communication was asking the bride what exactly she liked about the pictures that she was sending me/pinning. I was once frustrated because I made a mockup of the exact flowers that were in the picture for her to let me know that she didn't want any "burnt orange" what she loved about the photo she'd sent was one specific flower. Chances are she's seeing cute stuff she thinks you might like but you may have to go over the top on your communication. I like this bouquet because of this color combo, this exact flower, this picture setting, this etc etc. Perhaps ask her for some mockups or examples of work she's done that is similar to your vision and ask what adjustments she's thinking that would be specific to you. She should be asking things like, what color are the bridesmaids wearing, what color is the grooms coat, what colors do you want to dominate your bouquet, the bridesmaids, etc.

    Good luck!

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