Beginner August 2020

Florist nightmares!

ANDREA, on June 29, 2019 at 8:27 AM Posted in Planning 0 15
Why is picking a florist the absolute HARDEST part???? Everything is pretty much done BUT this... I have met with numerous ones and I either get a ridiculous quote or one that is amazing but I'm nervous they wont get my vision. I'm seriously losing my mind and sleep on this part.. 😭😭


Latest activity by ANDREA, on October 24, 2019 at 12:55 PM
  • Denise
    Super September 2019
    Denise ·
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    This is one of the many reasons we're doing fake flowers and doing them ourselves. No hastle, less money, less waste. That's just my opinion though.

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  • Anna
    Master June 2020
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    Hey there!
    As a former Owner of a Florist, I'd say ask to see pictures of their previous weddings.

    Look in the cooler at their everyday work. Is it creative or cookie cutter?
    Most florists love creative brides! Bring pictures of what you like, tell them your vision, but allow room for creative license on their part to some extreme.

    It will all break down to trust. If you like their everyday work, you'll love your wedding!
    Don't worry! It will be fine❤😘
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    If your vision is most important, then pick that florist who you feel “gets it” and pay their fee. Otherwise you’ll pay less and gamble, which you probably don’t want. But don’t lose sleep over it.

    What is your vision and the flowers you want?
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  • MIWM
    VIP June 2019
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    Check out local farms in your area. A lot of times the flowers are cheaper and they do a beautiful job.

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  • Courtney
    Master December 2019
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    I agree with Anna- ask for a portfolio or look on their website. That’s how I narrowed down florists before setting up a consultation.

    We took inspiration photos and it and it turned out our florist did something similar. She showed us pictures and it was like my vision came to life in someone else’s wedding haha.

    And look at their workspace if you can. The florist we didn’t choose had browning and wilted flowers intended for a wedding the following weekend. That was a big nope for me.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    They could make samples first for you and then you can adjust it til it's right in your vision
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  • Laura
    VIP November 2019
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    I didn’t have a lot to choose from in my little town. But the florist I went with sat with me, and my Pinterest board, until we had exactly what I wanted planned for my bouquet and my 2 BM’s bouquets. Granted, my experience was easier since I’m not doing bouts, corsages or flower centerpieces.
    Everything in the shop looked fresh, pretty and well done.
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  • CDickman
    VIP September 2019
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    We got out flowers on Etsy.
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  • April
    Dedicated September 2021
    April ·
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    There's no way I can spend $1000+ on flowers for my wedding. I know I can't afford a florist, so a diy is what I'm going to do. I want a wildflower theme for my flowers, and unfortunately there aren't many places were I live that sell wildflowers. I found a website online where you can buy bulk flowers, wildflowers or not. You buy them buy the bundle, most bundles are like 8 stems for $15. This way I can choose exactly what flowers I want and can create the bouquets, centerpieces, etc depending on my budget.

    If you don't want to pick out your own flowers and do this, I found another website where you can pick your flower design/color scheme and pick which bundle you want. Once you pick which design you want, you can choose how many bouquets/centerpieces/boutonniers you need. This was also much more reasonable than a local florist I found.

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  • Keyona
    Devoted August 2020
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    OMG, this was my hardest part as well in planning. Just hold on and don't settle until you are comfortable! I was getting crazy prices as well until literally last week I found a florist that was reasonable and patient we sat for a bit and she totally got what I need (which isn't much)

    Good Luck!

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  • Cristy
    Master May 2021
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    Yep, us too. This exactly!

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  • Clíodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
    Clíodhna ·
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    Hey Andrea! Were you able to find a florist within budget yet?

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  • Kristin
    Devoted October 2020
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    My mom was a florist for years so naturally she is doing our flowers. We're saving a ton but the stress level is still there. She lives on the other side of the country so I gave her my Pinterest info so she can get an idea of what I want and she'll do mock ups of the bouquet and centerpieces to show. That's a suggestion-if you're afraid your florist isn't going to get your vision, then try showing her with mock ups on your own. Or sit down with her and go over all your photos until you're confident she gets your vision.

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  • K
    Expert February 2020
    Kristina ·
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    This was the very last vendor I booked and I just booked this last month. It was hard because everyone was telling me they could totally do the flowers I was envisioning but they sent in sane prices. I finally agreed to meet with a small local florist, and her arrangements were beautiful and she was so sweet, plus her costs was reasonable so we went with her. Its hard to trust others with what your vision is, but you kind of have to chose and trust Smiley smile Good Luck!

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    Beginner August 2020
    ANDREA ·
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    Update!!! I found the BEST florist!!! She felt more like a friend when talking to her. She is the only one who kept in contact with me throughout the proposal process.
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