Lynnie
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Which came first? Food or Florist?

Lynnie, on November 12, 2019 at 12:21 PM Posted in Planning 0 82
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If you're not careful, food and flowers can eat up your entire wedding budget!! 💸 Which "budget buster" did you tackle first? Is food already covered by your venue, leaving you time to focus on your florals? 💐 Or are you more concerned with the menu than the mood and decor? 🍽️

Which came first for you? (Or which will you tackle first?) Booking your caterer or your florist?


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82 Comments

  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Food. I didn't have flowers.
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey Online ·
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    Food came first. We aren't hiring a florist at all.

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    We hired our caterer first.

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  • Hillary
    Devoted April 2020
    Hillary ·
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    Food. Still working on finding a florist
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  • Amber
    Rockstar February 2020
    Amber Online ·
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    Food! Knew right of the bat what caterer we were having. Not having a florist at all, artificials only Smiley smile

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  • J
    Super April 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    My venue has in house catering, but i haven't had a tasting yet! My mom made my bouquets, so I guess this one is a tie lol!

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  • Ashley
    Devoted August 2020
    Ashley ·
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    We hired our caterer first. We already have our florist in mind, and they know we plan on hiring them, but we haven't sat down with them yet. They told us we still have some time so enjoy the holidays and don't stress the wedding planning until after the new year lol

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  • Chrysta
    Expert November 2020
    Chrysta ·
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    Food! Having a seated plated dinner of authentic New Orleans food was one of our non-negotiables
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  • Kaylynn
    Dedicated June 2020
    Kaylynn ·
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    Food first but we're doing a build your own taco bar so it was super budget friendly for us! Flowers we also got a killer deal on though so that was great!
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  • Kristal
    Expert February 2020
    Kristal ·
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    Hmm... flowers, i think. I initially contacted both on the same day but then we waited to book until the vendor open house so i had nearly a month to switch floral vendors and get set up with a nice local shop.

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  • Megan
    Rockstar November 2020
    Megan ·
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    Food. We knew immediately who we were going to hire for catering. They’re definitely our “budget buster” too. Lol
    This weekend I actually just came across a florist who is reasonably priced so I’m hoping this pans out well!
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  • Madelyn
    Savvy June 2020
    Madelyn ·
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    Florist! We are still deciding on food 🙈
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  • Blair
    Expert October 2020
    Blair Online ·
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    I found a lady who does decor and catering. We've signed our contract for decor and I've talked to her about catering as well.

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  • Ashley
    Savvy September 2020
    Ashley ·
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    Technically food but they were both booked within a few days!
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    Food for sure. That was way more important to me than flowers.
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  • Ashley
    Beginner September 2020
    Ashley ·
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    Food. I don't have a florist yet.

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  • Yoice
    Rockstar March 2019
    Yoice ·
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    I did both around the same time. Food was priority tho I just happened to talk to the vendors around the same time.
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  • Taylor
    Rockstar October 2020
    Taylor ·
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    Florist. Still trying to find a good caterer.

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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
    Jen ·
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    Food for sure. Florist was the last vendor we hired. Way less important than the food.

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  • Sherri
    Beginner August 2020
    Sherri ·
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    Food. It consumed more of the budget so it made sense to lock that in first and then see what was left.
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