There are rules of etiquette for many areas in our lives. With all of the hustle and bustle and stress of planning a wedding you may not think to question what the rules of etiquette are concerning wedding flower and a wedding florist in Chicago Area.
I actually hadn’t thought about this much until I was talking to a friend of mine who is a great wedding florist, and she was venting about a potential client who had just been to see her and had left in a huff because my friend refused to tell her if the bid she had received from someone else was a fair bid.
I didn’t really understand what all the fuss was about, because it didn’t seem like such a big deal to me. Surely it wouldn’t have hurt to take a look and answer the girls question. So she patiently explained. There are rules and etiquette, even in the wedding flowers field. When those rules are broken then it hurts others and makes someone look bad. This is not good for business.
I told her I had no idea that there were rules. Maybe that is part of the problem, brides don’t realize there are do’s and don’ts. So, to hopefully save some unsuspecting bride who is preparing for a wedding in Chicago, here is a guideline.
Chicago Wedding Floral Etiquette
Asking for a quote is okay, but don’t ask the wedding florist to beat someone elses bid. Wedding flowers are a personal choice. When you choose a florist to work with she is more than just the supplier of flowers. She becomes a real part of your wedding. Her creativity and hard work make those flowers look great! Asking her to undercut another florist is very tacky and says that you just want a good deal and it doesn’t care how much work goes into it. This is probably the wrong message to send to someone doing the flowers for such an important day.
The first thing to do is to set yourself a budget. Then decide what type of arrangements and flowers you need for your wedding in Chicago. Then start checking out florists. When you find one that you really like their style, then go to them for a quote. They can usually negotiate on the types of flowers or number of arrangements to make it fit into your budget. Especially if they know you really want them to be your wedding florist and do your wedding flowers.