Tips for Saving Money on Your Florist
When it comes to your bill, don’t take your florist’s word for it. These tips will help make sure that you get the best deal.
1) Consulting Fees – Don’t choose a florist that charges consulting fees. They don’t do anything for you except cost you money.
2) Flexibility – Controlling every aspect of your flower arrangements leaves your florist little room to choose cheaper supplies, such as seasonal flowers, and little room to do their job. Tell your florist what you are looking for and what flowers you do not want to be in your arrangements, then give your florist room to make the decisions that will ultimately result in a cheaper, and better, overall product.
3) Flower Holidays – At certain times of the year, there is a high demand for florists and so florists raise their prices. Make sure to choose your florist when it is not a “flower holiday” such as Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day.
4) Research – Take the time to shop around. Looking at several different florists will give you the information you need to find the cheapest price.
5) List of Charges – Ask for a detailed list of charges before you hire a florist. If there are any you don’t agree with, like a hidden delivery charge, find a different florist. Once you find a list you agree with, make sure to specify what charges you agree to pay for in your contract, to avoid surprises.
6) Arranging Class – You can always take a class in flower arranging and be the florist yourself. This will save you the cost of hiring a florist altogether. If you don’t feel up to it, ask one of your bridesmaids or other close friend to take the class and have them create your arrangements.
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Written by Jessica Bundy