My fiance and I are real DIYers and were planning on doing a lot of the smaller decor items ourselves. Like signage, centerpieces, etc.
We had a consultation with our florist, and she sent us the contract and floral proposal. Now...she was having a contest for a couple to win an extra $1000 worth of flowers, so in our consultation she got us to tell her what we would do if we had a bigger budget.
K...so we didn't win the contest, and we were really only planning on getting bouquets and a large floral decor piece for the ceremony from her because it would be much cheaper to buy everything else in bulk and DIY the rest.
Here's the rub though. Her contract specifies that she has to be the sole provider of flowers and floral decor. We can't get greenery from another source or even use fake flowers from Michael's or whatever.
So what do we do? Just suck it up and go with her for everything? Some of the things we were going to DIY were fake flowers and greenery on our welcome sign and card box.
I LOVE DIYing stuff. So I'm bummed that 1. I don't get do do my arts and crafts thing, and 2. That I'm basically being stopped from saving money.
Has anybody else encountered something like this with their florist? Need some advise.
We haven't put a deposit down yet, so we're not tied to anything. She's an acquaintance though so it might be weird to not go with her now.