Tip number 6 – There’s no such thing as a ‘wedding tax’.
I hate to burst your bubble, but there really isn’t. If you think you’re gonna sneak your way outta paying extra by not mentioning to your vendors that it’s a ‘wedding’, think again.
Don’t worry – I thought the same thing before I became a wedding florist. And then I realised just how much time and effort and SKILL goes into creating dream wedding florals.
The reason why you pay more for wedding specific things, such as flowers, is the amount of time and effort that goes into creating these compared to standard retail offerings.
For example – you walk into a florist, you ask for a bouquet for your bestie cause it’s her bday and you wanna spoil her. You pick out a few random flowers from the shelf, the florist gets to work and within about 5 mins you walk out with a beautiful gift bouquet.
Now, image the same amount of time going into your wedding flowers.. 5-6 mins of consideration from the florist. Doesn’t seem right, does it? When you engage someone for your wedding, they will put in a HELL of a lot more hours. Consults, phone calls, emails, designs, souring materials.. that even before they have touched a single flower or stepped foot in your venue.
Get my drift? Sure, if flowers are not a priority for you, then you can easily save a few bucks by picking up a simple bouquet or a few stems from your local retail florist the day before your wedding. But if you want the time, effort, consideration and skill that goes into creating something magical and one of a kind for your day, then you’re going to have to pay for it.