Discuss and review your budget BEFORE you ever meet with any vendor. If you only want to spend $100/table for each centerpiece, know that before you meet with you florist and share that with them. This way you don't end up seeing centerpieces you don't want to splurge on and your florist knows the budget to work with. It may seem simple but many people will go into a meeting with a vendor and tell them they don't know how much they should spend and leave it up to the vendor. This is difficult for the vendor because they then have no idea how to plan and then they end up either disappointing the client or overwhelming them.