What is a polite way of telling a client that they are dominating too much of the decision-making in a project? Does anyone have a statement that they use when first meeting a client that lets them know that they have to trust your expertise and vision, and that their micromanaging the project will ruin it's outcome and drive up the price?
Recently I had a client agree to a drawing. When I showed up with the plants, he started moving them around. We installed them where he placed them, which was in a straight line...absolutely ugly. Well, now he's unhappy with the placement and claims that's not where he wanted them. the signs were there early on, but I had no idea how to tell him to trust my judgement and step off.
How does everyone out there handle this?