- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
So I got conned, again. My bouquet fell completely apart upon entering my reception and my florist decided to change literally 98% of the flowers (all centerpieces were wrong) in our contract/invoice that we paid for and discussed 4 days before the wedding to filler flowers and completely skipped making a bridesmaid bouquet (my moody sister dropped out a few days before, I guess I shared with her in passing so she decided she no longer had to make the bouquet but we still paid the 60$ for it and then that sister rejoined so a different BM ended up not having flowers). All the groomsmens bouts were ugly mums instead of the ranunculus we ordered with her on the phone with pictures (also on the invoice) days before the wedding.
UGH what a floral nightmare. She offered me $50 of the 90$ my bouquet cost, even though it was not wrapped correctly at all (some weird living cylinder thing instead of the twine we agreed on- stems were not attached to the flowers at all, began falling apart walking down aisle, totally fell to oblivion during grand entrance (on video- my face was totally awesome)) I recovered quickly but still- if that isn’t evidence I don’t know what is haha!
Since it is all documented and her excuse is that everything we discussed in the last year (and last four days before the wedding) suddenly became unavailable/out of our budget and she felt our budget was most important (it was important but she never gave us the opportunity tomake those decisions ourselves- it was our wedding afterall…) Will we win when we take her to small claims court? Roughly, I figured out she owes us on the low end 500$ of the $1400+ we paid her not including taxes or set up (we also paid her extra to put the flowers on the wedding party, which she did not do.)
Also, just for the record, I know flowers are expensive and originally she was only going to do the wedding party flowers and I was going to order bulk flowers from BJs or something but she convinced me she could meet our budget and get these beautiful (admittedly somewhat expensive) flowers and do it for just a little more, which would save us a lot of stress, so we did it. What a mistake! Our flowers were always going to be a mismatch/modge podge but we had a list of main flowers and filler flowers and she used NO main flowers and few of the actual filler flowers and instead a lot of wild growing local purple flowers that are on the side of the road in the area….
see pictures below :-/
For the record, the flowers in the BMs’ bouquets & my bouquet were correct & pretty ( while they lasted… )