Post # 1
My wedding was on Saturday, and everything was just perfect!!!
However, I am slightly disappointed with my bouquet. It was to be made up of white roses and white anemones. When I finally saw it, I was let down, as the bouquet was white roses and white gerbera daisies. I am usually pretty laid back, and this would not have been a huge issue at all, had she just let me know that is what she would be using prior to the wedding day! Any suggestions on what to do at this point?? I feel like I paid for the roses and anemones… and that is what I should have gotten.
Post # 3
I think you deserve a partial refund. I’d have been furious if my florist had put daisies in my bouquet–I hate those.
Post # 4
I would call her and have a discussion about it- just be professional and understand that the floral industry is very dependent on seasonality and availability so its possible that the anemones weren’t available. If there is a price differential in what you requested vs. what she gave you, she should reimburse you the difference.
Post # 5
Are anemones more expensive than gerbera daisies? If so I’d definitely want the difference back. I can see why you would be annoyed, I would be too, but I don’t think there’s a lot you can do about it now unless you’re super pissed and would want to go through the trouble of suing her.
Post # 6
I’d talk to her. Gerbera daisies are a much less expensive flower. For example, you can get gerbera daisies from fifty flowers for about $.91 each. Anemones cost $2.37 each.
It sounds to me like a bait and switch. How much did your bouquet cost you?
Post # 7
Personally, I don’t think it matters and if it was pretty, why make an issue over it?
Post # 8
@adoc86: you can often get a vendor to make up for this sort of thing without suing. The power of a stern conversation and the hanging threat of a bad internet review (especially in the wedding business) are pretty good bargaining chips.
Post # 9
@awoah82: ….you can certainly ask what happened, the flowers were probably unavailable for some reason or another and she did what she could with what she had….If it bothers you that much I would broach the subject and review the contract to see what it outlines for such things, make sure your estimate states clearly Roses & Anemonies….see what they’re willing to do, but don’t expect a miracle….if they don’t grow their own flowers, which most florists don’t, they’re at the mercy of flower farms, shipping companies, and the elements of nature….
Post # 10
@awoah82: Maybe some money back would be good. I the gerbera daisies are cheaper then anemones (at least I think so, for all my flower knowledge).
Post # 11
@awoah82: My guess is that the anemones (I’m assuming the white with black centers) were probably unavailable, something may have happened to the crop, or they were in very poor condition upon arrival. I would definitely ask the florist what happened. Also, review your contract to see if you agreed for the florist to make substitutions to the floral design without your approval. If you did not agree to this somewhere in the contract, I would request some money back. Daisies are much less expensive than anemones!
Post # 12
Congrats on your wedding Mrs!! Just keep in mind your married to your best friend at the end of the day and the flowers you will look back on hopefully and barely remember. There are so many good times ahead for you 🙂 If it really is bother you though, make a friendly call to her regarding the miscommunication and let her know you just wanted to make sure that doesn’t happen to another bride. Again… Congrats!
Post # 13
I would be upset for sure. Even if the flower were an equivalent (which it doesn’t sound like it is) that’s not what you asked for. What if you chose lobster for dinner, but brought you steak – you’d have a right to complain about it!
I’d think getting some sort compensation is a reasonable request.
Post # 14
@strawbabies: +1 you should definitely get a partial refund, i’d guess daisies are much cheaper than anemonies
Post # 15
@awoah82: I agree on calling her, maybe thank her for her services, and just also add that you wanted her to know your bouquet was different from what you ordered. If she’s professional, she’ll take it from there and should offer you something as compensation. Congratulations on getting married!
Post # 16
@Asia: Who the hell would sue over a couple daisies? Really? sheesh