Ok ladies, im going to have a rant for a moment. Im going to start with a positive and end with a positive though. on the 13th of October i get to marry my love, i adore him, and i am looking forward to spending my life with him. 🙂
On a sad matter, im a bride on a budget, there are some things we are spending alittle more on and some things that we are keeping the budget in line. We decided to go with a fake but real touch bouquet for myself and my Maid/Matron of Honor (small wedding party). After much debate I decided to go with an etsy supplier Petals and Spice. I ordered these flowers very early, so that i would not have to worry about whether they would come in on time etc etc. I ordered the flowers in May, lately i have messaged the shop and have been told repeatedly that either im next in line or photos are on the way ra ra ra. Sadly, the shop on etsy is now saying closed on holidays. I have tried messaging the store and to no reply, i have sent a direct email with no reply. I dont know what else to do. I have opened a ‘case’ with etsy but im not sure what will happen with all of that. I paid with paypal but because i paid over 45 days ago they cant do anything. Honestly, i just want the flowers, they are beautiful and perfect but now because im in australia if they are not sent within the next few days I simply will not get them in time, if at all.
I have attached a picture of the flowers from what i ordered from the store, they are beautiful, just wish that they were infact mine. I just asked her to simply have alittle more purple in the bridal and only asked for one moh bouquet.
Thanks, i appreciate that. unfortunately my flower budget has been used up on this vendor. i think if i dont get them from the petals and spice ill just have to make something else and just hope from hope that i can get my money back.
Honestly, i hate this, i have so much going on apart from our wedding that i feel like screaming ITS NOT FAIR.
But im trying not to, in so much im lucky, i have a wonderful man in my life and he makes me happy.
Goodness I’m sorry to hear this. Looking at the seller’s reviews it seemed like a ‘safe’ option to buy from.
I wish I could say something that would make you feel better, but I’m lost for words. I’m sorry this is happening to you. I’d maybe go check out smaller flower shops or even grocery stores, explain what is going on and ask if there is anyway they can help you out on a budget of X dollars.
Thanks Hippos, i had not bought anything off of etsy before but i also thought the same. The ‘shop’ and branding looked professional and her replys via email were prompt and professional at the time. At the time I also checked out her facebook page and that also looked good. I honestly thought i did everything right. But i didnt. And honestly i dont want to tell people because they will all say I told you so for buying of the internet.
That is definately what I will need to do, sadly. im devistated.
One thing I can reccomend is that you lie on etsy about your wedding date, know this is too little too late advice. I lied about it for our cake topper, only by a week, still gave me a scare it came only a few days before our fake date and they had rush delivery on it. Hope you’ll still get your flowers.
Thank you, i thought about doing that but it doesnt allow to put something on their wall so im not sure how to do that. The best i can work out is to send them a facebook message, which i have done.
I have looked on a ‘blogspot’ thing they have and they have included on there in one of their posts their phone number, i will have to work out what code i need to put infront of it as im in Australia and they are in USA but im thinking that I will call them to see what is happening, if i can get anyone. What do you all think? If I do ill be nervous as all hell.
i know this is not what you want to do days before your wedding but honestly i think anyone could do this. watch this video, go to a wholesale florist, roses are available all year round here in australia, you should be able to get some for $30 per dozen this time of year. if this is too much they have $10 bunches at coles and alde and also costco.
the only real tools you need is florist tape. good luck with whatever you do xo
My Fiance had something like this happen, not with a wedding thing but something personal he bought online. The vendor wouldn’t return phone calls etc and finally Fiance left him a message saying if he didn’t hear from him within 24 hours he’d start a legal process. He heard back from the vendor within an hour.
You bought and paid for these flowers, you should have a confirmation number or email from paypal. Remind them that by you paying in full its now a contract and you either need a full refund or the product which you paid for.
@sik-em-rex: I have used petals and spice for my flowers too! and am not getting a response from them, i dont know whether to wait it out, or just lodge a claim with etsy? luckily our wedding isn’t until december, but it is making me nervous! they seem to have been on holidays for quite a long time! you think they wouldve contacted people with outstading orders to let them know they were going on holidays and would be uncontactable!
and what makes me even more nervous is there is a recent review on their etsy account saying the same sort of thing! and i cant seem to get onto their facebook page, it just redirects me back to my page every time i click on it! weird!