Post # 1
So my fmil is kinda making me mad. I know she said she would pay for the flowers but we really got a cheap deal. For $690 we get bridal and toss bouquet 4 bridemaid and groomsman bouqet and boutiners and groom boutinear, Isle decorations cake and sweet heart drapery,10 centerpieces.2 alter arrangments,and flower girl petals all for 690. But we had to add on a lil more for the mother and father flowers so my fmil is like well you dont really need centerpieces. I thought you were going to do candles. I was like well yeah we were till we found this awesome deal. In my FI bros wedding she wanted to take control. Im not the kind of person to stand up for myself but im sorry if she dosnt want to pay the extra i will.
Sorry i had to vent
Sorry for the typo im on my phone hehe
Post # 3
Sorry to hear that she is being difficult! Can you have your FI talk to her? Let him tell her that you guys will be happy to cover the cost of the flowers.
Post # 4
I would just approach her and let her know that you are for sure getting these centerpieces and how much did she want you to contribute towards the florist bill.
That is an awesome deal, by the way. I thought I was getting by squeaky clean for about $1400 for all of that, so kudos to your bargain hunting.
Post # 5
Wow Under $700?!?! That IS a good deal. Even with centerpieces. We spent a little over $300 for our centerpieces, plus about $250 for FAKE flowers, not even real ones! Candles wouldn’t cost THAT much less than the deal you got, trust me!
Post # 6
That’s a great deal. Do what YOU want. Keep the centerpieces!!
Post # 7
I think your FI needs to step in and talk to her and if she isn’t comfortable paying for what you want, then maybe you need to consider taking on the cost. This is your wedding and you should have what you want, maybe instead of the entire cost she will pay for 1/2 and you can pay for 1/2.
Post # 8
That is a GREAT deal – Have you thought about taking what you are getting and having other places tell you how much it would cost and sharing those totals with her? Maybe you could figure out the costs of the candles and share that with her? I don’t think people realize how much candles can cost!
Post # 9
I would just pay the extra for the other flowers that weren’t included. I would say that would probably be the easiest way to keep the peace. It’s not worth a fight with her, or your time or energy.
Post # 10
What you’re saying sounds reasonable. It so hard when someone offers to pay for "something" rather than say give you X amount of money, whether it’s for the general fund or towards something specific. Just thank her for her contribution and make up the difference yourself. Why is she complaining about that?
Post # 11
She said she would pay for the bill. But i told her today she can pay for whatever she wants and we will pay for the rest. I just think its crazy because its such a good deal. Guess what …i even got upgraded flowers, black magic and baccara roses for still 690. Im so excited. I went to a bridal show and it was a flyer… go to those bridal shows always great deals.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2018 - Millenium Biltmore Hotel
By Los Angeles standards (I’m assuming that is where your wedding is), those prices are amazingly low. Your future MIL should be thanking her lucky stars that she has such a resourceful future daughter-in-law. Also, I think the way you told her she can pay whatever she wants is great! Then she shouldn’t have much to complain about! 🙂
Post # 13
I know right! Were getting married in Orange County. I could not belive how cheap it is and im getting everything i want plus more. LOL so anywho apperently my fiance plans to talk to her and say here is what the deposit is .. You can pay for this or not . I think she dosn’t know because my fiances bros didnt have real flowers at there wedding. O well its just funny.