My florist was horrible and will not contact me to resolve issues!!

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

um…I’m sorry, but your flowers were beautiful.

I think maybe you need to let it go…You had a beautiful wedding, you’re married and you’re letting flowers ruin your honeymoon?  FLOWERS???? 

Some perspective would be a good idea here, I get that youre upset, but I think it’s a little disproportionate…  They’re flowers…

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  LDay1983.
Post # 3
6455 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

So those are all inspiration pictures except for the bottom one?

I don’t know what exactly you want her to help you ‘resolve.’ There is no way of fixing this other than getting some money back so it’s pointless to sit around and mope while you should be having fun on your honeymoon. If she is on a mission trip then she is on a mission trip and can’t work with you on this right now. It doesn’t matter that it’s peak wedding season (is it really? I thought that started in June?)- she chooses her vacation times, not you. Wait until you are back from your honeymoon and she is back from her trip and meet with her to discuss your concerns.

Enjoy the rest of your honeymoon- there isn’t anything you can do right now.

Post # 4
6048 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Wow that sucks.  I really can’t believe you’re dealing with this now.  I mean anything she does to “fix” it isn’t going to be satisfactory now.  I would stop worrying about this on your Honeymoon.  You’ve let it take up too much of your time as it is.  YOU should be enjoying yourself on your Honeymoon, this all will be waiting for you when you get back.  You let her ruin your wedding and now your Honeymoon.  

If she doesn’t respond in two weeks take her to small claims court. Go and enjoy the last day of your Honeymoon.

Post # 5
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I was expecting some really ugly and messed up flowers…but yours were beautiful. I get that they weren’t *exactly* what you wanted, but it is what it is. You can’t go back and change things and in the end…they’re just flowers. I wouldn’t let this continue to eat away at you. It’s a bit outlandish, IMO.

Post # 6
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

If it helps your flowers look beautiful from what I can see in the pictures!!

Try not to let it ruin your honeymoon. She already told you she was on a mission trip and could’t contact you just because it’s wedding season doesn’t mean she can’t do other things…Even if she were to respond to you, what do you expect her to do? Your wedding day has passed and hopefully everything else went smoothly and you had a beautiful day to remember. I agree that u should write reviews of your experience if what was in your contract and what you got was completely wrong but then I think you should try and just let it go.

Good luck!

Post # 7
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Hmm, I can’t tell which pictures are your inspiration photos and which are your actual wedding photos…?  To be honest, all of them are beautiful- I was expecting dead/dying flowers and a complete hack job! 

If that’s your actual arbor in the picture, I can see that the center portion looks like it was supposed to be attached horizontally and not vertically like it is, but aside from that the flowers themselves are lovely!

I doubt any of your guests even remember the flowers, so don’t let it ruin your honeymoon, if it’s not too late for that.  🙁     

Post # 8
588 posts
Busy bee

Are those your photos or inspiration? They’re all gorgeous! I can’t see any tulips in any of them, btw. I would let it go. The wedding is over. Likely your guests didn’t notice the things you didn’t like. The arbor arrangement is attached wrong (if that is a photo from your wedding), but other than that, I don’t think there is anything to be too disappointed about (I know they may not have looked like you expected, but they probably were still beautiful). 

Post # 9
4827 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

sara5ann:  Can I relate a little experience I had with my wedding? Something super similar happened, but it was with my makeup. I had asked my MUA like 8 times to put more make-up on … and she didn’t. On that bright summer day, I looked washed out. I knew I needed more make up and was so so upset that it didn’t turn out how I wanted. So  on my honeymoon I was PISSED!! Obsessing. Kept going over and over it, looking at photo after photo, stressing and practically bawling. <br />HOWEVER, if I can be so bold to say this, maybe it’s kinda like we were disappointed with how our wedding turned out and therefore “took it out” on these details? Because honestly your flowers were TRULY gorgeous and truth be told my makeup was very nice, just not heavy enough. Does this make sense?


Post # 10
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

There’s not much you can do besides try to move on. I had a similar problem with my florist, in that our contract said she would use something like 7-9 stems per bridesmaid bouquet and 12-15 on mine. I counted them on the morning of the wedding – each bridesmaid’s had 5-6 and mine had about 9 or 10. They looked small and cheap. But there’s nothing I can do about it now, unfortunately. A florist who is dodging your calls/emails doesn’t care about customer serivce, and the cost and effort of disputing a contract is not going to be worthwhile.

Post # 11
497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think you need to move past it, enjoy your honeymoon, and then meet with her afterwards.

Post # 13
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

This is really not worth ruining your own honeymoon over. She will get back to you when she gets back to you….obsessing over it won’t make it happen any sooner.

Post # 14
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

For starters just forget all about the flowers and concentrate on your honeymoon. It is utterly bonkers to be weeping and wailing over something you cannot fix right now instead of having the time of your life. Because you will not get this precious time with your new husband back. Like not ever. So please don’t waste it!

You do, however, have plenty of time in which to tackle the unsatisfactory service that you say you received from your florist. So please, get your priorities right. Concentrate on your honeymoon now and deal with the issues with flowers when you get home!

Incidentally, I’ll bet that your guests thought the flowers were beautiful if they thought about them at all, that is.

Post # 15
954 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

sara5ann:  I’m a little confused about which pictures are your inspiration and which are yours. Either way, none of the flowers are horrible – they’re actually quite nice! I get that you’re upset because you spent sooo much money on them, and they didn’t turn out as you had hoped. All you can do now is hope that you get a refund on some of your money. But you can’t do that until she returns from her mission. So just enjoy your honeymoon since you can’t do anything else about it right now, and tackle the issue once both the florist returns.

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