Paid flower deposit but now my sister wants to make our bouquets. Help please!

posted 2 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Kannechow:  What does the contract you signed say about changing the terms and the effect on your deposit?

Post # 4
1298 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Kannechow:  how much was your deposit? Maybe you can talk to your florist and see if that would cover the boutonniere’s or maybe a centerpiece for your ceremony or reception, so you aren’t wasting your deposit if you decide to let your sister do your flowers. Have you seen pictures of the bouquets that your sister made for the other weddings, to make sure that what you want is doable?

Post # 6
1236 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

It sounds like they probably wouldn’t let you apply your deposit to a centerpiece, but there’s no harm in asking. But first, do out allll the math – how much will it cost for your sister to do it? How much is the deposit? How much do you have left to pay? Would it be worth it for you, both financially and emotionally to have that kind of stress/uncertainty? (Guessing your sister is talented but not a professional florist if she’s just helping friends.)


At the end of the day, if you have to eat a deposit, it’s not the end of the world. I lost a couple when I eloped. It sucked … but the end result was worth it. You may find that to be true as well.

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