Should I Even Bother Bringing it Up?

posted 2 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Would you tell the florist AFTER the wedding that you didn't like the flowers?
    Yes! The problem deserves to be heard. : (27 votes)
    82 %
    No, it was in the past. It doesn't matter anymore. : (6 votes)
    18 %
    Maybe (explain below) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    Member
    1110 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I wouldn’t bother, what’s it going to do now to complain?  It sucks that they didn’t give you what you want but I’d probably just give them a review that indicated they didn’t follow your preferences. 

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  Curlycupcake. Reason: Spelling
    Post # 3
    Member
    721 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I’m sorry you’re upset, but to be honest, I would let it go. And not to shift the blame to you, but why didn’t you have a trial with the florist before the wedding? I’ve scheduled one with my florist so I can see what my bouquet will look like, and the size of it. As well as, a centerpiece.

    I’m really surprised that he went completely against your vision. That’s pretty strange.

    Post # 4
    Member
    42546 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m going to go against the grain and recommend that you do talk with him. He can’t change anything now, but he needs to know of this foul-up. Maybe he had an employee do your bouquets and they completely misinterpreted his instructions.

    Most reputable vendors want to know when their service didn’t measure up. Honestly, it sounds as if somewhere along the line, your “Nots” were changed into “wants”.

    Post # 6
    Member
    721 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    JackiBean:  I really didn’t mean to make you feel like it was your fault, you had a clear vision and the florist didn’t come through with that. Also, now knowing that it was a destination wedding, that puts it into a different perspective.

    And, I have to actually agree with Julie, what’s the worst that can happen by mentioning it? Maybe an assistant messed something up. It might give you some peace of mind.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1905 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Let us know what he says!

    Post # 9
    Member
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    It’s too bad you didn’t say something the day of.  My florist forgot to give us a flower girl basket with petals.  I ended up getting an extra tall centerpiece at my venue for free to make up for the mishap.  It was huge and gorgeous and I don’t know how they put it together and got it there on time!  It definitely made me feel better that they were willing to go above and beyond to make amends and I still speak highly of my florist to this day.

    If I were you, I would definitely write bad reviews for your florist all over the internet.  I don’t know how he could have messed up so badly, and I’d feel a responsibility to let other brides know so they aren’t disappointed as well.  I also might request my money back.  I don’t think he should just get away with it scott free.

    Post # 10
    Member
    599 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    Ok, don’t trash the guy all over the internet. You mentioned how good he was with everything else, and as PP stated he could have had an employee not follow his instructions/mess up. I’d wait to see how he responds to the email and then take it from there if need be. And I’m sorry this happened to you btw

    Post # 11
    Member
    1349 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think you should talk to him, because he may refund you for the bouquet or something. It’s always worth trying. If you don’t, you’ll never really get closure. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    1466 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I think if you did write reviews on the internet you could just be honest. Everything went well except for your bouquet, which went the opposite of well. Just tell the whole truth, like you told us here, that way people know what they are potentially getting into. It could happen again!

    Post # 13
    Member
    950 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!

    Keep us updated on what he responds! Sorry that happened 🙁

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