- 2 years ago
I got married this past August 9, 2014. The wedding itself was beautiful and perfect. It happened way too fast, but it was a lovely day I’ll always cherish.
There is however, one thing thats still bothering me. I went to high school with a woman who’s family owns a flower shop. When I got engaged she reached out to me. I knew she wanted the business, but I knew I was going to buy wedding flowers so I met with her. She was very nice, we met and had a drink (which she bought) and she told me she would give me the flowers at cost and that she wanted this to be special. I knew she was BS’ing me a bit, but still, business is business and I still felt comfortable with the price I was getting and I respected her drive to get my business. She had charged me $200 to drive twenty miles to the venue, set-up, and then since I was renting the vases at the end of the night she said she would have someone wrap the flowers and lay them out so guests could bring them home and enjoy them. I spend $3,000 on flowers and I let her know that this was very important to me. Long story short wedding weekend she sent her mother to do the flower, when I had hired her, and her mother just loaded the flowers into her truck and didn’t end up wrapping them up. I saw what was happening and told her I had thought she was going to be doing be wrapping them up so she ended up leaving some out in the end, but it was nothing like I had expected. I just feel really frustrated by the whole thing, like I got suckered or taken advantage of.
It still makes me feel taken advantage of, I can feel the anger raidiate through my body. Today I saw her instagram a picture of a beautiful garland, she charged me $285 for three garlands, and I was under the impression there would be flowers on them and she gave me plain green garlands. Every time I see her on social media or think of her I get so mad. I kind of want to write her a civil letter and let her know I am disapointed. Do you think that’s appropriate or am I wasting my time? Should I just let it go? Any suggestions for polite actions to take?