- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Ok….so we had a florist appt on Sept 19th…it went so well!
She is about 40 weeks prego, so when she didn’t get back to us with a write up of services and prices we were like…ok…that’s odd maybe somethings wrong. Or she had the baby early….etc…
I emailed her to tell her about other ideas I had…and she wrote back a lovely email about how she loved meeting us and she’ll price everything out and have it to us by the end of the week…this was last Friday! It is now almost 2 weeks and we haven’t heard a thing!
I wrote her back this morning and asked if everything was ok, and hope all is well!
I decided no matter the wait, we still wanted to compare prices, so I contacted another preferred vendor with good reviews.
I called her this morning and it was the owner, I told her I’d like to schedule a wedding consultation and expected the normal “when’s your wedding date, how many people, what is your theme”…
This woman wanted me to explain IN DETAIL every little thing I wanted for my wedding….what type of flowers (which is fine) but what colors I wanted, what I wanted for my centerpiece….how can I explain without showing her pictures? (she didn’t even ask for them)…I told her how I wanted my bouquet…because that was a definite…and she kept asking what shade of purple and magenta…how am I suppose to explain that????? I kept repeating “the picture would show it better”…thinking she would get the hint and just schedule the appointment…which is all I wanted!
She then asked the budget, and I told her $2,400…. she first said …. “Dahlias are not in season in June, they are a fall blooming flower…..” in such a monotone voice….no compassion or sympathy for my dream being crushed (haha) but really! so mean the way she said it…
great, that’s not what the other florist said, she sounded fine with it….? (didn’t tell her that though…I just said oh, ok then I have no idea what I want for the girls yet…I have to look again)
she then said….”wow I think $2,400 will be a little tight…” how do you know it’ll be tight? you didn’t ask how many bridesmaids….how many tables we are planning….what type of flowers I want in my centerpiece….she didnt ask how many groomsmen, if we need church flowers … NONE of that!
She then said she would have to check her schedule to see if she is available…..um why did you ask me all of those questions if you weren’t available? And then says she’ll price everything out the see if IT WORKS FOR HER…not for us and our budget, but for HER…
Am I going insane here? Is our budget too low? I priced everything out on a wedding budgeter…and I know those aren’t exact and I’d be willing to spend a little more, but she didn’t even suggest any alternate flowers (I never gave her set flowers other than my bouquet anyway!)
I feel like these florists are waiting for a more expensive June wedding to come along because if they book us, they are getting less than the norm…