Post # 1
My FI and I are getting married in April so back in May we thought we would go to a florist and see what seasonal flowers were available..
we met with a florist who said she would give us a qoute and call us in to show us other bridal flowers in purple as they came in over the summer. So we gave her all our info, all our requests for flowers and pictures for examples.
now flash forward to present time.. She called us once in June to look at flowers and we decided those were the ones we liked, she told us she would write us a qoute and get back to us, she never did.
I called her in September and her coworker said that she had taken September off an would get back to me right away when she returned during the first week of October… And now she hasnt.
We really liked the florist and the flowers at first and I know it’s not a rush on flowers because we have six months but am I overreacting that we should be taken care of? I mean we are going to be giving her business and lots of money and she hasn’t made an effort since June, I have been the one to make the calls and I shouldn’t have too..
Now I have to decide, do i try calling her again, or do I start from scratch somewhere else?
So frustrating to plan a wedding when people don’t respond!!
Post # 2
ehhh i would find someone else. unresponsive vendors were a huge pet peeve of mine, so if they weren’t responsive right from the start i just didn’t pursue them.
Post # 3
Wilson2Bee: With the same token, you agreed on your flowers, so it’s the quote she’s slacked on. Should she have gotten it out? Yes. Was she likely busy with weddings all summer? Probably. And if its her first week back after a month off she’s probably getting things done for the upcoming events – yours is still quite a ways off. I’d prioritize the same way.
Contact her and ask about the quote. Explain that you know she must be swamped but that you need to firm up your budget and you’ll need the quote by x date.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
My florist took foreeeeeeeeeeever to respond to emails or phone calls. But in the end, she delivered and everything was BEAUTIFUL! I’d just take a look at her reviews.
Post # 5
Flower quotes do take the longest to draw up. Your other vendors likely have a form contract that they tweak here and there, then hit print, and done. You have a contract.
Floral quotes contain details about your exact flowers. So all that has to get entered in a priced out. It’s not like, ok Wilson2Be wants 10 centerpieces, 4 bouquets, 4 bouts, and an altar arrangement. Done. The florist has to figure out all the flowers and greens going into each of those things. So it’s a very costomized quote.
Also – since you are not getting married like tommorrow, you aren’t at the top of the list. There may be weddings happening this weekend or next that are getting priority right now.
However, all that being said – I also can’t stand unresponsive vendors. I’d definitely lean towards starting over. I hate that frustration.