Unreliable florist or overreaction?

posted 2 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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
1362 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
1532 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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.

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