Wedding was 11 days ago, florist sent an additional bill now

posted 2 years ago in Money
Post # 2
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5017 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Keke84:  Did you sign a contract? What does this contract say – is there an exact price amount on there that you agreed to? I know that my florist gave me an “estimate” but also said the final payment was due two weeks before the wedding. There’s no way in hell I would have paid an extra bill if they sent me one. 

Post # 3
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2529 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

Keke84:  How significant of an extra bill are we tlking about? If it’s only about $200, I’d just bite the bullet and pay for it, assuming she doesn’t back down easily. Now, if it’s more like $1000, I’d fight tooth and nail.

Post # 4
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1062 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I don’t think you should pay for the additional amount if it was never communicated to you. However, a signed contract trumps everything. What does your contract say?

Post # 7
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2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Keke84:  If you had required SPECIFIC flowers– and those flowers increased- and you signed the terms and conditions, I would likely pay the bill- unless YOU requested that you be notificed ahead of time that the flower prices had increased.

 

I assume you had some sort of a budget, yes?

If that’s the case- the florist should have stuck within your budget- since you didn’t care what kind of flowers you had, as long as they were the correct colors.

 

Post # 9
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1062 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Keke84:  If those terms and conditions are written down and signed by both parties, then I think it is valid and you can easily show the florist the terms which you both agreed upon.

However, if the terms and conditions weren’t signed by both parties, then I think you should pay the florist even if I don’t agree with how she went about it.

Post # 11
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2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Keke84:  I would send her am email- or call her and ask why- if she was already concerned with me going over budget, she chose to use more expensive flowers.  If she tried to tell that she couldn’t do it without raising the cost– I’d ike to know exactly what she used and what you got– I used to do wedding flowers and buy at one of the largest wholesalers in the Midwest- that ships to surrounding states.

What were your colors, if you don’t mind me asking?

Post # 12
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1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I wouldn’t pay unless she had a very specific reason why this was needed (like your maid of honor accidentally dropped all the centerpieces and she had to emergency make 20 new ones) 

 

she he had control over the type and quantity of flowers she picked and she knew the budget – if she went over then it’s on her 

Post # 13
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1829 posts
Buzzing bee

Keke84:  based on those conditions you DO NOT HAVE TO PAY. From what you have said it clearly states that any increase in price will be communicated to you for your to make a decision at least one week PRIOR to the wedding. It is not close to two weeks AFTER the wedding so she failed to meet those conditions and therefore can not charge you the extra.

Show her those terms and conditions and stand your ground. 

 

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