- dani ddha
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
I was married on July 2nd and it was wonderful! I need to do a recap when I get my pics in. There were a few things I would do differently, but overall it was perfect.
One thing that has been bugging me – the reception flowers. They were beautiful, but not completely what I asked for. Now, I am mulling over what to do. I know nothing about flowers and was hoping someone here could tell me if I was cheated or not . . .
So, here is what I asked for. I gave the florist this exact picture. I wanted 1 tall centerpiece of orchids per 60 inch round table. I didnt want the smaller centerpieces in the pic. We settled on the price of $160 per centerpiece. The florist said to complete the orchid centerpiece as shown below would cost me approx. $200 each. To get us at our budget, I reduced the price point to $160 per centerpiece. The florist stated that the middle portion would be less full, but there would still be lots of orchids. I was okay with that. She even asked what color of orchid – white or white with light pinky tones. I went with the latter.
Below, is what we got. Now, the centerpieces were beautiful. They went with the colors and we received compliments from guests. However, what’s bugging me is that the middle portion is made of hydrangeas with a peony-like flower here and there. It’s also not as modern feeling as the above – it feels slighty garden party. We were married in a large modern loft.
I am afraid that the florist promised us one flower (orchid) and substituted them with a less expensive flower (hydrangea).
For those who know flowers, are hydrangeas significantly less expensive than orchids?
Should the above centerpiece with the hydrangeas have cost us $160?
I am disappointed because what we received didn’t fit into my vision. However, if we didn’t get cheated, I’ll probably just let it go.
What would you do?
The wedding was in upstate NY, if that matters for cost comparison. Also, the vases were rentals and were returned.
Sorry about the face blocking. This was a guest photo and the only pic I have of the centerpieces. The guest caught us as we were trying to shovel in a bite of food before we were pulled in another direction – not the most flattering pic, lol.