What Would You Do??? Florist Vent/Rant

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yikes. That would drive me nuts. I don’t want an unorganized person organizing such a major part of my wedding. I would move on!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

That’s easy – find a new florist

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@babecake:  +1

 

I know that an initial meeting is different than a wedding, but I wouldn’t trust her with my big day if she is that all over the place.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@kat912:  I’d cut her loose. Anyone that’s going to give you that much stress before signing a contract isn’t going to get better after the fact.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Honestly.. she sounds like a flake… my florist was a flake and i regret using her soooo much. Go with your gut… Dont go by reviews b/c i feel like yeah they are gonna keep the good reviews up… and try to get the bad down…

 

in my case… i felt as the professional, she acted like she knew what she was talking about and saying we need X amount of roses for the bouquets and centerpieces … well 2 night before the wedding texted me freaking out that the arrangments looks flat and small.. that she wants to add “filler” flowers to make them look better, which was MORE money… and NOT what i had in mind as my flowers…

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I recently made the mistake of giving someone the benefit of the doubt because her reviews and previous wedding pictures were fabulous. BAD IDEA! We ended up having to fire her, lose our deposit and find someone new. Do not hire that florist! She may be great, but for whatever reason she’s not great for you.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Hm, finding the right florist is REALLY important if flowers are a big part of your wedding.  If she’s forgetful and not thorough with you from the beginning you’d best be off finding a different florist.

I also went with a florist who had great reviews on yelp and she was really nice, but in the end the flowers didn’t turn out quite right and I regret hiring her.  In fact, it is one of the biggest regrets from my wedding.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Don’t do it! There’s a florist in my area who had a lot of great positive reviews that both myself and a friend getting married around the same time were looking into using. The meetings with her didn’t go well, she seemed kind of flaky and we both had some issues with our quote…my friend went ahead with her because of the great reviews, and I found another florist. And she was so mad at herself for that decision later when her wedding flowers were totally messed up, the flakiness continued, and all of the sudden that florist started getting many bad reviews. Just because someone has done a great job in the past doesn’t mean that can’t be changing now or in the future! 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I would interview other florists. Her actions raise too many questions regarding her level of attention to detail and her ability to follow through. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’d cut her loose. I had a similar experience with a DOC – I met her at a bridal fair, really liked her, she had great reviews, etc, etc, etc. I ended up emailing her a few months later to set up a consulation, clearly stating in my email that our wedding was Saturday, June 7, 2014. She emailed me going “June 7 is a Friday – did you mean June 8?” Yeah, lady, I got my own wedding date wrong. Girlfriend was looking at the wrong YEAR. I figured okay, I’ll give her another shot, honest mistake. She then mispelled my fiance’s (common) name on the proposal, STILL had the date wrong, and showed up 10 minutes late for our meeting. Not what you want in a DOC, at all.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Don’t hire her. Just think, does this woman deserve to make maybe $1000+ from you after leaving you on the doorstep for ages, not paying attention to your requests and doing a sloppy job of the quote? You deserve better not only as a bride, but as a customer! 

I would recommend contacting your venue for a florist recommendation. We went with a florist that does flowers for the venue and for weddings held there on a regular basis. They knew she was very trustworthy and she knew what would look good in the venue in our colour scheme. 

 

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