(Closed) Advice about EX-florist

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I vote for say nothing and leave it be. I have had a smiliair experience with my florist – she doesn’t want to do anything until 60 days before the wedding and that is making me grind my teeth. So maybe this is an indsutry norm? Regardless, I agree it’s silly that she couldn’t respond to your questions or at least somehow acknowledge your email. Since you have other options for less money and things were left politely, I’d let it go. 🙂

Post # 3
1304 posts
Bumble bee

Take a deep breath.

I think sometimes some people aren’t always great with dialogue over email. If you had questions, maybe stopping by or calling would have been better. I would have done that before sending an email saying their lack of communication is the reason you’re not going to work with them.

Ultimately, you should do whatever makes sense to you- financially and time wise. Does it make sense to pay less for flowers but then making sure you have the time before the wedding to make the arrangements and what happens if the colors/flowers are wrong?

If you want to work with her, CALL or stop by and get your questions answered.

Post # 4
1351 posts
Bumble bee

I quickly rejected any non-responsive vendors. I can’t deal with that kind of stress. You’ll have tons of questions along the line; find someone who can handle them.

Post # 5
991 posts
Busy bee

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alishac:  I DIYed all my own flowers (5 Bridesmaid or Best Man, my bouquet, 10 bouts, 4 corsages 18 centerpieces, and 7-8 other arrangements) all for less than the $600 quote she gave you. If you’ve got time the week of the wedding to tackle this project (and help when it come to arranging them), I’m all for DIY in order to stay on budget!


Post # 6
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I’ve been there. I dealt with a venue once who liked to beat me around the bush. She missed our appointment to take her kids to the pumpkin patch (per her coworker) then emailed me hours later stating her uncle had died. Yada yada.

I wouldn’t take her back, or go back to her business. I would thank that person for a response back and politely tell them, during the time you didn’t hear back you went with another option. That is a horrible way to do business in my eyes.

Post # 7
713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

You shouldn’t have to hunt down a vendor. I dropped our florist for the same thing. I called many times with either no answer or she just took so long to call back. I understand I’m not your only customer but I am a paying customer. I decided to DIY all of my flowers. I would just drop it and DIY.

Post # 8
9385 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

Just let it go.  I’m in the same situation with a MUA.

I assume your ex-florist is telling the truth, and this is how she does business.  Unfortunately, it’s not how YOU do business, so it’s a bad match.  It’s not personal, it’s business, which means you shouldn’t feel bad about it and she probably doesn’t either.

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