(Closed) Florist is REFUSING to get the colors I want.

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper

Blush and burgandy (as in the pic you posted) are most definitely not the same as pink and red. Not cool at all that the florist would say you’re being too picky. I’d definitely shop around for another florist. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

That’s so rude of the florist! I’d send her your photo and just point blank ask if she can achieve it. I’d also ask for a mock-up, if you’ve already signed a contract with her. Otherwise, I’d find a new florist.

It is insane to me how rude people are when working in service industries. Geez.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Take your business elsewhere! No need for that attitude.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Omaha, NE

OMG I love that exact same bouquet (I saw it on pinterest), and those are real flowers (not sola/silk) so I think your florist is being unreasonable. I would go with someone else who can create your vision. The original florist was in Philadelphia (I found them here: https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/la-petite-fleur-philadelphia-pa-262591) and they are pricey, but it was clearly done before and should be able to be recreated!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

 I’m not sure what the burgundy flowers are but I found a study of blush pink roses so you can tell your florist specifically what to order:

http://flirtyfleurs.com/blush-pink-rose-study/

 

However, given her attitude and inability or lack of desire to perform to your expectation/vision I would tell her you’re going to shop around other floral options and see if she doesn’t shape up

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I would find a new florist. The flowers in the picture are not that unusual in colour and should be easy enough for a good florist to find. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I just noticed that you are the same person writing about communication issues with your venue. Two different vendors, communication problems with both. You are the common denominator. I think you are less a helpless victim and more someone who needs to improve your communication skills (at best) or who is overly demanding of things that are outside of the vendors control. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

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siobhan00 :  for what flowers cost, she should not be calling you picky. Even if, in theory you really were, she should still not say it. But blush is such a popular color, it’s weird to me that she can’t figure it out. Is she a new florist? 

 

If you Google blush flowers there are a ton of names and species that she should be able to order. For example look up garden spirit roses, la perla roses or keira. They’re ate dahlia’s with a deep red burgundy color too even the black dahlia looks almost black but it’s a deep red. 

 

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

If you’ve not signed a contract, find a different florist. Blush and burgundy is not that hard to understand. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

She does realize you’re paying her to do a job, right? I’d take my hard-earned money elsewhere if I were you. 

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

what does your contract/quote say?

Mine said the colors I wanted, which were a sure thing, and then what type of colors was “up to seasonal availability”.  She also printed out an inspiration board (mostly pics of flowers I’d sent her pre-quote) so that there was no mistaking what’s “yellow” and “fuschia” and “cream” (my flower colors).

So.. does your contract specify colors, flowers, or neither?  The answer to that will specify just how “picky” you can be within reason.  You can’t hold her to anything more than the contract, but likewise she can’t provide you anything less.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

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siobhan00 :  change florists and be clear about what you want, have them confirm that they can do it, and have it all included in the contract before booking them. Nearly all common flower colors are available in most areas in the US at most times. 

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