Post # 1
There are already a ton of issues with my venue and I really don’t need this right now. My colors are blush and burgundy. She showed me an example of what my flowers would look like. They were pink and red not blush and burgundy. I nicely explained that I would like the blush to be an almost neutral color with just a hint of pink and the burgundy to be a deeper wine color not a bright red. She asked me if I thought I might be being a little pick. Are there flowers that if ordered in red will always be deeper in color and others that if ordered in blush will always be really light in color? I really want to avoid the red and pink. Since it doesn’t seem like my florist is going to help I think it might be best to just specify which exact flowers I want if there are any that will always come in the color I want. If not maybe I could order my own flowers and do some simple arrangements. Here is the inspiration for my color sceme.
Post # 2
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
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
Take your business elsewhere! No need for that attitude.
Post # 5
- 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
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:
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
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
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
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
If you’ve not signed a contract, find a different florist. Blush and burgundy is not that hard to understand.
Post # 12
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
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
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.
Post # 15
I have noticed that there is one attitude before you order and another once a payment has been made. 🙁
I just love the wine color against the dusty rose color. Its almost a neutral/nude color. I know that this is an expensive arrangement. I told her that as long as there are roses and a few burgundy calas like in this picture, I’m going to be happy. Do you know what the pink flowers are above?
Thank you so much!! I still can’t seem to figure out which flowers the pink ones are in that bouquet but this is a really good start! Thanks so much!
It specifies the number of flowers per arrangement, the types and “blush and burgundy.”