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

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

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siobhan00 :  Okay, so I am totally on your side and I think you should hire a florist who will deliver what you asked for.  Pink and red isn’t even close to the same.  I’d be looking for someone new at this point.  My florist sent me to a website full of different flowers to pick the exact color I wanted – I had no idea how many options I had for an orange gerbera daisy! I wish I knew now what that site was, because it could probably help you find just what you are looking for.  Maybe your (new) florist has an option like that for you as well? (or maybe mine will be nice and send you the link if you email manna floral design in moab)

At the same time though, I think the picture you are inspired by has been desaturated.  I would be prepared to compromise at least a little on exact color because what you are looking for might not exist.  

Post # 17
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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siobhan00 :  Your colors are beautiful!  I’m sorry the florist is givng you a hard time – there is no excuse for that attitude.  They are working for you!

I took fabric color swatches with me to the florist, and photos of what I wanted.  Would that help your florist?  Best of luck to you.  🙂

Post # 18
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Sugar bee

your inspiration bouquet is gorgeous.  I think you should find another florist.  Or possibly consider silk flowers?

Post # 19
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Busy bee

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siobhan00 :  are you talking about the blush flowers on the right side of the bouquet? It looks like a cabbage rose. 

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

siobhan00 : try looking on the Veseys Seeds website to get exact names of flowers in the colors that you want, I’m certain the have burgundy tulips.

Post # 22
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

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siobhan00 :  so this florist thinks exact colors are no biggie for weddings/events? Lolz I can’t even. What a clown. 

I would try to go somewhere else. Dark red is nothing like burgundy. My head hurts even reading that. 

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I was SO picky with my flowers between the specific garden roses to the colors, etc. I don’t think a simple “these colors” is that hard? Isn’t that their job to select flowers in your colors?!

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper

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siobhan00 :  Here’s an example I just did with my own bouquet.  The original, a very bright orange, on the left, a desaturated version on the right.  My skin still looks normal, though different, but the flowers are not what they really were.  In your image, the flowers all look a bit off.  Drab is the only word coming to mind, but it’s not exactly what I mean (I think it looks gorgeous).  I’m not saying those flower colors don’t exist, especially with blush being so popular lately, but you might have to go slightly brighter than you’re envisioning or with a different flower type.

ETA: actually my original is kinda excessively vivid and not quite true to reality either.  Bad weather, okay photographer.  The real flowers were a little less day-glo than that.

Post # 25
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Helper bee

“Don’t you think you’re being a little picky?”

“Don’t you think you’re being a little unprofessional?”

Ugh, good grief OP, there is definitely a difference between Burgundy and blush and pink and red, yikes! I have no suggestions on flowers for you just wanted to say that is some bs and that I’m sorry you’re in this situation. Hopefully you can get it all worked out!

Post # 26
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Bumble bee

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skunktastic :  I wondered that too. Post photo editing can make flowers look different.

Another thing might be seasonal availability.  I had wanted peonies in my bouquet but they weren’t in season or available and my florist stocks by seasons. We looked at a mood board and played around to get something in the style of that i was happy with. She must have spent over an hour with me just playing with flowers and colours etc. They have me a trial posie in three style of my bouquet and a mock up table arrangement to take home as well.

Worked much better than going in with a list of demands/specific pictures/specific colours from the Internet. 

Post # 27
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

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siobhan00 :  if it says blush and burgundy, she needs to give you blush and burgundy or you can walk and ask for a full refund… if she refuses to refund you your deposit, you can go to small claims court but of course she’ll count on you not going through the hassel.

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Okay so I actually discussed exactly this with my florist before we signed. We just want all white, ivory, cream flowers, which she said is one of the easier orders she’s seen in years. She explained that with the explosion of color palettes and pinterest, the hardest thing to do nowadays is to convince brides that they cannot always control the exact shade of flower they’re going to have on hand the weekend of your wedding. They are at the mercy of wholesalers, farmers, and a string of other things not the least of which are the seasons and weather. It’s completely unreasonable to think that they’re going to be able to get the exact pantone shade of burgundy and blush that you’re after. 

Your florist is a professional. Trust the professional. 

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