(Closed) Florist – is this a Scam?

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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1600 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It could be that whoever this is does it out of her home, and therefore doesn’t want her address published, etc.

 

See if you can meet with her for a face to face meeting, and ask for some more testimonials. Sometimes you can get phone numbers for previous brides who would be glad to tell you their experience.

Post # 4
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610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would meet up with her in person. I usually don’t make any big purchases unless they are reputable or are willing to meet in person. Also the fact there is no adress can be a bad thing. I would be careful.

Post # 6
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1600 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Well if that’s the case just make sure you would have a contract – then they have to deliver, right?

Good luck though! It’s nervewracking because it’s your money and your day, but if it works out it’ll be worth it!

Post # 7
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8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am sorry, but I would be very skeptical, especially, since she is so far away from you. Do you have anyone else that can meet with her too?

Post # 8
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851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

No if she doesnt have a shop front she probably just doesnt want random people rocking up at her house like “Oh I saw you on the net and wanted to see what you had to offer” – because she probably only has stuff to show when she is actually doing a wedding and is by appointmnet only.

If its anything like my (start up) photograper all of her details will be on the contract and invoices.

Dont worry too much 🙂

And as someone who has studied floristry I assure you that not having a shop front = no rent, no public liability insurance, no staff wages = much cheaper!

Post # 10
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3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

This is what I was talking about in my PM:

The photos used on their site are STOCK PHOTOS or stolen photos.

The photo in their “Availability” thread is also found here:

http://album.aufeminin.com/album/see_18800_46/LES-FLEURS.html

http://theknottybride.com/4606

& about 8 other websites… if she’s a florist & not using her own photos I do NOT believe its her work. You could ask if the photos on her website are samples of her work. If she says YES than do NOT use her!

I mean, she could honestly just be starting out but idk, as “booked” as they are, you’d think they’d have an office or something.

Post # 13
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2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would run in the other direction for sure.  If it’s too good to be true, it is. Not every flower is available anytime – and if she is really working out of her house, she wouldn’t have the buying power and connections to make it cost effective to purchase that kind of flower.

If you have someone in GA that can meet with her, I would have them do so if you still want to use her.

In my experience, vendors who use stock photos or rip off others on their sites and intheir correspondance do it for a reason, and it never works out for the bride.

Good luck & hopefully you’ll find someone else to put you at ease!!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

that’s pretty crappy that people steal photos and don’t show their own work.    I wouldn’t go with this florist.  I would look up other ones.  becareful especially since the wedding is further away.

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