Post # 1
This is a cry for help, trying to not deal with all the drama of HTF he can breach and cancel our $2500 contract 21 days before the wedding, i need recommendations for straight shooting budget friendly florists ASAP for a 250 person wedding. PLEASE HELP! The ceremony is in New Rochelle (westchester), the reception is aobut 20 miles away. I’m willing to work with anyone in NY/NJ/CT as long as they don’t take advantage of me.
Thank you lady bees.
ps–trust me, i WILL be suing him after the wedding. and if you are reading this DO NOT TRUST JUNE FLORIST OF BROOKLYN.
Post # 3
I am so sorry this happened to you. I’m just responding to bump this to the top of the boards.
Post # 4
I’m sorry this happened. Did he mention why he canceled the contract?
Post # 5
@meaniie: I’m not sure if this is possible, but Sam’s Club, Costco and other wholesale retailers often have large bouquets of flowers for good prices. And they look good too. You could also try Kroger’s and any other store/market that sells flowers.
They might not be what you were wanting, but they ARE flowers!
Did he give you any $$ back??? Did you pay him already?
If you still have some money left, you can plead your case to other florists and see if anyone will be willing to work in your budget because of what happened. Pull the tearful frantic bride card. It might just work!!!
Post # 6
Look into BriDesign.com. They will ship flowers to you but already arranged. It’s a limited selection, but I think it was Bride Magazine that did an article on them, said the flowers were of good quality.
Post # 7
My friend is using Columbia Florists and has seen and liked their work. Her wedding is in Westchester. Good luck.
Post # 8
@tiffyb24: he literally said, “i’m not making enough profit” and tried to double the contract price “or not do the job”. yes, he had a 1k deposit, which he claims he put in the mail 2 days ago, so we’ll find out soon.
Post # 9
@KitKatNYC: Thank you…checking it out right now.
Post # 10
The owner is Christine she is based in CT and amazingly awesome creative and calm. I know she goes into mass and ny as well.
Here’s her contact info:
Owner and Floral Designer(203) 841-6225[email protected]
Here’s the link to my detail recap so you can see her work:
Post # 11
In the Midwest we have grocery chains like Hy-Vee that do florist work (not just selling you the flowers but actual bouquets, delivery etc. ) is there any chain-type store in your area that would be able to do that?
A quick google search shows a Wegman’s store that does this and is in the New York area? Maybe a store like that? They likely have multiple people working in floral and would be less likely to be booked solid 3 weeks out like a smaller florist. I am not using a Hy-Vee or similar store myself, but I’ve heard good things about their work.
If you get super-desperate and have any kind of creative bent – hit up greenhouses or friends with flower gardens – lots of pretty flowers are in season right now and you could do that for centerpieces, church, etc. They might even be able to help you out with bouquets and such?
That is absolutely terrible that the florist did that to you! I hope it all works out!
Post # 12
Did he say why he cancelled? Was there a clause in your contract that said he could cancel at any time? I would look that up before suing. What type of flowers were you looking for? I could help talk you through arranging your own if you want, I used to work in floral design 🙂
Post # 13
I am completely ignorant regarding these things (I’m having a smallish, low-key wedding), but if you have wedding insurance, can you file a claim? They may also have resources for quick turn-arounds.
Post # 14
Oh no!!!! How stressful!!!!! Try Lenox Hill Florist and they do a beautiful job!
Post # 15
If you sue him, unless the contract states otherwise, it’s likely you will only be able to recover money you lost because of the breach, e.g. extra money you had to pay another florist to do a rush job on what he promised to do, costs of getting another florist (ha, with gas prices so high, maybe you ought to track transportation costs to meetings with the new one). Have you told him you were going to sue? Maybe if he knew that and knew he’d have to cover the difference in costs he’d agree to do them again?
*Not licensed to practice in your state, so this is not legal advice. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer in your state!
Post # 16
Hey just wanted to see if you had any luck. I remember another friend of mine had a friend who did the flowers for her wedding. The girl does it for hobby/side business – she isn’t a professional full-time florist, but has done weddings before and has taken classes. If you’re stuck I can try to get her email for you. I might use her for my own flowers.