Post # 17
Sorry that happened that is crazy stress that didn’t need to be added to your wedding day i am sure. I would try costco. I think they only require a week maybe two notice to order flowers. We just ordered ours last weekend and our wedding would have been 3 weeks away than. We ordered 250 rose stems and bought our vases at the dollar store. A total of about 275 for our centerpieces.
Post # 18
We are using Springdale Florist in Stamford, CT. Can’t guarantee they’ll be able to do it, but Tom is a wonderful person to work with. Let me know if you need contact information. I am so so so sorry that this is happening 🙁
Post # 19
Take a deep breath!
I know this feels like a big crisis (and in the wedding-world it is!) but try to look at things in perspective. You are getting married no matter what, with or without flowers. Take a look at what you ordered and see if you can scale back. Do you really need/want to spend $2,500 on flowers that are going to die within a week after your wedding?
We’re doing non-floral centrepieces, and having a grocery store do the bouquets, corsages and boutineres. Total cost $300.
The church/ceremony venue is probably beautiful as is, so keep it simple.
Best of luck!
Post # 20
in case you are still looking — flowers by richard (in hell’s kitchen) and starbright florist (in the flower district) are both very budget friendly. If they have availability, i’m sure they can work within your budget (very reasonable in nyc).
Post # 21
So sorry to hear this… I am a wedding planner and use The Lily Pond in New Jersey, she’s really good and affordable. Let her know Plan Your Memories sent you. Good LUck!
Post # 22
Wow! You guys are all amazing. I’m going to try to reply to you all at once!
1) I’m a lawyer, and you are right, under contract law, i can only sue for damages, which will be whatever over the agreed upon contract price i have to pay. Yes, I did tell him I will be suing him. I think he’s hedging his bets that I won’t or decide its not worth it to me, but he has something else coming. to not sue him would be equal to me making a mockery out of my degree!
2) You are totally right, I don’t need to spend that much…actually, now i am spending 4500, but the entire rest of the wedding was built around this so at this point, other than guilt, I really have nothing that I can do with that statement…it makes me sad, but I can’t let go of it.
3) I found another florist who actually claims the first florist is a relative of his and called him a thief. ABSOLUTELY GREAT! Who woulda thought that it was the floral business that I end up not trusting in the midst of all this??!!!!
4)Please pray for us! I got a lot of perspective from close friends these past few days, including one whose mom fell and broke her hip the day b/f his wedding and she was in surgery while they were getting married, and another whose entire wedding was CANCELLED b/c of the storm in Feb 2010 and was rescheduled for the spring. So when all is said and then, some drama with the florists and an extra 2k that i might get recompensated for is coming out lucky in the end!!! 🙂
Post # 23
So glad you found someone! Make sure you write tons of reviews on your previous florist *after* you sue him (yelp, wedding wire, google, BBB, etc).
Post # 24
Your lucky he didnt do your flowers. On saturday I walked in to his shop with my fiance and walked right back out. They were getting ready for a wedding, they were scrambling around, the flowers they were loading in the truck were dead. It was a disgrace. When we sat down to speak to him about our wedding he never asked me how many bridesmaids I have, How many people etc. He asked me how many centerpieces I needed. I then asked him wasnt that his job to tell me.. He then started mentioning names of people he did weddings for… Well So and SO paid $8,500 for his flowers and another paid $18,000 but you will be less. The guy was nuts. I very politley told him we werent interested and me and my fiance had the laugh of our lives walking back to our car. We ended up with Flowers by Brian and they are amazing. THings happen for a reason… be greatful someone else did your flowers for you….especially after what I saw Saturday.
Post # 25
I also heard my weddign venue (Russos on the Bay) no longer allows him in their doors.
Post # 26
Flowers by Brian I’ve seen their work at a wedding I attended. I’d say yes they looked beautiful.