- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
We are getting married June 11 so about 3 months from now. My florist and I had an altercation yesterday in public and I’m ready to just wash my hands of her. We first got in contact in October and met for the first time. Fiance and I were very very clear about what our budget is and approximately how many centerpieces and bouquets and everything we need and we told her we are paying for the wedding so the budget is very strict. After that first meeting Fiance wasn’t interested in flowers so I took it on. Well after 3 meetings we still hadn’t gotten anywhere on centerpieces so I finally told her to just take the wheel. She knows our budget and the look we are going for so I said go for it! Well she came back with nothing. I sent her an email saying how unhappy I was and I felt she wasn’t being very helpful being that she is a professional and I don’t know flowers at all.
So yesterday was the first time we met since that email and I had the centerpieces all worked out and just needed her to put a cost to the flowers involved. So we went through everything and then she was discussing how the cost of flowers vary and she can’t predict the exact cost. Our final payment is due two weeks before the wedding so I asked when do we settle any differences in cost, whether it be we owe her or vice versus. Well this is exactly what she said to me “Sarah, I’m not making any money off of your wedding and I’m just trying to get through it.” ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Who does that? She then went on to tell me that I need a budget of $1,800 instead of $900. We aren’t using that many flowers and they are red roses in June so come on. She then went on to say that she is spending more time on my wedding than on her larger weddings and when you factor in all of the time spent she is losing money. Let me also add in that she has been 30 minutes to an hour late to every single meeting. She then said “I know you don’t want to be in debt for your wedding, but sometimes reality doesn’t allow that”.
She is ridiculous and I just needed to vent. So my Fiance is super angry because he doesn’t like me calling him in tears (I rarely cry) so he’s ready to just cancel with her and find a new florist. We’ve already paid her $625 and at least $275 is non refundable.
We are waiting on this latest proposal to come in and if everything is ok then we will just leave it be and I won’t have to deal with her anymore except the day of. However, if something is wrong we will ask for most of our money back and say goodbye.
Has anyone else had similar problems? I’ve been really laid back in the planning so I’m not crazy or anything or being over sensitive.