- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
So I’m 57 days from my wedding and have yet to book a florist. I started looking for a florist, and was told they were either booked or my budget did not meet their minimums. Fine, whatever. Found 2 florists that sounded promising. Went for consultations. Got both the flower proposals with prices emailed and am super disappointed. Yeah, they are about at my budget, one barely under, one barely over. I’m dissapointed because I feel like everything I told them I wanted/liked was completely ignored.
Bouquet shape: I don’t want a ball shaped bouquet. Everyone makes them ball shaped these days, but it’s just not what I want. I’d prefer more of a pageant shape without being an arm bouquet, just loosely tied a little more vertical. Heck, even a cascade, even though I think they are old-fashioned, just anything but a ball shape. They both are saying things that make it sound like I will get a ball shape with random stuff sticking out a little here and there.
Flowers: I really like filler flowers more than flowers florists typically use. My fav is probably stock, but I really like phlox, astilbe, larkspur, snapdragons, etc. But I don’t care for lots of greenery/green fillers mixed in. I also told both florists that I really like gerber daisies, feel free to use them for volume. Well, two florists, two proposals, and not one daisy in the bouquets. I said roses are ok, not my favorite, but if they are going to use roses, please use the big fat, ruffly garden and cabbage roses, not the boring sweetheart rose that you buy half dead at grocery stores. That or ranunculus are lisianthus would be ok. Did I get a single garden or cabbage rose? nope. A single stem of ranunculus or lisianthus? nope.
So basically both proposals are for boring, crummy roses, –one with a few stems of stock, –one with crappy green fillers instead of flower fillers (eg. seeded eucalyptus, bear grass, etc)
How hard is it to listen? I say “stock flower, cabbage roses, gerber daisies, phlox, astilbe, heck, I even like carnations”, and they say “spray roses, sweetheart roses, and stupid ugly green crap”
Sorry for the long rant. I am just getting so frustrated with florists. I know I can’t handle the stress of DIY, but I’m almost ready to tell these folks to take their $400 delivery charges and boring, everyday roses and shove em.