Post # 1
Grrrr! I really hate to do this, but I don’t have the time to chase down someone to pay them for a service when there are other florists that offer wedding services.
My florist was referred to me by my caterer. She is awesome – she captured my vision perfectly, however she seems to0 busy to take on my wedding. The straw that broke the camel’s back – we met back in September 2011 to finalize the list of arrangements she would be creating and the other flowers (mothers, grandmother, etc.). She was supposed to send me a write up of our meeting with a final price. I know I can be impatient, and gave her a whole lot of leeway with the holidays coming up. So December 27, 2011 I sent her my version of the write up form our September meeting. Still nothing. WTF?? So I called last week and really had to keep my tone in check, but I told her that I had sent an email and was wondering if she had received it, my fiance’ and I were trying to get everything paid off. She (in such a sweet voice) said oh yes, I see it right here, I will look at it and get back to you. It’s been a week and nothing. She’s fired. I have (in 24 hours) lined up another florist that had approached me earlier (same woman that will be coordinating my wedding and same lady I purchased my dress from, she’s a one stop shop), and I am in the process of relaying my vision to her.
Good thing I only paid a small deposit to the florist I just fired. But I couldn’t pay her if I wanted to! She would never call or email back. This takes ALOT of stress of me!
Thanks for letting me vent….
Post # 3
It’s really hard to understand the lack of response from some vendors. In these economic times, you’d think they would cultivate the business they do have instead of ignoring you.
Post # 4
You were more than patient with her. I would have gotten a new florist too, because the alternative would be to spend the days leading up the the wedding completely stressed wondering if she would even show up.
Post # 5
Whew! I’m glad you were able to line someone up quickly who will work. It’s a shame that she was not communicative. 🙁
Post # 6
@julies1949: I totally agree, and the florist is not the first vendor I’ve fired. I changed venues because the woman was out right rude to me when I asked questions (which she told me to do at our visit, and responded to me by saying she’d have to get with me later). I really had to sit on that one a few days, I let my fiance’ handle that one. And then my harpist, she promised to send me a soft and hard copy of her contract. I never received it and when she contacted me three to four weeks later, I had already started working with another harpist. I politely told her I never received the documents that she promised to send, so I began working with someone else. I just don’t get it and I know I am impatient, so I make it a point to wait, probably longer than I should. It’s been ridiculous.
Post # 7
I’d say you were definitely more-than patient. I would have done the same thing! You must feel so relieved as well with this stress gone. I hope everything works out well with the new florist!!
Post # 8
@Jinxstar: That’s exactly what I was thinking. With her track record, I may or may not get flowers on my wedding day. I just can’t continue to give her breaks, I don’t want to be worried about the florist when I can just get one that wants my business.