(Closed) I Just Don’t Love It…Part 2

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Deep Breaths!! 1) look at your contract see what cancellation policy is.

2) Go visit another florist really quick–if your contract is breakable with #1 florlalist.

3)If contract is not breakable. Go back and bring support with you–Mom, Frined, SO, boss whoever —

And remember– The only thing people remember about weddings was how beautiful the bride was

Post # 5
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I would try to make it very clear exactly what you want the out of the centerpieces and the bouquet. Name the colors, flowers, size, shape, everything. His design opportunities are over. If he says he can’t do that then it might make getting out of the contract easier if you can find someone else.

Post # 6
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2007 - Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook IL

Hrmm Bluebear, that’s a tough situation! I agree you should call around and see if you can find someone who can accomodate you (and listens!). However, you gotta keep in mind that florists usually place their orders for wedding flowers a few weeks in advance with their wholesaler in order to ensure that they get exactly what the bride wants/needs, so you are running low on time… but if the flowers you want are not unusual/out of season, then maybe you will have some luck!!

Post # 7
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

That sucks, i’m sorry.  $800 is a lot of money, is he just not willing to work with you to create something you love or is he trying to keep your arrangment within your budget, can you see how much it cost if he get you the flowers you want?  I would see if he can get you back the deposit, or at least some of it if he’s not going to work something out with you.  It sounds like he’s just being difficult!  Sorry if you have to deal with that weeks before your wedding!  Good luck resolving this.

Post # 8
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

You might also double-check with your alternate florists.  It is pretty common, at least where I live, for small businesses to be open Saturdays but closed Sundays and Mondays.  That way their people still get two days off – just not the actual weekend.  And for florists, who will often have weddings on a Sunday, it really only gives them one day off.  My bakery is open but closes early on Mondays, which is just something I am having to factor into my communication with them.

Post # 10
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

First reaction – I would have laid into him giving him a peice of my mind and let him know that if he ever wanted a good review from me, and not my telling everyone how rude he was and contacting the BBB to complain – he’d better listen up and that I’m getting what I want because I’m the customer. End of Story!

Since that’s not really "nice" lol – I suppose firmly explaining, purple is out and it shouldn’t be mentioned again. Weather there’s no pink in your wedding or not, you wanted it and regardless of what he thinks, you get what you want, because YOU are paying for it. 

Does he have a grand layout of flowers in his shop? I’m wondering, since he keeps mentioning these purple flowers, if he’s not able to get more things that you want, or just wants to give you whats cheap to make an extra buck or two by upcharging you for something he got too many of in a past order.

I think it’s fishy, I would call other florists and have them make your boquet at least. You don’t pay until the week before (generally, well I don’t maybe you paid already) so just have him do centerpieces, bring back up when you go in again. Don’t settle, and get your boquet elsewhere. Explaining your situation will get sympathy from others and they will be bound to help.

Can’t wait for another update. 

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