(Closed) My florist is lying, i think

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I would let him know the information you have found, also maybe call around and ask other florist about those flowers being in season before you approach your florist again.

Post # 4
29 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

I am getting married on Saturday and was told last week that the ranunculus weren’t going to be available.  Apparently the growing season was cut short due to unusual weather conditions (which is what the flower wholesaler told the florist – and I totally trust my florist).  I don’t know if anything will change from now until December, as I’m no floral expert.  But I hope you can get what you want!  I know I was bummed about the ranunculus because they were a great alternative to roses…..I think roses are a totally played out boring wedding flower (and kind of macabre because they remind me of funerals)……and now I am stuck having some in my arrangements as a substitute!

Post # 5
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I don’t understand how a deposit was given when he doesn’t even know what flowers you’re using yet.

Post # 6
200 posts
Helper bee

Are you in the US? I was under the impression that anemones and ranunculus (which I also wanted!) are spring flowers. I can’t get them for my wedding this weekend (Aug 15), so I wouldn’t expect to be able to get them in December (unless you were willing to pay $$$ to have them shipped from some far away place.)

Post # 7
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

My florist said the same thing: they’re out of season. They are a spring/summer flower….

I don’t think he’s lying. Sorry. 🙂

Post # 8
1044 posts
Bumble bee

I just had my wedding back in late July of this year and according to the florist I went with, she stated ranunculus were out of season and would be extremely expensive to get.  So for my bouquet, I went with traditional roses and for my centerpieces, I had a combination of lilies, roses, and daisies.  I should have taken pictures of the centerpieces and hope that our photographer did because everything looked beautiful.  Attached are pictures of my bouquet and alter pieces. 

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Post # 10
495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I doubt he’s lying, but pp’s are right, you would probably have to pay an arm and a leg in order to pay for shipping from some other country!

Post # 11
599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I ordered 200 orange ranunculus for under $300 (don’t remember the exact number) from fiftyflowers.com and my wedding is in Sept. Could you order the flowers online and ask your florist to arrange them, and you will just pay for labor?

Post # 12
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

once you thought you heard it all.

I just went to my warehouse yesterday and they told me that last week FDA held up their entire order of ranunculus that was being flown in out of country. 

Post # 14
33 posts
  • Wedding: January 2010

I am getting married in January and I also read online that the season for Anemones was December and January. That that was the PRIME season.

I met with 9 florists and almost every one of them said they could GET Anemones but didn’t recommend it. I have a feeling that your florist does not want to use them so they say it’s not in season.

My understanding is that they are quite expensive and fragile and difficult to use in bouquets due to the way the stems bend etc… but if you really want a flower you can get it… you just have to PAY for it.

My biggest question though is why you didn’t discuss the types off flowers before hand? Shouldn’t that be in the contract???

Post # 15
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I got married last December and had both ranunculus and anemones in my bouquets and centerpieces. I basically went in knowing that I wanted all white flowers, and looked for lists online of what was in season. Then I went in and talked to my florist, who recommended the ranunculus, lilies, football mums, roses and stock. I asked about the anemones, and she called her supplier to check who said that they were available. There were only a few here and there, and they weren’t the most amazing anemones ( I don’t think they were quite ready to be cut), but I will say that the ranunculus were lovely, and the football mums were AMAZING! Seriously, I would recommend them if your looking for an in-season flower that holds up really well and is gorgeous. And they are pretty inexpensive, too. 

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