Post # 1
A few of you may have seen from a week ago that I was having trouble with my flowers. I think I’ve now gotten to the point where I don’t feel comfortable working with the florist I had my eye this whole time. She’s flaky, lags with her communication, and has given us a quote that is more expensive than what we had originally requested 🙁 I am currently looking at hiring a duo that lives two hours away but has done up our venue for a previous wedding, and is happy working within our budget.
How do I gently tell the previous florist that it’s a “no”?
Post # 3
@perfectingfaith: I would play off of the lagging in communication thing and say, “It seems like you have too much on your plate to work on my wedding too. Also, financial issues have come up and I can’t pay you the price you’ve quoted. Unfortunately, I think I’m going to have to find another florist.” And leave it at that. Any professional won’t pry or make a big production out of it, besides maybe offering to lower the price- but if you do it over email and she doesn’t reply promptly, you can always say you have already found another florist.
Post # 4
I woldn’t make excuses or give reasons. It just opens up room for discussion.
“We have chosen to go in another direction.” or “We have chosen a different vendor”.
Post # 5
You don’t owe her any explanation or excuse. Simply inform her that you’ve opted to go with another vendor that better suits your needs.