(Closed) So many disappointments from multiple vendors. :(

posted 5 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
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750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am sorry you had to deal with this. I don’t know what to say about most of the issues, but I do have some pointers about calling the florist (I used to work in florals):

  • Make sure to look at your florist contract-most say that the designers can make substitutions based on flower availability.
  • The exact shade of your fabric would have been almost impossible to match to a flower. There are orange roses that are a similar shade, but with all things natural, shades will vary.

  • Did you have flower counts in your contract? Thats the only way you may be able to get a little bit of money back due to the size of your bouquet.

Good luck calling your vendors. I hope you get everything sorted out!

Post # 4
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1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

So sorry your wedding didnt seem to match your expectations. 

Post # 5
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1747 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m sorry those vendors didn’t pull through for you. If it makes you feel better, I was disappointed in my flowers and cake, but in the end, it’s only one day. Many more flowers and cakes in our future.

 

Post # 6
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3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yeah that sucks. I hope you didn’t let it ruin your day. I say go back to florist and baker and get some compensation or discounts for them not giving you what you ordered.

Post # 7
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4416 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ugh, that sucks. I totally feel you on the flowers — my idiot florist showed up on the wedding day sporting 6 table centerpieces and 2 bridesmaid bouquets for my 8 tables and 3 bridesmaids. And then had the nerve to bitch to me that the problem was that I hadn’t ordered the right amount. Umm, see this invoice that I got from you two weeks ago that says 8 centerpieces and 3 bouquets?!??! Idiot, idiot, idiot.

It is just so unfortunate to pay all that money and have people fall down on the job like it’s no big deal. I’m glad you at least have the right attitude about it though — you got married! Woop woop!!! As long as YOU looked radiant, the rest will just fade from memory over time Smile

Post # 8
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3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Girl I am with you!

My flowers were all gorgeous.  And not.one.thing. was how I wanted it.  My boquet and all of the smaller arrangements for the cocktail space were to have stargazer lilies.  They have special meaning to us.  There were lilies, but they were white and very pale pink, NOT the striking red of stargazers.  All of the centerpieces were supposed to be all white, very full, with hydrangeas around the outside and either white lilies, white peonies, or white garden roses.  What I got was really fluffy (read: see-through) gobs of hydrangeas and lilies, peonies, and PEACH ROSES.  Not even garden roses.  I was very specific about garden roses (and paid extra for them!) and had lots of ‘regular’ red roses, plus the peach ones in the centerpieces.  Oh – and all the smaller ones were to have peonies, but everything had hydrangea. 

Like I said – they were all pretty.  I didn’t say anything.  No one knew their bout was supposed to be ALL orchids, not a bunch of spray roses with ONE orchid flower.  I’m still mad – but what am I going to do?  (Other than write bad reviews anywhere I have the opportunity)

Post # 9
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4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Do roses even come in a “guava” color? Sounds like the florist was trying to do the closest match for you. Your bouquet should have been bigger, and they definitely messed up with the white/ cream/ crystals, which you confirmed with them. But try to put it into perspective-if your DJ or photographer hadn’t shown up, THAT would have been a big deal.

I have a girlfriend who got married two years ago, and if you ask her, she’ll go off for half an hour about how her flowers and cake weren’t right at her wedding. It sounds like she didn’t enjoy her wedding day because of that. I know these things upset you, but try to make these statements what you remember about the day:

“most important thing was that we were able to get married in the presence of our family/friends.” “I couldn’t be happier to have married my best friend – he’s simply the best!”

You’re married to your best friend- how awesome is that!! 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@almostmrsj:  That would piss me off. If you agreed to garden roses and paid more for them and you got regular ones, that is a huge difference. I get the whole caveat in some contracts that allows for substitutions, but garden roses don’t  go out of season, and they had to order them ahead of time, so that is what they should have put in the arrangements.

 

Post # 11
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726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My flowers we so screwed up that my bouqet was red when I wanted white from the begining. They brought me a new one after my mom flipped out and it was there about 10 min before we walked out the door. It was ugly, droopy and small. But oh well. They are just flowers!

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