(Closed) Wrong colored flowers by Karin’s Flowers of Vienna,VA

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: It's been 3 months, I'm still upset by the fact that my flowers were the wrong color...
    Listen to your DH, get over it already, it's only flowers. : (12 votes)
    29 %
    It's okay that you still are upset as long as you keep it in perspective. : (23 votes)
    56 %
    You worked too hard and too long, you should be spitting mad! : (6 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 4
    1843 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m sorry your flowers didn’t turn out.  I definitely see purple, a few hot pink, but the others almost look mauve/deep red to me.  So that was all she offered – was that they were, in fact, pink?  No other explanation?

    Post # 5
    2871 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Very sorry this happend to you, I would try not to let it taint your memory of your wedding day.

    On the positive side, the flowers are beautiful (even if they are infact purple)

    Post # 6
    483 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    This happened to my daughter, too…her colors were chocolate, & kiwi with a touch of eggplant and fuchsia. Bridesmaid’s bouquets were to be wrapped in chocolate ribbon–even gave florist an actual fabric sample & they were wrapped in green.  Flowers, while absolutely gorgeous–were mostly a pale pink and also had reddish-roses…the flowers were supposed to mainly be green orchids, & green hydrangeas & purple stock….MAJOR communication breakdown, I suppose. Even though like you, we gave paint chips and inspiration photos.   I now HIGHLY recommend brides get a mock-up of the flowers/colors florist will be using.  Would have certainly spared us the shock we had when we saw the florist unloading the ‘wrong’ flowers….


    Post # 7
    2866 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    That sucks…I definitely see some purple carnations in there. It seems if even those had been removed it might have looked more orange and hot pink than orange, pink and purple.

    Post # 10
    8 posts

    This happened to me too!  I was supposed to have faint pink and ivory flowers for my Valentine wedding.  I about died when the bridesmaids showed up with these yellow bouquets! 🙁 They cut out the yellowest of the yellow, but here they are. And from a well-respected Dallas florist. I even had a story board with sample images.  I have no clue where the yellow came from! 

    Post # 12
    8 posts


    I know. 🙁 My contract stated “a beautiful color palette of champagnes, soft ivories and light dashes of faint pink.”  I still do not have my pictures back (these were posted by a guest on my Facebook page) because my photographer is having to color correct them all.  Unfortunately, nothing could be done about the video. It was a complete nightmare.  What’s worse, is the florist is refusing to acknowledge that the flowers are yellow, saying they are “shades of ivory”…   That is like saying the sky is red, these flowers are canary yellow!  Soft pink is my absolute favorite color in the world, and I was devastated when these arrived (especially since it was Valentine wedding)…  Thank you so much for your support!!

    Post # 13
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @TexasBride123456:  Those look like white Ecuadorian roses to me mixed with “bridal white” —- Combining Valentines Day with Roses and a Wedding sounds like it could be a nightmare. Devastated is a really strong word – were you really devastated by the hue of the roses? Did you write down what varieties you wanted – i.e. Ecuadorian vs California?

    Post # 15
    8 posts

    @sfchick: I am not a florist and don’t claim to be.  But I did pass Colors 101 in elementary school.  The fact is I had a story board with pictures of exactly what I wanted, and a contract written in explicit detail.  Yes, I was indeed devestated.  To me, this was as bad as if the cake had collapsed or someone spilled red wine on my dress.  Yellow is one of my least favorite colors, and it is especially innapropriate for Valentine’s. We put so much into our weddings, and I paid over $6,500 for these flowers, total.  I don’t think it is too much to ask that they be the right color.

    Post # 16
    140 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    and this is why for every wedding we do I personally go pick flowers before I put in an order. 

    Sometimes, once in a great while things happen, flowers don’t look up to our standards, shipment gets held up etc. but I make best choices and substitute them in such a way that nobody ever knows besides me. 

    Always show photos and swatches because saying “hot pink” does not mean “your hot pink” is the same as “my hot pink”. 

    Personal note: If in your bridal bouquet you don’t like one flower in there you can always cut it out or pull it out of the bunch. It’s not like it is rock hard. 😉 

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