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My flowers were so ugly... what do i do?

Ashley, on May 21, 2018 at 2:25 PM Posted in Planning 0 30
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I got married last weekend, and my flowers were UGLY. I’m talking I was SO embarrassed of them, and didn’t want the girls to use them. They were wilted, VERY small, and old looking, squished, and overall just looked dead. The mothers were supposed to have wrist corsages, they got pinned boutonnière instead. All the flowers were pale looking, like they lost their color and were old.

the flowers sprinkling the aisle looked like they were there the day before. What do i do? My DOC and the owner of the venue was not happy, they ended up firing the florist. (it was the florist’s first wedding with the company, they had no clue where she dropped off the corsages and boutonnières and then realized they were wrong AND dead and wilted looking).
They said they won’t hire her again, but the flowers I paid for out of pocket they said I could ask for my money back. What do I say? In photos the flowers look okay... but in person they were ugly. All the girls agreed, my husband even said “wow what happened...” because he went with me to the florist meeting and thought she’d do a beautiful job. I’ll post pics in the comments, but I was honestly EMBARRASSED.

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    Mim ·
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    Tell them what you said here, the flowers were wilted, obviously old, too small for what you ordered, and not even the correct items. Let them know exactly what you want, a full refund.
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    Super May 2020
    Shari ·
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    Get your money back, and make sure you post reviews so that no other bride gets caught!
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  • Pegs
    VIP July 2018
    Pegs ·
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    Everything you're writing here should be sent to them. I'm sorry that happened. You deserve a full refund.

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  • Ashley
    VIP May 2018
    Ashley ·
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    The petals were supposed to be sprinkled down the aisle not off to the sides. I know it doesn’t look as bad but everything looked dead in person ;(

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  • Ashley
    VIP May 2018
    Ashley ·
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    I couldn’t exactly be upset the day of. I was just like well. That sucks but nothing I can do, i have other things to think about.

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  • DC Wife 10.27.18
    Master October 2018
    DC Wife 10.27.18 ·
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    Tell them exactly what you posted.

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  • ISaidHallYes
    VIP November 2018
    ISaidHallYes ·
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    In the pictures it is hard to tell. However, if your venue was upset enough to fire her then I am sure it was not a good experience. I would write immediately all of your concerns to them and ask for a full refund. There is no excuse for that.

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  • Mrs. Mecking
    Expert August 2018
    Mrs. Mecking ·
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    I would tell them what you posted on here. Be open and honest.

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  • Tara
    Master September 2018
    Tara ·
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    So sorry this happened. Flowers can be very pricey i would definitely try to get your money back
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  • Pegs
    VIP July 2018
    Pegs ·
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    I will say that the photos don't indicate that the flowers were withered or small or anything of that matter... which is a good thing!

    But if you're unhappy with the overall product and service then yes, you deserve a refund.

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    Expert September 2018
    Kate ·
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    The only good thing is, to me you can't tell the flowers look bad in the pictures you posted. So don't feel too terrible but yeah, just tell them what you said here
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  • Brianna
    VIP May 2018
    Brianna ·
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    I'm so sorry Smiley sad I agree with others that you should say everything that you said here. And you have the backup of your venue and DOC.

    On the plus side, it is hard to tell in the pictures at least.

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  • MrsV1027
    Master October 2018
    MrsV1027 ·
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    If you got some good close ups contact them and let them know you were disappointed. After the discussion leave a review that says either you were seriously let down but they made it up to you or you were let down and they wouldn't make it up to you. But definitely talk to them first.

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  • Ashley
    VIP May 2018
    Ashley ·
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    Exactly that’s why I’m having a hard time complaining. In photos they look great, but looking at my flowers compared to the flowers planted around the venue, and even just getting bouquets of flowers in general, they were so wilted in person.
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  • MrsV1027
    Master October 2018
    MrsV1027 ·
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    PS Your photos look great so at least when you look back at them you won't think about the flowers right away. If you didn't say you were not impressed with the flowers I'd have no idea there was an issue just from the pictures.

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  • Ashley
    VIP May 2018
    Ashley ·
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    That’s true!! I know looking back they look fine in photos, but thinking about the way I felt, embarrassed and AWFUL for my bridesmaids who held those ugly things lol. I was like “uhh i paid 50-60 bucks for these bouquets EACH and they are like that?!!”
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  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
    FutureMrsKC ·
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    I'd just be honest. If it was bad enough for her to get fired I think that deserves to be brought up.

    For what its worth, they do still look nice in photos, even though you were embarrassed to hold them on your day. I'm so sorry this happened!

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  • hannahdee
    Super June 2018
    hannahdee ·
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    Luckily they don’t look horrible in pictures. However, I would just tell her exactly what you wrote. Don’t be accusatory but just tell it like it is, that you were diapoineted, and are requesting a refund
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  • MrsPreach2018
    Master August 2018
    MrsPreach2018 ·
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    I'm sorry it happened. You should talk to her and tell her exactly the facts.
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  • M&M Bride
    Super September 2018
    M&M Bride ·
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    I'm so sorry that you weren't happy with your flowers. As PP stated, you definitely need to have a talk with the florist. Tell he why you weren't happy. Try to stick with facts and leave emotions out of it. Good luck!

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