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.
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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I would tell them what you posted on here. Be open and honest.
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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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.
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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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?!!”
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
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!