Venue wants $200 to dead head rose bushes
Help! I had a site visit with our venue last week. The ceremony will be outside and the reception inside at a golf club. The rose bushes lining the sidewalk look terrible and are in serious need of some cleaning up (my mom works in landscape design, and I can only imagine what she'll say when she sees them). I asked our POC to have the grounds crew make sure to clean up/dead head the roses before our ceremony on May 12. He now tells me that isn't part of the normal grounds maintenance and it will cost me $200 to have this done. Does that seem normal to you??? Should I ask if we can bring our own clippers and do it ourselves the day of the rehearsal? (I'm not kidding.) Your help is appreciated!