I just wanted to tell those of you who are looking for an area fiorist to BEWARE of SCARLET PETALl! (They're on Ferninand St. in the city)
I AM NOT A FAN OF Scarlet Petal AT ALL!!
It is unfortunate to have a bad experience with a vendor for the biggest day of your life. I didn't know much about Scarlet Petal before. But boy I wish I did because I would've never spent the $$$ money for my flowers there, nor used them as a vendor.
- The centerpieces were WAY smaller than we wanted and paid for and the bouts were no good and were falling apart. I was so disappointed with the scale and "design" of the centerpieces. They were just okay. I think I could've done better myself, honestly. For what we paid for, they were A LOT smaller than what we discussed! And by the time the reception hit, 3 groomsmen had no bouts. Just fantastic for photos, right?
- They didn't understand my vision (Mainly Esther...after saying she did)
What I wanted for a place card table was simple - they goofed it up and charged us a lot for it.
- They/Esther didn't do mock ups. So the first time we saw them were AT the wedding! Spending almost $7k in flowers to be surprised? I think not. Once again, had I known that, I would've taken my money to someone else's talents.
I feel like I was ripped off for what I paid vs. what I received from Scarlet Petal. They are way too pricey for what you get, trust me!! Don't get taken advantage of like we did. (which is exactly why I HAD to write this).
And those were just some of the problems I've had with them.
I voiced my thoughts to them after the wedding and received no "I'm sorry" or anything. That is just bad business. I continue to direct people I know who are looking for a florist elsewhere, where I know they will be happier.
I was so bothered with Scarlet Petal that I want to take it up with the BBB.
And, Scarlet Petal didn't let us pay by credit card. Yep, I'm serious. To this day, I am very bothered by them. WATCH OUT!
There are a lot of good, other florists out there. What are your favorite Chicago florists?