This past weekend we met with almost all of our vendors. I'd say pretty much everything has gone really well except the florist.
First, back in the fall, I scheduled an appointment with her to pay her a deposit and make me a centerpiece prototype. I stopped by and said I'm here to see the prototype and she had completely forgot. I cut her some slack because we had just experienced a really bad hurricane that week and everyone was losing power and sleeping at each others' houses and everything. Ok, I let it slide and paid her the deposit. I had plenty of other things to worry about and figured I could worry about the prototype later. (still... Strike 1)
Fast forward to this past weekend..... she called me on Saturday and accused me of missing my appointment. Looked through my emails and confirmed that she NEVER responded to my email asking what time to visit, so I had assumed it was one of those "come in when you can" type of appointment. I try my darndest to stay on top of things and it really annoys me when someone wrongfully accuses me of messing something up. (Strike 2)
Then, we planned for me to arrive 90 min later. I showed up and saw a centerpiece on her table. It had lime greens and pastel pinks/ purples/ blues with no white. So wrong I can't even tell you. It's not even that it wasn't pretty, but it was not AT ALL what we talked about and it wouldn't match my color scheme one bit (my colors are pretty much vibrant pink/ deep purple and I wanted white thrown in too. (see my "inspiration" below, just wanted it a bit more simplified)...
I literally thought this centerpiece she had was from an earlier appointment. She was able to adjust it slightly but I felt as though I was stuck. It wasn't what I had expected.. it wasn't anything like the pics I had shown her... and now I'm really worried I'll see them on the day of my wedding and be crushed.
This is my Strike 3.. problem is I'm stuck with her because I paid her totally in cash (to save a few hundred $$s) and in full already. I've been trying to avoid conflict with my vendors, but I feel like I need to make this right. I sent her an email this morning expressing my concern and I'm nervous about her response. Augh, if she doesn't make it right, she will be getting a few nasty reviews but I really hope it doesn't come down to that!!!
Thanks for letting me vent, ladies!! I really wish I wasn't worrying about this so close to the wedding. Has anyone else had issues with their florist or another particular vendor? Have the issues been resolved?