Sunday, June 14, 2009

No Longer In The Business

The original florist has officially cancelled. After many phone calls and emails from me, she finally responded back with a rather short email. She simply stated that she was now pregnant and no longer in the business. Oh really? When exactly were you planning on telling me? When you didn't show up for my wedding. A week prior when my money was actually due? How incredibly professional of THE POSH PETAL to handle it this way. One would think she would honor the contracts they already have, but apparently not. Thank goodness I happen to be anal, and wanted to square everything away early (I have paid all the vendors except the band and the restaurant already).

On Tuesday, Kenny and I are meeting with two potential new florists. One came recommended by Holly (THANK YOU!), and I am pretty sure just by talking to her that she will be the one we go with. The other randomly happens to have done my future-sis-in-law's wedding. I say randomly, because it was five years ago IN ANOTHER CITY. She has since moved to Houston, and opened her business here. I had already contacted her before I discovered pics of sis-in-law on her website.

In the meantime, I started thinking I could just do my own flowers. I actually don't doubt my abilities.

A pomander (my first!) I attempted to make this weekend!

I just doubt my ability to find the time. I don't want to spend my wedding day running around like crazy, so off to the florist we go!

PS My first dress was ruined, my florist has cancelled, what more could go wrong. Did I mention our wedding date is smack dab in the middle of hurricane season?


  1. If you want to make your flowers I'll help you! Me and my best friend made all mine. Don't worry, the really bad hurricanes shouldn't hit until September ;) Just kiddin! But Ike DID hit the day of my bridal shower.

  2. You're welcome! Carmen is an AWESOME florist with great prices. I would highly recommend not doing your own flowers unless you have a TON of help. It is a huge job to undertake and with the regular stress of planning a wedding, I would hate for you to get completely overwhelmed! Let me know if you need any other help! :)

  3. I pretty much already ruled out doing it myself. I know me, and I flip out with the tiniest bit of stress!

    Holly, Carmen had lots of wonderful things to say about you too!

  4. I left a deposit with Carmen today! Her prices were awesome, and she was so accommadating!

  5. I am impressed with your DIY flowers, but I agree about avoiding that stress. I am just like you and would flip out. Let's just take your wedding day easy. :)

  6. I used artifical flowers (which nobody could even tell) so my flowers were done a few weeks in advance. I guess that's why there was no wedding day freak out for me. =)

  7. You know what they say, the more trouble with the wedding, the better the marraige!

    Oh, and I paid a boat load for my bouquets, boutineers and corsages and did my own centerpieces from Costco....actually, my bridesmaids did and ours were may go to your local costco...the flower vendors are independent contractors and they often do weddings for CHEAP and are sister in law did this before going out on her own. Just a thought!