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Florist Shares Screenshots Of Conversation With Rude Bride That Expected Her To Work For Exposure
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Florist Shares Screenshots Of Conversation With Rude Bride That Expected Her To Work For Exposure

It’s one of the most monumental occasions in a person’s life – their wedding – but unfortunately, it can also be one of the priciest, all for those Instagram worthy shots. According to The Knot’s 2017 Real Weddings Study, Americans spend, on average, $33,391 on their weddings, and that doesn’t even include the amount they spend on an engagement ring. Well, one woman found out a bit too late in her wedding planning process just what one of these decadent occasions can set you back.

In an Imgur post, someone shared screenshots of an interaction between a bride and a florist “negotiating” the price of some floral centerpieces and it’s safe to say the conversation did not go how either of them thought it would.

A bride tried to get a florist to ‘negotiate’ her prices for her wedding and things got pretty thorny pretty fast

The conversation started out simple enough with the bride sending some inspiration photos to see if the florist would be up to the task. The woman ‘Mimi’ sounded happy to take on the request and even gave her an estimate of $18 per foot for the table garlands.

The bride was thrown off by the pricing, so ‘Mimi’ was happy to give her a cost break-down. For 8 foot handmade garlands, it would take her three and a half hours to complete and for all 18 tables the bride had requested – 80 hours in total. Los Angeles wedding planner Tessa Lyn Brand of Tessa Lyn Events told Bride magazine she has seen wedding flower budgets as high as $75,000 and recommends allotting 10 percent of your overall budget to flowers as a good rule of thumb.

Soon it was clear to the florist that the bride was not intending to pay her, with the excuse that she had already spent $10,000 on her other wedding expenses. While it is not specified at what stage in the planning she is contacting Mimi, it appears it is late enough she had not thought about her flower budget. The Wedding Wire recommends hiring your wedding florist at least eight months before your wedding day.

As you can imagine 80 hours of work for no pay is not something that any sane person would agree to, so the florist politely declined the offer. The average cost of wedding flowers in the U.S. is around $1,400 with most couples spending between $700 and $2,500, according to The Wedding Wire.

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Hans
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3 years ago

"flowers is the last things I need" Looks like you are lucky, it will be a wedding without flowers for you!

Alexandra Davis
Community Member
3 years ago

Some grammar lessons are what she really needs!

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Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
3 years ago

People should start appreciating handwork. And really acknowledge, that handcraft isn't only the materials, but firstly the time and commitment. That's what you pay for. Just like you are paid for your work (your time and effort).

María Hermida
Community Member
3 years ago

The time, the commitment and the most important ingredient: the skill. It can take a person many years to become skilled in certain crafts. It's a long training that requires a lot of technical knowledge and thousands of hours of practice. I'm a really clumsy person so I really admire people who can create beautiful things out of basic materials, from florists, to people who decorate cakes, or embroider, or thousands of different professionals.

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Crochet lady
Community Member
3 years ago

I had the opposite situation. I got married in '89. My mom introduced me to a retired judge who became a florist and was a friend from her church. He came it meet my husband and me and asked what we wanted. We had no clue. I didn't even want a wedding, I wanted to elope. So I said this is how much I have just do whatever you'd like with that budget. He said that's a little low and I said it's truly all we have left., it was $1,500. We were having a small, intimate wedding, I didn't want or need thousands of dollars worth of flowers. All I can say is the guy went above and beyond. He made these huge flower balls on pedestals that were about 6 feet across. He put pearls in every tiny white lily in my bouquet, he made my wedding so elegant. I cried when I saw his work, it was stunning. I felt bad we didn't have more money to give him but he didn't care. He stayed and partied with us to our delight. A few weeks later he died of AIDS :(

Aunt Messy
Community Member
3 years ago

What a sweetheart he was! He wanted you to have something really special for your wedding and he made it happen. I’m sure he enjoyed doing it for you.

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

"flowers is the last things I need" Looks like you are lucky, it will be a wedding without flowers for you!

Alexandra Davis
Community Member
3 years ago

Some grammar lessons are what she really needs!

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Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
3 years ago

People should start appreciating handwork. And really acknowledge, that handcraft isn't only the materials, but firstly the time and commitment. That's what you pay for. Just like you are paid for your work (your time and effort).

María Hermida
Community Member
3 years ago

The time, the commitment and the most important ingredient: the skill. It can take a person many years to become skilled in certain crafts. It's a long training that requires a lot of technical knowledge and thousands of hours of practice. I'm a really clumsy person so I really admire people who can create beautiful things out of basic materials, from florists, to people who decorate cakes, or embroider, or thousands of different professionals.

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Crochet lady
Community Member
3 years ago

I had the opposite situation. I got married in '89. My mom introduced me to a retired judge who became a florist and was a friend from her church. He came it meet my husband and me and asked what we wanted. We had no clue. I didn't even want a wedding, I wanted to elope. So I said this is how much I have just do whatever you'd like with that budget. He said that's a little low and I said it's truly all we have left., it was $1,500. We were having a small, intimate wedding, I didn't want or need thousands of dollars worth of flowers. All I can say is the guy went above and beyond. He made these huge flower balls on pedestals that were about 6 feet across. He put pearls in every tiny white lily in my bouquet, he made my wedding so elegant. I cried when I saw his work, it was stunning. I felt bad we didn't have more money to give him but he didn't care. He stayed and partied with us to our delight. A few weeks later he died of AIDS :(

Aunt Messy
Community Member
3 years ago

What a sweetheart he was! He wanted you to have something really special for your wedding and he made it happen. I’m sure he enjoyed doing it for you.

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