When I started the wedding planning process I was gun-ho about creating my own bouquet. My mom and I even did a test run with a small bouquet of roses. As time goes on though I feel that I would rather have a gorgeous bouquet created for me and my beautiful bridesmaids.
I've seen many beautiful arrangements and feel blessed that our venue has huge picture windows over looking a prestigious golf course so the setting is there and we don't have a need for table arrangements which will cut the cost of our floral substantially!
I recently started researching florists in Portland and found a few that I really liked. I have emailed one in particular several times but when I asked about scheduling a consult she failed to get back to me. It's been 3 weeks and I've emailed again with no response. I'm sorry but I don't care how gorgeous your work is if you can't respond to an email in a fairly timely manor then why would I trust that you'd be responsive the week of the wedding? I know this florist creates beautiful wedding arrangements but I prefer vendors who are reliable. This was discouraging.
Yesterday, I found an awesome florist in Portland who I hadn't seen before. She was even better than the girl that I loved. She's replied to my email quickly and told me when I could schedule a consult! I'll be calling on my lunch hour to schedule that. If I do book her I'll do a post all about her at a later date!
Did any of you have issues with vendors responding quickly and decide against them in the end because of it? Or did you have trouble contacting them but loved them so much that you booked them anyway? What was the end result if you did book a vendor who wasn't the best at communicating? Did you regret it? Did it turn out awesome?
Happy hump day.