The flowers for our wedding are not really all that blog worthy. They will be white & wintery, and pretty—I hope. But what is worth a story is how I turned into a bridezilla at our first florist meeting.

Our florist is located about hour away from our house and, as usual, we were running late to our appointment. So in an effort to save time, I opted out of eating breakfast or having my coffee before our we left, so I started this day off on the wrong foot. By the time we made it to the florist, I was HANGRY.


Hangry pillow / Image via mybeardedpigeon on Etsy

Between the traffic and my hunger, this wasn’t looking good for our poor unsuspecting florist consultant. I had brought my inspiration pictures, and I was ready for loads of “we can get you whatever you want for your wedding” from our consultant. Not the case.

We started with my bouquet and the inspiration pictures:


Image via The Knot / Bouquet by De Juan Stroud / Photo by Brian Dorsey Studios


Bouquet by Cori Cook Floral Design / Photo by Laura Murray Photography


Photo by: Liz Banfield on Snippet & Ink via Lover.ly

The consultant took one look at my inspiration pictures and the date of our wedding, and said, “I don’t think ranunculus are available for your date.” Well, pair my hangry attitude with being told I would NOT be able to get the only type of flower I wanted for my wedding—I.Freaked.Out. Well, not immediately. I tried to keep it together as our very nice consultant showed me every single white flower that is available in January. When she finished, I could tell I was close to tears. I didn’t want any of those flowers—I just wanted ranunculus. She continued to offer alternatives like open roses, lisianthus, gardenias…none of it was working for me. And then, the rage came out.

“You mean to tell me that you can get ranunculus in February, which is only X weeks from our wedding, but it’s impossible to get them for our wedding? No. I want ranaunculus. And that’s IT.” Yeah, hangry.

Our consultant, who I think was a little scared of me at this point, went off to call their distributor, and Mr. Ly turned to me and asked me if I was OK, which I responded to by shooting him daggers, exhaling deeply, and turning away. Just moments later, the consultant came back with—thankfully—good news! She can get us ranunculus, but my bouquet is going to require at least 40 stems, and it’s going to cost us. I’m totally cool with that. After my slightly scary freak-out, I was much more pleasant throughout the rest of the meeting—apparently getting your way is a temporary fix for hanger outbursts. I apologized about my outburst at the end of the appointment and feel really bad about how I behaved at the beginning, but the florist was really very kind about it.

In the moment I could feel how silly I was being, but I just had zero control of my emotional outburst at that point. Has anyone else ever gotten into that moment where you KNOW you’re acting ridiculous but you can’t help it? Was it driven by being hangry?


Mrs. Lyre

Wedding Date:
January 2013
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    MrsPeachMartini 679 posts, Busy bee @ 10:42 am

    Yes!! I started getting hangry at the end of my first bridal salon visit… my Mom promptly ended the appointment and drove me to Panera lol. We then went to a second shop and I immediately found my dress!!!! (I’d tried it on/loved it at the first, but was too mad at the world to appreciate that it was the right one!)

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 10:45 am

    Oh man, I get hangry so easily. It’s made worse by Mr. D saying “are you cranky? are you hungry?” so I could totally see that florist meltdown happening to me, too…

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    booradley 2467 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:48 am

    Things get bad when I don’t eat…totally understand. Calling it ‘hangry’ is hilarious, though!

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    SoontobeMrsWaggoner, Guest @ 10:52 am

    My FMIL is a florist and I don’t know how many times she told me I could not have X flower in December. I had to calm my nerves so I would not flip out because I wanted what I wanted and I didn’t care if it wasn’t available inDecember! I had to be pacified with the flowers that were available, but wouldn’t you know I don’t have to pay for the flowers or any other part of the reception decor because I was so dissapointed. She loves me!

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:53 am

    I can totally relate. I think everyone gets that way from time to time. Buy hey! If you hadn’t been in that mood you wouldn’t have been so forceful about your need for ranunculus and she probably wouldn’t have called. It all worked out in the end and it makes for a great story! lol

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    mrsdtmajor 1579 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:54 am

    Lol… I’ve felt like this. my MOH asked me if I WAS ON MY PERIOD!!!!
    For real? I can’t just be anxious about wedding planning?
    Hangry…. I’m going to start using that one.

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    nightcheese 1836 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:59 am

    whenever i seem in a bad mood my parents and brother say “please eat something”

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    Elm tree 519 posts, Busy bee @ 11:09 am

    Um, on 4th of July I was HANGRY! I had a mild outburst with my brother. My fiance knows me well enough that he went to the store and bought some prepared food and a tiny tiny soda because he knows I like cute things (which I call “ity bitties”).

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    debeachgirl 543 posts, Busy bee @ 11:11 am

    1) My photographer introduced us to the term hangry and it suits FI rather often.

    2) I am glad you can get the ranunculus, I was surprised they told you they couldn’t. They were one of the white flowers my florist came back with to put in my bouquet for our Jan wedding.

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    almostmrsj 3604 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:14 am

    One of the first bridal salons we went to at the end of our appointment I was all “no I’m done let’s go NOW.” Mom took me to Panera for some soup and excedrin and the day went up from there. :)

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    tender_loving_care 61 posts, Worker bee @ 11:21 am

    Thank you for Hangry! I never knew the word. Hangry is real!! I get hangry at least once a week! My SO will realize when I’m hangry and say “I think we need to feed you”. Of course the librarian provides me with the definition for my “anger caused by a lack of food”. Thanks Miss Lyre!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:38 am

    Mr. T is good at recognizing when I’m on the verge of becoming hangry. It’s not pretty.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 11:40 am

    I’m so happy you were able to get ranunculus, your inspiration pictures are lovely :)
    I usually only get hangry at Mr. P, because he is the cause of me not getting food/caffeine when I know I need it.

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:50 am

    You know.. sometimes you have to be a little autoritary to get your way, they could go the extra mile, but they wouldn’t have done it if it wasn’t for your “outburst”.

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    futuremrsdr 6 posts, Newbee @ 11:59 am

    My family always asks me if I am hangry and everyone brings snacks if they know we are going to be out somewhere for an extended period of time. I hate to admit it, but I’m sure I act ridiculous more than I would like to think while I am hangry!

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    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:02 pm

    Oh yeah. I’m notorious for skipping breakfast and then unleashing the beast a few hours later. Not a pretty sight!

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    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 12:15 pm

    I hear you sister! I want peonies in the worst way (and ranunculus :)) Unfortunately they are not in season in September, however Moma Florist is making it happen…. although they are so expensive she is not making it happen for any other bouquet.

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    abbylyn 409 posts, Helper bee @ 12:32 pm

    Yeah, FI definitely knows when to just shove food in my face to get me back to normal.

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    shortbread 290 posts, Helper bee @ 1:35 pm

    Your inspiration pics are great and very similar to what I originally had in mind.

    However, I was told by my florist right off the bat that ranunculus are not available in June in Scotland for our wedding. I wonder how far I can push her to see if she can get the flowers in. Luckily, she provided an extensive list of other flowers to pick from that hopefully will do. I think as long as I have peonies I’ll survive.

    I’ve done well with containing my emotions but sometimes I just want what I want. Luckily, planning a destination wedding has taught me how to not sweat the small stuff.

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    Valdrine 264 posts, Helper bee @ 2:11 pm

    My mom and I are both legendary among family and friends for our “food fits!” I actually carry spare granola bars around in my car and purse because I can get crazy when low blood sugar strikes. I’m a “eat small amounts every 3 hours” kind of person.

    No breakfast and no coffee? I would have been a nightmare! Don’t feel bad, it happens to the best of us. :)

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    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:41 pm

    I get HANGRY if SO lingers in bed when I want breakfast.

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:35 pm

    You are not alone in your hangry outbursts! It’s as if we’re 3 years old again and logic does not apply and everything is urgent. Mr. PaC carried granola bars in his car as insurance against my cranky fits.

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:37 pm

    Oh Hangry! We have a long standing relationship! I myself have had a couple of green monster bursting from the white dress moments this week and now that I think of it, I hadn’t had anything to eat!

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:13 pm

    I seriously laughed out loud at “hangry”… totally something I experience frequently. Glad you got your way, and hey, we’re all allowed a bridezilla moment now and again, right?

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    MrsWest 15 posts, Newbee @ 11:35 pm

    Your reaction was completely rational in my eyes, whether you were Hangry-zilla or not. Vendors are notorious for telling you they can’t get what you want because it might require them to actually do their job! They can always get what you want, just for a price and a few more phone calls and hoops they have to jump through. I’m glad you were able to get your bouquet! It will look awesome!!

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