There is this really cute, small floral shop a block or so from where we live. Mr. Poppy and I thought it would be nice to stop in and get quotes on possible flowers.
Let me just say it was a horrible experience. First she looked at us like… “You’re getting married???” Although she did mention that we looked young but still!!! Then when I asked about bouquets and boutonnieres, she couldn’t tell me how many flowers it would take to make a bouquet. She also couldn’t tell me how big the bouquet would be. She stated: $150 for the bride’s bouquet and about $100 per bridesmaid.
So I asked again: “About how big would our bouquets be? How many flowers are in a bouquet?”
She looked at me like I was crazy.
Then she asked why I didn’t ask about centerpieces. I explained to her that I’m doing them myself. She looked at me like I was crazy again. She told me that I probably couldn’t do it myself. At this point I looked at her like she was crazy. Then she proceeded to be very rude, so we said “thanks” and left.
Has anyone else had experiences like this before? I’ve been to other florists and they never treated me this way. They answered my questions to the best of their ability. Although I did have one other florist treat me this way because she thought I was too young to get married. When I told her I was 27, she got embarrassed and said she thought I was 18.
It shouldn’t matter if they think I look 18 or not, I am a customer no? So this makes me want to do my own flowers for the wedding EVEN MORE! Hmmmph.