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    Boycott bittersweet wedding designs - edmonton, alberta

    Unfortunately, No. She couldn't remember, but she said that both companies use the same flowers on their website (same pictures too) and that they are both bad news. UPDATE - I was able to get Mastercard to agree to give me my deposit back, but apparently at the exact same time Crystal decided to give me my money back - so it all worked out in a crazy-over the top way. The worst part of all of this, is that I feel as though I'm a crazy insane bride! How did this all become my fault!
  2. It has come time to put this topic up - people need to be aware of what is happening with this company, and what OTHER companies know about them. I'm not going to go into the whole gory details (that is available on at least 3 other threads on here) - but it needs to be said. Bittersweet has screwed over one too many brides on this forum... and MANY other forums too - please take the time to just google them, before you place an order! .................................................. ................................................. I finally gave up on Crystal (as I should have long ago - she was nearly 2 weeks late, and too many excuses deep into my order for me to trust it coming at all - plus I have been completely unable to contact her for nearly a month), and put in a complaint with the BBB - and I'm calling Mastercard today to see if they can do anything about my deposit. Anyways, last night I started emailing a few other companys - and loh and behold, one of the quotes I put in online mentioned that I was looking for a company that wouldn't screw me.... well the lady gets back to me (sorry I can't remember the company at the top of my head), and says "Let me guess Bittersweet?" - well I press her a little bit, and she comes back and says that Bittersweet and another company in the states have been giving Brides the run around for months. She said they seem to just give out enough flowers to get a few good reviews, and then they seem to dry up around Bridal season! Now, this is just one companys reviews (and mind you, she is looking for my money too), but seeing as I didn't even have to give her the company name - that says A LOT! So, beware Bittersweet! If anyone is on any other forums, please post this somewhere! We need to keep people from giving up their deposit so freely!
  3. I'm about to put up a Boycott Bittersweet topic. I finally gave up on Crystal (as I should have long ago), put in a complaint with the BBB - and I'm calling Mastercard today to see if they can do anything about my deposit. Anyways, last night I started emailing a few other companys - and loh and behold, one of the quotes I put in online mentioned that I was looking for a company that wouldn't screw me.... well the lady gets back to me (sorry I can't remember the company at the top of my head), and says "Let me guess Bittersweet?" - well I press her a little bit, and she comes back and says that Bittersweet and another company in the states have been giving Brides the run around for months. She said they seem to just give out enough flowers to get a few good reviews, and then they seem to dry up around Bridal season! Now, this is just one companys reviews (and mind you, she is looking for my money too), but seeing as I didn't even have to give her the company name - that says A LOT! So, beware Bittersweet! If anyone is on any other forums, please post this somewhere! We need to keep people from giving up their deposit so freely!
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    VERY upset with Bittersweet Wedding designs right now!

    I'm going to cry. Her website isn't working right now (at least for me), and I found a page online that states that "This vendor has indicated that they are no longer in business". Oh my god. Seriously, WTF!
  5. Yep, full mailbox - for over a month now! As October 1 came and past (and so did my engagement photos, without my flowers... they still looked great, but not what I wanted) - this weekend I sent over 4 emails to Crystal, all of which have gone unreturned. Well, on Sunday I had had enough. I sent her an ultimatum email (which I've never had to do before, and I really wish I hadn't had to go this far). If I don't hear from her by Thursday afternoon, then I'm going to assume that this relationship is over - and I'm going to agressively start steps to get my money back. I just don't think she has left me any other choice. I agree with Scott-Pierre! Please DO NOT use this company! If it comes around to everything working out, this has been so tainted for me - that no matter what happens, it isn't worth it.
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    VERY upset with Bittersweet Wedding designs right now!

    3 emails later, and 2 phone calls (Voice mail is still full), and Crystal hasn't dropped a line at all. Today is October 1, and I haven't even received my proofs - let alone the flowers. I should concede, I have a package waiting for me at the post office tonight (Fiance called to let me know to pick it up), but since I have had no contact with Crystal, and no proofs - I think its a safe bet to assume that the package is one of the other 10 things I'm waiting for delivery for (none of which are overdue, I should mention. Everybody else has been absolutely fantastic!).
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    VERY upset with Bittersweet Wedding designs right now!

    Thanks, Scott-Pierre. I've read it and its definitely helpful. I heard from Crystal last Tuesday - and she told me that she I would receive my proofs before the weekend, and to expect my flowers on October 1 just as contractually obligated. Well, Sunday at midnight found me emailing Crystal saying that I hadn't received the proofs. Hmmm... something familiar with this picture?
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    VERY upset with Bittersweet Wedding designs right now!

    I know we said we would only add something if it was relevant. Well, I've emailed Crystal 3 times and have left 2 voicemails (and when I went to call her today her voicemail box is full) in order to find out what was happening with the flowers (my wedding is on March 20, 2010 - but I asked to have the flowers no later than October 1, as they were to be included in my engagement photos)... nothing. Nada. Zip. No photo proofs as promised, no contact back - and I'm being fair here, as I emailed her over a month ago and my first voicemail was 2 weeks ago. Sigh. If I haven't heard anything by October 1, then I'm not sure what I'm going to do... I really want to give her the benefit of the doubt - but I'm very worried that I won't have these flowers in time for my engagement photos... and then how long do I give her after that, before I call this a SERIOUS problem?
  9. Oh my god, I'm seriously having a panick attack now. I'm going to continue to call her as well, on Monday... I sure hope this gets solved for you. Please have a wonderful wedding - and try to forget about this until you get back. I'll let you know what I hear (if I hear) from her on Monday. Congratulations and have a great time!
  10. I'm afraid to ask... did you hear anything yet? ***fingers crossed***
  11. I'm supposed to have mine on October 1.
  12. Thank you so much for this! I've been sitting with crossed fingers for my flowers (I have a lot of time before I NEED them, but we were going to include them in the engagement photos, so I ordered them like 8 months in advance!). They are absolutely gorgeous and I can't wait to see mine! When I get a picture, I will post it as well! Thanks for alieviating my stress!
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    New from Calgary, Alberta

    Glad I could help, KRAMA! I put a lot of work into this. There is also a book you can pick up from Chapters called "The Calgary Bride". It has lots of useful information - and a table similar to mine (except I found the book, after I had made the table! LOL). Good luck planning! I will definitely add pics!
  14. blackrose_222

    Confessions

    Hmmm... Interestingly enough - I think I may have confessed a little early about my job. I have been interviewing and trying to get myself out of it (actually, I'm in the same boat you were speaking of - my boss doesn't think I have the guts, honestly) - and low and behold. One of my 2 interviews in the last 2 weeks called me back. She is calling my references tomorrow (which will go perfectly well - my boss isn't one of them, which the new job does know why), and then I will be moving on. Of course, right after this happy news my boss sent me an incredibly evil invoicing project (that I should mention isn't even my problem) and agreed to help me with half - which is a laugh, as she always backs out or finds something else more 'pressing' whenever this happens. I CONFESS - I'm going to feel perfectly evil and PERRRFECTLY FANTASTIC giving her my notice tomorrow morning. Ya! Of course, I'll still probably be stuck with the project - but I will do it with a big smile on my face, as I slowly remove my personal items. Mwahaha...
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    New from Calgary, Alberta

    I'm having my reception at the Varsity Community Centre, over by the university - but I also have lots of information available on Community Centre's as well... please see attached. We are having the ceremony at the Prince Of Faith Church - which is over by the Village Square Leisure Centre. And... We are having a Calgary Flames meets Cinderella wedding (I know - isn't it crazy. Really it is a Calgary Flames themed wedding, but I want to be a princess - so Cinderella is making it in there too)! Everything is going really well! Wedding Spreadsheet Venues- First Draft(1).xls
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