Ikebana Lessons Cancel Policy Change

Added on by the ikebana shop.

This announcement is for our ikebana students.

We are tweaking our lesson cancellation policy a little (effective Feb 23, 2018). 

Old Cancellation Policy:

  • Up to 1 day before lesson date: No charge.
  • Same-day or no-show: Full charge (1 lesson)

New Cancellation Policy:

  • Up to 2 days before lesson date: No charge.
  • 1 day before lesson date: $20 +HST.
  • Same-day or no-show: Full charge (1 lesson)

Extra Colour: The Planning Behind The Lessons

The ikebana lessons are individualized.  Each lesson is planned specifically with each student's rank and skill level in mind.  Flowers and branches are carefully chosen so that they are appropriate for each student's lesson theme.   The flowers/branches are ordered (usually 4-5 days in advance).

Sometimes, we do have a wait-list.  It might be natural to assume that if one cancels, then another person can take the spot.  That works out sometimes but more often than not, it's not as straightforward as we would like to think.  If the student level is different, then the pre-ordered flowers would not be appropriate.  New planning and adjustments need to be made.  Usually it's a last-minute scramble around town, scouring florists for suitable flowers!  

Of course, there is usually an important reason for a cancellation.  We understand this.  Unavoidable circumstances happen to us too.  And that's OK!  But if you do know that you need to cancel, the sooner you let us know, the better it is for us to adjust!

Thank you very much for your understanding and continued support.