Planter came as pictured with requested personalization. Very beautiful and was greatly appreciated by recipient for their mom's memorial service. Think it would be better without the hole (had to have it lined before adding floral arrangement for service). Recipients will use is for plants once the flowers have gone by. Hole will be problematic even once used for plants - too beautiful to use outdoors so it will remain indoors - either they'll glue something over the hole to seal it or will always have to have a deep dish underneath the planter. Perhaps if it came with a heavy (long lasting) plastic liner so it could easily be used inside.