Monday, June 27, 2011

Buying Flowers through a Broker:

Here’s the scenario … You’ve ordered flowers and are disappointed with what was received. So what happened? Where did my money go?

If you bought them through a place like Just Flowers,, Blooms Today etc., remember that you are using a broker service. And just like buying anything from a broker (say tickets for instance), there are broker fees that are added on. Unfortunately, we’ve found that these fees may not be adequately disclosed to you when you order. So the total dollar amount you paid is not given to the local florist or reflected in the product received.

Be a savvy shopper, skip the broker and go to the source. Contact a local flower shop for the best prices, local selection and personal customer service.  A local business cares about their customers!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

How to Get the Most Out of Your Wedding Consultation:

Now that we are entering the busy wedding season, here are some tips to make the most of your wedding consultation. Although we always welcome walk-ins, it is usually best to give us a call and make an appointment. That way we are sure to be able to spend exclusive time with you.

And when you call, we will get some information from you which will help us make suggestions for you.
 First of all, we need to know the date, time and locations for the ceremony and reception.
 What is the style and color of your gown?
 How many attendants will there be, and what will they be wearing? (Style and color)
 What type of overall look are you interested in? (i.e. simple, elegant, garden …)
 Are there any flowers and/or colors you especially like or don’t like?
 Are you working within a budget?

At your appointment, bring with you any ideas, colors or pictures of things you like, along with fabric swatches. Our wedding specialists are here to help you with designs, style, and budget.  We love to meet with brides and help plan that special day.
Posted by Mary