Hello, I’m Emily Inman. I was a very obsessive, detail-oriented bride. Here’s what I learned about Costco.com’s Flower. PROS: Cheap, fresh, easy to use, and can order a year out CONS: No customization, must use own vases, must be there to receive flowers, little communication, credit charge will be on day of delivery or during the next week eating up credit limit while on honeymoon, and if payment does not immediately go through, then Costco will try repeatedly until it does and this may take so many times that your credit charge company thinks it is fraud and takes the money back. Tips to Make Your Life Easier: 1. Think about ordering the larger package to break apart the centerpieces and harvest the flowers (it’s cheaper than ordering bulk and works wonderfully if you need only 3-6 flowers for your centerpieces, turning the 6 centerpieces into 17+ centerpieces) 2. Be able to wait 2 days for pick up, preferably the 2 days right before the wedding 3. Double check your credit limit is high enough to make the payment a few days before the flowers are due to ship 4. Have lots of cool spaces (40-60 degrees F) and vases ready to use once the flowers arrive The Verdict: Costco’s flower department gets a 4.1 for being cheap, having very fresh flowers, being one of the easiest to deal with vendors pre-wedding, while creating head aches during the honeymoom because of their payment policy. I would recommend Costco for flowers but only if you can deal with the limited selection and transport to the wedding site(s). It’s a wonderful deal if you can accept those aspects and follow my tips. I hope this helps! I wish you the best of luck brides- and grooms-to-be, may planning not be stressful!
I went into Furniture for Less with low expectations. Initially I was annoyed by the salesman reclining on a couch on his cell phone, completely oblivious to my presence. Next, I was surprised by a dining set that I actually really liked, followed by a different salesman offering a great price on the set. He also promised delivery two days after my purchase, so I was stoked. Then I got home and saw the reviews about the delivery problems and got very nervous. I called FFL the next day, double and triple confirming the delivery, just in case. They promised that my set was in stock at the warehouse and would be delivered the next day. According to everyone's word, my set was delivered exactly on time and in near-perfect condition. The delivery and set-up guys were great, and I love my set. The only hang-up is that the set was missing two nuts that screw the legs to the base of the table. I'm supposed to call and have the company send them over to be installed. Overall, VERY satisfied with my purchase.
My husband and I bought the most comfortable sofa we've ever owned at the Urban Styles store in Castleton, IN. We were having a LOT of trouble trying to get our color scheme worked out. We had the colors picked out for the room but we couldn't find any interesting styles that weren't the same old browns and blacks that everybody in the state has. We worked with a salesman named Jimi who spent almost 2 hours with us. I know he showed us a hundred different sofas (many were in really vivid colors), it just really made it easier to find that perfect one for our room. I had no idea that anybody had that many sofas to show. I'm not sure whether the other stores we went to didn't have many or they just didn't want to take the time to show them to us. Either way, thanks to Jimi (our new furniture guy) and the Urban Styles store. I know we'll go back there and really hope a lot of people give them a try. It is a "really" cool store. The service was great. Claudia Penn firstname.lastname@example.org