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12315 Judson RdSan Antonio, TX 78233
I ordered pink roses and they were delivered as promised and actually looked better then the ones that I ordered. The roses were large and open and everyone thought that they were simply beautiful. I am very pleased and will order from this florist again.
803 W Ashby PlSan Antonio, TX 78212
I just ordered flowers today for a funeral, and Blanca was very professional and helpful. I did not have all the details of the service and she said not to worry because she always calls the funeral home to get all the arrangement so they can have the flowers delivered at the appropriate time. …
19179 Blanco RdSan Antonio, TX 78258
I can't even begin to express how amazing this florist really is! We needed a very special thank you arrangement for our friends and called in for a same day delivery. I asked for a "big" arrangement with spring colors and asked them to create something thats unique and says thanks to …
15033 Nacogdoches Rd @ Judson Ste 300San Antonio, TX 78247
I have used this florist for over 20 years for homecomings, proms, funerals, birthdays, weddings, babies, parties, and just because I love flowers. Claudia and her staff have never let me down and have always provided quality, original, and beautiful arrangements and baskets. I'm always proud …
19190 Stone Oak Pkwy Ste 104San Antonio, TX 78258
I called on 8-31-2016 and spoke with Amanda about wanting flowers sent to my cousin in San Antonio. I told her of the situation and she listened very intently and compassionatly. I got a call from my cousin telling me how beautfiul the flower arrangement was the next day and she loved them. You …
544 S Ww White RdSan Antonio, TX 78220
I think my title says it all, but truthfully, these people have been around ... serving the community ... for quite awhile, and they've "always" been helpful and considerate with my budget, while being creative and generous with the flowers or plants requested. I would highly recomm…
Ste 3San Antonio, TX 78233
From Business: Flowers by Susanna is a family-owned business that provides floral arrangements and a variety of gift items. It supplies flowers for parties and weddings, and has trained staff who help out with floral arrangements for various occasions. There are baby gifts, candy, silk flowers, gourmet baskets, balloons, stuffed animals,…
202 Broadway StSan Antonio, TX 78205
From Business: Uptown Flowers is a floral designer and has more than 20 years of experience. It is based out of San Antonio, Texas, and caters to the needs of downtown San Antonio and East Side neighborhoods. The floral arrangements for holiday dŽcor, corporate events, weddings, birthdays, new baby birth, and anniversaries are provided b…
105 Dandelion LnSan Antonio, TX 78213
The flowers that were delivered were beautiful. The person to whom the flowers were to go, was registered in the hospital under a different name and I gave them the wrong hospital phone number. But they were able to track my co-worker down and deliver the flowers. They are now my SAn Antonio …
401 Cupples RdSan Antonio, TX 78237
From Business: SamfordÕs flower shop supplies flowers for various occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and seasonal flowers. Flowers to express patriotism, concern, gratitude, love, and sympathy are also available at the flower shop. SamfordÕs flower shop operates from two locations, and one of its branches is based in S…
316 N Presa StSan Antonio, TX 78205
Ordered floral arrangements for a small wedding just days before the ceremony and Bob was able to accomodate me without any issues. I appreciate his honesty about needing to consult with his wholesaler prior to committing to my order and his suggestions on flowers and colors yielded compliments …
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I recently placed an order with Flowers Etc. I can say that I am very happy with the service I got. I asekd for something to be made by the florist that felt as if it came from the heart. Wow i was shocked. Not only can I say I was happy but very impressed with what I got for the amount of money I spent. I read some of the other reviews and I am amazed how people act. One example, really how can someone be unhappy with a flower arrangment. Is it not about the thought that was put into it. Really if anyone was to be upest about a color of vase or something people should really be greatfull for whtat they got or that they were thought of. As i have always said people of today are very rude and beleive that everything should be given to them. I beleive be fair. I only hope that these people who write rude comments dont hate god because look around and realize he was a florist just like what we deal with and I am sure we would be greatful for what provided. So I would suggest try this florist as I did and see for yourself how wonderful they are and how they try to work with you as some may not. I had to say something since I did read the other reviews and was just amazed at how people are selfish about someone who is trying to bring happiness to others. Keep up the good work Flowers Etc. I will suggest you to many of my clients and friends.
I called on 8-31-2016 and spoke with Amanda about wanting flowers sent to my cousin in San Antonio. I told her of the situation and she listened very intently and compassionatly. I got a call from my cousin telling me how beautfiul the flower arrangement was the next day and she loved them. You see, our dear sweet cousin has cancer and isn't expected to live very much longer from cancer. My sister. brother, and myself wanted to send her flowers she could enjoy NOW, not after she is gone because she wouldn't be able to enjoy them then. I am so glad I did as it did my heart good not delaying sending them. I called back after the deliver and asked to speak with Amanda, and told her they sent me a pic of the flowers and they were lovely was very satisified with the purchase. She seemed very sincere and compassionate and I really appreciated her caring attitude. I would highly recommend this Stone Oak Florist for your flower arrangement needs. I was appreciative of their great service.
I goggled florist in the area as I had a niece who went thru some extensive surgery. Since she had a young family I wanted a gift basket that they whole family would enjoy. Called Tuscan Rose and she recommended the movie time gift basket. WOW, she scored big with that one! This is what my sister in law emailed me about it.... "I finally have a minute to e-mail you and tell you what a cute thing you sent, I do not know where you ordered it from but it was AMAZING! A large basket with a bottle of wine, cans of red bull, juice boxes, popcorn, poppycock, crunch munch, candy bars, an action movie, plastic popcorn boxes, goldfish crackers, red licorice, two giant mylar movie balloons, and I am sure I am forgetting some more stuff, it was just so fun to see the kids eyes when they saw it" Tuscan, thank you so much for helping me brighten their day!
A few weeks ago my sister in California sent me flowers for my birthday. My husband and I decided to spend the weekend in Dallas to celebrate my birthday so when I got a call from the delivery man stating he was from Blooming Creations Florist and was at my front door with a delivery, I told him we were out of town and would not be back home until the following Tuesday. He was very cheerful and told me it would be no problem and they would redeliver them when I return. Tuesday morning the flowers arrived and they were fresh and absolutely stunning. Even after two weeks, the arrangement was still beautiful and alive. My sister and I both were very impressed by the service and quality given and Blooming Creations have two more regular and satisfied customers.
I can't even begin to express how amazing this florist really is! We needed a very special thank you arrangement for our friends and called in for a same day delivery. I asked for a "big" arrangement with spring colors and asked them to create something thats unique and says thanks to someone special. That was it... and I just got an email thanking me for the gorgeous flowers and a picture. It's stunning and way more impressive than I ever could have thought. Worth every penny and then some! I will be using them for all my floral needs from now on. They clearly know their stuff and deliver even more than promised. Send flowers confidently with The Tuscan Roses... they won't let you down!
I live in Ohio and my niece's 30th b-day was arriving. I didn't want to mess with national florists, so I went on line and found a florist that was close to my niece's zip code. Blooming Creations did a FANTASTIC job helping me create my order (had to have purple and blue flowers). When my niece received the flowers she said, "This has to be one of the most beautiful arrangements I have EVER received. It looks like the flowers were spray painted. They are absolutely gorgeous." Thank you Martha for doing a great job and putting my mind at ease, thousands of miles away. Blooming Creations definitely delivers!!!!!!!
This shop has the freshest, unique flower arrangements that I have seen in this city... I am a New Yorker and accustomed to upscale arrangements.... The designer at this location is top notch...I am a repeat customer and never have to worry about the arrangements that I send. I always get great reviews and they last a long time too. It is nice to walk into a Christian operated business, where everyone always greets you with a friendly smile and takes the time to listen to your needs and not just rush you out the door and take your money. Great Service, Great Product, And a Smile.... Great Job guys!!!!
I recently learned that a close friend of mine was in the hospital and want to send her flowers. I ordered the flowers on the internet, but I learned later that my friend was in ICU and couldn't receive flowers. Someone called me and let me know she was in ICU, but they would hold the order and check with the hospital and deliver the order as soon as she was out of ICU. She was in ICU almost a week, but got her flowers the day she was in a regular room. The flowers were beautiful and fresh. Blooming Creations went the extra mile and they have my business from now on.
the flower forest was the most affordable florist for the quality of flowers we received in all of south Texas... I was a little concerned when I went to the website and saw that they are a "tele-florist" but after meeting with Becky and discussing our likes and dislikes I really felt confident with our decision to go with them. they made 8 hanging pomanders for shephards hooks, flowers for the cake and flower girl along with bouquets and boutineers for our bridal party of 4 each as well as the bride and groom all for less than $750 and they were really pretty.
you will find Texas hospitality and Texas values that appear on each peace of art that is produced by Sylvia and other skilled flower arrangers. The quality of the flowers is excellent, fresh and with that beutiful aroma of a recently cut flower. With all of these wonderful features and benefits carefully checked by Olga Elizondo to assure quality that is exspected by long time customer like me, the art created in whatever you buy is assured. Also, you can't beat the price for an excellent floral arrangement anywhere in beautiful San Antonio. Go you'll like it!
While becoming a florist doesn't require any formal education, floral designers must know how to care for the plants they use and which ones work best for which season or event. Additionally, a skilled floral arranger must also be familiar with the cultural symbolism behind each flower. For instance, carnations symbolize beauty and pride while daisies represent innocence and purity.
If you plan to give someone a flowering plant as a gift, then a good florist can direct you to the right one. They may also help you choose flowers to convey platonic or romantic love.
Many floral designers provide a host of services to meet customer demand throughout the year.
Most florists, whether they work at a chain or independent flower shop, both online or in a brick-and-mortar store, offer pre-arrangements of flowers. This means the floral designer has a selection of roses, tulips and other popular kinds of blossoms designed in arrangement that customers can simply buy on the spot instead of telling the florist what kind of flower pattern they want.
Have you ever purchased a get-well basket featuring sunflowers or an array of springtime flowers for Mother's Day? If so, you most likely bought a pre-arrangement that the floral designer put together ahead of time.
Buying a pre-arranged bouquet is a great option if you don't know what blooms or plants to purchase but you need flowers for a particular occasion.
Pre-designed arrangements are not original, one-of-a-kind designs, but the upside to buying pre-arrangements is they already come with a fixed price attached. Customers may simply walk in and spend $50 on a Valentine's Day bouquet as opposed to paying the florist a commission for an original design that could fetch a much higher price.
Having both an eye for design as well as good people and customer service skills is a must for any florist. These professionals work with clients to find the best flowers and custom-designed arrangements appropriate for the event or occasion. A commission to create a table piece, wreath or other type of design is typically much more expensive than a pre-arrangement, as it may not be made up of plants the florist already has on hand.
There's always a demand for florists and their creations year-round as people celebrate and commemorate the special moments in their lives. Whether you're getting married or remembering a loved one that just passed, flower arrangements and wreaths are traditional items we all use to help mark the important dates, stages and occasions in our lives.
One type of event most floral designers work on is weddings. Professional florists will collaborate with the bride and groom to formulate a design scheme that complements the event's overall colors and layout. Depending on what the couple wants and can afford, a floral designer may create the bridal bouquet along with streams of flowers for the wedding venue, table arrangements and vases for the reception afterward.
The prices for hiring a florist to do a wedding vary broadly because it not only depends on how many blooming plants you want, but also how widely available the particular flowers are.
More exotic types of blossoms, such as orchids, are pricier than your typical rose. Your bill could also fluctuate depending on how complicated the design is to make and if the flowers you choose are in season or not.
Keeping that in mind, florists are like any other tradesperson - your bill will reflect the materials they used and the time and labor that went into making up the designs.
Some floral designers also charge delivery fees to transport the flowers, vases and other materials to wedding or reception sites. Remember, it's not only the bride that needs flowers. Bridesmaids and the mother of the bride might also carry corsages and the groom and groomsmen sometimes festoon their jackets with boutonnieres. Don't forget about the flower girl, as well.
In all, the average cost to outfit a wedding with flowers is about $700. Some florists advise people to set aside 10 to 15 percent of the ceremony's budget for floral decorations.
Funerals are another major life event we commemorate with flowers. Florists may furnish sympathy flowers for the observance and lay sprays or baskets of plants around the church, synagogue or funeral home to help attendees with the grieving process. Designers also make floral wreaths and crosses to set up at the venue or in the cemetery, as well as special casket arrangements so family and friends may show their respect for the deceased.
Many customers choose traditional roses, lilies and carnations to send to a bereaved family, but florists are also able to personalize arrangements to your liking.
Just like other ceremonies that call for flowers, the price depends on the number of blossoms and what type of plants you want, along with the complexity of the arrangement. A complete funeral floral package that includes sprays along the casket, flower decorations for the venue and flowers for the participants can run from $200 to $800.
Meanwhile, the usual sympathy bouquet or vase runs between $40 and $80.
You might think Valentine's Day would be the busiest day for a florist, but the day of love comes in second place behind Mother's Day. According to a number of studies, people do more online searches for flowers in anticipation of the May holiday than they do for Valentine's Day.
In fact, this day is inextricably linked with flowers, as Congress first issued a Mother's Day proclamation in 1913 asking all federal officials to wear a white carnation to commemorate their mothers.
Many children wish their mothers well on the day by sending a bouquet of carnations, roses, violets or tulips.
Coming in second place as the busiest holiday for florists is Valentine's Day. When Feb. 14 arrives, so do many people looking for arrangements to send to their loved ones. Just like Mother's Day, this holiday is very lucrative for floral designers. Americans typically spend tens of millions of dollars on their significant others every Feb. 14, and flowers, especially long-stemmed red roses, are a popular way to show someone you care.
Valentine's Day goes to show that a gift of fresh-cut flowers never goes out of style. However, it does go up in price - quite a lot, actually. The price of a bouquet of roses usually doubles on Feb. 14 before it goes back down the next business day. Expect to pay up to $100 for red roses from a flower shop on Valentine's Day. Therefore, if you're looking for a deal, it's smart to buy your bouquets a few days ahead of time and keep them in a vase with water so they stay fresh.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah
The holiday season is also one known for festive floral arrangements. Many families look to florists to come up with a Thanksgiving table set piece or a traditional cornucopia featuring plants with autumnal colors and gourds. Many churches and individuals also spring for flowering plants to help usher in Christmastime. Many florists sell living yuletide decorative plants such as ivy, holly, poinsettias, mistletoe and even miniature Christmas trees.
Many flower shops and floral arrangers also design centerpieces especially for the eight nights of Hanukkah. Online and brick-and-mortar florists offer blue and white flowers, usually arranged with candles in between the blossoms.
Easter and Passover
Religious holidays held in spring also keep flower shops busy as they design orders for families, churches and synagogues. Many shoppers are on the lookout for bunches of mixed flowers pre-arranged in bouquets or vases by florists. Lilies, as well as daffodils and tulips, are especially popular around these spring holidays.
Hindu and Buddhist Ceremonies
Flowers, especially the lotus, figure prominently in Hindu and Buddhist religious ceremonies, as well as in these two ancient religions' wedding customs. Many florists provide garlands of flowers to decorate and festoon the functions with.
Remember that it doesn't need to be a holiday to purchase flowers. Floral designers also make commissioned or pre-arranged flowers to take to sick relatives, friends and colleagues recovering at home or in the hospital. Many florists also make designs for newborn babies, too.
While the majority of their work is devoted to making eye-catching and pleasing creations with plants, florists can help you with much more than just finding the right flowers for your next event or party.
In fact, a good floral designer can be a fountain of knowledge. These experts can inform you of the best ways to take care of your plants or how to properly cut the stems of flowers to ensure they last longer in your vase.
The next time you're out buying an arrangement, ask your florist which type of vase to use with which flower and how much water and plant food you should use to prolong the life of your bouquet or potted plant. Even though retail florists don't usually grow the blooms or plants themselves, they do know the best ways to keep your arrangement looking fresh for longer.
Local flower shops or gardening stores used to be the only game in town when it came to selling real or fake floral arrangements until supermarkets and drugstore chains entered the business by offering inexpensive pre-arrangements for holidays and other occasions. However, the number of brick-and-mortar florists is further on the decline as more customers choose to purchase bouquets, wreaths and other greenery online.
Even though one exists in a virtual capacity while the other is located in a physical setting, there aren't too many differences between online and brick-and-mortar flower shops.
Many online stores offer pre-arrangements of flowers you can purchase, as well as the ability to form your own design and decoration.
Online flower shops, in fact, work with wholesale florists near your area to ensure they deliver your order promptly. Since cut flowers don't have a long shelf life, these Internet-based companies essentially take your request and contract it out to a florist in your locale to design it and drop it off at your home or office.
While purchasing flowers online is convenient - you can shop any time of the day without leaving your house - there are a few things the online stores cannot offer patrons. You can't smell the sweet fragrance of tulips or roses in cyberspace and you can't touch the petals or leaves before you buy the plant. Additionally, when you buy a bouquet over the Internet, you're basing your decision on a stock photo of the item instead of the actual one that will arrive at your doorstep.
Not all varieties of roses or violets look the same and an approximation of a flower isn't the same as the specific one you could end up receiving.
This is one advantage physical brick-and-mortar flower shops have over their online competitors. Making the trip to your local florist means you can actually get the chance to stop and smell the roses.