I stopped in yesterday afternoon to order an flowers for a dear friend's funeral. With short notice Denise and her team produced a beautiful perfectly suited arrangement. Excellent customer service as well.
The quality of an arrangement is not only a reflection of the sender, but even translates to how much you care about the recipient. So when I needed to send flowers for my uncle's funeral in Michigan, I began by researching the local florists.The funeral home highly recommended Farmington Center Florist, which was good enough for my mother to initiate her purchase. But I needed more input before ordering my flowers. I looked up reviews and found only glowing comments on this shop. Then I called FTD, since Farmington Center is on their select list. I learned that FTD grades their florists with a score of 1 to 12. Farmington Center Florist ranked a perfect 12!Then I called the florist directly and explained the amount that my husband and I could spend and mentioned that I wanted a stand-up easel. By this time I was rather certain of their competence and talent, so I left the design choice completely up to the artist.The woman with whom I spoke, had graciously offered to send me a photo of the finished work. But when I received it, I was so astonished by the grandeur that I thought they must have sent me a picture of someone else's flowers. I was not expecting that they would be able to make something THAT beautiful in my price range. I knew when I ordered that I would be pleased, but I did not expect to be absolutely, completely, impressed. I asked my father, who was present at the funeral, to take a picture of my arrangement - and sure enough - it was the same one that the florist had photographed. My mother also was delighted with hers.I don't know about floristry competitions here. They're quite big in the UK. But I do believe that this florist would come out on top. Farmington Center Florist has some serious talent.