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I actually wasn't planning on buying a dress the day i had my appointment. I actually didn't think they could find me a dress so I initially just entertained the thought of trying some on. Lindsay was my stylist and I immediately feel in love with her spirit. She was extremely kind and wasn't…
2237 Highway 6 SHouston, TX 77077
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2817 Westheimer RdHouston, TX 77098
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5818 Kansas StHouston, TX 77007
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807 Kingsford DrHouston, TX 77094
After five years of neglecting my landscaping, I called Laird Landscaping, which was recommended to me by my neighborhood "Best" book. Mark Corley came out and spent two hours here, walking the property and showing me what he planned to do. He was a total pleasure to work with and left me with…
401 W 20th StHouston, TX 77008
I have received several lovely arrangements designed by Heights Florist in the past, so when my granddaughter passed away I naturally called them for the casket spray. The design was beyond my expectations, and it was comforting to have something so beautiful to focus on during such a difficult …
1101 Uptown Park Blvd Ste 14Houston, TX 77056
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6560 Fannin St Ste 230Houston, TX 77030
The Only Flower Shop I will use for fresh flowers in Houston! The Staff at G. Johnson's make ordering flowers a joy! Recently I needed flowers delivered to Hermann Hospital for the birth of my newest grandson, they not only delivered the same day but the nurses and my family really were impresse…
1416 Ahrens streetHouston, TX 77017
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2450 Louisiana StHouston, TX 77006
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711 Louisiana St Ste R205Houston, TX 77002
Definitely FIVE STAR!!! This is my second time going to this florist. It's now my favorite. Very beautiful and unique arrangements... The service is absolutely wonderful. Plus, my wife loves the different vases I've gotten from here, so the flower purchase just keeps bringing joy after the fl…
7951 Katy Fwy Ste EHouston, TX 77024
I've been to no less than seven bridal shops in Houston and I had the best experience at Houston Bridal Gallery. I was only looking for a bridesmaids dress for myself and Robyn spent an entire hour helping me go through dresses and clipping me into everything I tried on. The service was great, t…
7900 Westheimer RdHouston, TX 77063
So great. Made me completely at ease during the whole process. All of the details were explained perfectly so I knew what to expect. Great customer service and it all happened pretty quickly. A+ for sure.
12955 South Fwy Ste B15Houston, TX 77047
Excellent service, she goes above and beyond to make sure you find what you are looking for. She carries the latest trends with custom pieces available as well. I highly recommend this Houston boutique!
6510 Castlebay DrHouston, TX 77092
This team of workers are just the best! From a real person answering the phone to the assurance of constant communications with all involved on a project, this group has proven their intregrity to us over a 2 year period. The quotes we are given whether verbal or writtten are very competitive a…
7171 Highway 6 NHouston, TX 77095
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6127 Kirby DrHouston, TX 77005
I stopped into Lot 8 a little scared of what the prices might do to my credit card. I was happily surprised when I found many options in the $50-$200 range! I was looking for a dress for a special party being thrown for me and my fiance. I told Sydney what I was looking for and she was ON it. Sh…
Houston, TX 77090
I wish to thank you for your prompt and professional handling of the massive tree removal from my home in Rolling Creek. I understand from my friends who viewed the work, as I am currently in Pennsylvania, that it was an excellent job. I would be happy to recommend you to other clients.Pat Gibbo…
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Amazing Service! Quick and prompt. Got my loads moved ahead of schedule. The owner was easy to work with. Great communication.
I had a wonderful telephone conversation this afternoon regarding ribbon banner for the funeral spray, which will be added. From our conversation, I was so pleased how articulate and detailed she was in making sure i properly indicated my wishes on my funeral spray and stand. Wonderful woman and i forgot to get her name! Thank you very much. You have great reviews online! Mahalo (thank you in Hawaiian)
Dont get me wrong I love Ikea.The only reason for this poor review is their delivery contract with Nort American Logistics, they are very unprofessional and totally incompetent, they delivered the wrong item,twice and will not return my messages. Ikea should know better
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Something similar happened to me Mahmoud Shame on this business my friend now I know why they have zero business
Excellent costumer service. Smooth payment.Shipping was fast. Pleased with my product. A+ transaction overall.
Earth Ideas is not a company you want to invest over $13,000 with.Jennifer in the office is non responsive. We had a sprinkler system installed, beds made and 7 trees installed. One of the trees (between two perfectly healthy trees) began to lose a lot of green leaves. As per Mike we were told to stop watering the tree and he would be out to look at the root ball to see what was going on. 6 weeks later after numerous requests to come check the sprinkler, the tree died, and even requested to purchase another tree the owner decides to come look at the sprinkler and tell us we under watered the tree. He also scolded my wife for not contacting the office first, which we did non numerous occasions without any response. We sent a complaint to the owner and asked that any attempt to resolve the issue would need to be communicated via email. He was unwilling to do this and continued to call. He also indicated he was not interested in "wasting his time" with email if we were just going to go through the BBB. Wasting his time? I think we wasted a significantly more amount and time and money on his company. I have sent a complaint to the BBB, written a few articles about the company and its owners integrity and well as purchased services from a more reputable landscaper. DO NOT TRUST THIS COMPANY.
I am very dissatisfied with Earth Ideas work. They did a $24,000 job with defects that I did not discover until 13 months after the work was signed off on. Due to extenuating circumstances: my husband's death, my mother's death, my four surgeries and chemotherapy, I did not realize that the sprinkler system was not working until 12 months after the work was done. Within days after the work was signed off on 12 months before, a sprinkler repairman showed me how he concluded that the entire sprinkler system had been damaged by Earth Ideas and how the damage was hidden by Earth Ideas. It seems fairly obvious so I immediately contacted Earth Ideas and explained the reason for the delay .Their response: sorry it is after the 12 month warranty period (literally just days) and they would not even come out and look at it despite the fact that it was a $24,000 job. They obviously knew that BBB would do nothing to resolve the complaint. Total lack of integrity in my opinion. I would not recommend this business to my worst enemy.
We ordered three (3) plants for a funeral. I know absolutely nothing about plants so my cousin placed the initial orders and we representing three cities called in and gave the final particulars and made payments.The results were oh so beautiful, classy and full. I was astounded and will definitely use Shirleys from hede on.Thanks, you guys were fantastic.Joyce Beckhamants
I had a really good experience at this school. They are really professional and they helped me get my license in 3 weeks. I highly recommend this school.
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.