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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. …
7101 San Pedro Ave # BSan Antonio, TX 78216
The designer hand glued each of our 4 hair pieces that were absolutely beautiful! The colors chosen matched our engagement for Easter & our attire! Excellent job & oh yes, the pricing beat all others called prior to Flower Forest!
211 Brooklyn AveSan Antonio, TX 78215
I called to order flowers to a funeral and the date for the funeral I was given was not correct. Spring Garden left me a message to inform me of the visitation time and by the time I called back he told me they had already sent the flowers out to make it in time! This was 45 minutes after I'd…
2720 Pleasanton RdSan Antonio, TX 78221
Wonderfully professional and sweet! I called after hours long distance to leave message and she answered and took my order for the next day, made lovely helpful suggestions. They arrived with perfect timing.My mother LOVED the flowers. Will never go with a national overpriced chain again. THANK…
11614 West Ave Ste 101San Antonio, TX 78213
I always buy my wife flowers here every month no the anniversary of first date and I have done so pretty much so for the last 9yrs\r I have never had a bad experience with San Antonio Flower Co and the flowers are so fresh and my wife always comments on the life of the flowers. \r I HIGHLY rec…
7113 Bandera RdSan Antonio, TX 78238
I ordered flowers for my mother's birthday & they made sure to follow up with my extra requests via email for confirmation! It was nice to get further notification with a picture of the actual arrangement that was sent to my mom! Zach & the rest of the team did a fantastic job with amazing custo…
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 recommend …
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 …
424 Bandera RdSan Antonio, TX 78228
Hi this is Tino June 20I was going thru the web site and I came to Di's Creations so I decided to to write and say hi and hope that the both are doing fine and are well . As for myself Im doing fine.I reitred from the army already I retir…
5404 Babcock RdSan Antonio, TX 78240
I really only leave reviews when I had a not so great experience, so here it goes.My boyfriend and I walk in one day at lunch and needed our prom flowers, so a nice lady lets us customize our flowers down to the very ribbon, and my boyfriend and I left completely satisfied.The following weekend,…
2115 N Zarzamora StSan Antonio, TX 78201
The flowers were delivered a day late, roses were withered and rosebuds were actually dead. My 5 year old grandson could have arranged the dead flowers better. I called twice to complain and extremely rude woman told me both times that the owner was out of town for 3 weeks and couldn't be cont…
7117 Blanco Rd Ste 3San Antonio, TX 78216
Bouquet ordered from the 7117 blanco rd, san antonio tx. The flowers were delivered on 2/13, a dozen roses, little baby's breath, a small kids toy, chocolates. What a disappointment especially when the flowers were delivered some of the roses in the middle were wilted and falling apart. The ro…
5151 Fredericksburg RdSan Antonio, TX 78229
The Manager closed the garage doors as I was walking up. It was 7 minutes before 5pm, raining, and I needed flowers for my sick mother who was in the hospital. I banged on the door and asked her why she was closing so early. "Because the registers were already closed" she said. Then sh…
10203 Culebra Rd Ste 3San Antonio, TX 78251
**UPDATE: Manager called back and said that the dead lilies and roses are the batch they have to make arrangements with today and they will not offer a new arrangement or any sort of refund. I asked, "so you will not be doing anything to fix this?"--answer, "No." BUYER BEWARE!The arrangement I …
615 Cupples RdSan Antonio, TX 78237
Make sure on your receipt they put the correct date you are picking up, on mine they put the date of the party, I was suppose to pick it up on Wednesday and then on Friday at 6:00 pm got there at 6:40 and they were still putting on paper on Pinata . They didn't do a good job on Thomas the train.…
2020 Bandera RdSan Antonio, TX 78228
I recieved roses from my husband from Bluebonnet flower shop, 2020 Bandera Rd. I noticed that the Roses did not open, I tried calling several times (The # on the card was incorrect). I went down to the shop to see what they could do & the owner said that the flowers were only guaranteed 24 hou…
9800 Airport BlvdSan Antonio, TX 78216
I ordered flowers for a dear friend on Friday. I didn't find out until Monday that they weren't delivered. When I called, the owner told me she called but didn't leave me a message. It was obvious they either didn't call back or didn't call at all. The owner hung up on me as I tried to inquire a…
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…
100 Taylor StSan Antonio, TX 78205
From Business: Fresh Urban Flowers provides floral arrangements and has been in existence since 2005. The flower shop is based out of San Antonio, Texas, and offers event planning. The various event planning and management services provided are guest list management, guest lodging arrangements, event staffing, timeline preparation, vendo…
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,…
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…
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I wanted to send a bouquet of "celebrating you" to a paralegal that was particularly helpful and kind to me at a law office where I do most of my legal work. When the flowers got there, she called me and thanked me and also sent me a picture of them. When I saw the picture after the call, I was dumbfounded by what I saw. Only about 1/3 of the flowers were sent that should have been sent. I called Oakleaf florist and they were accommodating alright with sending another bouquet that was more like the picture I saw; however, when I tried to call back to the law office and explain the situation, the paralegal became uncomfortable with the callback and the exchange of flowers. My attorney stepped in and put a stop to my contacting her to try and explain. I had to call and set up a call conference with him in order to explain everything and straighten things out. This whole fiasco could have been avoided if Oakleaf florist had done what they were supposed to in the first place. When I talked to the owner, and sent her an email explaining everything, she wrote back and said that the designer, was just being creative and sending his "tall and airy" rendition of "Celebrating You". I am submitting photos so you be the judge.
Stone Oak Florist has a very organized and easy to navigate website layout. And a good selection of flowers. Thank you!!!
The Heavens have parted and revealed Dusty's Flowers to me and my clients. Feel great to have a reliable florist on speed dial .
I will conduct future business. Probably Christmas time to send arrangements to relatives. Always a luxurious experience. They make me feel like a king.
Seriously the best prices in town. Their .net website is the secret to making your wallet happy and your friends and family even happier. Especially the waifu.
First-Class. Highly recommend. And Dusty's Flowers delivers on Sundays with very short notice. Such a lifesaver I owe so much too them.
I ordered from Dusty's yesterday and was very please at the fast delivery time and the quality of the rose and lilies. And ordering flowers was easy. Seriously sit back, relax, make your girl happy.
My compliments go to the floral designers and to the owner of the establishment. I am very happy with the service and flowers I received.
Stone Oak Florist has been wonderful. The flowers are still beautiful a week later. Thank you so much!
Been using Stone Oaks Flowers for years. Quality and service always superior. Loved the convenience of the online option. Ordered flowers for a funeral, and they were delivered on time were prettier than the picture. Thank you!!!
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.