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posted 8 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I went to the supermarket Safeway.  I have 2 bridesmaids, 1 flowergirl and like 6 crossages and about 10 boutinners and everything wont be over $250.00! I think thats a very good deal.

Post # 4
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3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Since you only have a few, I would check out all their websites and ask them for general quotes. There might be one of two who you immediately click with, or some who rub you the wrong way. I have no personal experience with any of them, sorry!

Post # 5
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202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Any chance you’re getting married at the Yale Club?  Those were the EXACT 6 vendors that we had to choose from.  EXACTLY.  (except we had a 7th – Elegant Affairs).

I tried all of them (almost…Jonathan doesn’t have a website/email address and for efficiency, I just sent out a mass email.  I hear great things though, i guess I just knew I would want to communicate via email throughout the process, so vetoed him from the start). 

I think had some outlier experiences; neither Diana Gould nor Floralia got back to me when I asked to set up an appt (…UNTIL I wrote a “yelp.com” or ‘nymag.com’ [cant remember] review saying that they never got back to me….and they both got back to me the NEXT DAY.  Two months after my first inquiry.  Go figure.)

Eek as I write this, maybe I’m a black thorn?  But Flowers of the World (which does great work, I’ve seen it, but it is VERY contemporary, minimalist, angular…no english garden bouquets here) – I had an embarrassingly bad experience with.  I made an appt during my lunch break from work, rushed to get there, and found a studio buzzing with about 1000 employees and was told to wait about a half hour.  Then the girl was lovely, but very obviously rushed…so much so that I said “I don’t want calla lilies” and at the end of 20 minutes she says “ok ok I think calla lilies would be perfect”.  Then she says she’ll get the proposal to me in 2 weeks because of the busy Thanksgiving season (everyone else was 2 or 3 days)…………………but alas, I never got it.  No biggie, I hired someone else, I of course called them out 2 months later, but alas, they were way too busy to worry about my little wedding.

My choice was ultimately between Marian Kelly, Elegant Affairs (which maybe isn’t a choice of yours?), and Spitz and Peck.  I had a really really wonderful meeting with each.  Marian Kelly is a doll, she’s british with a tiny boutique in the UES, who actually handles all of the Yale Club’s flowers in the lobby (but maybe that’s not your venue?) – and she put up with multiple phone calls from my mom. 

Ultimately, I chose Spitz & Peck, after meeting with Wade in midtown East.  His price quote, apples – to – apples, was much much less, and he also gave a much more thorough proposal for everything.  For example, my ceremony is in the same reception venue – and whereas other proposals said “ceremony decoration flowers, $xxxx”, Spitz & peck priced out every candle, rose petal, floral arch, etc.

I HOPE THIS HELPS!!!!!  Feel free to ask me oodles of QQQs and GOOD LUCK!!!

Post # 6
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922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

future mrs. crawford – you’re doing the Yale Club??  That was one of my final two choices..we ended up going with The W in Union Square – I loved the outdoor space and the main room at the Yale Club though!!!

Post # 8
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2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I am working with diana gould and they have been great so far!! they have been responsive and they made a mock up and have been very willing to work with my requests.  I would definitely leave them on the list and give them a shot!

Post # 9
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369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

The W union square has an outdoor space?

That hotel always has nice flower window displays themselves… you should ask them who they work with.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was saying I loved the outdoor space at the Yale Club :  )  Unfortunately The W Union Square doesn’t have one,…

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