- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
I am a serious planner and contacted several florists in Honolulu in January. I was “rejected” multiple times because I could not meet their $2,000-$2,500 minimum. They would not even meet with me. With that mind-set, I was determined to DIY my centerpieces and have a professional create only the bridal party flowers, maintaining my $1,000 budget. I found Always Flowers 808 Weddings on Yelp (should’ve look there first). They had great reviews with most of the reviews being about how Todd at Always Flowers worked with their budget. I was very skeptical – and honestly, really nervous. While we were waiting at the florist, I even told my finance, “maybe we should just leave”. He talked me into staying and reminded me that we had discussed we weren’t making any decisions today, we were just here to get prices and talk.
I am so glad we stayed! Todd listened to my ideas (although crazy…), offered wonderful and creative ideas with not only flowers but, other important parts of the wedding, brought me back to the reality that DIYing everything can be very stressful, talked to us about our budget, including centerpieces, and most of all – provided us a quote for ALL the flowers we needed IN OUR PRICE RANGE!! Prior to the appointment, my fiance and I had discussed that we weren’t going to book yet and that we were just going to meet but, after meeting Todd, we both looked at each other and said, “Let’s do this!”. Todd is absolutley the person we want to work with! He is full of great ideas, a wonderful listener, caring and open to my ideas that it didn’t matter what kind of flowers as long as it’s my colors.
We booked Always Flowers for our wedding!! One less thing to stress about! I am so relieved and happy! I am excited to see what he will do for us on our special day!!