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Please use the FB sign on the home page of my website & friend me.
OR cut & paste this address: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Floral-Creations-by-kelly/215506478487980

When you friend me there then under “ABOUT” you will see both phone numbers to reach me! Don’t forget to do a review here or there & post any pictures of the flowers or plants you received & tell us who sent them to you & why. We love to hear your stories!

Aging Flowers

Point to Ponder – Realize the $9.99 Roses you just bought from the store may be 2 weeks old at the time of purchase. If the petals start falling off or heads start drooping, it probably isn’t anything you have done wrong but just the age of the flowers.

Don’t hate Roses or other flowers because of this bad experience. Try to find someone like me who tries to get the very freshest flowers EVERY time! I have had some flowers last a whole month!

Shop Local!

Mine on left

Mine on left

5 7 2014rom

Cheerful colors!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It can be hard to know who to contact when you are in another state or country & want to order from a local business. You have to rely on website pics & maybe a referral or Reviews online.

I got an email from EUROPE! for a local delivery. She mentioned a pic from my website she liked (pink & yellow), I confirmed a price & the paypal bill was sent. My flowers seen here were a min. of $20 less than the ones on the right. The pink roses were fresh & nothing was “wrong” with them, just very simple with a lot of greens.

What I want to share is the other florist has overhead (building, employees, having to keep stock, etc..) This makes it hard for the general florist to make ends meet. Hence the higher cost. They have nice & tidy web layouts & you just pick & go.

If you look through my site it is much more generic, but ALL are arrangements I made.  I generally can get close to what you want (color or flower).  She desired pink & yellow.  My flowers have their own style, I just don’t do “stock” – I try!  I am more artsy, don’t have a boss telling me to do it this or that  & the flowers really come together as they will.

So if you want to save a little $$ or rather get more for your $$ – give me a try. I always hope to please & try hard to make your gift the best I can! Thanks for reading!!

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Apology to my clients!

I am so sorry I haven’t posted all my latest arrangements this year! Please check out my Facebook for current pics. I PROMISE I will get more loaded!!

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THANKS for being on my website today!!

Cautionary Tale

This told to me by a wedding photographer  –  A Bride to be set out to arrange her own flowers from Bout to bouquet. She started working on them 2 days before her wedding.  She didn’t know that while a few flowers are not a problem, sometimes MANY of the same type can cause problems. She ended up in the E.R. with a horrible body swelling, throat closing allergy she never knew she had from one type of flower! What a close call in so many ways!  Care should be taken by any bride if they have allergies in general. Call your florist & let her worry over your flowers! A bride needs to stay well & healthy for her big day!! 

Cakes ~ Venues ~ Food Tips

   If you don’t want cake, have a FLOWER CAKE! Then have real cupcakes, mini cheesecakes or mini pies for the guests! Many places like Libraries, Zoos, Gardens, Art Galleries can be great places that show what your interests are & can cost less than other venues. Buffet style catering is less costly than sit down style but if you have a place that you can provide the food, make it a Potluck where everyone brings a dish! This gives your friends & family a real sense of being a part of your special day!

Had Great Fun at the Chocolate Fantasy Event 2/10/2012!!

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DIY???

If you are in a serious budget crunch & have to do your own flowers – talk to me 1st. Often scaling back still gets you professionally finished wedding bouquets, other times the best way is DIY. I can get your flowers & you can put them together. You pay for my time of ordering & picking them up etc…. My only concern is the stress level you may encounter for doing it yourself can often be too much for you, the bride. You should think of others ways to cut costs so you can afford to pay for the worker bee (ME!) to make this a happy – less stressed – DAY for you!! Some ways are doing away with the traditional catered meal. Many are switching to Potluck type where the invited guests bring a dish to share. This usually only works when the reception is somewhere like a private home, school, uncatered building rentals, etc… Maybe your friends don’t mind having only coffee, punch, cake & some treats on the tables. They know & love you & know if you are in a money crunch. The food usually isn’t in all your wedding pictures BUT the FLOWERS usually are!! They need to look great!