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Joan was extremely disrespectful. After a terrible tragedy I had to call and cancel my order (two months in advance) although I gave double the deposit I was told I wouldn't re receive any of it back because of short notice. Joan yelled at me and told me "I can see why he's not warring you" accused me of yelling when in actuality I was sobbing due to the loss of my future husband. I will give negative reviews for this florist anywhere I possibly can. In hopes that it will stop someone from dealing with the terror I had to deal with. Shame on these women for being evil duringsomeones loss.
HOW RUDE AND DISRESPECTFUL JOAN WAS TO THE BRIDE TO BE ;(. We were suppose to have our wedding on sunday 08/28/11.... the same day that the mayor issued a state of emergency for the city of Phila. because of hurricane Irene.. We had arranged and paid for garden Parties to deliver flower to two separate locations. we recived a call on friday 8/26/11 from the Owner Joan who stated . She could not have her driver on the road.. and that we could pick the flowers up.. Because NO ONE WAS SUPPOSE TO BE ON THE ROAD..When we explained to Joan that the wedding is going to be postpone due to the weather.. and how do we go about get the flowers on a later date..(wow) Joan Flipped stating that she have the flowers there and that we can pull my car up two her front door and pick them up she was not interested in making no new arrangements or refunds. She went on to call the bride to be a bitch and call the wedding cheap.. She stated that the hurricane was the bride fault
Great job, great value.
I was sorry to see the negative review on here. I had nothing but a fabulous experience with Garden Parties. I was referred by a friend who had recently gotten married. I spoke with three other florists before Garden Parties and discovered a couple of things: (1) the other florists didn't really understand my vision and (2) they were really expensive.
We had our wedding at home on our farm and I wanted a down-home country kind of feel that was still nice enough for a wedding. Where other florists looked at me strangely, told me I wouldn't be truly happy unless I had all roses and how many altar arrangements did I want (which was bizarre given we weren't even marrying in a church), Garden Parties understood exactly what I meant and started suggesting things that had me saying "Yes, exactly!" with relief.
The only thing that went wrong was that the wrap on my bouqet was the wrong color blue, but that was because I failed to send the correct color to Garden Parties and they had to guess - none of that was their fault. I had NO time before the wedding and forgot about it. My bouquet was still gorgeous.
At the end of the day, we ended up with a ton of flowers. I had actually hired two previous florists before Garden Parties but I wasn't really thrilled with them - and they were expensive. Garden Parties did exactly what I wanted and I ended up with twice as many flowers for about half the price of the others. Now that's value!
Simply the best people, and florists!. As i sit and read this review, it saddens me that anyone would be displeased with the work of Garden Parties! Joan and Dee were a god-sent to me! I was REFERRED to Garden Parties by 5 brides who had used them for their own weddings. I went to meet with the ladies, and 5 minutes into the meeting they felt like family. Through the entire process of planning my wedding, Joan and Dee were amazing. Day of the Wedding, i was so impressed with my flowers! My cherry love Red Roses were big, and smelled wonderful. My bouquet was so full, and had swarovski crystals glistening everywhere. My 9 bridesmaids had a half dozen red roses with beautiful greens and white wax flower. They were the perfect size. They made me a beautiful vase arrangement that they surprised me with the day of the wedding! They surprised me by adding more flowers to the flower girl bouquet, and to every groomsman's boutineer! I was just so over the top happy with Garden Parties. I speak to Joan often, and Dee is actually a client of mine now! I appreciate these two women so very much, i needed to lend another voice to review this vendor! My Aunt, 3 cousins, and 3 friends are just as happy with the outcome of their flowers too. I will be asking them to submit their review to help get the word out there that Garden Parties is a wonderful Bridal Florist for any bride or budget!!
Attention Brides to Be ~ FLOWER SCAM.
Negative - Star Review
Garden Parties Welsh Road Phila, PA
It saddens me to see how rude and unprofessional a local business own can be. If you had taken the time to talk with an unsatisfied customer we would never be where we are today. Yes, our house had central air on, you can't expect a bridal party to get ready in the heat, it would have been impossible. The only thing “free” was the card table arrangement and the placement of the flowers on the cake. We paid for the roses for the cake..... It amazes me how much you story has changed since we last spoke and how we have a 1 page contract, yet you mailed a 3 page contract with things written on it after the fact.
You could take a lesson from your assistant/partner she is a much better business person than you are. We never accused anyone of being a liar nor asked for money back. We are not saying you did not fulfill your contract, we are saying that you fulfilled your contract with poor quality roses and table arrangements that were not what we were told or the idea you painted for us. We are also stating when we contacted you; you were as rude and unprofessional as you are in this review. When the flowers arrived to the house, your assistant was there a total of about 3-5 minutes. What were we suppose to do??? Ask her to go back and make new arrangements??? We had no choice at 3pm but to use them and make the best of a crappy situation; and follow up with the owner of the business the next business day, which we attempted to do with no success. You are correct, we have no complaints about the Country Club they did a wonderful job and I would highly recommend them.
As you invite others to “see the work you do” I am sure they will be impressed as we were. That is until the day arrives and you do not get what you paid for! And there is nothing you can do about it, because Joan at Garden Parties is no longer concerned with what you have to say because you have already paid her. Professionalism is no longer a concern, as you can see from Joan’s response. Sorry Joan but we are holding you responsible for your work.
I DID MY BEST FOR THIS BRIDE AS i DO ALL MY WEDDINGS, FOR OVER 22 YRS WHEN i GET A CALL WITH UNTRUTHS,SAYING WE DID NOT DO THE JOB,AND CALLING MY EMPLOYEE A LIAR,I WILL NOT ACCEPT THIS.THIS WEDDING WAS 620.00 BRIDE 4MAIDS FAMILY GAZEBO 12 TABLES & ALLOUR FREEBIES AND WAS ACCEPTED WITHOUT A COMPLAINT.THIS IS BS WE COULD NOT BE IN BUSINESS THIS LONG IF THIS WAS TRUE.THERE ARE SHOWS ON TV WITH BRIDES LIKE THIS
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