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andersonflowers

Iselin , NJ

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Iselin, NJ US 08830
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Ivy
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Howie at Anderson Flowers is awesome! From our first meeting, he put us at ease and was so friendly. He really listened to what we wanted - we didn't think we would be able to afford the orchids I really wanted. But, he had some really great suggestions to keep the look we wanted but keep it within our budget. His rates were the BEST I found compared to other vendors I looked into.

His staff is super professional and quick - everything was delivered on time (if not early!) to my home, the church and reception venue. My husband and I didn't even realize when all the vases were picked up from the reception - it was so seamless!
Howie at Anderson Flowers is awesome! From our first meeting, he put us at ease and was so friendly. He really listened to Read more...
Howie at Anderson Flowers is awesome! From our first meeting, he put us at ease and was so friendly. He really listened to what we wanted - we didn't think we would be able to afford the orchids I really wanted. But, he had some really great suggestions to keep the look we wanted but keep it within our budget. His rates were the BEST I found compared to other vendors I looked into.

His staff is super professional and quick - everything was delivered on time (if not early!) to my home, the church and reception venue. My husband and I didn't even realize when all the vases were picked up from the reception - it was so seamless! Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
The flowers that Howie and Anderson Flowers provided were gorgeous! When I met with Howie I told him I really didn't like roses so he made sure that I had other options including my favorite,the Stargazer Lily. The flowers were all delivered on time before I even got to the venue. My bouquet was full and bright and colorful, I absolutely loved it. The girl's bouquets were also very nice and all the centerpieces were nicer than I imagined them to be. All the corsages and boutonnieres were labeled for who they were and the runner with the stargazer lily at the end of each row were the perfect touch. I would definitely recommend Anderson Flowers to anyone who is in need of flowers for the Wedding Day or any other occasion.
The flowers that Howie and Anderson Flowers provided were gorgeous! When I met with Howie I told him I really didn't like Read more...
The flowers that Howie and Anderson Flowers provided were gorgeous! When I met with Howie I told him I really didn't like roses so he made sure that I had other options including my favorite,the Stargazer Lily. The flowers were all delivered on time before I even got to the venue. My bouquet was full and bright and colorful, I absolutely loved it. The girl's bouquets were also very nice and all the centerpieces were nicer than I imagined them to be. All the corsages and boutonnieres were labeled for who they were and the runner with the stargazer lily at the end of each row were the perfect touch. I would definitely recommend Anderson Flowers to anyone who is in need of flowers for the Wedding Day or any other occasion. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/8/2012
3.1/5.0
when we got to the church, my flower girl basket was missing after I bought my own flower basket and gave it to Howard Kramer "Howie" the man in charge of everything. I bought the mirrors which were part of the flowers arrangments for table setting, the mirrors were not there at the receptions place/the flowers setting were done totally different then, what Howard and I previously aggreed on. The next day I emailed him and asked him what happen to the flower girl basket/and the mirrors, he told me that he will check on that and get back to me and never apologized. until this day, he never got back to me nor did I received my belongings back
when we got to the church, my flower girl basket was missing after I bought my own flower basket and gave it to Howard Read more...
when we got to the church, my flower girl basket was missing after I bought my own flower basket and gave it to Howard Kramer "Howie" the man in charge of everything. I bought the mirrors which were part of the flowers arrangments for table setting, the mirrors were not there at the receptions place/the flowers setting were done totally different then, what Howard and I previously aggreed on. The next day I emailed him and asked him what happen to the flower girl basket/and the mirrors, he told me that he will check on that and get back to me and never apologized. until this day, he never got back to me nor did I received my belongings back Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Howie is a great florist. His personality makes the flower selection process enjoyable. His work is wonderful, my reception looked beautiful, just the way we wanted it.
Howie is a great florist. His personality makes the flower selection process enjoyable. His work is wonderful, my Read more...
Howie is a great florist. His personality makes the flower selection process enjoyable. His work is wonderful, my reception looked beautiful, just the way we wanted it. Read less
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Monica
Wedding:
7/21/2012
2.0/5.0
I was not pleased with the quality of roses he provided for my wedding. The roses were so old they were literally falling off of the stem! Very disappointed!
I was not pleased with the quality of roses he provided for my wedding. The roses were so old they were literally falling Read more...
I was not pleased with the quality of roses he provided for my wedding. The roses were so old they were literally falling off of the stem! Very disappointed! Read less
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sonia
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Howie and his team made our wedding day BEAUTIFUL! We received so many compliments on our centerpieces, the bouquets, everything! Everything turned out gorgeous, more than I expected, and he worked with us on pricing! I don't know much about flowers and Howie was able to answer all of my questions and give me suggestions and lead me in the right direction. Thank you to the Anderson Flowers Team to making our day so beautiful!
Howie and his team made our wedding day BEAUTIFUL! We received so many compliments on our centerpieces, the bouquets, Read more...
Howie and his team made our wedding day BEAUTIFUL! We received so many compliments on our centerpieces, the bouquets, everything! Everything turned out gorgeous, more than I expected, and he worked with us on pricing! I don't know much about flowers and Howie was able to answer all of my questions and give me suggestions and lead me in the right direction. Thank you to the Anderson Flowers Team to making our day so beautiful! Read less
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Prachi
Wedding:
4/28/2012
3.9/5.0
Work is beautiful. Arrangements were detailed.
Work is beautiful. Arrangements were detailed.
Work is beautiful. Arrangements were detailed. Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Our flowers were perfect! Thank you Donna for doing such an amazing job! The bouquets, center pieces and other arrangements were exactly as we wanted! Everyone kept commenting on how much they loved them; all of them went home with someone. We can't thank you enough!!
Our flowers were perfect! Thank you Donna for doing such an amazing job! The bouquets, center pieces and other Read more...
Our flowers were perfect! Thank you Donna for doing such an amazing job! The bouquets, center pieces and other arrangements were exactly as we wanted! Everyone kept commenting on how much they loved them; all of them went home with someone. We can't thank you enough!! Read less
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Ali_W10711
Wedding:
10/7/2011
0.5/5.0
I don't think I can say enough negative things about Howie and his business. If I had to do this over, I would NEVER have chosen Anderson Flowers. Howie has a contract with The Imperia in Somerset, NJ, where I was married on October 7, 2011, to do the centerpieces for each wedding (part of the package). I figured since he was doing our centerpieces, that I'd have him do the rest of our flowers for our wedding. When you walked into his cluttered office- there was trash every where, papers every where, there was no where quiet to actually talk, very unprofessional looking- there were pictures from previous events he did. They looked beautiful! Despite the extreme clutter every where, and his rude employees who kept interrupting our meeting, he talked a good game and led us to believe he'd do us wonderful service. Little did I know, this was just the beginning of my worst nightmare.

We left our meeting a placed a deposit of $350.00. He told us that he doesn't want us to sign the contracts because we can "change our contracts up until 2 weeks before the wedding and we can change it as many times as we'd like." I told him that I knew what I wanted and was going to go over a few questionable items we had left open and get back to him via e-mail in a few days. Later that night, I e-mailed him back and told him that I did not want candles for the card table, and a few other things I didn't want. I also asked him to send me a finalized bill so I could pay him. I explained that I lost my job and wanted to get him paid off right away. 2 weeks went by and I didn't hear anything, so I called and left a message with his employee and I sent him another e-mail. He finally got back to me a few weeks later apologizing and stating that he'd get back to me soon with the final bill. After a few more weeks went by, I still didn't hear anything, so I called and e-mailed again. Nothing.

This went on for a few months. I had questions and concerns that were NEVER answered. I finally called his store again and explained to his employee that this was the last time I was calling. This was ridiculous and I was upset that he still had not addressed my concerns and had still not gotten a finalized bill to me so I could get him paid. I received another letter from Howie, apologizing for not getting back to me.

FINALLY! Just a few weeks before our wedding, he sent me the bill. I paid it immediately and requested a paid receipt to be sent. When Howie sent me the receipt, after calling again several times asking for the receipt....I e-mailed him another issue. My grandfather had recently fallen ill and would be unable to attend the wedding. Although I had already paid for the boutinerre, I was hoping he could do something to preserve it in hopes of me getting that to my grandfather the day after the wedding. Howie assured me everything would be taken care of. I NEVER GOT MY GRANDFATHER'S BOUTINERRE, EVEN THOUGH I ALREADY PAID FOR IT.

The day of the wedding was ridiculous. He dropped off my flowers and left. The guys boutinerres were yellow and discolored and wilting, so were all of the girls flowers. The girls bouquets looked NOTHING like I had requested. When I had my intial meeting with Howie, I asked him if he wanted the picture of the flowers and he assured me that he would get it right. They were ridiculous. They looked like a birds nest. I paid for Picasso Cala Lilies for the guys boutinerres, and they barely had any purple in them and looked like they had been sitting in a fridge for weeks. I was completely disgusted.

Biggest kicker...HE FORGOT THE MOTHER'S FLOWERS! Howie didn't bring the flowers for the mothers. When The Imperia called him to get him to bring them, he told them that "it was my fault, it was never in the contract and he didn't have time to make something and bring it back." Are you KIDDING me?! I had the signed contract with me, showed The Imperia, and on the contract it CLEARLY stated that I paid for 3 mother's bouquets. And instead of doing that, he gave me flowers and candles for the card table. Specifically what I didn't want. The Imperia ran to the grocery store, bought some roses, tied them together with some beautiful ribbon, and gave them to the mother's in place of the bouquets that I paid for.

Howie was...
Never responsive
Extremely difficult to get a hold of
Rude
Difficult to do business with

Howie got our contract wrong and then blamed the customer. I sent him an e-mail giving him the opportunity to make up for it and he never did. I paid for my grandfather's boutinnerre and my mother's bouquets and never received them. The flowers were disgusting looking. The flowers from the grocery store looked better than the flowers from Howie's business.

NO...I will absolutely NEVER do business with Howie again. Nor will I ever recommend him to anyone. Terrible customer service. Completely disgusted.
I don't think I can say enough negative things about Howie and his business. If I had to do this over, I would NEVER have Read more...
I don't think I can say enough negative things about Howie and his business. If I had to do this over, I would NEVER have chosen Anderson Flowers. Howie has a contract with The Imperia in Somerset, NJ, where I was married on October 7, 2011, to do the centerpieces for each wedding (part of the package). I figured since he was doing our centerpieces, that I'd have him do the rest of our flowers for our wedding. When you walked into his cluttered office- there was trash every where, papers every where, there was no where quiet to actually talk, very unprofessional looking- there were pictures from previous events he did. They looked beautiful! Despite the extreme clutter every where, and his rude employees who kept interrupting our meeting, he talked a good game and led us to believe he'd do us wonderful service. Little did I know, this was just the beginning of my worst nightmare.

We left our meeting a placed a deposit of $350.00. He told us that he doesn't want us to sign the contracts because we can "change our contracts up until 2 weeks before the wedding and we can change it as many times as we'd like." I told him that I knew what I wanted and was going to go over a few questionable items we had left open and get back to him via e-mail in a few days. Later that night, I e-mailed him back and told him that I did not want candles for the card table, and a few other things I didn't want. I also asked him to send me a finalized bill so I could pay him. I explained that I lost my job and wanted to get him paid off right away. 2 weeks went by and I didn't hear anything, so I called and left a message with his employee and I sent him another e-mail. He finally got back to me a few weeks later apologizing and stating that he'd get back to me soon with the final bill. After a few more weeks went by, I still didn't hear anything, so I called and e-mailed again. Nothing.

This went on for a few months. I had questions and concerns that were NEVER answered. I finally called his store again and explained to his employee that this was the last time I was calling. This was ridiculous and I was upset that he still had not addressed my concerns and had still not gotten a finalized bill to me so I could get him paid. I received another letter from Howie, apologizing for not getting back to me.

FINALLY! Just a few weeks before our wedding, he sent me the bill. I paid it immediately and requested a paid receipt to be sent. When Howie sent me the receipt, after calling again several times asking for the receipt....I e-mailed him another issue. My grandfather had recently fallen ill and would be unable to attend the wedding. Although I had already paid for the boutinerre, I was hoping he could do something to preserve it in hopes of me getting that to my grandfather the day after the wedding. Howie assured me everything would be taken care of. I NEVER GOT MY GRANDFATHER'S BOUTINERRE, EVEN THOUGH I ALREADY PAID FOR IT.

The day of the wedding was ridiculous. He dropped off my flowers and left. The guys boutinerres were yellow and discolored and wilting, so were all of the girls flowers. The girls bouquets looked NOTHING like I had requested. When I had my intial meeting with Howie, I asked him if he wanted the picture of the flowers and he assured me that he would get it right. They were ridiculous. They looked like a birds nest. I paid for Picasso Cala Lilies for the guys boutinerres, and they barely had any purple in them and looked like they had been sitting in a fridge for weeks. I was completely disgusted.

Biggest kicker...HE FORGOT THE MOTHER'S FLOWERS! Howie didn't bring the flowers for the mothers. When The Imperia called him to get him to bring them, he told them that "it was my fault, it was never in the contract and he didn't have time to make something and bring it back." Are you KIDDING me?! I had the signed contract with me, showed The Imperia, and on the contract it CLEARLY stated that I paid for 3 mother's bouquets. And instead of doing that, he gave me flowers and candles for the card table. Specifically what I didn't want. The Imperia ran to the grocery store, bought some roses, tied them together with some beautiful ribbon, and gave them to the mother's in place of the bouquets that I paid for.

Howie was...
Never responsive
Extremely difficult to get a hold of
Rude
Difficult to do business with

Howie got our contract wrong and then blamed the customer. I sent him an e-mail giving him the opportunity to make up for it and he never did. I paid for my grandfather's boutinnerre and my mother's bouquets and never received them. The flowers were disgusting looking. The flowers from the grocery store looked better than the flowers from Howie's business.

NO...I will absolutely NEVER do business with Howie again. Nor will I ever recommend him to anyone. Terrible customer service. Completely disgusted. Read less
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alexandra
Wedding:
5/29/2011
4.2/5.0
Must said I was worry what the final outcome was gonna be. Once I saw the centerpieces I was very happy. Howie doesn't disappoint. Thanks for making the place look beautiful.
Must said I was worry what the final outcome was gonna be. Once I saw the centerpieces I was very happy. Howie doesn't Read more...
Must said I was worry what the final outcome was gonna be. Once I saw the centerpieces I was very happy. Howie doesn't disappoint. Thanks for making the place look beautiful. Read less
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Dee
Wedding:
5/29/2011
4.8/5.0
Great wedding flowers! They're pros! Howie, the owner, knows how to do weddings, makes suggestions based on his experiences, and will follow-through with your ideas. He was very pleasant to work with and knows all local reception halls and venues. His relaxed demeanor rubs off on you a bit during the process! Although when it came to our big day, he was punctual and stuck to our plan with every detail. His price was SUPER reasonable and I can't believe we got all of those flowers for what we paid. We got SO many compliments on our centerpieces.
Great wedding flowers! They're pros! Howie, the owner, knows how to do weddings, makes suggestions based on his Read more...
Great wedding flowers! They're pros! Howie, the owner, knows how to do weddings, makes suggestions based on his experiences, and will follow-through with your ideas. He was very pleasant to work with and knows all local reception halls and venues. His relaxed demeanor rubs off on you a bit during the process! Although when it came to our big day, he was punctual and stuck to our plan with every detail. His price was SUPER reasonable and I can't believe we got all of those flowers for what we paid. We got SO many compliments on our centerpieces. Read less
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bebaratz
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Extremely easy to work with. The flowers were exactly as I pictured them and as we discussed. Everything was on time and in the correct place. We were very happy working with Howie.
Extremely easy to work with. The flowers were exactly as I pictured them and as we discussed. Everything was on time and Read more...
Extremely easy to work with. The flowers were exactly as I pictured them and as we discussed. Everything was on time and in the correct place. We were very happy working with Howie. Read less
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mmoore
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Howard provided services for a two day wedding affair I had on Sept 24th and 25th. He was extremely flexible and helpful in providing great service at a great value. My husband and I searched various florists before booking Anderson as our florist, and we feel we made the right decision. The bouquets and arrangements were beautiful at both ceremony sites and our reception. Our guests commented on how elegant and beautiful the flowers looked all evening and days after the wedding! The flowers also lasted days after the wedding, so our guests enjoyed them when they took them home!
Howard provided services for a two day wedding affair I had on Sept 24th and 25th. He was extremely flexible and helpful Read more...
Howard provided services for a two day wedding affair I had on Sept 24th and 25th. He was extremely flexible and helpful in providing great service at a great value. My husband and I searched various florists before booking Anderson as our florist, and we feel we made the right decision. The bouquets and arrangements were beautiful at both ceremony sites and our reception. Our guests commented on how elegant and beautiful the flowers looked all evening and days after the wedding! The flowers also lasted days after the wedding, so our guests enjoyed them when they took them home! Read less
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Sangini
Wedding:
11/29/2008
5.0/5.0
Excellent service -- incredibly flexible with making time to meet with you and accomodating your tastes. Delivered from NJ to RI as they are well-experienced in Indian weddings. Gorgeous wedding garlands which they contract from a local Indian woman in NJ. Everything was done smoothly on the wedding day. Covered all the details from flowers for the cake to flowers for my hair and for the groom's boutenierre.
Excellent service -- incredibly flexible with making time to meet with you and accomodating your tastes. Delivered from NJ Read more...
Excellent service -- incredibly flexible with making time to meet with you and accomodating your tastes. Delivered from NJ to RI as they are well-experienced in Indian weddings. Gorgeous wedding garlands which they contract from a local Indian woman in NJ. Everything was done smoothly on the wedding day. Covered all the details from flowers for the cake to flowers for my hair and for the groom's boutenierre. Read less
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