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International Florist & Gift Shop

Newark , NJ
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283-287 Lafayette Street
Newark, NJ US 07105 (map)
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Do you offer free or for charge consultations?
Free
Do you provide free or for charge sample arrangements?
Free
Do you offer delivery, set up, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup

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Stephany
Wedding:
5/23/2014
2.2/5.0
We met with Manny the owner of the store to go over the details for our wedding. We told him there were 130 guests, 10 per table, so a total of 13 tables at our venue and decided on having a candelabra in the middle of the table with 2 small white hydrangea arrangements on each side of the candelabra with red rose petals scattered on the table. At the meeting we used a candelabra and two small vases to visualize how our tables would look. So the total was 36 arrangements plus rose petals. We also had my bouquet, 5 bridesmaid bouquets and 2 junior bridesmaid bouquets. On the day of the wedding the bouquets were delivered to my house on time and were gorgeous. However, when we arrived at the venue we only found 13 arrangements, 1 per table and no rose petals anywhere. This was completely unacceptable, especially after my husband, sister-in-law and I sat down and discussed exactly what we wanted and how many arrangements were needed. The following day my mother-in-law went to speak with Manny who said the rose petals were delivered in a crate (the venue checked twice for them, nowhere to be found) and that the contract said 13 arrangements not tables. If that was written down he should have realized 13 is an odd number for 2 arrangements per table and also realized that meant only 6 tables. For a vendor who works with the reception hall I used he should have thought it was also strange to only have 6 tables in a huge catering hall. He apologized to my mother-in-law and offered to send me a dozen roses which doesn’t fix the problem.
We met with Manny the owner of the store to go over the details for our wedding. We told him there were 130 guests, 10 per Read more...
We met with Manny the owner of the store to go over the details for our wedding. We told him there were 130 guests, 10 per table, so a total of 13 tables at our venue and decided on having a candelabra in the middle of the table with 2 small white hydrangea arrangements on each side of the candelabra with red rose petals scattered on the table. At the meeting we used a candelabra and two small vases to visualize how our tables would look. So the total was 36 arrangements plus rose petals. We also had my bouquet, 5 bridesmaid bouquets and 2 junior bridesmaid bouquets. On the day of the wedding the bouquets were delivered to my house on time and were gorgeous. However, when we arrived at the venue we only found 13 arrangements, 1 per table and no rose petals anywhere. This was completely unacceptable, especially after my husband, sister-in-law and I sat down and discussed exactly what we wanted and how many arrangements were needed. The following day my mother-in-law went to speak with Manny who said the rose petals were delivered in a crate (the venue checked twice for them, nowhere to be found) and that the contract said 13 arrangements not tables. If that was written down he should have realized 13 is an odd number for 2 arrangements per table and also realized that meant only 6 tables. For a vendor who works with the reception hall I used he should have thought it was also strange to only have 6 tables in a huge catering hall. He apologized to my mother-in-law and offered to send me a dozen roses which doesn’t fix the problem. Read less
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Monica
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
My flowers were absolutely beautiful, centerpieces are what I wanted. Great value for all that I received.
My flowers were absolutely beautiful, centerpieces are what I wanted. Great value for all that I received.
My flowers were absolutely beautiful, centerpieces are what I wanted. Great value for all that I received. Read less
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jessica
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
My centerpieces, and all my bouquets were beautiful! Everyone loved our unique centerpieces. They also did the centerpieces for my shower and they were also beautiful!
My centerpieces, and all my bouquets were beautiful! Everyone loved our unique centerpieces. They also did the Read more...
My centerpieces, and all my bouquets were beautiful! Everyone loved our unique centerpieces. They also did the centerpieces for my shower and they were also beautiful! Read less
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Martel
Wedding:
12/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I LOVE LOVE LOVE these guys. The whole process of working with them was outstanding. They are a family run business and it feels like you are one of the family! They were patient with me, and I can assure you I, I was particular, ambivalent, and asked a lot of questions. They sat with me a few times (Thank you, Michael), answered my calls, with so much pleasantness and humor. They put me at ease, suggested ideas, and guided me when I needed it. They were so responsive to a couple of the items I had forgotten to get the morning of my wedding day! My bouquet was incredible. They centerpieces were BEAUTIFUL. I received many comments about my day, most of them were about the flowers. I cannot recommend them more highly.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE these guys. The whole process of working with them was outstanding. They are a family run business and it Read more...
I LOVE LOVE LOVE these guys. The whole process of working with them was outstanding. They are a family run business and it feels like you are one of the family! They were patient with me, and I can assure you I, I was particular, ambivalent, and asked a lot of questions. They sat with me a few times (Thank you, Michael), answered my calls, with so much pleasantness and humor. They put me at ease, suggested ideas, and guided me when I needed it. They were so responsive to a couple of the items I had forgotten to get the morning of my wedding day! My bouquet was incredible. They centerpieces were BEAUTIFUL. I received many comments about my day, most of them were about the flowers. I cannot recommend them more highly. Read less
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jacqueline
Wedding:
10/9/2011
5.0/5.0
I never in my wildest dreams thought that having flowers would be the icing on the cake. International Florist made my dreams come true with their beautiful arrangements, everything looked absolutely beautiful. They worked with my budget and i was really happy with their customer service. Even if your venue is a little farther than Newark they can accommodate because mine was in Somerset NJ. They are my must go to Flower shop for any occasion
I never in my wildest dreams thought that having flowers would be the icing on the cake. International Florist made my Read more...
I never in my wildest dreams thought that having flowers would be the icing on the cake. International Florist made my dreams come true with their beautiful arrangements, everything looked absolutely beautiful. They worked with my budget and i was really happy with their customer service. Even if your venue is a little farther than Newark they can accommodate because mine was in Somerset NJ. They are my must go to Flower shop for any occasion Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.6/5.0
My experience with International Florist was horrific. On the morning of my wedding Manny, the owner yelled at me over the phone, threatening to take the all the bouquets back that his team was delivering if I didn't pay the bill in full. The problem was that the night before the venue called to tell me the table clothes I'd ordered thru them were purple instead of grey. I asked him if I could pay him the difference of the table cloths (only $120!) after my father went to the venue to see if the table clothes color was fixed since I couldn't get in tough with the venue, he refused. They never did get the order right and if it weren't for my venue I would have had 1/3 grey and 2/3 purple table clothes. I'm not the girly girl who freaks out about everything but with the emotion of the day and this man screaming at me I cried, I couldn't believe he would treat his customer like that on such an important day, I don't want to think how he treats customers who need flowers for a funeral. I didn't let it ruin my day, I refused to but, I urge all future brides to reconsider when working with International florist. They were very nice the first time we meet (his brother is much nicer, but turns out he's just a puppet) but overall they were very unprofessional.
My experience with International Florist was horrific. On the morning of my wedding Manny, the owner yelled at me over the Read more...
My experience with International Florist was horrific. On the morning of my wedding Manny, the owner yelled at me over the phone, threatening to take the all the bouquets back that his team was delivering if I didn't pay the bill in full. The problem was that the night before the venue called to tell me the table clothes I'd ordered thru them were purple instead of grey. I asked him if I could pay him the difference of the table cloths (only $120!) after my father went to the venue to see if the table clothes color was fixed since I couldn't get in tough with the venue, he refused. They never did get the order right and if it weren't for my venue I would have had 1/3 grey and 2/3 purple table clothes. I'm not the girly girl who freaks out about everything but with the emotion of the day and this man screaming at me I cried, I couldn't believe he would treat his customer like that on such an important day, I don't want to think how he treats customers who need flowers for a funeral. I didn't let it ruin my day, I refused to but, I urge all future brides to reconsider when working with International florist. They were very nice the first time we meet (his brother is much nicer, but turns out he's just a puppet) but overall they were very unprofessional. Read less
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International Florist & Gift Shop responded with the following comments:

It is our company policy to treat every customer with curteousy & respect, we strive to diliver the perfect floral arrangement every time. At International Florist the customer is always right. Thank You Natalia for reminding Manny & myself one of International Florist's oldest rule. Every floral contract for any social event must be paid in full one week prior no exceptions. Manny extended this courteousy to you & you selfishly & decievingly took advantage of his kindness. It was our absolute pleasure providing you with flowers for your wedding day. It relieves me to know that you were only upset with the fact that you had to pay the final balance & not the quality of the beautiful bouquets & centerpieces that International Florist delivered as promissed. Natalia just thought you would like to know the truth about your father he did not go to the restaurant on the day of your wedding, he came to our flower shop to appologize for your childish behavior.
Honestly Yours,
Michael
THE PUPPET
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Melanie
Wedding:
5/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael was a pleasure to do business with. My centerpieces were beautiful and the bouquets were exactly how I wanted them. They are also very reasonable priced.
Michael was a pleasure to do business with. My centerpieces were beautiful and the bouquets were exactly how I wanted Read more...
Michael was a pleasure to do business with. My centerpieces were beautiful and the bouquets were exactly how I wanted them. They are also very reasonable priced. Read less
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Patricia
Wedding:
5/23/2010
4.5/5.0
International Florist, although having a hiccup in the middle of our contract period, was really great. The flowers came out beautiful and I especially loved my bouquet! They make beautiful bouquets and their arrangements were also very pretty!
International Florist, although having a hiccup in the middle of our contract period, was really great. The flowers came Read more...
International Florist, although having a hiccup in the middle of our contract period, was really great. The flowers came out beautiful and I especially loved my bouquet! They make beautiful bouquets and their arrangements were also very pretty! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
12/26/2009
5.0/5.0
International Florist was wonderful. OUr wedding was the day after Christmas and we had no idea exactly what flowers we wanted to use. They worked with us and really made some beautiful choices. Everything they did was perfect. We loved it.
International Florist was wonderful. OUr wedding was the day after Christmas and we had no idea exactly what flowers we Read more...
International Florist was wonderful. OUr wedding was the day after Christmas and we had no idea exactly what flowers we wanted to use. They worked with us and really made some beautiful choices. Everything they did was perfect. We loved it. Read less
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Crisol-Iris
Wedding:
11/21/2009
5.0/5.0
Our flower arrangements were very nice. They were very flexible with pricing and options.
Our flower arrangements were very nice. They were very flexible with pricing and options.
Our flower arrangements were very nice. They were very flexible with pricing and options. Read less
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krazianjinha5
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
They did a very good job. The flowers were beautiful and fresh. Everyone loved the bridesmaids bouquets and center pieces.
They did a very good job. The flowers were beautiful and fresh. Everyone loved the bridesmaids bouquets and center pieces. Read more...
They did a very good job. The flowers were beautiful and fresh. Everyone loved the bridesmaids bouquets and center pieces. Read less
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Liliana
Wedding:
10/4/2008
5.0/5.0
I have known the owners of International Florist for many many years now. They did an absolutely gorgeous job with all of the flowers for my fall wedding in 2008. They recently did an amazing jov with the flowers for my sister Bridal Shower this Sunday (February 19, 2012). Everything was stunning and breath taking. They are patient when working with you and excellent at giving you ideas and helping you make the best final decisions. Mike and Manny will do anything possible to make your day special beautiful as they have always done so for me. I will always use them for my floral needs and recommend them to my friends and family. :)
I have known the owners of International Florist for many many years now. They did an absolutely gorgeous job with all of Read more...
I have known the owners of International Florist for many many years now. They did an absolutely gorgeous job with all of the flowers for my fall wedding in 2008. They recently did an amazing jov with the flowers for my sister Bridal Shower this Sunday (February 19, 2012). Everything was stunning and breath taking. They are patient when working with you and excellent at giving you ideas and helping you make the best final decisions. Mike and Manny will do anything possible to make your day special beautiful as they have always done so for me. I will always use them for my floral needs and recommend them to my friends and family. :) Read less
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