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The Works Florist

Carol Stream , IL
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LOCATION

263 Thunderbird Trail
Carol Stream, IL 60188 US (map)

PHONE

630-221-0183

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ABOUT US

The Works is a full-service floral design studio servicing the Chicagoland area and has been creating quality fresh arrangements for over 20 years. We offer wedding floral services and... Read more
The Works is a full-service floral design studio servicing the Chicagoland area and has been creating quality fresh arrangements for over 20 years. We offer wedding floral services and are also as dedicated to your everyday, and all occasion floral needs, such as anniversaries, company parties, sympathy, or something beautiful to let someone know you care. We use only the finest and freshest ingredients and concentrate solely on client events without distractions of regular walk-in traffic. Our design style ranges from modern sleek to lush and natural wtih discreet formal structure.

We have for renting: Arches, An Array of Pillars, Candle Stands, Card Chests, Colored Glass Votives, Table Centerpieces, Centerpiece Risers, Mandaps, Chuppa's, Backdrop Drapery, Up Lighting Read less
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Mylinh
Wedding:
5/27/2012
4.0/5.0
Dorothy did a great job with the centerpieces and bouquets. They were beautiful and stayed fresh and held up throughout the day and night. She has a lot of other items available to rent, such as pillars and arches, which added a beautiful touch to our ceremony. I gave her low marks for responsiveness because initially, when I was inquiring about her services, she was prompt and answered my questions quickly and professionally. However, after we signed the contract, she took forever getting back to me via email whenever I had a question for her. Sometimes a few weeks would go by before she responded; this included several versions of invoices. I really had to ask a few times. She really has great ideas and floral knowledge, but make sure EVERYTHING, I mean EVERYTHING you guys agree on is written in the final contract, or she may forget about it.
Dorothy did a great job with the centerpieces and bouquets. They were beautiful and stayed fresh and held up throughout Read more...
Dorothy did a great job with the centerpieces and bouquets. They were beautiful and stayed fresh and held up throughout the day and night. She has a lot of other items available to rent, such as pillars and arches, which added a beautiful touch to our ceremony. I gave her low marks for responsiveness because initially, when I was inquiring about her services, she was prompt and answered my questions quickly and professionally. However, after we signed the contract, she took forever getting back to me via email whenever I had a question for her. Sometimes a few weeks would go by before she responded; this included several versions of invoices. I really had to ask a few times. She really has great ideas and floral knowledge, but make sure EVERYTHING, I mean EVERYTHING you guys agree on is written in the final contract, or she may forget about it. Read less
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Babbs000
Wedding:
9/18/2011
5.0/5.0
You would be a fool not to hire Dorothy as your wedding florist. She is fantastic. We were working on a tight budget due to the fact that we live in Dallas and were getting married in IL. She worked around our schedule to meet with us when we were in town (in spite of the fact she had been hit by a tornado just a few days before) and provided us with exactly what we wanted for very little money. Other florists gave us quotes for twice what she did. She is very understanding when it comes to your budget. She came up with beautiful arrangements that suited our budget. The flowers are very high quality. We were married a week ago, shipped our flowers from IL to Dallas since I wanted to keep them and my bridal bouquet STILL is beautiful. The roses and callas are just now starting to wilt slightly. A WEEK LATER! Bottom line: Hire this woman! She is wonderful and so is her work! Dorothy-Thank you so much for adding those special touches to our special day... I do not have enough words to express how much we loved our flowers!
You would be a fool not to hire Dorothy as your wedding florist. She is fantastic. We were working on a tight budget due Read more...
You would be a fool not to hire Dorothy as your wedding florist. She is fantastic. We were working on a tight budget due to the fact that we live in Dallas and were getting married in IL. She worked around our schedule to meet with us when we were in town (in spite of the fact she had been hit by a tornado just a few days before) and provided us with exactly what we wanted for very little money. Other florists gave us quotes for twice what she did. She is very understanding when it comes to your budget. She came up with beautiful arrangements that suited our budget. The flowers are very high quality. We were married a week ago, shipped our flowers from IL to Dallas since I wanted to keep them and my bridal bouquet STILL is beautiful. The roses and callas are just now starting to wilt slightly. A WEEK LATER! Bottom line: Hire this woman! She is wonderful and so is her work! Dorothy-Thank you so much for adding those special touches to our special day... I do not have enough words to express how much we loved our flowers! Read less
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Adina
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Dorothy takes a great deal of pride in what she does and this was revealed in the flower arrangements and bouquets. She was able to get the flowers set up and delivered in a timely. Great service and willing to work with your budget.
Dorothy takes a great deal of pride in what she does and this was revealed in the flower arrangements and bouquets. She Read more...
Dorothy takes a great deal of pride in what she does and this was revealed in the flower arrangements and bouquets. She was able to get the flowers set up and delivered in a timely. Great service and willing to work with your budget. Read less
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Teachlaw
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
My mom found Dorothy and The Works Florist in her "Great Chuppah Search." We had hired a wonderful florist for everything else, but were looking for a birch branch chuppah. Everywhere else, such things were very expensive. Dorothy (just like Kim from Blooming Creations) runs her business from home. She is very sweet and does excellent work. She delivered our chuppah bright and early on our wedding day, so that there wasn't a major set-up going on during our wedding photos (which we took before the ceremony at the venue). She added gorgeous flowers to the front poles, which matched my bouquet flowers from Blooming Creations. I got so many complements on the chuppah, it really made the photos pop.
My mom found Dorothy and The Works Florist in her "Great Chuppah Search." We had hired a wonderful florist for everything Read more...
My mom found Dorothy and The Works Florist in her "Great Chuppah Search." We had hired a wonderful florist for everything else, but were looking for a birch branch chuppah. Everywhere else, such things were very expensive. Dorothy (just like Kim from Blooming Creations) runs her business from home. She is very sweet and does excellent work. She delivered our chuppah bright and early on our wedding day, so that there wasn't a major set-up going on during our wedding photos (which we took before the ceremony at the venue). She added gorgeous flowers to the front poles, which matched my bouquet flowers from Blooming Creations. I got so many complements on the chuppah, it really made the photos pop. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.2/5.0
I worked with Dorothy and The Works florist for my wedding this May. Dorothy was great from the first time we met. I told her what flowers I liked and what colors I was thinking of. She was really helpful and had some great ideas for all the centerpieces and bouquets.

We ended up choosing half flower centerpieces and half a trio of candles, with some stones underneath and flowers tucked in. I really wanted two shades of pink, light and deep pink and really full blooms. I told her my budget for flowers and she really worked with me, to get exactly what I wanted.

On the day of the wedding, Dorothy arrived early to get everything ready. The bouquets were perfect and exactly what I was looking for. The centerpieces, I was really excited about. They were different than what we had originally talked about. We chose six inch round cylander vases and the inside would be covered in greenery to not show the stems. The centerpieces I received were shallow vases. The flowers were still lovely in them. And we really liked the candle centerpieces. I just wish we had the centerpieces we talked about or received notice that they would be different than we originally thought.

Overall, we were really happy with our flowers and Dorothy. I would recommend her to someone who needs flowers.
I worked with Dorothy and The Works florist for my wedding this May. Dorothy was great from the first time we met. I told Read more...
I worked with Dorothy and The Works florist for my wedding this May. Dorothy was great from the first time we met. I told her what flowers I liked and what colors I was thinking of. She was really helpful and had some great ideas for all the centerpieces and bouquets.

We ended up choosing half flower centerpieces and half a trio of candles, with some stones underneath and flowers tucked in. I really wanted two shades of pink, light and deep pink and really full blooms. I told her my budget for flowers and she really worked with me, to get exactly what I wanted.

On the day of the wedding, Dorothy arrived early to get everything ready. The bouquets were perfect and exactly what I was looking for. The centerpieces, I was really excited about. They were different than what we had originally talked about. We chose six inch round cylander vases and the inside would be covered in greenery to not show the stems. The centerpieces I received were shallow vases. The flowers were still lovely in them. And we really liked the candle centerpieces. I just wish we had the centerpieces we talked about or received notice that they would be different than we originally thought.

Overall, we were really happy with our flowers and Dorothy. I would recommend her to someone who needs flowers. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Michele
Wedding:
1/1/2011
5.0/5.0
When I walked into the room set with the backdrop for our wedding ceremony, with pillars, cascading flowers, drapes, lighting, etc. the effect was stunning. It transformed a basic restaurant party room to help create an intimate, magical moment.

The beautiful table flower arrangements also exceeded our expectations. Dorothy worked with my budget, listened carefully to what my vision was, and added her special touches to make everything perfect. Giving her creative license and relying on her expertise proved to be the right choice!
When I walked into the room set with the backdrop for our wedding ceremony, with pillars, cascading flowers, drapes, Read more...
When I walked into the room set with the backdrop for our wedding ceremony, with pillars, cascading flowers, drapes, lighting, etc. the effect was stunning. It transformed a basic restaurant party room to help create an intimate, magical moment.

The beautiful table flower arrangements also exceeded our expectations. Dorothy worked with my budget, listened carefully to what my vision was, and added her special touches to make everything perfect. Giving her creative license and relying on her expertise proved to be the right choice! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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R. Whitehouse
Wedding:
12/13/2010
5.0/5.0
We would like to thank The Works for making our wedding day so beautiful. The flowers were absolutely gorgeous. So many people commented on both the bouquets and the table arrangements. We also appreciated the outstanding personalized service and attention to detail. We can't thank you enough!
We would like to thank The Works for making our wedding day so beautiful. The flowers were absolutely gorgeous. So many Read more...
We would like to thank The Works for making our wedding day so beautiful. The flowers were absolutely gorgeous. So many people commented on both the bouquets and the table arrangements. We also appreciated the outstanding personalized service and attention to detail. We can't thank you enough! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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K. Rosati-Brady
Wedding:
11/19/2010
5.0/5.0
I used The Works for my wedding (ceremony, bridal party & reception) in November '10. I was referred to her from a personal friend of mine and she was amazing! Her business and professionalism can be described best as outstanding service, high quality, attention to detail and beautiful results. I met with 3 different florists and they had no interest in what my vision of my wedding was and it was very straight to the point, how many of this and how many of that, here’s your price. Dorothy went above and beyond, made notes, asked for colors of the wedding, asked for swatches, made numerous suggestions to stay within my budget and even allowed me to come in to look at a demo of my centerpieces so that I could visualize it. Her floral and design experience, customer service and dedication to her work speak for themselves and come across in her work. I had so many compliments about my flowers that I pass her card to everyone that I know. What’s amazing is that she does so much more then bridal. I use her for my everyday flower orders as well. As someone who works in the customer service industry, Dorothy was a pleasure to work with and given all of the stress that comes with planning a wedding, I never once worried about my flowers because I knew I was in good hands.
I used The Works for my wedding (ceremony, bridal party & reception) in November '10. I was referred to her from a Read more...
I used The Works for my wedding (ceremony, bridal party & reception) in November '10. I was referred to her from a personal friend of mine and she was amazing! Her business and professionalism can be described best as outstanding service, high quality, attention to detail and beautiful results. I met with 3 different florists and they had no interest in what my vision of my wedding was and it was very straight to the point, how many of this and how many of that, here’s your price. Dorothy went above and beyond, made notes, asked for colors of the wedding, asked for swatches, made numerous suggestions to stay within my budget and even allowed me to come in to look at a demo of my centerpieces so that I could visualize it. Her floral and design experience, customer service and dedication to her work speak for themselves and come across in her work. I had so many compliments about my flowers that I pass her card to everyone that I know. What’s amazing is that she does so much more then bridal. I use her for my everyday flower orders as well. As someone who works in the customer service industry, Dorothy was a pleasure to work with and given all of the stress that comes with planning a wedding, I never once worried about my flowers because I knew I was in good hands. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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Mesparza181
Wedding:
7/23/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot thank Dorthy enough for making my wedding so beautiful. Still till this day I recieve so many wonderful comments about the flowers and decorations for the reception. When I had doubts about sunflowers..Dorthy assured me they would go perfect and she was right! She answered all my questions and always returned my calls. Dorthy was a big part of why I loved my wedding so much. I highly reccomend her and her services.
I cannot thank Dorthy enough for making my wedding so beautiful. Still till this day I recieve so many wonderful comments Read more...
I cannot thank Dorthy enough for making my wedding so beautiful. Still till this day I recieve so many wonderful comments about the flowers and decorations for the reception. When I had doubts about sunflowers..Dorthy assured me they would go perfect and she was right! She answered all my questions and always returned my calls. Dorthy was a big part of why I loved my wedding so much. I highly reccomend her and her services. Read less
Services Used: Flowers

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