City of Commerce Flowers
COC Flowers is really top notch! Their florists have great ideas and have incredible knowledge about in-season flowers and decor ideas. Because they have so much business, their response times can be a bit slow, however they still provide great service, flowers, and are very fun to work with. Thanks!
Commerce flowers gave us everything we were looking for at an amazing price! They were attentive and worked within our budget without skimping on quality. If I need a florist for an event in the future they'll be the first people I go to! Thank you Duke & Scott!
Duke at Commerce Flowers was absolutely amazing! I had no clue what I was doing when it came to flowers and he was so patient with me. He made up a sample bridesmaid bouquet and centerpiece for me to look at, and a month later, when I changed my mind about the centerpieces, he was so helpful in adjusting it to be the exactly what I wanted. He made up another sample and it was so beautiful! Everything looked gorgeous at the wedding. I got so many compliments and have already sent a coworker and a friend to him for their weddings. Do not be thrown off by the actual location, it is not at all fancy, but I'm sure thats why he can give you such a good price. There's no frills, just gorgeous flowers!
Commerce Flowers did a great job overall. I think I was just frustrated because when I first went in to speak with Duke I didn't have much of an idea of what I wanted and sort of expected him to do something really beautiful with the idea that I gave him. What they produced I really disliked so I asked them to make changes. I came in again and they did a truly beautiful bridesmaids bouquet that they didn't charge me for which was so nice of them! However on the day of they didn't seem to make some of the changes I requested throughout all the flowers. There were still lots of light purple roses and I thought the arrangement at the head of the church looked awful. The bridesmaids bouquets were gorgeous and mine was pretty (maybe not exactly what I wanted but we never did a mock-up of that so how was I to know?) I would say that with this vendor definitely come in with a set vision of how you want your flowers to look. Pictures help and try not to make changes after you have set what you talked about first. Also I think if I used them again I would request more mock-ups even if I had to pay for them. It's worth it in the end and you can use the mock-ups to bring to a friend or someone who's sick or in need. So, yes I'd recommend them to a friend with the caveats I mentioned above. Maybe not worth it if you want something easy. (you pay less but have to work with them more).
Commerce flowers and Duke specifically was a pleasure to work with and they do amazing work! My wedding flowers came out beautiful and I received lots of compliments! I loved going to their shop that I called the "flower factory" because honestly there is nothing better than going to a flower shop that is ALWAYS working on something and you get to witness the production! The best part about commerce is they will work with any budget and you will not be disappointed. I met with 4 florists and hands down they were the best priced for the amount of flowers and quality. I also loved that they are a one stop shop for decor-they have every shape and size vase, stand, mirrors, and candles already there and you can literally see your vision come alive during your trial. They even made my cake stand which came out perfect! The only set back is they aren't as technology savvy and will email you a scanned written proposal. I didn't care because they were so nice and they really know what they are doing bc they have been in business for over 30 yrs!
If you are a very Type A and organized person I would not recommend Commerce flowers. They really are the cheapest around and they do come through with beautiful arrangements. My only complaint is that they are super unorganized. Their contracts are hand written and barley legible. They are very hard to get a hold of. It took many phone calls and emails to get everything right - so I thought. Although I do have to say that the flower decor was beautiful it was not what I had wanted nor what was in the contract. All of my flowers were missing the phalaenopsis orchids that I had requested and which I paid more for. My bouquet was supposed to be ALL phalaenopsis orchids instead there were only approx 6 and the rest filler I was really disappointed but didn't let it ruin my day. Same for the centerpieces. They were supposed to have these orchids but none had them. It was written in the contract the type of flowers that were to be used and there was even a picture attached to the contract showing the mock up that they had done for me which included the phalaenopsis orchids. I am not sure what happened but I do think it had to do with them being so unorganized.
Also, right as I was getting to walk down the isle they were still finishing up putting the rose petals down the aisle and adding the arrangements that went along the aisle. A little embarrassing to me as all of my guests saw this.
In summary, you will get the most for your money at commerce and they do create beautiful arrangements but it might not what you are expecting or paying for. To be honest I had a feeling this would happen from the get-go but my planner highly recommended them so I chose them as my florist. In hindsight I wish I would have paid a little more else ware and gotten exactly what I wanted.
Duke was a pleasure to work with and knows what he is doing, he has done plenty of weddings, so you can rest assure you are in the hands of an expert florist.
My only complaint is that he is very forgetful, and he hand-writes his contracts, which means his organization is not great. For ex: he had forgotten to include three important elements in the estimate, and given that it is hard to read his writing, he had to add them last minute when I was paying my final balance.
However in the end my flowers were beautiful and he had the best price all around (and I shopped around). I recommend Duke if you are working with a wedding coordinator, but if you are in it on your own, just make sure the terms are clear.
I was referred to Commerce Flowers by my wedding coordinator Elena and I am so happy that she advised me to use them! Duke was a pleasure to work with and created beautiful arrangements for me!
Lindy was amazing! She did beyond amazing work! She is extra special to work with .
We love you Lindy .,thank you so much!
Mary, Kathleen and Evan
Commerce provided me with such gorgeous arrangements!! I was able to show Lindy a picture of what I liked, and she created an arrangement that fit within my budget right on the spot! The actual flowers on our wedding day turned out so much better than the mock-up, but it came at such a surprise since I was already happy with the sample. They really went beyond what I expected in terms of arrangements and decorations. The flowers definitely looked more expensive than I paid for. My only complaint is that they weren't very responsive once our contract was signed. We had to wait until the week before the wedding to finalize our order and submit a payment. In the end, everything worked itself out beautifully, and I am so happy with the final result. I'm just sad that I couldn't take a center piece home for myself! THAT'S how popular they were.
I looked into Commerce Flowers based on recommendations from friends who used them for their weddings. And I'm sooo satisfied with choosing them for my wedding. They were very professional and more than willing to help us out and work with our budget. They assured me that everything would be taken care of on the wedding day (set up, transfer of flowers, pick up of rented equipment) so I wouldn't have to stress out about them on our wedding day. And as promised, they arrived earlier than needed to set up and my flowers (pew decorations, bouquets, manzanita branches, centerpieces) all turned out better than what I expected. It was all sooo beautiful! Their whole staff was super sweet and definitely know what they are doing.
We got married in June 2012. Two weeks before the wedding, my florist cancelled and she recommended me to City of Commerce Flowers. I went and talked to Lindy. She was really nice and helpful. We did everything within two weeks and on the day of the wedding, everything came out amazing. Lindy and City of Commerce Flowers did a wonderful job!
Ask for Lindy at City of Commerce Flowers. She has great ideas and is super nice. She does such a good job of bringing your vision to life and she's able to suggest the right flowers according to your budget. They were on time and delivered beautiful flowers on the day of the wedding. They provided everything we agreed upon and I couldn't be happier!
I was referred to Duke and his great staff from 3 friends of ours and one that used them for their wedding. Trust me when I say you are in the absolute BEST of hands with Duke. His daughter designs the most gorgeous bouquets and floral designs I've ever seen.
I went to Duke about 10 months ago and this place is packed even with an appointment, but for any potential bride, patience is key because it will ALL pay off. Trust me when I say I am the most anal of brides, but I felt completely at ease with Duke.
Although I bought my own vases to decorate myself, Duke was gracious enough to provide me with additional vases to change the look a little with no additional costs.
Duke put my ideas together and by the first meeting, we already came up with a game plan. He quickly came up with a quote to work with my small budget. And boy was I surprised at how accommodating this place is. It really is the truth when they tell you that they want to do whatever they can to make your dream wedding a success.
I had a small budget but I was blown away by the cake decorations, centerpieces, and most of all, all the bouquets and boutonnieres yesterday on my wedding day. Duke and his staff came early to the venue (10am) and stayed till everything was done.
I couldn't believe how beautiful my room looked.
I was nearly in tears when I saw how the floral transformed my reception room.
Each Orchid that he placed on my guests' napkins was so elegant.
I would recommend them over and over again.
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Commerce Flowers really came through for our wedding. They were able to deliver to two locations and provide fresh flowers with excellent service. The arrangements were of high quality (no wilting whatsoever) and full of flowers (they didn't skimp). We worked with Duke, who was very passionate about flowers, flexible to our needs, and the pricing could not be beat. We recommend Commerce Flowers for your wedding day needs or any event that requires beautiful flower arrangements. Thanks Duke!
They did a wonderful job in creating these floral arrangements for our wedding! At first, they didn't add enough feathers as requested on my bridal bouquet, but they fixed it on that day! I would recommend this vendor to others for sure!
Commerce Florists was hands down the best value for our buck! I worked with Duke through the entire process. He was so nice and patient, and really listened to what I wanted but also made excellent suggestions that I ended up using, and he even thought of whats to help us save money by reusing certain arrangements from our ceremony for our reception. His designers made the most beautiful baby's breath topiaries atop birch branches for my card table and many of my guests were wowed by the gorgeous manzanita branches with green cymbidium orchids at our sweetheart table. I was very happy with how our flowers turned out & would highly recommend Commerce Florists to anyone!
City of Commerce Flowers provided beautiful flowers and great service at a reasonable price.
I had a few minor bumps along the way with the florist as they contacted me the week of the wedding to let me know they didn't have the flowers i wanted. however, the flowers turned out gorgeous on the day of and definitely a great deal!
Their flowers were beautiful and they have very reasonable prices. They made every detail perfect and all the centerpieces and decorations and bridal flower party flowers were excellent. They even re-made my husbands flowers after they got smashed by one of the guests. Fantastic quality and excellent service
Commerce delivered beautiful flower arrangements to our wedding. I know nothing about flowers. Lindy was extremely helpful. She asked me questions to get an idea of what I needed and wanted. She wrote everything down, the types of flowers she was envisioning and colors. When I didn't know what the flowers were, she pulled them from their stock. We came to an agreement on the price and I signed with Commerce Flowers. I liked the mock centerpiece and bridesmaid bouquet. Of note, email is not the preferred method of communication by Commerce, it seems. You have to phone them.
Fast forward to the week of our wedding; I found out that it was going to rain on our day. I called Lindy to talk about changing the ceremony flowers from arrangements that attach to the pergola outside to pedestal arrangements for an inside ceremony. She was accommodating and quickly eased my worries. The day of our wedding came and the flowers were amazing! From the pedestal flowers, to the bouquets, to the centerpieces! I asked Lindy to add colors to the centerpiece about a month before the wedding. I had no idea she would get it so right just with a phone conversation. Our centerpiece was gorgeous, so was my bouquet!
Quality at Exceptional Price posted 4/4/2012
I was referred to City of Commerce Flowers by a friend who had used them several years earlier for her wedding. Whereas flowers are an integral part of the wedding set-up, they weren't my first priority nor something I wanted to spend most my budget on. My husband and I made an appointment and went and saw Duke. I told Duke my budget, my wedding colors and that I had horrible allergies. With a quick draw, Duke laid out the perfect vision of what my wedding would look like. For my bouquet, he made sure to include flowers that wouldn't send my allergies into a sandstorm. We informed him that our two small pugs would be the Ring Pug and Flower Pug and he made the most gorgeous and adorable leis for them! Not only did Duke respect and work with my budget but he created the most amazing floral arrangements I've ever seen. My bouquet was exquisite, the bridesmaids bouquets were absolutely gorgeous as well as the ceremony and reception decors. In addition to talent, Duke and his team are wonderful to work with. They were in contact with my wedding coordinator to make sure everything was set up perfectly. Plus, instead of using a set of flowers for the ceremony and then another set for the reception, the team set up all the floral arrangements for the ceremony, STAYED for the ceremony and then right after transferred the flowers from the ceremony to the reception area as not to waste flowers and make sure you're getting as much use out of your flowers that you can. I highly recommend City of Commerce Flowers as Duke and his amazing team are brilliant, so nice and sweet and dedicated!
I have to say that I was shocked at the quantity and quality of flowers I was able to get at City of Commerce Flowers for my budget. Everywhere else I looked they were only providing half the amount of flowers for the same cost. City of Commerce Flowers is a family owned and operated business and you can definitely tell. They put so much effort and love into each of their arrangements. I worked with Duke, Scott and Lindy and they were all so eager and willing to help. When I came into my flower mock-up appointment I had thought I wanted one style and I ended up changing up everything. Lindy was so patient with me and made sure everything was perfect and just the way I wanted it for the big day. Weddings are so expensive that it was really nice to have vendors that you could rely on and knew they were going to make everything the way you envisioned it to be.
The only downside to the entire event was that my bouquet got knocked over during delivery and had slight black marks on it. When we brought this to their attention they apologized and quickly worked with my wedding coordinator to repair and make everything better to where you would never notice anything happened. I would definitely choose this florist again for my wedding or any event in which I need flowers again.
Out of all the vendors we worked with for our wedding, Commerce Flowers posed as the most challenging. They were not receptive to our suggestions, took weeks before they responded to our emails, delivered flowers to the wrong place before the wedding, and one hour before my wedding ceremony, they call to say that they did not have the peonies I wanted for my bridal bouquet?!
Save yourself a headache and find another florist.
Duke at Commerce Flowers is actually a KING. He was incredible. He listened to what I wanted and worked with me until we had it perfect - and yes, it took a few tries. The flowers were perfect on my wedding day - exactly what I dreamed they would be. Please talk to Duke at Commerce, you will be so happy!
The service was excellent and the flowers were beautiful and above what I expected.
Duke was a pleasure to work with and provided a lot of guidance. I chose Commerce Flowers because they provide the best bang for your buck! I really liked the flowers that Duke selected for the arrangements! And my bouquet was beautiful!
I didn't give 5 stars for responsiveness because it would take awhile to get responses to my emails. And also, I had a mock-up scheduled by one of his associates scheduled the delivery of the flowers for the wrong day! I drove down in rush hour traffic to make the appointment only to get a phone call as I was pulling up that they didn't have the flowers for the mock-up ready because they were coming. However, my time was not completely wasted because Duke was able to show me the gist of what he was trying to do. I trusted in his abilities and was glad to see the end result at the wedding!
Commerce Flowers exceeded my expectations. They did such a wonderful job with the flowers within the tight budget that we had. they were very flexible and also provided a beautiful flower arch for the ceremony. A lot of people commented on how beautiful the flowers were. Also, the bouquet came out absolutely the way I imagined it. I gave them a picture of what I wanted the centerpieces to look like, and they did such an amazing job. I'm very pleased with them and would use them again.
We heard from numerous sources that the City of Commerce Flowers provided excellent service and quality at a great value. And that is true! My bride went thru magazines and websites to get an idea of what she wanted for our Fall wedding. When we met with Eddie, he drew up designs that matched our desires and budget so easily. Delivery was quick and efficient to the hotel, the church, and reception site. Guests raved about all the flowers, particularly the table settings and bouquets.
I was very pleased with my flowers. The ceremony decorations, centerpieces and bouquets are exactly how I wanted them. I worked with Duke, who is the nicest person, but it is true his proposal was scribbled on white paper, which may be the cause of any disorganization. You also have to follow up with him on things. Overall, I'm glad I used Commerce Flowers as they had the best price for the quality. The flowers were delivered on time and were beautiful.
Update: my husband thinks i'm too harsh on 1 star so I'm bumping it to two stars. Partially also because I have talked to Duke and he sounded apologetic, he is also covering the cost of the bridal bouquet from the other florist when i ask him to...
I originally also worked with Eddie from City of Commerce flowers. A couple months before my wedding, I was told that Eddie is out sick and since my friend had worked with Duke , I set up a meeting with him.
Duke is really nice.. but he is also very forgetful. My proposal is just hand written , with whiteouts on it, sometime I feel like I should type out the proposals and gave it to him.
I came in probably 4 or 5 times to the florist to make sure everything looks good. My first meeting with Duke, I showed him a picture of David Austin Juliet Roses (garden rose , peach color). I said I want this flower and it has to be this flower. He looked at it and said that it is Peony... ...... I mean really no.. it is not peony, it is david austin juliet.. I get nervous then already... but he told me to research on that flower and send the link to him... I did and he called me a couple days later to say he can get it..
I set up appointment to come in to see my sample. I came and they are not ready with my sample, they created it and not exactly what I want so I change things up (and they do have david austin juliet) and tada... my sample is ready at a great price... with the flowers i want.. ok great.. he also sent me home with the sample.. and the bridesmaid bouquet..
came in the third time.. to see my bridal bouquet... mm... i walked in, the bouquet is there but it is not what we agreed on.. it's all white.. i want colorful pink, yellow, green, peach.. no problem .. he fix it.. it looks great..
on thursday before my saturday wedding, i got an email from my planner to say that duke does not have the david austin juliet that i specifically order for my centerpieces (and thus increase the price of the centerpiece) and the bridal bouquet.. I FREAKED !! 3 days before my wedding you tell me you dont have the flowers that I DEMAND??? I called Duke and he said that he ordered them but the flowers come in yellow (not peach) and more of mellow yellow.. and I said ok sure yellow is fine, light yellow.. anyway I decided to come in to the store that day to finalize it..
I went in.. and the flowers are not even david austin roses juliet.. or any of the david austin roses that I knew of.. it looks like big deep yellow roses... :( I panicked... Duke said there is no way to get it.. there is a problem with the supplier.. he said he was trying to get pink garden roses.. the juliet was peach (I WAS FINE WITH THE PEACH and the samples had david austin juliet and I looovee them)... Anyway I was heart broken and had a mental breakdown at the store.. three days before my wedding..
I went back to my car and started calling other florist to see if they can give me my david austin juliet /garden roses bunch bridal bouquet.. The centerpiece I can live with.. the bridal bouquet I can't.. Luckily I got Holly Flora who is able to do my bridal bouquet with david austin juliet, I cancelled the order on my bridal bouquet from Duke..
The day of the wedding.. the flowers look fine from Duke.. still cant get me david austin juliet of course.. he also forgot a couple things that he said he will give for me at no cost.. by then i just have really low expecation from them..
My bridal bouquet from the separate florist was gorgeous, didn't even have sample made for me but it was perfect.. Lesson learned the hard way..
Sure city of commerce florist is cheap and they're really nice people, but they also write their proposals on pen and paper, and i think all these reitiration of proposals are the ones that create confusion and them missing things from my order..
Also not cool to stress out the brides 3 days before the wedding... even worse.. to give me samples/bridal bouquet of what I want and then NOT HAVE THEM for the real day..
ADVICE: if you are on a tight budget and not particular with your flowers, city of commerce is good for low cost option and if you dont care much about types of flowers or more general flowers (roses, hydrangea, tulips, sunflowers etc)... they are not good at all on the david austin roses/ any specific / un common type of flowers....
And while Duke is a nice guy, I don't recommend working with him.. it was really painful. I had to come in probably 4 or 5 times.. and call him again to make sure he gets it.. I came in to update a proposal and called him 2 days afterwards, he forgot all that we talked about already and didn't update the proposal..
BOTTOMLINE: If I had to do it over, I would not use City of Commerce Florist again
We worked with Duke who was very nice. However the entire place as very disorganized. 2 days before the wedding I called to confirm everything and Duke had everything wrong. I explained everything again (it was in the contract - although this was just chicken scratch on white binder paper) and he was very apologetic and assured me everything would be fine. Well, my bouquet arrived and the flowers were not the best looking, and were smushed together and the white roses (which I dint even want in the bouquet) were already browning. They didnt even put the feathers (that I had purchased for them!!!) in the bouquet. They did the centerpieces differently than the sample during our meeting. I was very disappointed. they are cheap, but you make up for this with all the stress you have to go through in dealing with this company. In the end I wish I didnt use them. They were all very nice, but they stressed me out so much, and the flowers they delivered were not what I wanted. Sad I know :(
We worked with Lindy and she was so sweet and creative! Commerce was recommended to me by my wedding planner (Uyen of Sassy Girl Weddings) and I couldn't have been happier! She told me that their value cannot be beat, and unless I was looking for a name brand, this was the place for me. After seeing my sample centerpiece I knew she was right. I literally got EVERYTHING I wanted for my wedding and stayed completely within my budget. This was the ONLY area of my entire event that I was able to keep within the budget I had set for myself. On top of the incredible prices my flowers were drop dead gorgeous. My bouquet was exactly what I imagined and it smelled amazing. I am still getting compliements on the flowers from guests. My wedding looked like a fairytale and I could not have been happier. I cannot wait to post pictures for everyone to see! Commerce decorated both the ceremony and the reception and both were beautiful beyond words. Thank you so much for giving me the most gorgeous wedding ever! My one tiny complaint was that I had a hard time getting both the first estimate and the final price from them. I think that was in part due to a family emergency that happened just after my first consultation, so that wasn't their fault. For the final pricing, once I got the figure and went in to pay them they were SLAMMED. This is a very busy place so that may have also contributed to the delay ( I did get married in the height of wedding season). But before leaving, once I gave my final payment, the owner gave a me a huge, beautiful plant as a wedding gift. So sweet! These are the nicest people to work with. If I had to do it all over again, I'd definitely go back to Commerce!
I have a somewhat mixed review when it comes to Commerce Flowers due to some unusual situations that developed so I'll break it down the following:
Flowers and Arrangements: The flowers were gorgeous, fresh, and arranged as discussed during the initial consultations. I also give Commerce bonus points for doing complimentary mock ups and taking photos of arrangements for reference which became very important later on.
Pricing: Excellent. The main reason we chose Commerce was their pricing which was well below other florists and they worked within our budget even when we added to the order later on.
Delivery: Was on time. Vendors stayed until after ceremony to break down chuppah and move flowers between the ceremony and reception which was at the same site.
Customer Service: This is where things get murky and why I haven't rated Commerce a four or five stars. Originally I was working with Eddie. However, a month before the wedding when I called regarding final payments I learned Eddie was on a medical leave of absence. Disconcerting to say the least.
I then worked with Duke. Thankfully he had Eddie's notes and I was able to send him the photos Eddie took. Duke was very nice over the phone, although at times didn't listen as closely as I liked, but still was mostly reassuring.
The problem was getting a total on a final balance.
The problems came with final payment. I called Duke who said he would call me back with a number. He did not. I called again and again he said he would call me back. This time he did. Still it took two days to get a final balance so I could pay the vendor.
I was first asked to pay by cash which I did not want to do for a few reasons. When I asked to pay by credit card as I had done for the deposit I was told it would be an extra fee -- it hadn't been before.
After some discussion with my parents who were paying for this it was decided to pay with credit card. My father called to give the information. The numbers were written incorrectly and two days before the wedding received a phone call saying the credit card wouldn't go through. My father had to call a couple of times to get the matter straightened out.
Still despite these hiccups the flowers arrived on time and fresh.
I had the most gorgeous flowers I have ever seen at my wedding thanks to Commerce Flowers! Eddie and his team truly made my vision a reality and for an incredible price. I would highly recommend the City of Commerce Flowers to everyone! I even had my bridal shower arrangements come from here and they were simply perfect.
We worked with Duke at Commerce Flowers and had such an enjoyable experience! When there are so many flowers to choose from, Duke was patient, knowledgeable and helpful. The flowers on our wedding day was beautiful from the bridal bouquet, bridesmaids bouquet to the manzanita altar pieces. Their prices are reasonable and they do such a great job!
We liked the quality of work that Commerce Flowers did. They work with our budget and make great suggestions. They incorporated what I wanted into their work. They really know their flowers, and give good suggestions. Their prices were reasonable, and the staff is very friendly. They have done a great variety of parties, large and small, and I know many people that loved working with them as well.
I worked with both Eddie and Duke at Commerce Flowers. They were both very personable and were GREAT at working within my flower-budget. There were some instances in which I did not receive responses to emails/phone calls, but overall -- Commerce Flowers did a great job. Our flowers turned out absolutely beautiful for the wedding!
I worked with Eddie at City of Commerce flowers. At our initial meeting, I took about a half dozen photos of what I envisioned and he was able create exactly what I was looking for. They provided me with an estimate and offered to create a mock-up prior to even placing a deposit. When I called to finalize my order and pay the balance, I was told Eddie was out on medical leave. I was a little concerned since I’d only work with him previously and he was the only one that knew exactly what I wanted. So I booked my appointment with Duke. Just like Eddie, Duke was a pleasure to work with. I made some last minute changes and he delivered exactly what was promised. On my wedding day, the centerpieces, boutonnieres, bouquets were all splendid. My bouquet was exquisite. He put rhinestones on the wrap which matched my dress, something I wasn't expecting. When the flowers arrived at our hotel, we noticed one of the flower girl wreaths was a bit too big.The driver noticed it and immediately offered to drive back to the shop to have it fixed. He arrived back at the hotel within 45 min with a smaller wreath. I couldn’t believe he had done that for us. I strongly recommend City of Commerce. Great prices and excellent service!
Commerce Flowers was one of my Best Choices for my wedding!! I forgot the owners name but he is great! And they delivered more than what I envisioned, my flowers were BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Commerce Flowers, you really did your best and it showed perfectly..a million thank yous!
I would highly recommend City of Commerce Flowers! I met with Duke and immediately I loved him. I came to their location with no idea of what I wanted...no picture, no flower selection, nothing...just my colors and theme. Wells, my theme decided our colors - Lakers themed wedding! Duke heard Lakers, Chinese family style banquet reception and he immediately started drawing. He came up with ideas, flowers, etc. He was so nice and creative, I really didn't have a choice but to book them and I'm so glad I did.
Our wedding took place at two locations - a beautiful mansion and garden for the ceremony and a chinese banquet hall for the reception. Our hopes for our wedding day were clear - a beautiful, elegant ceremony and a fun, Lakers filled reception. The flowers fit everythign perfectly. The bouquets, aise flowers, boutineers were gorgeous. They fit right into the garden setting. The centerpieces for the reception were fun, vibrant, and yelled "Lakers"! The flowers were simply perfect! The best part of all, Commerce Flowers is so reasonably priced...our wedding was the day before Mothers Day so as you can imagine, flower prices doubled/tripled. Commerce suggested beautiful flowers in our colors that would not be affected as much by the holiday, avoided roses (which was fine with me!) and gave us amazing flowers!
Initially, I met with Eddie and we had a very good meeting. I provided him with photos of different types of bouquets and arrangements I liked, and the flowers/colors I had in mind. He wrote everything out, gave me an estimate, & provided me with a copy of everything. A few weeks after our meeting, we met again & he showed me a mock-up of my bouquet and one centerpiece. I was happy with both, and loved that I didn't have to submit a deposit unless I was happy with the samples.
One month prior to the wedding I contacted Eddie to schedule a final appointment to make a few minor changes, and submit the final payment. On the day of our appointment, I found out that Eddie was ill and Duke offered to meet with me to finalize the details. I was a little concerned since I had never met him before, and the reviews for Duke weren't the best. Luckily, he was very nice and understood my vision completely. On the day of my wedding, all of our flowers were delivered on time and they were gorgeous! In addition, they had to take our altar arrangements after the ceremony to our reception venue. They did this on time, and did not charge an extra fee. I could not be happier with my decision to go with City of Commerce Flowers.
I'm completely clueless about flowers. I wasn't even sure what an orchid looked like. Yikes! Lol. Anyways, I went in there after seeing about 6 florist. During my appointment with Eddie, he took the time to show me his vision and actually showed me the flowers he would use. His whole demeanor made me trust that he was there to make my wedding as beautiful as he possibly could. The flowers were amazing in person and phenomenal in pictures. Wow! There super affordable compared to the other florist I had a pleasure of meeting but I knew the moment I walked out of the appointment, commerce flowers was the vendor to make my special day, beautiful. Thanks Eddie and Commerce Flowers! Worth every penny.
Duke and Scott were great to work with. Were reasonably priced and are willing to work withing your budget. Flowers looked wonderful on wedding day and were better than expected.
I met with Eddie awhile before my wedding to have a consultation. I had already read great reviews, so I knew it would be a good experience. Eddie was absolutely amazing. He is the sweetest, kindest, and most patient man (which is great when dealing with brides!). He sat there with me during the first consultation and we went through what type of centerpieces, flowers, etc. He wrote out a proposal for me and said that when I came back for a second consultation they would have a mock-up of my manzanita centerpiece for me to look at before booking them. When I came back, the centerpiece was gorgeous, but a little off on the colors that I had envisioned. I told Eddie this and he made sure to make notes of any changes. It was a great opportunity to see the colors and flowers together to see if it is really what you wanted. Eddie was always very responsive to email and was so patient with the changes that I made during the course of my wedding planning.
About a week before the wedding, I made an appointment with Eddie to go over the final details and drop everything off. Unfortunately, when we arrived Duke told us that Eddie was sick and would be out for awhile. Duke worked with me on all of the details and I was a little worried since I was working with a new person right before my wedding and I felt as though Eddie knew exactly what I wanted. However, when I walked into my reception venue on the day of my wedding, I was blown away at how gorgeous the flowers were. They were just the right colors and types of flowers and everything looked beautiful. There were just a few very minor details that fell through the cracks working with Duke last minute, but if that's the worst that happened, I'm okay with that! Everyone complimented me on the flowers and it really was just what I envisioned. Not only is City of Commerce Flowers affordable (they work within your budget), but the quality of their flowers is superb as well. I highly recommend them to anyone in the LA area! You won't regret it!
Commerce Flowers is an exceptional florist for booking a wedding. We had compared a few vendors and Commerce not only had a better selection of flowers, but they had better prices. What I enjoyed most about working with them is that they actually show you samples of the flowers you’ll use and will do a centerpiece mockup for you so you’ll get exactly what you want.
Initially, I was a bit worried because our contract was drafted very informally with pencil and sketch drawings so I was afraid they would lose that paper and not deliver the right flowers. But I confirmed with them closer to the wedding and when the wedding came I absolutely loved my flowers – especially my bouquet.
I’d highly recommend Commerce Flowers!
I was a little worried on initial visit because the place is clutter and Eddie was scribbling down the notes. But the flowers turned out great. Exactly how I envisioned, delivered to 3 locations on time, and set up at venue correctly. I was even able to provide some of the vases to keep the cost down.
I worked with Duke at the city of commerce flowers for flowers on our wedding day. We had talked to a few flowershops before then and the prices were outrageous! When we finally came around to the city of commerce flowers, the prices were fairly reasonable for the services they were willing to provide. Duke is a sweetheart!! I realized they were very busy and were doing multiple events on any given day. When I called him I always made sure to introduce myself, gave him my type of event, and the wedding date and venue. Then he would know who I was and he always was willing to discuss with me any details that I felt needed to tweeked or changed or added. Duke made me feel that he will do whatever it takes to help me make the wedding exactly as I had pictured it to be! All of my family and friends are still talking about the flowers at our wedding!! It was all so beautiful! Duke took care of me and I am thankful to him and crew.
I absolutely loved working with Eddie at Commerce Flowers! We had so many last minute changes and he was so helpful in allowing us to make changes even the day of. The flowers were amazing, exactly how I envisioned them.
Eddie is also so easy to work with and gives such great ideas. Overall, a great value for what you get as well.
we worked with eddie and he was amazing to work with. we love he sketches and how he just brings everything to life and delivers as promised. the flowers were amazing! thank you eddie. if we renew our vows, we are coming back to you!
The flowers were beautiful and the price was good. When you go, talk to Eddie. He's wonderful to work with. We spent about $1500 on the wedding and even with last minute changes, they were able to accommodate .
Commerce Flowers has great quality for the cost. The only problem I had was that they initially told me that they would pick up the columns they loaned me from my wedding venue and then later told me that they couldn't because my order wasn't big enough. My family therefore had to haul those heavy columns back home which was inconvenient. The other small glitch was that they called me the morning of my wedding asking me how many flower spreads I had ordered which they should have known. The flowers turned out fine and overall their service was good. Despite these minor glitches, I would definitely use them again.
I was a little disappointed at the flowers from Commerce Flowers. The centerpieces were not like the sample shown to us. The sample was full of honeycomb dahlias than the actual centerpieces, which were filled almost half by hydrangea. I also asked for a dome shape, but it came out all flat. However, all other floral arrangements (altar pieces, floral clusters on the arbor, sweetheart table and cake table) are beautiful. My bridal bouquet was gorgeous, but they forgot to put rhinestones on the satin wrap.
I can't really complain though because their price can't be beat! I talked to 4 other florists, and no one could meet Commerce Flowers' price. They offered to add 3 more feet of flowers on the arbor for only $25 more!! I loved working with Eddie even though it was a bit hard to get in touch with him. Overall, I'm happy with our flowers and the price we paid for them.
I just reserved Commerce flowers as my floral vendor, and I am so pleased with his service so far. Duke has been extremely helpful, insightful, and professional. I am confident that I will not have to worry about my flowers the day of the wedding, especially because he is so familiar with my wedding venue. (Clarke Estate)
eddie is definitely an old timer and has been in the biz for quite some time. i can tell because he was able to handle this neurotic bride with such patience and grace! i kept emailing him inspiration pictures and adding things and changing them around, and he was very receptive about all of it.
i found it extremely reassuring when he volunteered to do the mockup without a signed contract. most florists require a deposit before even doing any mockups, but he is a really no-pressure kinda guy, and it made me trust him all the more. i almost felt like i had to keep asking him when he needed the deposit by because i didn’t believe he would just hold the date without payment! now that’s something you don’t see very often.
i couldn’t be any more pleased with the prices. we went to 2 florists and got quotes, and they were at least $500 more than what eddie quoted us. and then i saw the mockup and got even more happy! the mockup was so generous and large and substantial. he rented us centerpiece crystals free of charge, and even did end of event pickups on all the rentals for free. we were able to save a lot of money by recycling our aisle decorations as low centerpieces based on his recommendation. and, he’s a miracle worker because he was able to get me the peonies i wanted, even though they were out of season. i absolutely loooved my bouquet!
overall, i was very pleased with the way everything turned out and everybody commented on how lush and expensive our arrangements looked. my only qualm was that he replaced the phalaenopsis orchids that he used in the mockups with mokara (less expensive ones), so that took me by surprise a little bit. i chock it up to a miscommunication, but overall was still very happy with the outcome!
I found Commerce Flowers thru my wedding co-ordinator Sassy Girls. Eddie was absolutely phenomenal. I was a bride coming into this having no knowledge about flowers. Eddie is so knowledgeable that I learnt so much from him about the colors and different types of flowers. He asked about the colors of our wedding and went along with the theme. HE ran everything by us and made sure we were comfortable with everything. HE suggested flowers for the stage and kept in mind that i liked sparkles and added beautiful sparkles to the arrangements. For the lobby, he made a bonsai tree with cherry blossoms (fake). He kept our budget in mind and when we told him, the flowers exceeded our budget...he cut back on flowers for the stage and we went with candles instead. HE works with your budget..doesn't sell more than you don't need. He also did gorgeous bouquets for me and my bridesmaids. HE also did a cake topper which really made the cake even prettier. He even did trials with the actual flowers so we had an idea of what it would like on the wedding day. HE is a definite 5/5.
I found City of Commerce flowers on Project Wedding. There seemed to be a lot of good reviews and gorgeous pics. From the beginning Duke was friendly, but I just felt like he wasn't getting my ideas. During the second appointment I asked him to present a mock-up. I brought my fiance with me and we were both surprised to see that the mock-up was nothing like what we wanted. We spent 2 hours trying to "fix" the arrangement, but we had no idea what we were doing. Needless to say, I went home upset and worried that our wedding flowers would not be right. That night I looked at more reviews about City of Commerce flowers and saw that a few brides were having the same problems with Duke. Everyone raved about his partner, Eddie. The next day I asked to have an appointment with Eddie. Wow, what a difference. Eddie listened, totally got my ideas, and presented the mock-up arrangement of my dreams!!!! I was a happy bride again. We spent 2 hours going over every last detail. Now this is customer service!
The flowers at our wedding were vibrant, gorgeous and exactly what we wanted. Eddie loaned me a few urns and vases for no charge. My bouquet was amazing! My bridesmaids gushed at their beautiful bouquets too. The best part was the way the gazebo was decorated. The flowers were truly amazing. Thank you Eddie for making my dreams come true!
A million thank you's to Eddie and his staff at City of Commerce Flowers. Our florals from the centerpieces to the bouquets were stunning!!! To this day, guests are still talking about the florals. Prior to selecting Commerce Flowers, we met with a few florists and decided that Commerce had the best prices for the flower selection we wanted for the wedding. I am a huge orchid lover and Eddie was able to incorporate orchids at a reasonable price. My bouquet was gorgeous and I loved carrying it. I was very particular about my centerpiece colors and changed the colors three times. Eddie was so patient and listened to my requests. The result was truly breathtaking. Thank you City of Commerce Flowers!!!
Two of my bridesmaids and I went in to see Eddie based on Yelp reviews. By the time we left the meeting not only was I sold on Commerce Flowers, but both these girls also decided they would probably use him for their future weddings.
I'm not a flower person, at all. When people give me flowers I generally think to myself that they wasted their money because any flowers that get near me die quickly. Therefore, flowers were not a high priority for my wedding. However, I knew my family would care about them and set what I thought would be a reasonable budget to cover the 6 bouquets, 3 corsages, 8 bouts, ceremony decorations, and 15 reception tables. Eddie was very flexible and helped me come up with a way of getting all this without going too much over my budget. He helped me identify flowers I might want included and was flexible on changing these later on when I spotted other ones I wanted to add. To cut back on cost, we recycled the ceremony flowers for half the reception table centerpieces (we came up with a different centerpiece for the remaining ones). He was able to provide the extra labor to hang up some lanterns for me also. Eddie also gladly took care of getting any permits so that i could have candles as part of my centerpieces. The half point I took off for responsiveness was that sometimes email responses took awhile to receive so it's probably a better idea to just call Eddie since he's a very busy man. Overall, it was a pleasure working with Eddie.
I met with Eddie at Commerce Flowers about a year and a half from our wedding. He went over all of the details and gave me a very reasonable quote. He even offered to do a free mockup of the tall centerpiece (manzanita) and a bridesmaid bouquet PRIOR to booking. When I saw the mockup I was completely sold and I booked him immediately.
A few months later after deciding on my linens and other decor, I decided to completely change my colors. About 8 months from the wedding, I went in to meet with him again to change the colors and types of flowers being used. He was very patient, completely flexible, and had a good sense of what I was going for. He also had good ideas of what he thought would work. We decided on half high manzanita tree centerpieces with hanging crystals and half low centerpieces in gold urns. We decided to use almost all roses in different shades of pink for the centerpieces with a small amount of pink hydrangeas as filler. We also decided to make my bouquet with peonies, ranunculus, and tulips because they are my favorite. Eddie even offered to make another mockup for free to make sure the colors were right, this time of our low centerpieces. They mockup came out fab again!
Our final order consisted of my bouquet, 1 maid of honor bouquet, 2 bridesmaid bouquets, 1 grooms bout, 5 other bouts, 5 corsages, 15 centerpieces, arch flowers plus 2 sprays on pedestals, petals for the aisle, cake table and escort card table, flowers on our cake, an arrangement for the sign in table, flowers for our sweetheart table and 2 submerged floral arrangements for our candy table.
The day of the wedding I couldn't have been more impressed with the flowers! Everyone said that they centerpieces were the most beautiful they had ever seen! Commerce Flowers really came through on the wedding day and without them the wedding wouldn't have looked half as gorgeous as it did. My family said that the flowers they took home were so fresh that they lasted almost 2 weeks after the wedding. Commerce Flowers may not have been the cheapest but they were DEFINITELY worth every penny!!
I really have to thank my wedding planner So Happi Together for recommending Commerce Flowers. My husband and I are so amazed on how talented Eddies and his staffs are. For our centerpiece we had clear vase filled with pink glass beads, water and candles hidden in the beads. The vase was topped with a gorgeous arrangement of pinks, cream and some green. We met with Eddie 3 times because he wants to make sure every details were look at. For example he had ask to see my bridesmaids' dress color to make sure the dark brown won't clash with the flowers. How thoughtful was that! Most of all, he really made my husband happy with the price.. O yes he did :)) If we can give 10 stars we would!!
From the outset, flowers and decor were a top priority to us. We wanted a reception room that would amaze at a price that would not break the bank. Flowers were the ONE cost for our wedding that we were able to stay within budget and get what we envisioned.
Eddie was phenomenal. I was very picky about flowers because I had a picture in my mind of exactly what I wanted and I have experience in flower arranging. Eddie was patient, flexible, and enthusiastic to create whatever would make me happy. I did not work with Duke at Commerce Flowers for my wedding but have seen his work as well, and it is just as wonderful. Both provide excellent customer service.
The thing that made a great first impression was that Commerce Flowers offered a demo of a bridesmaid bouquet and centerpiece at no charge. They did not require a deposit and signed contract before showing you what they could do for your wedding. No other florist I spoke to offered this.
I highly recommend Commerce Flowers.
I worked with Duke for my wedding flowers. Each and every time my mom and I went to meet with Duke he was so patient and easy going. He told us a lot of stories of different celebrities he worked with and showed us different pictures in their books of their flowers. At our first meeting I told him our color scheme and explained to him what I was thinking of so we could get an idea on cost. He suggested certain types of flowers and also colors of more antique. I had to let him know I wasn’t interested in an antique look and was more interested in a contemporary/modern look and color. The price we got at our first meeting was very competitive and Duke left me with the impression that he cared and that I could call anytime if I had any questions or wanted to make any changes.
After meeting with 2 other florist we decided to book with Commerce Flowers.
I meet with Duke 3 more times – 1st to do a mock up and put a deposit down, 2nd time to make some changes to types of vases and quantity and 3rd to do final payment and go over final count.
My complaints with Duke are:
1) Duke is FORGETFUL. Every time I went in to make changes he would always go back to my ORIGINAL request. I had to constantly tell him no I changed it remember. So that worried me a little because I didn’t know what I was going to get.
2) my second and MAJOR complaint is that every time I meet with Duke he said our personal flowers (bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres) were going to be delivered the day of our wedding to our hotel at noon and then his guys would go to the venue and do the setup. Well the day of our wedding I was busy at the hotel with hair and makeup and it wasn’t until around 1:30 pm while my photographer is taking pictures that I realize “hey where are our flowers?” So I call and Duke tells me that no they were delivered to the venue and that they look beautiful. I was really upset and I told him he always said they were going to be delivered to us at the hotel! He said he doesn’t remember that and that they were taken to the venue. Not once did he offer to make the situation right by having his guys take them back to us at the hotel especially with us only being 10 minutes away on the same street. He kept telling me they looked beautiful – and I told him I didn’t know if they looked beautiful because I don’t have them. I didn’t want to cry because I didn’t want to mess up my makeup. Everything was going smoothly up until this. The bad part is I have NO pictures of wedding party with our flowers, corsages and boutonnieres – when we did our 1st look and pre-wedding bridal shoots at 2:15 pm. This is a downer because I had a list of photos I wanted to have taken that my photographers couldn’t capture because of this.
I just would have been soooo nice to have the pictures that I wanted before hand when we had the time.
3) My third complaint is – at my 2nd and 3rd meeting with Duke I had added on 1 large centerpiece for our escort card table and 2 short centerpieces for our guestbook and card box table. The large centerpiece was supposed to be submerged orchids with a floating candle on top and the 2 short centerpieces were supposed to look exactly like my short centerpieces on my reception tables. Well the tall centerpiece was not at all like what we had discussed – it was still pretty but not what we discussed and the two short centerpieces were again not like what was on the tables – these were 2 small vases with submerged orchids – the vases were really short and didn’t have a lot of orchids. I know I overpaid because what I got was very very simple but what I wanted and paid for was what I had in my reception room which had substantial flowers.
4) My last and final complaint is that in every meeting I had with Duke I said and paid for fabric draping for my ceremony. His guys did place the brown fabric draping and flowers on my gazebo and it looked amazing but I was supposed to ALSO have brown organza draping down the ceremony aisle, on each side. I know he had notes on this because he wanted me to use a different fabric and I kept insisting on using organza because I wanted it to be airy and light. So again this is something I paid for but didn’t get. Nobody noticed because they didn’t know about it – but I noticed because it was something I wanted and didn’t get.
One good thing is two days prior to my wedding I got a call from Vanessa, I believe, at Commerce Flowers. She was working on my bouquets and had some questions. I really really appreciated this call because for one she was nice and two I liked the fact that she called first to ask me instead of just doing what she wanted. She mentioned that Duke had some notes of using some white flowers in the bouquets and it was different from some of the pictures I had left as examples. I told her I didn’t want ANY white in the bouquets that I had told Duke this several times and I wanted the bouquets to be all green – but with a mixture of flowers. She told me it was no problem and also gave me some suggestions of adding a little brown to the bouquet if I wanted. I took her suggestion and felt very confident that she was working on them and that they would turn out to be what I wanted.
Needless to say when we did get to the venue the flowers were there and they did look amazing!! My bouquets were full and looked exactly like I wanted them to. The centerpieces in the reception room looked amazing and they really made our room pop. Duke also got us flowers for our cocktail hour and to cut down on the prices we supplied the vases and they looked fabulous. The flowers on our cake, in our cake base and on our serving set and toasting flutes were great.
Overall I still do recommend Commerce Flowers and if I have any event in the future I would still use them. I just would be more on top of things if I work with Duke again – he is very sweet but just not as thorough as I would like.
My wedding coordinator kindly directed me to Commerce Flowers, where we've worked with Eddie to create the most beautiful presentation of flowers that we could afford!
Eddie has worked with us tirelessly to work out all the details and was patient with my changes. Eddie even gave us a free mock-up of the centerpiece before I put down the deposit! The results were amazing! Many of our guests commented on how beautiful our flowers were. He's very good at working with pictures and specific requests, so don't hesitate to give him your ideas.
Eddie also threw in some free bouquets for our parents, so that was very nice of him.
If you're getting married in Orange County or LA area, don't hesitate to give Eddie a call!
We loved Duke at City of Commerce Flowers. He's such a nice and easy going guy. My wedding was at Rancho Las Lomas, which is just a beautiful venue to start out with. On my wedding day, the aisle flowers looked gorgeous. The reception centerpieces were smaller than we had discussed, but they were pretty anyhow. Candles were supposed to be on all the tables but they were missing. Our sweetheart table was absolutely gorgeous.....I had decided to change what Duke had suggested and go with my own idea and I'm glad I did! My main problem was that my bouquet was totally wrong. I had ordered a LARGE all hot pink roses. The bouquet that was waiting for me was small with mixed flowers. Also, my husbands boutonniere was the wrong color. These were fixed on site but my bouquet just wasn't what I had envisioned. Alot of the roses that were used were already wilted! But I had no choice but to use the bouquet. Another major problem I had was at the end of the ceremony, my husband was told that we had a balance due that was 3x more than what we actually owed!!! I had to get on the phone with Duke to clear this up which was not something I wanted to do while our guests were waiting to take pictures with us! Overall, my flowers were beautiful and we did get a great price from Duke (not counting the misunderstanding just mentioned)!
Can I just say I love Commerce Flowers! BEst prices, BEst quality, BEst service, BEst people. They even gave me a HUGE bouquet of flowers to give to my mother for free when I was going to pick her up from the airport. I went to several other florists and they were asking for double the price of what I paid for at Commerce Flowers and not even close to as many flowers that Commerce Flowers can offer. I wanted Anemones and black berries. Other florists were saying that they couldn't do what I asked for, but Eddie, whom I worked with at City of Commerce Flowers painted hypericon berries black to make it work and even showed me samples of what my bouquet would look like. Eddie is sooooo sweet and amazing. Very professional and so sweet. Working with kind vendors makes such a difference when doing a wedding, but working with affordable AND kind vendors is priceless!!!
While researching florists I had visited Duke at Commerce Flowers for a consultation.
Commerce Flowers was recommended to us by my brother and sister in law so I was looking forward to the meeting. We worked with Duke, who is very sweet and friendly and told lots of funny stories.
The things I liked about commerce flowers was that Duke was very imaginative when it came to floral arrangements as in round globular arrangements rather than a square vase arrangements; using strings of pears and crystals rather than just one or the other and so forth.
Duke told us many stories of how he worked with celebrity weddings and parties (particularly Selma Hayek) you can really tell he enoys what he does.
The thing I didn't like about Commerce Flowers was that when Duke was in his creative mode during our conversation he didn't really take into account our input of what we wanted nor did he ask us specifically what we wanted. He would just sketch out what came to his mind and show us what he thought would be pretty and when I would start to make a comment or opinion he would say "don't worry it will be beautiful!" and move on with his next sketch.
When to came to writing up our quote he just scanned what he had written out into a PDF and emailed it to me. This was kind of hard to read but I guess it got the job done.
The pricing was a bit high for what we were looking to pay so we ended up not going with Commerce Flowers. Though we did enjoy our conversation with Duke and I am sure their work is beautiful we ended up going with another florist that provided the same quality work with a much lower price tag.
OMG... Commerce Flowers are great!! I just booked them this past Sunday. I am getting married April 17, 2010 and had been looking for a florist that would meet my budget. As soon as we walked in to see our final sample we were amazed on how big and beautiful our arrangements were. Duke is wonderful helpful and very very patient!!!!! Trust me it doesn't get better than this!!! I wasted alot of time with other florist that wanted to charge me alot!!!
I was referred to City of Commerce Flowers by one of my co-workers. As soon as I met with Eddie I was very pleased with the service and attention to detail. Even though I had a good idea and pictures of what I wanted, Eddie's suggestions enhanced my flowers and also saved me some money. The day of the wedding, my centerpieces, bouquets, and ceremony arrangements were better than I could of ever imagined. Thank you Eddie for my beautiful wedding flowers!!!!!
Eddie from Commerce Flowers was extremely accomodating during the whole process. I liked working with City of Commerce Flowers because they do a mock-up of the centerpieces and a bridal bouquet for free before you sign with them! I couldn't make it down to L.A. before my wedding to see the mock-up of my centerpiece and Eddie was nice enough to send the flowers to my office in Orange County. Everyone raved about the flowers at the wedding and I loved my bouquet of peonies. Eddie really outdid himself! I love them and would definitely recommend them! It was a great value!
I am so excited to have Eddie at Commerce Flowers doing the flowers for my spring wedding! Eddie is fantastic, very friendly and attentive. He listened to all my crazy spring themed ideas, and gave me beautiful centerpiece mock ups! Truly beautiful flowers, and on a budget! Eddie has managed to stay within my small budget, despite my huge bridal party. Eddie and Commerce Flowers have been a delight!
Commerce Flowers really did a fantastic job. Their prices are very affordable and they helped made our wedding look beautiful. Everything was deliver on time just as expected. Highly recommended.
Eddie at Commerce Flowers provided the flowers for my Valentine's Day wedding. From our consulation with him nearly 8 months ago all the way up until the Big Day, Eddie was a joy to work with. When he made me a mock-up of the centerpieces, I asked if there was any way I could pay him to take the mock-up home, since it was my mother's birthday and I was going to get her flowers anyway. He let me take it free of charge!
There were little vases that I had purchased that I wanted to be hung on the shepard hooks as I walked down the aisle, but I live about an hour away from Commerce so I was trying to figure out a way to get there before the wedding. Eddie told me that he would just have one of his drivers call me the next time they were in the area, and he would pick them up for me! It was a HUGE help!
Finally, the flowers themselves... they were picture perfect and gorgeous! Eddie listened to every single request I had made, and crafted the perfect arrangements for our wedding. All of our guests were talking about how beautiful and elegant they were. Thank you for EVERYTHING, Eddie and Commerce Flowers!!
City of Commere Flowers was simply awesome! The flowers there are strikingly beautiful and not to mention very affordable. The flowers still look fresh and amazing the morning after the wedding. Thanks City of Commerce Flowers for making our wedding such a success!
Overall, our experience with Commerce Flowers was pleasant. The prices are good and Eddie was super easy to work with but at the end of the day you get what you paid for, wilting flowers and a centerpiece that didn't satisfy you.
I have to admit that I'm a very organized bride that takes pictures of everything that I want so when I went to Commerce Flower, after reading all the great reviews, I thought they would be able to deliver. I was wrong.
The day of the wedding the flowers were browning and the centerpieces overflowed with green shrubs/leaves something I specifically requested that I didn't want. Also, the bridal party boutonniere and boutiques were falling apart before we even got to the church. I do have to say I was very pleased with my own boutique. Overall, if you are looking for a deal, go to Commerce but may want to readjust your expectations.
Eddie from Commerce Flowers was the very very best!! He sat down with me and my family for over one hour just to go over every detail of my vision for flowers BEFORE I even decided to go with them. He also generously sent me home with TWO mock-up arrangements. He is super creative and professional, and really understood my vision with out pushing any new products. He worked with our budget and helped come up with legitimate ways to cut down on costs, but not on style or beauty. I really appreciated that!
What's even better is that the flowers looked EVEN better than the mock ups on the big day! He even went the extra length to beautifully decorate the long head table with petals and a gorgeous arrangement. The flowers came out picture perfect! I highly recommend this florist.
a wedding planner friend highly recommended Commerce Flowers and i totally see why! my wedding (of approx 250 guests) was last weekend, and I've been receiving many compliments on how beautiful the flowers were.
Eddie is fabulous to work with and stays within your budget! My budget was $2,500 and the total for 23 beautiful tall centerpieces (with curly willows), bouquets, boutonni�res, gazebo sprays, manzanita tree, personal flowers, ,etc came to be just under budget! the only thing is Eddie is old school and writes everything down on paper...nothing is digitized so when you have to change something, he'll either erase or cross out on the papers and make changes accordingly.
I also 15 rented up-lights for $20 each from him!
Duke at Commerce Flowers was amazing! Tgey were so kind and even threw in some extras for me. My flowers were absolutely beautiful. I would reccomend them to anyone..
My wife and I have to rave about City of Commerce Flowers. First of all, Eddie is the Man! We went to consult with him about our wedding; by the end of the appointment, we had everything planned out to the dot, details down to each specific flower in a bouquet. Eddie is very knowledgable, nice, and modest, and he doesn't try to sell you anything that is out of your budget. He is very patient and we can tell he loves doing weddings by his enthusiasm. We suddenly had a tighter budget on flowers months after our initial appointment, so Eddie just changed a flower here and a flower there, and he still made the bouquets and table arrangements beautifully while fitting our price range.
Eddie also did a mock-up for us and provided the rental vases for us and they picked up the vases the day after from the reception location! Overall, the prices are reasonable and everyone at City of Commerce was nice and very helpful. They definitely made our wedding day special! Thanks Eddie!
Eddie was amazing to work with. He totally understood our vision and worked with us to achieve the look we were striving for on a budget that worked for us. We met with other florists who quoted us double the price for half the amount. By the time, we met with Eddie I was beginning to think that what we wanted wasn't going to be possible for a price we would be able to afford. He completely proved us wrong. Not only was he able to work with our budget but he was able to offer us creative suggestions to help save us money. It was an incredibly easy process from our first meeting to the day of the wedding. When we saw our centerpiece mockup, it took our breath away. It was so gorgeous and he had captured our vision. Even when we added an arch to our order last minute, Eddie assured us it would no problem. Words cannot describe how pleased we were with our florals on our wedding day. The quality and the quantity of flowers were truly amazing.
Commerce Flowers did a marvelous job at making our venue look romantic. We shopped around a lot for a good price and they could not be beat for the quality you get at the inexpensive prices they offer. Everything was delivered exactly how we wanted it. All the bouquets lasted until the night. I could not be happier.
Lindy provided awesome service for our wedding. She had a lot of great ideas in terms of where we could add flowers to enhance the decor of our reception area. I provided a picture of the bridal bouquet I was interested in and on the day of, I got exactly what I asked for. She was able to work within my budget and because they have many clients, they are able to provide more flowers for the same amount of money than other vendors. She was upfront with me about some of my favorite flowers not being in season for the wedding, which I appreciated. I really had no clear vision of what I wanted until a few weeks before the wedding, so I made a lot of changes throughout the process. Lindy was very flexible and patient with the changes I made. What was really cool was that after the mockup session, I got to take home the mockup of our reception centerpiece, which was beautiful. Lindy and the rest of the team really know how to make their clients happy. They definitely don't discriminate based on your budget.
Eddie helped us with the flowers for our wedding. He did a WONDERFUL job. Our experience working with him was great. He was professional and did a great job on our flowers. He kept everything in our budget and gave us everything we asked for and more. We had a last minute addition and needed sand boxes for our place cards. Eddie made them up and loaned them to us at NO CHARGE!!! I really can't say enough wonderful things about Commerce Flowers. Everyone there is great!
Awesome flowers. Eddie is so nice and great. They really work with your budget and vision. I loved my flowers at the wedding. I would not change them. Elegant and beautiful! I highly recommend them to anybody!
Don't use this florist. After reading all the reviews, I was expecting a professional group to work with. Unfortunately what I got was poor communication, mediocore flowers and lots of attitude. You can find better work and professionalism. Don't waste your time and effort or money on this vendor, especially Eddie. Good luck getting a hold of him and having him remember your conversation.
I loved the flowers from City of Commerce and they were extremely affordable, too. Flowers are such an important part of the wedding because they really create an overall feel for the wedding and I was very happy with the way the flowers turned out!
My flowers were gorgeous and they were very reasonably priced! They were a little flakey in emailing or calling back, but once it got closer to the time they were great. And they are the NICEST people ever to talk to. I worked with Duke and Lindy and they were fabulous. And they were worked with our budget and basically were willing to do anything and everything I could think of. The flowers latest weeks afterwards. People loved them. I highly recommend!
My sister and I say the reviews on project wedding and immediately made an appointment. Our first and last appointment was made with Duke. We went in and told him our budget, which we were a little nervous to say. He worked with us and gave us a layout of everything, right there and then he did a trial of the centerpiece and he sold me, there was no turning back. Not only that he was so comfortable and thoughtful of what I had envision for that day. He was amazing! I showed him a picture of the bouquet I wanted, and asked if he thought he could do something like it, but that it would stay within the budget. He told me "Whatever you want, it is your special day." What more can I can say?
So i showed up 2 days before the wedding to pay and i say this lady working on a amazing bouquet and asked if that was mine and she said yes. It was beautiful, words can not explain it, she even added these white feather which totally screamed me! I loved it, everyone complimented me on it!Then I called to ask if there was any possible way that they could put the flower on my cake and he said of course. But i was having a problem trying to get my cake there earlier. So i just ask duke if he could bring the flower and my aunt would put them on.
The day of the wedding came and he waited for the cake to arrive and he personally put the flowers on the cake. It came so out lovley.
I couldn't have asked for anything more. There work was truly beautiful. It was perfect, they worked hard at it. Not only that it was pleasure meet such kind hearted people and that love what they do!
As everyone has said, incredible bang for the buck. Eddie did a fantastic job of listening to a lot of ideas - many email exchanges with pictures, etc and really built around that. I wanted some very specific candles and he found them for me. The flowers were exactly what I wanted, crystals, branches and a perfect chuppah. No doubt people thought we spend double what we did - and that was what other florists quoted us. Wonderful decision to go with Eddie!
We just met with Eddie yesterday, for our consultation. I liked him immediately - he is genuinely friendly, and clearly loves his work. He was organized and patient, and spent well over an hour with us, just chatting about our wedding. I'm sure he's done it hundreds of times but he never seemed bored or impatient. It was fun to tell him all about my "vision" and he seemed to understand everything right away. He also drew pictures of my ideas which was really cool to watch, and that just enforced to me that he really understood what I wanted.
The quote we received was extremely reasonable - less than I thought - and he never made us feel bad about having to stick to a budget. He even gave us tips on how we could save money. Such a nice guy - after meeting him, I can't imagine going elsewhere. AND (since yesterday was the final game between Lakers/Celtics), he even turned on the game for FI to watch on a mini TV he had set up next to our table! FI absolutely LOVED that! hehe.
I'll update after our follow-up meeting (where he shows us a mockup of our centerpiece and a BM bouquet), but I'm 99% sure we'll book them.
UPDATE (7/14/08) - We just booked Eddie today. I was a little disappointed that he forgot to make our mockup of the bridesmaid bouquet, but the pomander ball he made for our centerpieces was really cute. I think he could tell I was a little sad, so he tried really hard to make me feel better and promised to make a mockup closer to our wedding date, when ranunculus comes into season. I'm still confident that Eddie will do a great job on our wedding day. I'll update again after the wedding!
Update (7/4/09) - Our flowers on our wedding day were beautiful! At our final meeting before the wedding, Eddie was really helpful with figuring out the final touches for our arrangements and extra decorations. When I saw everything on our wedding day, it all looked really nice and he'd followed our requests exactly. Our personal flowers especially were beautiful - I LOVED my bouquet, it looked amazing.
The only thing I was not 100% happy with were the hardiness of the pomanders - they looked lovely during our ceremony, but I noticed during the reception, it looked like some of the flowers had fallen out of a couple of them them and they looked a little bare. Other than that, though, everything turned out beautifully. They are also so reasonably priced!
I worked with Duke for my wedding. I chose this florist since my husband grew up in the City of Commerce, and they received great reviews on PW. I was a little worried throughout the planning process because the "contract" was literally Duke's handwritten notes on a torn piece of paper, instead of a spreadsheet on the computer. When he gave me the final estimate, the math did not add up. After an hour of trying to decipher what was written on the piece of paper, I called Duke to straighten out the estimate. Duke was very easy to work with and adjusted the price immediately.
The flowers were absolutely amazing the day of the wedding! I loved every bouquet and every arrangement! Duke got my color combo perfectly (yellow, red and orange). The only thing I would do differently would be to give Duke a swatch of fabric of the bridesmaids dresses. Instead of a "buttercup yellow" ribbon like he promised, he tied the bouquets and flower girl basket with a "lemon yellow." I probably could of made a nice flower girl basket myself, but then again I can't complain b/c he threw that in for free.
Duke's prices were unbeatable. (He probably cuts costs by not typing up the contract!) The flowers were amazing! Everything was set up by the time I arrived at the venue. I would highly recommend City of Commerce Flowers, as long as you know to expect a handwritten quote and are able to go through the quote with a fine tooth comb since I did find several mistakes throughout the planning process. I would use City of Commerce Flowers again in the future.
Eddie is GREAT! He really sees your vision and will give recommendations or advise on how to make your flowers look better. He definitely will work with you to make your vision come true on budget.
At Commerce Flowers, even though your on a budget they have great prices on wonderful flowers! Just remember to pick flowers that are in season, otherwise you’ll pay more. Luckily I already had photos of the bouquets and centerpieces I wanted (Thank you The Knot) and they were going to be in season so this task wasn’t too difficult.
On the day of the wedding the flowers looked AWESOME! From my bouquet to the Bridal Party’s bouquets and boutonnières and the décor for the reception. I only wished I had a vase of water with me all day to keep my bouquet fresh.
Eddie was wonderful to work with. Our flowers were absolutely beautiful and more than I imagined. Our guests thought we spent a "fortune" on our flowers and I was thankful that they were well within our budget. I was impressed that Eddie offered ways to save money by utilizing flowers for both the ceremony and reception rather than trying to drive the cost up. I would highly recommend them.
I found Commerce Flowers on PW, and we are happy we went with them. We were about 3 months from the wedding and didn't have a florist yet. The whole wedding was a bit of a rush job, and my husband and I were 500 mi away from the wedding sites, but Eddie saw our need and worked his magic.
We had only gone to one other florist and they were only giving us generic quotes with fixed prices - quite a contrary thing. I wasn't comfortable with that. I'm very visual and needed to see mock ups to sign a contract and part of what attracted me to Commerce was that they provide mock-ups free of charge.
Also we wanted to keep things local, sustainable and MINIMAL with flowers. The minimal thing was partially for cost but more because as much as I love fresh flowers, I find them horrible wasteful. People were saying to get potted plants so that the flowers wouldn't be cut, but I didn't like the way that looked. So there we were..needing flowers but not really wanting them.
Eddie heard me out and found a way to make it work. He gave us what we needed and way under budget.
I loved the personal pieces. My bouquet was perfect and the BM ones too,though they were a bit small.
I'll admit on the day of I was a bit underwhelmed with the reception centerpieces. For some, I had given him a picture of what we wanted and what turned out wasn't quite what I expected. For the others we had to do a last minute adjustment because the parents didn't like the minimalistic quality of the mock up Eddie had done. I LOVED the original but was sick of dealing with one of the parents, so we asked Eddie to help and told him what the parents wanted. He did exactly what we asked..it just wasn't my taste. But overall given the time, the budget and the circumstances, Commerce flowers did a great job.
The Commerce flowers crew were also great. They got their job done in a timely matter and stayed to make sure things were okay with everything they set up.
Lindsay at City of Commerce Flowers was an amazing asset to our wedding.She designed around some of the ideas and colors I had.They where extremely perceptive when we discussed the style and combination's we wanted.The day of our wedding the flowers were more beautiful and vibrant then I ever thought possible.All of our guests wanted to feel and smell them.
I cannot recommend City of Commerce Flowers enough. I worked with Duke and he was so receptive and thoughtful throughout the entire process. I came in with very few inspiration pictures because I was unable to find pictures of exactly what I wanted, but Duke took the bits and pieces from all of the pictures I bought and put them together to make the most beautiful centerpiece mock-up at our next meeting. He totally rolled it when I completely changed the centerpieces from tall to short and when I called at the last minute to add individual flowers to be placed at each place setting.
On the day of I was so impressed with the flowers - they were gorgeous and there was so many of them. My bouquet was beautiful and smelled amazing and included flowers that I never mentioned to him, but just looked perfect when they were all together. We received so many compliments on our flowers and I just kept finding new arrangements at our venue throughout the evening and thought they were all so beautiful.
They were also like super earlier in delivering our flowers, and when I asked Duke about it he said that he always sends his guys a couple of hours early because "they can either sit her waiting to deliver to you, or they can sit at your venue." I so appreciated this with how crazy LA traffic was and it just made me feel like my wedding was a top priority to them.
City of Commerce Flowers was also so reasonably priced - I thought I was going go into shock when I saw our quote it was so much lower than what I thought it would be. I got quotes for the same number and size of arrangements for almost double the price other places!
Vanessa, from City of Commerce flowers, was fantastic! She is one of those people that is just friendly, bubbly, and puts you at ease. Meeting with her made us feel that everything would be handled, no worries. That is exactly how it was. She understood right away what we wanted, she gave excellend suggestions, and overall did a wonderful job. Even with a last minute request she came through, no problem. She worked with our cake vendor to decorate the cake which came out BEAUTIFULLY! The centerpieces were gorgeous. Prices are very reasonable given the quality of their work. Highly recommend Commerce flowers!
I heard about Commerce flowers through a friend and you know when you get referred, they are going to be great...and they definitely met our expectations!!
I called them about five months before my wedding to schedule a meeting. My mom and I (my husband didn't care too much about flowers, lol) ended up meeting with one of the owners, Duke. He was great and very funny, too!! I told Duke exactly what I wanted; type of flowers, colors and where I wanted the flowers. I had been to a couple florists before and for what I wanted, these places were too expensive! I knew I wanted roses and hydrangeas, which are usually very expensive flowers. Duke offered a price that we couldn't pass up!
This is a family owned florist that specializes in weddings and they do 8-10 a weekend! I was a little concerned that because they had so many they may forget something, but nope, they definitely went above and beyond to deliver the most beautiful arranagements for my ceremony and reception! The moment I was walking down the aisle and saw all of the beautiful flowers in the church I was so happy! :)
I would ask for Duke, even though he gets really busy and writes everything down on printer paper with a pen with hard to read writing, he is awesome and I promise won't disappoint.
If you're on a budget, and want beautiful flowers and friendly service, definitely go with City of Commerce Flowers. :)
The flowers and arrangements were beautiful; they really made my ceremony come alive. I would highly recommend!
I worked with Eddie and he is really good at what he does. I just told him what colors I was having for my wedding and from there he figured everything out. Their price is unbeatable. I got a lot for the amount that I paid. Eddie was also able to get me peonies for my bouquet in January. He had to have it shipped from Holland for me.
The centerpieces were magnificient. It completely brought out everything at the reception. When I saw the reception room, my mouth literally dropped. It was sooooooo beautiful. Everyone complemented on the floral arrangements.
If you want a beautiful wedding, ask for Eddie. He will give you great ideas for your wedding.
Eddie is magnificient. The first time that I met him, all I had to tell him was the color of my wedding and what I was looking for in the flowers. After that, he just asked me basic questions and recommended to me what flowers to have and what colors to use in the floral arrangement to make the colors pop. We set up a second appointment for me to look at the centerpiece and the bridesmaid bouquet. It looked beautiful. I literally was floored.
Their prices are really good. You get a lot for your money and they are very accomodating to your needs.
I will come back to give a review on how everything turned out after my wedding.
I cannot say enough about Eddie!!!! He was magnificient. He was able to get me peony for my bouquet which was shipped from Holland for my wedding on Jan. 24, 2009. They were sooo beautiful.
When I walked into my reception hall, my mouth literally dropped. All of his centerpieces were full and amazing. All of my guests could not believe how extravagant the centerpieces were and they thought I paid an arm and a leg, but in reality, for what I got, the price was very affordable. His flowers completely changed the atmosphere of my reception. They were absolutely beautiful.
If you are looking for someone who can transform your reception into your dream wedding at an affordable price, use City of Commerce Flowers and ask for Eddie.
I loved this florist. My flowers were spectacular... Centerpeices were loaded lush and gorgeous as was my bouquets, the chupa etc. My designer was Eddie. he was able to make my vision a reality at less than half of what other florists had quoted me.
Initially, my mother referred me to a friend of hers for our flowers for the wedding. That whole experience left quite a bad taste in our mouths. We were pretty discouraged about the whole decor of the wedding after talking to this florist. However, when we met with Duke at Commerce Flowers, all of our worries vanished. He worked with our budget and he pretty much got us everything we wanted. He and his family have been in the flower business for generations so he knows flowers. We gave him general ideas of what we wanted at our wedding and he delivered above and beyond what we could even imagine. I'd recommend Commerce Flowers to everyone. They're very talented and the price is quite reasonable.
I love, love, love Lindsay! She understood my design concept and carried out the floral arrangements I wanted, working with me to personalize it. The presentation was beautiful and I received tons of compliments for it.
Lindsay did such a terrific job. She put all the flowers together and matched a picture I showed her and she even added ideas that she thought I might like. The day of the event was flawless and great pricing too!
Eddie did an AMAZING job with my flowers. I went in knowing absolutely nothing about flowers and had no specific requests beyond the color scheme (that, and I knew I liked stephanotis). I think that helped me keep the prices low, because he didn't have to run around looking for expensive out-of-season blooms and pretty much had free reign to do anything that looked nice and was in the right color family. I gave him a budget of $2000 for everything, he wrote up a quote on the spot that came to around $1800, and in the end he came in well under budget at around $1600. Eddie also does a trial centerpiece before you book him, and when we went in to see it, it almost brought me to tears!
On the day of my wedding, all of the flowers were perfect. My bouquet was stunning, the bridesmaids' bouquets held up all night even with the hydrangea in them (a big concern of mine, but he assured me they would stay fresh and beautiful, and they did), the centerpieces were vibrant and full without any filler that I noticed, and the gazebo decor was absolutely gorgeous. His guys even set up my pomanders and taped/pinned the aisle runner in place for no extra charge, and I'm sure that was quite a task! I provided the urns for the centerpieces since I wanted people to be able to take them home after the wedding, and we didn't have a single one left behind (my grandmother even stuffed the two altar arrangements into her backseat and took those home!). I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Eddie's work, and I would highly recommend him to anyone for their wedding.
Eddie at Commerce flowers was very accommodating and flexible. I changed my ceremony area three times, and he was able to work with me on each of them. The flowers looked stunning. My guests all commented on how elaborate and beautiful they were, thinking that they must have cost a fortune. They were all thinking we paid at least $5000 for them, but we paid less than half of that!
Eddie from City Of Commerce flowers did such and amazing job! The prices are so reasonable and were more then half of what I was being quoted from other florists! I would STRONGLY STRONGLY reccomend them.
People at the venue said they were the most beautiful flowers they have ever seen!!! Everything was set up exactly how I wanted and more. They even had flowers in the bathrooms!
Eddie had so many great ideas and fit right into our budget! It was more then I ever expected!
Our flowers for our wedding were beautiful!! Eddie did an excellent job and couldn't be more helpful. We had a mock up of the centerpiece and we did not like some of the flowers, so the following day he had a new centerpiece delivererd to my mom's job so we can see if this is what we envisioned. I could not believe that they delivered the centerpiece, great service!!! On the day of the wedding, the centerpieces, corsages, boutineeres and the boquets were all beautiful! People kept talking after the wedding about how beautiful the flowers were. I highly recommend commerce flowers!!!
City of Commerce Flowers was my favorite wedding vendor (along with my photographer). I worked with Eddie to plan the details of my wedding and he is so good at what he does. He has a lot of experience with weddings so he is very helpful when it comes to planning the perfect flowers, offering suggestions, etc. He is also very patient (our meetings would run for hours) and just an all around nice guy. He made mockups of both my centerpiece and bridesmaid bouquet before my wedding which was incredibly helpful. They did this at no charge! I was even more impressed with Commerce Flowers and with Eddie on my actual wedding day (when it really matters) because the flowers, decorations and bouquets were more gorgeous than I expected. They seriously blew me away on the day of and I received many compliments on how beautiful the flowers looked. I researched many different florists in the area, and I'm so glad I booked Commerce Flowers. They do superior work at very reasonable prices. It's no wonder they are the top rated wedding florist on Project Wedding - they are experts! I highly recommend Commerce Flowers!
Eddie and the City of Commerce Flowers team were easily one of my favorite vendors to work with. Eddie made my vision for the wedding come alive and better than I could possibly imagine. Flowers were the one area I was willing to splurge on. Luckily it turned out to be very reasonably priced. Believe me, I looked around at at least 5 different florists. They all wanted to charge me over $2500 for my smallish wedding. Besides the unbeatible prices, Eddie provided wonderful customer service. They were the only florist that allowed me to look at the mockup of a centerpiece and bm bouquet without booking! I was also able to take home the bouquet for free (I love all things free :) They just made everything incredibly convenient for us on our wedding day. First by sending out two separate delivery trucks, one for our personal flowers to be delivered to our hotel rooms and the second to the ceremony and reception. Later they picked up all the rental items immediately after the wedding for free. The flowers were abundant and they even threw in extras including an arrangement for our sweetheart table. They really are the best in the SoCal Floral industry!
Eddie did a beautiful job with our centerpieces and the bouquets. We showed him our wedding colors and interior of our reception venue and he matched everything perfectly!!! The quality of work and his prices did not compare to the many florists that we researched.
Fabulous all around. Duke has wonderful ideas and even better prices. Everyone raved about the flowers at my wedding and my sister's, and we paid a fraction of the cost with these guys than with anyone else. We've been using them for regular arrangements and other occasions for years, but they really outdid themselves for the weddings!
Eddie and his team were absolutely incredible. The flowers were stunning, I could not have been happier with the bouquets, corsages/bouts, and the ceremony area decorations. And the centerpieces, they were amazing, everyone (including my very discerning mother-in-law) was very complimentary. They even added flowers to my cake, which turned out so beautifully. Eddie has a good eye and makes a lot of good recommendations. And even though my husband and I weren't too concerned about costs, Eddie always tried to minimize it for us. The flowers turned out to be an absolutely bargain. So for great service and gorgeous flowers at a steal, don't go anywhere else!
They were amazing, definitely exceeded expectations of my whole family. They worked with us and gave as a huge value for what we paid. Everything was on time and beautiful, I've recommended them to all of my friends.
Eddie is a wonderful vendor! Before you even book with him, he makes a sample centerpiece and bridesmaids' bouquet that you get to take home for free! No other florist we interviewed offered this. He really listens to what you want for your wedding, but also adds suggestions without being pushy. A bonus: he's VERY reasonably priced. We booked with him and are excited to see our flowers on our wedding day this summer!
Update: Eddie is AMAZING! I am so glad we hired him. The flowers at my wedding were even better than I envisioned. I got so many compliments on my flowers. They really made my wedding!
I was lucky to select Commerce because floral was one area where I didn't have any stress about on the wedding day. They made two centerpiece samples since I changed my mind about the color scheme. Everyone loved my flowers, thanks to Commerce.
Hihly reccomended. They are wonderful and do beautiful work.
I loved working with Eddie at Commerce Flowers. He was very professional and gave me ideas when mine were going to be too expensive, and his ideas were lovely! He made a mock up of our centerpieces and bridesmaids bouquets for the time my fiance would be in town (on vacation) and we were both able to approve them! They showed up on time to the ceremony and we all had our flowers prior to initial pictures. The delivery staff was also very friendly!
City of Commerce Flowers is awesome! They are incredibly affordable for the beautiful work that they do. And just as important, their customer service is amazing. Eddie is super-nice and really helpful in helping to design the right look for centerpieces and bouquets.
He is also great at helping you stay within your budget. After he drew up an estimate for my wedding, we realized that we were over my budget. Rather than scrap any part of the plan, he just modified various items to make them slightly cheaper and ended up being well-within my budget with arrangements that I found to be incredible. Paying with cash/check also saved us some.
His delivery people were all really nice, prompt and professional. All the personal flowers (bouquets and boutonnières) were promptly delivered hours before the ceremony for pre-ceremony photos and to make sure we had enough time in case we needed more or anything needed to be altered.
Overall, the arrangements and personal flowers were more amazing than I thought possible given the budgetary constraints we had and their professionalism exceeded all my expectations. Highly, highly recommend them!!
I went to several florists and City of Commerce had the best deal. I am so glad I used them because they were very friendly and they exceeded my expectations in terms of the quality of their work. Friends and family thought I spent three times the amount I did- their flowers were exceptionally fresh.
I didn't have much of a concept when going to speak with Lindy about my wedding, only a general sense of colors (deep sunset colors for a fall wedding), but she was able to pull together a beautiful color schemes with fabulous arrangement of flowers for my ceremony, my bouquet and my reception. She was also very flexible when I wanted to use my own vases and cut out a lot of the arrangements to cut down on my budget. I got so many compliments on my flowers - it made the whole reception so festive and elegant all at once. I loved my bouquet so much, I'm having a silk replicate made to keep forever.
The flowers were absolutely amazing!! Very unique and beautiful and totally captured my personality. Lindy was bit difficult to get ahold of though throughout the process, so I was often nervous that things would not be done properly. On the wedding day though everything was perfect!
The flowers at our wedding were amazing! We got so many compliments on them that day. We worked with Eddie, and he really wanted to make my flowers what I wanted and was open to my ideas. I have already recommended them to my friends, but they book fast, so do it in advance. Also, he really works with your budget and is not pushy at all. It was a great experience!
My flowers were absolutely amazing!!!! Eddie is the nicest guy and was able to create exactly what I was looking for! He did a mockup of a centerpiece and bridesmaid bouquet before I put down a deposit. I also had a very small budget and he gave me so much to fit within that budget. My centerpieces were full and beautiful and my bouquet was breathtaking. Eddie gave me unbeatable prices and the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen! nuff said!
I worked with Eddie at commerce. The flowers were not what we requested. However, they cost way below any other florist's quote.
I am very picky when it comes to flowers. However, I didn't want to spend a fortune on something that would not last nor would my budget allow for me to use my dream floral design studios. I had a very tight budget for the scale of our wedding and the amount of flowers I wanted. Eddie was the only florist I found who could do everything I wanted, and then some, within my budget. While I had a very clear, specific direction prepared prior to meeting with any florists, I also wanted creative input and suggestions. Eddie was able to fill in the gaps for me and round out my vision. He also duly noted and respected nitpicky details I wanted changed at our mockup meeting (which occurs before signing a contract or handing over a deposit at Commerce Flowers). Despite being a rather large shop that does many weddings a weekend, they do take care of you through their personable and attentive customer service.
Although I was a bit disappointed that the corsages and bouts were not what we had originally planned, Eddie did warn me from our initial consultation that the exact flowers I wanted were difficult for him to source at that time of year. He called me as soon as he knew about the lack of availability and suggested what sounded like a great substitute at the time. When the personal flowers were delivered to my hotel room (ahead of schedule, I should note), I realized I had misunderstood the types of substitute flowers we had discussed on the phone. One quick phone call and barely over an hour later, we had new flowers in the correct color. He also let us keep the "wrong" colored flowers, so our extended family and musicians got flowers, too!
The florists were very helpful in choosing our arrangements, tropical theme since we were married in Hawaii. They were very professional, and set up everything beautifully. I was very happy with them
Let me say, that my flowers were just beautiful! I HIGHLY recommend them! They are also affordable! We looked at other florists and City of Commerce quoted us much less than others. Not only is it less expensive, the customer service and attention to detail is great. Eddie is so nice, and he is always aiming to please. On the day of my wedding, he personally delivered my bouquet to me and everything looked awesome! All flowers were just as they should've been! They overexceeded my expectations! DEFINITELY would recommend them!
WOW!!!! I still can’t believe how beautiful our flowers were. I wanted to make sure that I was able to find a vendor that could produce something unique and beautiful. Eddie was able to do that for me. You get plenty of flowers for your money and everyone is super nice. Eddie went above and beyond. Commerce Flowers really outdid themselves. They delivered our personal flowers earlier that morning to my hotel room. I was a little disappointed when they arrived because the BM flowers were not exactly the way I wanted them, but after looking at them a bit, they were still beautiful. Eddie was amazing. He went out of his way to find the perfect shade of orange roses for me during our planning process. Throughout the night, I constantly got tremendous compliments on how beautiful the flowers were. When I first arrived at the museum, I was blown away at how beautiful they were. The manzanita branches were breathtaking, the low centerpieces were bigger and better than my mock ups, and the pomander balls were full with flowers. What’s great about Commerce is that they will do prototype centerpieces for you before you even book with them. They want to make sure that you will be happy with what you’re paying for. Most places will only do this for you after you pay your deposit with them. No wonder they don't need advertising. They get their business through word of mouth.
Eddie was, by far, one of our favorite vendors to work with! He even gave me a nice talk to help put our wedding day in perspective and calm my nerves days before the wedding. He is detail-oriented and knows what he's doing. City of Commerce did a mock-up of our BM bouquet and centerpiece even before taking our deposit. Eddie also did a mock-up of our church pew decoration after I expressed some concerns about the size of it. If you pay with cash, you can negotiate the price of your floral arrangements as we did.
I worked with Eddie from start to finish and he was just wonderful. First of all, their prices were great! I quoted other places and they were unbeatable! I had emailed the photo to Eddie and they copied it exactly the way I wanted it. He always returned my calls, answered my questions, faxed me info, etc… very great. I was so happy when I saw it.
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They do gorgeous flowers! I always love the details.
The above information is from City of Commerce Flowers' website.