33 total reviews
Richard did the flowers for my wedding, and we were so pleased with how they turned out! I just showed him a few inspiration pics from Pinterest, and we had a couple of in-person meetings with him to see his samples, and he got it exactly like I had described and wanted. I highly suggest working with him. We are so happy we did!
Over all Richard was incredibly pleasant to work with. His relaxed pleasant demeanor made an otherwise stressful time easier. He was incredibly affordable and he executed most of my vision. My only complaint is that he promised the world but delivered adequate flowers. They weren't nearly what he promised. They were fine for the budget.
After searching for many weeks for a florist for our wedding this past weekend (January), I was completely disheartened. Florists were asking outrageous amounts of money for very little -- and complaining that flowers in January were difficult. Then we found Flowers by Richard. He immediately has a "can do, happy to do" attitude, and came through with the most gorgeous arrangements that were my favorite part of the entire wedding. For a very reasonable price, we had gorgeous flowers that looked like we spent a fortune. As for creative execution, all I had to do was email him one photo that I liked and he nailed it -- absolutely got what I was going for. He is the best -- take it from me, don't waste your time with anyone else.
I found Richard while searching the Internet for a florist in Midtown Manhattan for the wedding of myself and my partner of 32 years. He was just so personable and genuinely interested in answering any and all of my questions. Working with someone that's over 800 miles away can be most challenging, but he was definitely a good choice.
The flowers he did for us, our attendants and for the reception were spot on. Exactly what we had requested and delivered in plenty of time prior to departure to the wedding. Richard personally sent us a congratulatory email afterwards thanking us for allowing his company handle our flowers. I think you would really get superior help and service if you dealt with him.
Richard did an excellent job at our wedding providing the most beautiful tall and short arrangements and flowers for our naked cake. I highly recommend him as he is easy to work with, very talented and very affordable
Richard did a great job- even on short notice!
I had a 5 star experience purchasing my wedding bouquet and my husband's boutonniere from Flowers by Richard. I started by filling out their online form to get some information. I received a quick response with all the info I needed to help make my decision. I had a minor problem replying to their email, but as soon as I let them know I received a call from Richard himself, and we discussed a few details about the bouquet that were very important to me. The bouquet I received was absolutely perfect. It was just what I had asked for. The boutonniere was perfect too.
Beautiful flowers, excellent customer services and reasonable prices. I couldn't have asked for anything more.
Richard and his team did an amazing job!!
I used Richard's services based on other reviews I've read on the internet. Not only was he super friendly, but his prices were fantastic! He is so easy to work with and if you tell him exactly what you're looking for, he will deliver! I was so pleased with all of our arrangements and bouquets. We received tons of compliments on the flowers. He even refunded our money when I made a change to the number of centerpieces I needed. Thank you, thank you, thank you Richard! You were fantastic!!
Richard and his staff did an amazing job at our wedding. From the very first interaction, Richard was very professional, courteous, and very genuine. His prices are very reasonable (especially considering the fact that he is located in manhattan). On the day of our wedding, we were amazed by our centerpieces. Richard and his staff did an incredibly amazing job!!! Also, they were able to accommodate last minute requests from us and yet deliver elegant, beautiful flower arrangements!! Highly highly recommend!
We chose Richard as our wedding florist because of his stellar reputation in NYC. When we initially met Richard, about 8 months before our wedding, we were very clear about what we wanted. Richard seemed to understand our vision and was pleased that we were strightforward with him.
Over the next 7 months leading up to the wedding, we sent Richard photos and emails of the type of flowers we wanted (orchids)and the specific color scheme of the wedding so that the flowers would match. Again, Richard told us that he understood what we wanted and said that he could deliver.
Then, 8 days before the wedding, after I had gone to Richard's shop several times to go over the flower arrangements, Richard tells me that he would not be able to get the dark purple orchids that I wanted because they were out of season.(I had asked for dark purple orchids and white orchids for our centerpieces). He said that I had to choose another flower by the next day because he had to order the flowers at least 7 days in advance. In a panic, I called my wedding coordinator and told her the situation. We called around the tri-state area for these flowers and found them at a shop in NJ. When I told Richard about this shop the next day, he said that he did not want to order from them. In addition, Richard wrote a very unprofessional email to me, in which he blamed me for his inability to get the flowers that I wanted - and he had agreed to provide - for my wedding (even though I had emails from 7 months before which showed the discussions we had about the specific flowers and colors I needed for my wedding -- with pictures attached to these emails). Because he could not get the dark purple orchids, I asked Richard to dye the flowers but initially he refused because he said the color would bleed into the vase. Then, after I wrote him a stern email, he asked me to come to his shop to take a look at more flowers. When I arrived at his shop, I was already in tears. Richard obviously felt bad about the situation and apologized for adding to my stress. At the shop, he showed me some orchids that he had dyed and said that, after testing the flowers, the color would not leak into the vase. Although I was happy that the flower crisis was resolved, I was still very upset with Richard for putting me on a rollercoaster of emotions about the flowers. I mean, why didn't he try to dye them first before telling me that we could not get the orchids we wanted? More importantly, why did he wait until the very last minute to tell me the flowers were not in season?
Despite the crisis we went through before the wedding, Richard came through on our wedding day. Our wedding arch, the bouquets, and centerpirces were BEAUTIFUL. There are not words to describe how beautiful the wedding arch was -- he nailed it!
At the end of the day, our wedding flowers exceeded my expectations, but the journey to get to that point was less than ideal because of Richard's poor communication.
Very reasonable and accomodating. Flowers were beautiful and creative.
Flowers By Richard did a wonderful job with our wedding flowers! At first I put flowers low on my priority list because I wanted to allocate my budget to other areas of the wedding. I soon realized how important good flowers can be to create the overall look. I read many good reviews for Richard but it wasn’t until my husband and I met with him that I knew he would be our florist.
Richard had many great ideas and was incredibly flexible as my vision changed over the months. Although open to my suggestions, he wasn’t afraid to offer his professional opinion either, which was great when I was overwhelmed with all the planning details. Whenever I called with a question, Richard could quickly find his notes on me (which were always meticulous) and we could easily sort out any of my concerns. Whenever I spoke to Richard I always felt more calm and confident that our flowers would be beautiful. He is great at inspiring confidence and calming nerves.
The day of, our personal flowers arrived on time, in perfect condition, and were exactly what we had discussed. The reception was wonderfully decorated. In addition to the flowers being great, Richard dealt with some last minute substitutions with ease. And the best part of the whole experience is that Richard’s prices are extremely reasonable!
Richard listened to everything I had to say about what i envisioned for the flowers for the wedding. He was constantly throwing in free things and was willing to make last minute changes. Their deliveries were on time and they were very flexible to work with. My bouquet was quality, my husband was even asking how I carried around something so big and heavy. Also, his prices were the most reasonable I encountered. He always responded to emails in a timely manner and there were no additional hidden fees. The price you agree upon is it. I will definitely use richard for events in the future
When I started my florist search I decided to look both in Brooklyn and Manhattan (I live in BK & work in Manhattan). Some florists didn't get back to me, some florists were incredibly expensive so I am so thankful I found Flowers by Richard! Richard's response time was amazing throughout. Meeting with Richard was so easy! He listened to what I was looking for, gave me great ideas and ultimately provided exactly what I wanted. When I walked down the aisle, I was blown away by how beautiful his arrangements looked. The flowers in the reception room were incredible! The centerpieces were perfect. I received so many compliments on the flowers and for good reason!! Richard and his staff did an amazing job and I absolutely loved working with him and would recommend him to all brides!
Richard was so easy to work with; he was very conscious of my budget and never push me to get additional unnecessary arrangements. Overall the flowers were beautiful.
I wanted only a few arrangements, but knew exactly what I had in mind and Richard came through with exactly that. Almost all the guests commented how lovely the flowers were.
First, let me say that Richard is by far the best and nicest person to work with. Not only is he super friendly, but he is so accomodating to whatever suggestions I had. I met with him 3 times, with the last third time him showing me a sample of the flowers he was going to use based on pictures and ideas I had sent him. When I opened the flower box on the day of my wedding and saw my bouquets I literally cried. They were exactly how I wanted them and so beautiful. I had also ordered low centerpieces for the tables and everyone complimented on how beautiful they were and a few fought over who was going to take them home! I highly recommend Flowers by Richard...you will not be disappointed!
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Richard for our wedding on 2/17/12.
We received a recommendation from a friend and decided to meet and ultimately work with Richard.
From the moment we met him we were at ease and felt comfortable. He worked within our budget and delivered flowers beyond our expectation! My bridal bouquet was exactly what I wanted.
We received so many compliments on the flowers. We highly recommend working with Richard.
For my wedding, my husband and I planned a Christian and Hindu ceremony. Richard was hired to create flowers for the bridal party. When I planned my wedding, I really wanted to have beautiful flower arrangements. I love, love flowers and didn't want the regular run of the mill wedding floral look.
My first meeting with Richard sealed the deal. He was very professional, listened and understood my vision, and on the day of the wedding he was able to get the flowers to the venue earlier than scheduled for pre-wedding photos (that I forgot to tell him about). My flowers were so beautiful. They were classy but also modern. My only regret was that I didn't use him to decorate the reception space. We had used the Indian decorator for the reception space and I was very upset with the ugly flowers used. I was very clear with what I wanted and I didn't get close to it. So needless to say, when I have another event I will be using Richard.
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013