This review is for both Conklyn's and Middle Atlantic Wholesale Florist. My then-fiancé (now husband) and I originally planned to do all of the floral arrangements for our wedding by ourselves (with the help of my dad), but we quickly realized...
that would be too stressful and there wouldn't be enough time. We decided instead to use Conklyn's to make our bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres and order flowers from Middle Atlantic Wholesale Florist to make our own centerpieces and big displays. These two businesses are connected, so it was a one-stop-shop for our floral needs and extremely convenient. Carol Bull is sweet, funny, very knowledgeable about flowers and flower arrangements, and has this amazing ability to translate our verbal descriptions of what we envisioned for our wedding into gorgeous reality. Note: My husband and I know next to nothing about flowers, so we were likely spouting gibberish. We told her we wanted sunflowers, with blue and white accent flowers, and Carol helped us pick the perfect flowers to create a bright, fun, lighthearted, wildflower, beautiful look. When one of the flowers we ordered for the bouquets arrived, Conklyn's knew the color did not match the color scheme we wanted. They immediately sent me a picture and a text message, and swapped it out for another flower that worked wonderfully! We very much appreciate their flexibility and great judgment. The flowers Carol suggested for our centerpieces and big displays were super easy to work with, beautiful, and lasted way longer than expected. Armed with buckets of flowers and a few words of advice from Carol, my parents, brother, and I filled 24 mason jars and 2 large vases with flower arrangements in two hours. It was easy and fun! Our guests loved the centerpieces and took them home at the end of the wedding. It's now two weeks after the wedding, and some of the flowers still look fresh! We loved working with Conklyn's and Middle Atlantic Wholesale Florist, and we plan to order from them for future special occasions.
Reviewed On 8/26/2018 by Tiara B
I made a mistake by trying to go through a big brand to do my wedding flowers and last minute they did not deliver, so I contacted Conklyn's and was immediately put at ease. They even let me bring my dog over while I talked about what flowers a...
nd accessories I wanted, and in two days, I got the most beautiful set of flowers for a fraction of what I was originally going to pay! Thank you once again for saving my butt!
Reviewed On 11/30/2017 by Jaime B
Conklyn's was great to work with! I had an idea of what I wanted and a bottom line number I wanted to stick to and Carol made it happen. The bouquets, boutonnieres & corsages did the job,they even utilized my specific ribbon. The centerpiece...
s were exactly how I envisioned them, simple & clean. The ceremony arrangements were SHOWSTOPPING! They really do allow your dollar to go far!
Reviewed On 10/22/2017 by Jane R
I had initially started with another florist but due to lack of communication I started to look elsewhere. My mother suggested I look at Conklyn as she had used them for work events regularly in the past. When I went for my consultation Carol...
was great from the beginning. She asked a lot of questions to help find the perfect design. On the day of the wedding the quality of the flowers was exceptional. From bouquets to boutonnieres, ceremony accents to receptions centerpieces, everything was beautiful and better than I could have imagined. Thank you for everything!
Reviewed On 6/08/2017 by kristen w
Reviewed On 9/10/2014 by Kristin W
I used Conklyn's Florist in Alexandria to provide the flowers for my wedding and they were stunning! I worked with Laurie D. from the company; we met and had an initial consultation where I showed her all of my floral ideas from Pinterest. She ...
then drafted a preliminary contract and included pricing. Laurie did an amazing job of describing everything from the pictures that I showed her down to the littlest detail and putting them in my contract; her descriptions made everything sound beautiful, and was a great part of the reason why I chose Conklyn's. She also worked with our budget, making suggestions for less expensive flowers and smaller arrangements where no one would notice a difference. When I walked down the aisle, everything looked EXACTLY as I had shown her in the pictures, and I let out a huge sigh of relief. Additionally, the arrangements for the reception were beautiful and perfect. I used tulips for my bouquet, for my bridesmaids, and in my reception display. They were impeccable. If you chose Conklyn's you will not have to worry; they will ensure that your wedding vision is brought to life!
Reviewed On 5/14/2014 by Michelle W
Conklyn's provided outstanding centerpieces and bouquets with bright colors to match our spring garden wedding in Arlington, VA. The centerpieces were so beautiful with fruit added to pop more color. The bouquets were exactly what I wanted fo...
r myself, the bride, and my girls, with added sheet music to represent my musical background. The designer, Laurie, was in touch with me throughout the process and was very flexible with changing parts of the centerpieces and bouquets. Thank you to Laurie and the rest of the designers on such a wonderful job, would definitely recommend Conklyn's!!
Reviewed On 10/08/2013 by Michelle G
Overall, the flowers and centerpieces looked great and all were delivered on time. However, there were a few minor bumps in the road. I felt that communication was rough from the beginning and my requests weren't being fully listened to. Also ...
on the morning of the wedding there was some additional unnecessary stress add. I got a call saying that I would need to pay an additional fee to have the centerpiece vases picked up after the ceremony (ended around midnight) because the venue could not hold them over night. However, when I contacted the venue they had absolutly no problem holding them with the rest of our reception items for pick up in the morning. Just a little frustrating that I had to deal with that while I am trying to get ready for the big day.
Reviewed On 7/03/2013 by Deb R
To bring in our colors, the florist worked with us and allowed us to bring in different containers to highlight the arrangements as opposed to renting. We did rent some of the flower vases.
Reviewed On 4/27/2013 by Hilary R
I went with Conklyn's on my SIL's recommendation that they were reasonably priced, but I had specific flowers in mind that were on the more expensive side and I didn't think the quality of design of the arrangements for my wedding were worth al...
l we paid for them. Also, the original consultant I worked with was pushy and just really rubbed me the wrong way. However, she left Conklyn's two months before my wedding and handed me off to another consultant who was fabulous- always willing to answer my questions, not too pushy but still very professional, and I really appreciated her help especially in the couple of days before my wedding when I was running around trying to get everything done.
Reviewed On 10/25/2012 by Jill P
I had a very good experience with Conklyn's. I brought them the vases, the stones and the submersible lights. The flowers they added to the vases were perfect. The stones were great. They just forgot to include the lights. Luckily my girlfriend...
s and the catering manager are crafty!
Reviewed On 4/23/2012 by Kendall J
The florals provided by Conklyn's Florist were everything that I could have imagined and more.. If I am ever in need of flowers for any occasion, I will be calling them!!!!
Reviewed On 12/13/2011 by Kathern T
Conklyn's did my flowers for my wedding and reception and I was overall pretty happy with them.
As to the sales staff: during the process of planning, before I put money down, they were very catering to me/us. After we put a deposit down, i...
t was hard to get a human being to talk to. Our sales person was always out, never answered her phone and took days to get back to us via email. We set up a time to pick up a sample centerpiece to take to our tasting with our caterer and thank god I called, the designers had no knowledge of what I was to pick up. My fiance went down there and worked with the designer to put it together. They deisgners were very helpful.
As to the designers, I believe they did a wonderful job. I received tons of positive responses regarding the centerpieces.
Downside, as to my bouquets, I requested a full wrap, but only got a partial wrap; as to my flowers for the church, I gave specific measurements on the size for the alter and when the flowers came, they were way too large and couldn't be used for the alter, they were sitting on the floor and they were hidden by my wedding party, big dissapointment. The entire time I was standing up there I was looking at the flowers on the floor and was so dissapointed, it really distracted me. I couldn't get it out of my head.
For the amount of money they charged, I was dissapointment in the amount of flowers they used. I personally thought the arrangements should have been fuller.
Overall happy with the work they did for us.
Reviewed On 12/08/2011 by Jackelyn S
Conklyn's did an amazing job with our flowers. They accommodated two delivery locations and were easy to work with.
Reviewed On 11/04/2011 by Rachel E
Our consultation with Conklyn's went very smoothly; they worked with us so that we could get the vision we wanted in our limited budget. The only hiccup was that the wrist coursages we had specifically requested turned out to be pin-on coursag...
es. They have offered a small refund for this snafu, but we haven't received it yet.
Reviewed On 9/30/2011 by Katie L
Nicole at Conklyn's was wonderful to work with, easy going, professional, and she helped me choose flowers based on our style and budget. We wanted to incorporate peacock feathers into our flowers, and they did SUCH a good job. My bouquet was g...
orgeous and the birdesmaids bouquets were so unique. The lilies for our ceremony flowers were also full and fit our venue perfectly. Nicole even let us bring in our own special containers that we wanted to use. For an easy hassel free wedding flower experience, they were really top notch.
Reviewed On 9/11/2011 by Elizabeth m
Conkyln's provided beautiful centerpieces and bouquets. The only trouble that my mom and I had was the service. After our initial meeting we could not get in touch with our representative for like 2 weeks. She said her email had been acting ...
up and since they still seemed like they provided a quality product, we signed a contract with them. They had said that they would set up all of the flowers at the venue but as it turns out the delivery guy showed up and did not. He said that no one told him to or how to so thankfully we had an AWESOME caterer who set them up just like I wanted. I would recommend conkylns with the string that their customer service could be improved.
Reviewed On 6/18/2011 by erin f
not very responsive, who i worked with did not have voice mail or email. but they showed up on the day with beautiful flowers!
Reviewed On 10/21/2010 by Jessica Z
LOVED MY FLOWERS!!! They remained alive & beautiful for days!!
Reviewed On 9/27/2010 by Melissa M
My experience with Conklyn's was amazing. I felt like they gave me a great rate on my flowers and they did everything they could do to accomate my requests. I was especially impressed when I went in for my consult and they did not just pull out...
a book, but they actually took me back into the flower cooler and started putting together different flower arrangements to show me exactly what my flowers would look like. They worked with me throughly from beginning to end and even gladly a few last minute changes that I needed to add just a few weeks before the wedding. I would definitely recommend them to anyone. I worked with Nicole and she was excellent!
Reviewed On 5/10/2010 by Jenifer F
Easy to work with professional organized a lot of choices good expertise.;My bouquet and the bridesmaids flowers were smaller than expected.