Absolutely stunning job!!! The sophisticated and elegant arrangements were EXACTLY what I had hoped for...and maybe better! Susan and her team are so talented! My wedding was made more beautiful by your hard work. Thank you from the bottom of m...
y heart. -Desiree
Reviewed On 9/30/2019 by Michael W
After a long and tedious search for florists, we reached out to Cut 1 Floral Design. Susan, from day 1, was such a pleasure to deal with. The process of meeting and hearing our ideas went so smoothly. Both my husband and I had very different...
opinions with what we wanted, and Susan created BEAUTIFUL arrangements for our wedding that we were both in love with. She nailed it! All the guests were raving about the flowers. I can't speak highly enough about her. Absolutely the best!!!!
Reviewed On 6/11/2019 by Mina B
Cut 1 Floral is an excellent choice for a wedding day florist! Susan and her team were very professional and easy to work with and did an excellent job understanding my wedding day vision. Days before the wedding Susan was able to account for l...
ast minute changes, which was very much appreciated. She made my day special and I'm very grateful I choose to work with her and hope to work with Cut 1 Floral in the future for other events.
Reviewed On 3/30/2019 by Katrina B
Working with Susan was an absolute dream. She was recommended to me by a close friend, and I was very glad I followed her recommendation. Susan immediately recognized that I was a nervous bride with many questions. She worked closely with me, r...
esponded to all my questions promptly through TheKnot messaging app and emails, and provided me with a lot of support leading to my big day.
I was very honest with my expectations regarding flowers, budget, and design - specifically: mainly eucalyptus, low to mid range budget, and simple but elegant design. I provided Pinterest photos as references to help her with her designs— and she definitely delivered. She allows one visit to her studio, where she gives you a actual physical sample of what your centerpieces will look like - which I greatly appreciated. She was very open to my likes/dislikes and suggestions for improvement. I wasn’t able to see my bouquets and boutonnières until the actually wedding day, but they were still gorgeous and looked very much like the reference photos I provided.
In short, I really enjoyed working with Susan and her team. She was very patient and easy to talk to, the arrangements were beautiful, and the delivery on the big day was on time & fast. Regardless of what budget you have for your event, would definitely recommend Cut 1 Florals.
Reviewed On 1/06/2019 by Sara G
We had a great experience with Vanesa and Susan. My daughter had a strict budget. Vanesa was thoughtful and really listened to what Jessica envisioned. The second time we met, they had a table set up with the flowers and candles to show how th...
e tables would look. This was really helpful, we made some changes and it all turned out, even better than what we expected. Beautiful and affordable! I love floral arranging and I wanted to do some arrangements for the cocktail hour. Not a problem at all. In fact, Vanesa complemented my arrangements as I worked around her.
The bouquets were stunning and the bridal bouquet was the perfect finishing touch to Jessica’s princess look.
Vanesa and Susan were easy to work with and both so nice and accommodating. I highly recommend Cut 1 Florals for their talent and top notch customer service.
Reviewed On 1/04/2019 by Jessica G
I had an absolutely AMAZING experience with Vanesa and the Cut 1 Floral team. She made my vision come to life and did everything in her power to keep me in my budget. My bouquet and centerpieces got compliments from everyone, guests and vendors...
alike. Vanesa was incredibly responsive and on top of things (even when I was too scatterbrained to be) and made everything seamless and magical. I recommend this vendor to anyone in the Jersey/New York area!
Reviewed On 11/11/2018 by Alexandra R
Susan and her team were such amazing and easy people to work with! From the moment we met I knew I could trust her in making our dream wedding come true. All my arrangements, bouquets, centerpieces and etc were absolutely beautiful and the qual...
ity of the flowers was impressive as it all lasted so long. I would recommend everyone to Cut 1 Floral Design, if only we could get married again! I will always treasure the photos and memories I have of this day forever.
Reviewed On 11/02/2018 by Nancy R
Best floral experience ever
Professional compassionate friendly
Met all expectations for the scheme of the wedding
Recommend them highly and would use them again
Thanks for the beauty you provided in making our daughters wedding beautiful an...
d special !
Reviewed On 10/19/2018 by Robert F
So, like any rational person, we were seeking the best quality for the most reasonable pricing. NYC vendors were way too expensive, which led us to a familiar face in our hometown of Hoboken! Susan was absolutely WONDERFUL and the end result w...
as stunning. The flowers from the table centerpieces, table arrangements, bridal party bouquets, etc., all were impeccable. Guests complimented us and we loved how everything looked. Plus, Susan and her team are incredibly easy to work with. 100% recommend!
Reviewed On 10/05/2018 by Dera O
When i first contacted Susan, she told me she would work with my budget. Trust me, i was happy to hear that, but i also thought she was just saying — she wasn’t!
Vanesa was like an angel sent to make a big part of my wedding-planning feel like...
a breeze. She listened to every little thing i told her; her patience throughout the whole process was just exceptional! I made so many very last minute decisions, and she still made them happen. When i danced into my reception, i was beyond satisfied.
Thank you Vanesa for finding me the sweetheart table and chairs, thanks for being so trustworthy and so professional in a nice way. I would recommend you to every bride to be i come across in the area. You really made my day beautiful!
Reviewed On 9/25/2018 by Victoria C
Susan and her team were amazing! I knew nothing about what kind of decor I wanted, or what flowers, or colors I had for my wedding when I first met with them but Susan was so patient and gave me different options and definitely held my hand thr...
oughout the entire process! Without her, my wedding would not have looked half as beautiful or put together as it did and they were so good about last minute details. I cannot recommend Susan and Cut 1 Floral enough!
Reviewed On 9/15/2018 by Rachel M
Susan and Vanesa did an amazing job and far surpassed my expectations! Working on a low budget, Susan and Vanesa were so helpful, attentive and understanding the full way through. They are just such great people. Vanesa NAILED my floral arrange...
ments of white and green. In fact, all of pictures featured my lush summer bouquet because it was so beautiful and was the perfect accessory to being a bride!! Even my photographer complimented them over and over again when they were first delivered.
My chuppah though was the show stopper - just WOW! We had our ceremony on the Hudson River and on a bright summer day. Those white drapes were blowing in the wind and the flowers were simple, drool worthy and straight out of a wedding magazine. It has surpassed anything a Pinterest board - and was probably one of my favorite details to the entire wedding.
Vanesa, you’re amazing and so unbelievably talented. My wedding would NOT have been the same without your special touch!!
Reviewed On 8/21/2018 by Caroline G
Susan and Cut 1 Floral made my vision and dreams a reality for my wedding day. Susan took the time to sit with me, answering my million questions, to find flowers that matched my color scheme perfectly and tie the entire design together. My cak...
e was breathtaking with the floral accents she added. I couldn't ask for anything better for our wedding day. Thank you, Susan, for making my dreams a reality! I would recommend Cut 1 to everyone planning their special event.
Reviewed On 8/15/2018 by Jessie Q
Cut 1 Floral Design did an awesome job for our wedding. Susan was super nice. She provided the best arrangements we have ever seen! She gave very professional suggestions when we were indecisive. Made the process easier to when we decided the c...
olors, styles, size of our centerpieces and bouquets. My bouquet was more beautiful that I could have imagined! It was exactly what I wanted and more! We loved all the color combinations. Everything matched perfectly!
Reviewed On 7/26/2018 by Shana J
What can I say? Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Don't book with anyone else! Here's Vanessa's response to me on the Knot: "You may send pictures to my email address if it makes it easier. This will help me see what your vision is and how we ca...
n keep it to your budget."
Key words: she said she'll "keep to my budget" which is AWESOME!
Based on all the overwhelming positive reviews here, I knew I had to call her because originally was going to do flowers ourselves but didn't want my mom to be stressed on the day of. At first I was scared because my budget was so small for a wedding of 140 with 10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen but Vanessa saved me. Her professionalism was amazing!
My budget was $1500 or less and she said she was going to include the delivery and set up as part of the whole thing. Whatever you want, she's willing to work in your budget. Just to give you a comparison, for this price, I'm getting delivery/setup (which most places charge extra), 1 bridal bouquet, 10 bridesmaids bouquets, 2 corsages, 13 centerpieces, and 14 boutennieres. When I talk to her on the phone, we talk about my vision for the wedding. She talks about what she CAN do for me and not focus on what cannot be done. When I was out of ideas, she would say "ooohh you know what? I know just the right shade of pink roses for you." She said she was going to email me what she puts together within days so I don't even have to make the long trip to visit in person. Also, they make flowers on demand so everything is guaranteed fresh. She was really nice and our phone conversation she never rushed me and really wanted to get to know our vision for how the flowers should look. I wanted a touch of elegance and she suggested gorgeous white hydrangeas with glass vases. Even though my budget was small and my wedding hasn't even happened yet, I'm writing this review because this place is a WHOLE LEVEL above all other florists. Even my friend who does her own flowers and flowers for other friends would agree. You get the best price here for the best quality. I can't wait to see what magic Vanessa can do on my wedding day!
If you're still not convinced, just to give you an idea, here's what OTHER florists said to me: "Even being as frugal as possible, realistically your budget should be around $3,000.00 for everything you need. No matter what flowers you use, I'm coming up with a total of $3,200.00. "
"With the most affordable/cheapest centerpieces and small size bouquets your budget should be about $ 1,750 before delivery and taxes! Flowers itself will be way more then $1,000...."
I'm so glad I chose Cut 1 florals and Vanessa. Such a friendly team who will work with you on your special day, not against your wallet.
Reviewed On 7/16/2018 by Katie C
Cut 1 floral went above and beyond to help make our wedding day perfect! Susan was absolutely amazing to work with. When we first met she immediately made a mock up bouquet to show me what mine would look like the day of my wedding- it was STUN...
NING! On the day of the wedding my actual bouquet took my breathe away. She used so many beautiful flowers and personally delivered it to me. She goes the extra mile for her brides to make sure that there wedding day is everything they dreamed it would be. I can't say enough about how amazing everyone is at Cut 1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping to make my wedding so magical!
Reviewed On 1/26/2018 by Geraldine L
Susan at Cut 1 Floral Designs went above and beyond with the flowers for our New Year's Eve wedding at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, NJ. She is thorough and knows what she's doing. She really listens to your vision and takes the time to go ...
through photos and talk through likes and dislikes. She put together beautiful arrangements that were exactly what we envisioned. Additionally, I had an idea in mind of what I wanted our ceremony "arch" to look like, but couldn't find the perfect picture to illustrate what I had in mind. What she put together based on my verbal description was absolutely perfect. There truly is nothing Susan cannot do when it comes to flower arrangements! Highly recommend.
Reviewed On 10/13/2017 by Kelsey T
Susan and Vanesa did such a spectacular job with our wedding flowers. Vanesa was so patient and listened to my specific Pinterest visions, only to design the most beautiful bridal bouquet and ombré effect bridesmaid boquests (with groomsman to ...
follow). The mothers coursages were all unique with personalized touches. Susan and Vanesa were an all around pleasure and made he entire wedding process so easy. I would highly recommend Cut 1 floral to any of my family and friends!
Reviewed On 6/05/2017 by Helaina H
Susan worked closely with us to assure that every single petal on the hundreds of flowers she arranged for us was perfect. She took our vision and brought it beyond our wildest dreams. Her work made our evening more magical than we could have e...
ver pictured! Would recommend her to anyone looking for beauty, whimsy and elegance.
Reviewed On 2/17/2017 by melissa s
Susan was fantastic! She has such great taste in flowers and a really cool vibe. She was very easy to work with and at our consultation she listened to every detail and helped us put together the exact wedding flowers we had planned on. Her att...
ention to detail made each piece gorgeous. She always replied promptly to my emails and was so easy to work with. I highly recommend her and Cut 1!
Reviewed On 11/01/2016 by Tara S
Susan at Cut1 recently did the flowers for my wedding this past October. She did an excellent job was very helpful even when I had a hard time deciding exactly which flowers I wanted to choose for my centerpieces. I would highly recommend worki...
ng with Susan for your next event!
Reviewed On 10/13/2016 by meghan t
Susan at Cut 1 was amazing to work with. She listened to what we wanted and delivered exactly what we asked for. The flowers were beautiful and such great quality. LOVED!
Reviewed On 10/09/2016 by Lindsey G
Susan was an absolute gem to work with! I live out of state from where my wedding was held and she was by far the easiest vendor to work with. I sent her pictures of inspiration and at the trial meeting it was almost perfect. She was REALLY pat...
ient during the tweaking because I'm indecisive and I don't know a lot about flowers, and she made some really helpful suggestions. She also knew a ton about my venue (Liberty House) that I didn't know about and really helped shape my day. I got so many compliments on my flowers and I'm so happy my photographer got a few shots of the centerpieces because they were beautiful. On top of everything she is VERY reasonable and like I said before, really wonderful to work with, I'd recommend her in a heartbeat.
Reviewed On 10/05/2016 by Aurora D
Susan was AMAZING to work with! She has been the floral designer for our family for years and we knew we had to go see her first! We went to her with some pictures and some ideas and she put the whole thing together for us exactly the way we wa...
nted it! Our venue looked like a dream with the center pieces! Our family and friends had only amazing things to say about our flowers! I absolutely loved the bouquet she did for me and was super helpful in putting the charms on it liked I wanted which made it that much more special to me. We totally recommend Susan and Cut 1 Floral Design!
Reviewed On 7/02/2016 by Becky S
I can't say enough positive things about Susan and the team at Cut 1 Floral. I was referred to Susan through a colleague and feel so lucky to have found her. She is passionate about her work, knowledgeable about her craft and sees every detail ...
through to perfection.
My husband and I planned a romantic garden wedding on a limited budget, so flowers were the most important factor in the overall aesthetic. Susan worked within our budget to create breathtaking and bespoke pieces with ivy, ivory and "Secret Garden" blush roses. She over delivered to make sure that everything was perfectly executed, which is so rare to find in this business. My husband and I were blown away by the quality and elegance of her work. The flowers were fresh, but perfectly bloomed. The intricacy of elements like topiaries and a stunning entry wreath made a personal and lasting impression for our guests. Above all, Susan made my husband and I feel that our event was special and unique, which is what you hope for in a wedding vendor.
I will continue to use Susan as a personal florist and highly recommend her services for any occasion!
Reviewed On 3/26/2016 by Taina R
Susan and her staff at Cut 1 Floral were a dream to work with. Her attention to detail, and the "quality" of flowers she uses, is like no other. Viewing her work, I was sure I could not afford her, however, after meeting with Susan, she was ab...
le to use my budget to create miraculous work, especially for a bride who just had to have orchids dripping everywhere !!!! My bouquet was the most beautiful arrangement I ever seen. I still wish I can walk around with it! It was everything I invisioned and more. Long gorgeous white orchids, dripping with beautiful crystals and just the perfect amount of green foliage. Thank you Susan and everyone at Cut 1, I will always cherish your work and continue to use you for all my special occasions.
Reviewed On 3/09/2016 by Knottie1457574615
I'll admit at first when my bride to be started looking for a florist, I wasn't very thrilled about it, and even as we started our search, we found that most florists were more interested in up selling us then actually trying to help us build t...
he wedding that we were trying to create. When we found Cut1, it was different. Susan worked with us over the course of several months leading up to the wedding in order to make sure that we were able to get exactly what we wanted - from matching the colors of the flowers and fabrics, to ensuring that we had the exactly glassware that we needed. Especially on the day of, she was there and made sure that our designs were laid out exactly as we wanted and things went according to plan. Of all the vendors that we selected, Cut1 was among the top with excellent service and attention to detail.
Reviewed On 10/06/2015 by mariel r
Flowers were gorgeous! Susan did an amazing job, especially with the centerpieces and my bouquet.
Reviewed On 1/21/2015 by Kayla D
My flowers came out absolutely pefect for my wedding! After meeting with several other florist that either were too expensive or didnt seem like they understood my vision, i was thinking of doing my own flowers. I finally was introduced to Susa...
n. I gave her all my ideas and examples of what i liked and my budget and she made everything work out perfectly! All the bouquets and centerpieces were better then i could have imagined! I have recommened her to several other people and will continue to use her any time i need flowers! You will not be disappointed by choosing Cut1 Floral Design!
Reviewed On 11/10/2014 by Theresa C
My fiance and I decided to go ahead with Susan at Cut 1 Floral after meeting with other vendors and what a great decision that was. Susan was honest and refreshing and she knew both our venue and planner very well. She did not try to over sell ...
us on items that she thought were unnecessary in the space but rather gave us great ideas about what would work best with the venues natural beauty.
I provided Susan with an idea for my bouquet and she was so passionate about the color scheme and flowers and came up with amazing centerpieces for our tables and actually made each centerpiece a little different for each table. Susan was so great to work with and had amazing ideas. I have no problems recommending Susan to anyone in need of a florist.
Reviewed On 8/14/2014 by Dave M
After several "interviews" with other florists, my fiance and I decided to work with Sue Alvarez. My grandfather was a florist (now retired) so I knew the right questions to ask. We immediately felt comfortable with Sue because she was organize...
d, she listened, and she promised to stay within our budget.
A couple months before our wedding, Sue set up a viewing of all the flowers she intended to use in the bouquets and during the ceremony. She even set up a couple options for the table centerpieces. It really helped to have a visual and an understanding of exactly how everything would look on our big day.
On the day of our wedding, the "personals" arrived on time and were breathtaking! All the bouquets were perfect - even better than the samples Sue made for us in her shop! The table centerpieces were absolutely beautiful. We had a combination of low and high centerpieces. They looked so elegant in the venue. Sue even added subtle details (i.e. placing votive candles on the window frames.) We could not have been happier with the final result!!!
I will be posting pictures as soon as we receive them from our photographer!
Reviewed On 6/21/2014 by Elissa A
I've been familiar with Sue's work for a long time, as a friend used to send me arrangements by her. I was always impressed by her "eye" for making them look so beautiful and original, and also by the unfailing freshness of all of her flowers. ...
Every arrangement I received (and there were a lot) was a work of art. I'd also noticed an amazing arrangement in a Hoboken building lobby once and upon inquiring, was told they were by her.
So, there was only one florist I wanted to do the flowers for my wedding. Sue listened carefully to my ideas and gave great suggestions. Another thing that really impressed us and speaks to Sue's character and business acumen was that she took the time to speak to my mom and give advice about flowers that my mom was arranging! Sue was also very reliable as well as sweet. I absolutely loved the bouquets, wrist corsage, and boutonnieres she made for my wedding, as did all of our guests. I recommend Sue’s work wholeheartedly.
Reviewed On 10/26/2013 by Erin S
My flowers were breathtaking! Susan listened to my ideas and helped complete my vision for my bridal bouquet, bridesmaids bouquet and church flowers. My bouquet wasn't traditional but it was simple and beautiful. The bouquet popped against my...
dress. Susan introduced Green Cymbidiums into the bridesmaids bouquet. They were so stunning. The bouquets popped against all the dresses. The flowers were very fresh and vibrant. She was pleasant, open minded and very reasonably priced. I look forward to working with her in the future.
Reviewed On 7/13/2012 by Christine S
Sue Alvarez of Cut 1 Floral design has amazing vision and a talent like no other when it comes to flowers... she only did our bouquets and boutonnieres, but they were gorgeous! loved my bouquet especially!
Reviewed On 4/16/2012 by Josh E
We had such a fantastic experience with Sue Alvarez at Cut 1 Floral Design that I had to write a review so that future brides can know how amazing she is. I recommend Cut 1 Floral design wholeheartedly! I was one of those brides who really ne...
eded some handholding. I was relatively laid-back, but, at the same time, I wanted everything to be perfect! I wanted a wedding that was different from the typical cookie-cutter affair – yet I wanted it to be gorgeous and dramatic as well.
As far as the flowers went, I didn’t know much. Our venue was an old-fashioned tavern (all dark wood and stained glass), so I knew that I wanted something red for the tables. I also wanted something a little different but I needed some guidance. Sue had a ton of ideas for us! We spent a long time conceptualizing and I couldn’t have been happier with the final result. We ended up with clusters (3 small rectangular vases of differing sizes of red anemones, red tulips and red roses) on alternating tables, and 1 large vase of red roses and red anemones on alternating tables. The combination added depth and interest to the room. It was gorgeous. So many of my guests commented to me on how beautiful the flowers were! I’d also opted for black tablecloths so Sue recommended that we display the flowers on large square mirrors to brighten up the centerpieces and make them seem even larger. When I walked into the room I gasped – it was even better than I had hoped! It was very dramatic and different and amazing! The quality of the flowers was so good – they were perfectly open and lush. I also LOVED our chuppah. It was birch with ivory roses and some greenery. I’ve never seen a prettier chuppah. It was not overdone at all – but it was exquisite. All of the bouquets were magnificent as well. I was really happy with every aspect of my flowers - can you tell? :-)
Lastly, Sue’s prices were very reasonable. She really knew how to work within my budget. She was also very accessible. Use her – I definitely plan to recommend her to all of my friends. You will not be disappointed!
Reviewed On 8/31/2011 by Lisa S
Susan was awesome. She really listens to what you want and makes suggestions along the way. She did an amazing job on all our flower arrangements, bouquets, corasages and bouttonieres. I could not be happier. Would highly recommend her for ...
Reviewed On 9/02/2010 by Jessica W
I just got married in July, and chose Cut 1 as my florist. Susan, who is the owner worked with me tirelessly to make my floral dreams come true. She only works by appointment, and not out of a store front, so you really get her undivided attent...
ion. She was also readily available by email, which was so convenient when it got to the crazy parts of planning the wedding. She truly listened to what I was looking for, and delivered the most beautiful, fresh flowers I have seen. She is great at offering ideas, but at the same time will give you exactly what you are looking for. I am so happy that I chose her, and would use her again in a heartbeat!
Reviewed On 8/30/2010 by marisol h
I was referred to Susan by a friend and using her for my wedding was the best choice I made. She instantly got exactly what I was looking for with only a few words of description, and made it even more beautiful than I could imagine - and all w...
ithin my budget which was also important. She has amazing taste and her passion for her work is clear in all the details she attends to. I received so many compliments on my centerpieces and bouquets...and one of my good friends that was at my wedding booked Susan for hers shortly after she got engaged! I also used Susan for my sister-in-law's bridal shower and guests could not stop raving about how beautiful the arrangements were. She was generously flexible when the date for the event was changed last minute and her professionalism and kindness leave a lasting impression. I know I'll be booking Susan for many events to come and I would recommend her to any family member/friend with no reservations.
Reviewed On 6/28/2010 by sara k
susan was amazingly easy to work with! she is fun and makes you feel comfortable with from the moment you meet her. amazingly talented, she is great at understanding the vision you have for your day, and her suggestions only enhance what you al...
ready have in mind. i highly recommend cut1. she is very reasonbly priced in comparison to many of the florists in the area-i was hesitant at first, thinking she might be out of my price range, being located in hoboken. she is very professional and was very responisve, even during her very busy holiday season-i had a winter wedding. (and i was sad when the wedding was over, not having a reason to talk to her anymore)
Contact Info for Cut 1 Floral Design
359 3rd Street, Hoboken, NJ | New Jersey and New York
Susan has over twenty years of experience in the Floral Design Industry. She started out as an apprentice in a High End Floral Design Studio in NYC, It was there that she met her Mentor Ira Mitchel , he took her under his wing and inspired her to become the talented designer she is today. She went on to work with other top designers until she decided in the year 2000 to go out on her own. She established Cut 1 Floral Design, working out of a her small apartment. Within six months she moved into a unique studio in Hoboken, where she continues to serve her clients.