I can't say enough amazing things about Mum's the World and Maria. I have known her for most of the my life and it was such a joy to have her be apart of our wedding day. She was the first person I called to reserve our date and I'm so thankfu...
l she was available. She takes the time to truly listen to what you would like and will make sure it is perfect for your wedding day. One thing that was really nice was she gave me a mock bouquet during the second bridal fitting to make sure I loved it. There was a few changes that we made and for the wedding, it was absolutely perfect. On the day of the wedding, everything was clearly labeled for each bridal party member and everything from the flowers on the cake to the ceremony space to the bouquets were absolutely beautiful. There is no one else I would've wanted for flowers besides Maria. I can't thank them enough for all they did to make my wedding beautiful.
Reviewed On 10/30/2022 by Katie L
Maria and all of her staff are absolutely fantastic! I used them for my wedding and not only were the flowers absolutely gorgeous, but Maria was incredibly helpful and accommodating every step of the way. Maria knows exactly what she's talking ...
about and took my vague vision and turned it into everything I wanted and more. If you are getting married, I highly recommend Maria and Mum's the Word!
Reviewed On 9/19/2022 by B N
Maria was a pleasure to work with. My daughter had no idea of what flowers she wanted - only what color scheme. Maria made some wonderful suggestions, and even made a sample bouquet ahead of time so that the bride could see how it would look....
My daughter wanted a few small changes to the final design, and Maria was happy to accommodate. The final bouquet and the centerpieces were exactly what the bride envisioned. The tables looked beautiful, and my daughter's bouquet was lovely.
Reviewed On 9/10/2022 by Shannon O
Maria and the team at Mum's the word made me go from "not caring about flowers" to being obsessed with a bouquet that was so "me" and I didn't even know a bouquet could be so me.
Maria makes you feel like her only client and she honestly puts h...
er whole heart into your event. I would eight million out of 5 recommend.
Reviewed On 9/05/2022 by T. B
Here is a small business that cares about its clients. Maria, the owner, is an incredible human being and I can’t tell you how she put my mind at ease with every step! She is a genuine person who wants your wedding day to be beautiful. She stay...
ed within my budget, had an eye for design, and did an amazing job creating floral decor and arrangements that coincided with our theme. At times our consults felt more like a therapy venting session because of how much she cares. Maria and her time at Mums the Word is a vendor you want to have in your corner!
Reviewed On 8/20/2022 by Crissy G
Maria was amazing and we absolutely loved working with her! From our first consultation to our wedding day, Maria was professional, personable, organized, and did an amazing job. We are so happy to have worked with Mums the Word for our wedding...
and we would suggest them to anyone who is looking for a florist for any celebration. We know we'll be going back to Maria for any of our floral needs!
Reviewed On 5/29/2022 by G Y
When my wife and I were asking around about a florist for our wedding, Maria's name kept coming up. From the first time we met her, we knew we were in the best hands. We can't say enough about her and her team. I lost count of how many people...
complimented our flowers, cake, and alter backdrop, even after the wedding.
Anyone in the South Jersey or Philadelphia are would be crazy not to use Mums the Word.
Reviewed On 5/07/2022 by Anna E
The team at Mum’s The Word made choosing our wedding florals and designing our day so much fun! Maria is dedicated to telling your story through the language of blooms and petals. Her expertise is unmatched, resulting in the most beautiful bouq...
uets, arrangements, and details for our wedding day. It was so easy to trust their team to bring my vision to life! I will always remember my bridesmaids’ reactions when they saw their flowers for the first time! Not only is the team super talented, but they are also some of the kindest people you will ever work with, being extremely flexible and accommodating every step of the way. Overall, Mum’s The Word provided us with the most amazing experience and was the greatest pleasure to work with.
Reviewed On 4/19/2022 by Christina S
When looking for a florist for my big day, I knew I had to use Maria and her team! They are simply the best! From our initial contact to the big day, Maria was very easy to work with. She made me feel so comfortable and at ease. She truly broug...
ht my floral vision to life. My wedding flowers were absolutely beautiful and I was obsessed with everything Maria and her team did on my wedding day. I could not have been happier and will use her again for any of my floral needs!
Reviewed On 1/16/2022 by Brooke C
Maria and her team are amazing. She made me feel like I was apart of her family from the day my mother and I stepped into her shop. Maria is great to work with and was able to give me everything I wanted within my budget. I thought it was so...
helpful how she made sure to create a mock bouquet for me to bring to my last dress fitting! Maria is the best and she brought my winter vision to life! Love her to bits!!
Reviewed On 12/30/2021 by Geneieve S
My husband and I could not be happier with our decision to use Mums the Word as our wedding florist. From the moment we met Maria, we were so impressed with her ability to make our vision come to life! Not only is she so incredibly knowledgea...
ble and an absolute pleasure to work with, but is also just a great person! Due to covid, we had to change our wedding date several times. Each time, Maria was so accommodating and willing to work with us. We received so many compliments on how beautiful all of our flowers were.
We are forever grateful to Mums the Word for helping us to create the beautiful wedding day we have always dreamed of! I would highly recommend!!
Reviewed On 11/14/2021 by Alyssa M
Maria was so helpful and wonderful to work with. She worked with us with not just our large wedding (postponed due to Covid) but also our small immediate family only ceremony. Her flexibility made what could have been a stressful time easy.
aria was able to completely match my vision. Her knowledge of her field enabled her to make various suggestions based on what I described to help us narrow the focus while still creating what felt like an eclectic and unique feel. She asked thoughtful questions to help get to understand us and our vision which included sharing photos of dresses and outfits to understand our style.
We wanted a series of small centerpieces rather than one large one and Maria was able to help give each table a unique style with elements that tied the tables together. It was like she took what was in my head and brought it to life. The arch that was created for our outdoor part of the ceremony helped frame our photos wonderfully. Additionally I love that as the bride and groom we selected different flowers to create a clear distinction from the rest of the bridal party that tied to the overall view.
It was a pleasure to work with Marie and I appreciated that fact that she made the whole process seem simple and easy, despite having planned not one but two weddings without was wedding planner in the middle of a global pandemic.
Reviewed On 11/05/2021 by Ann M
I can’t say enough AMAZING things about Maria and the entire mums the word team. I used mums the word for my wedding and bridal shower and for each event she understood my vision and made my flower dreams come true.
Maria and the team went ab...
ove and beyond to make our day special. The flowers were stunning and we are still getting compliments about them.
One of my favorite things was that she offers a bouquet and center piece trial to make sure she understands your vision, both of mine were PERFECT. She will then meet with you several times to go over everything to make sure she has all your notes and make any changes if needed.
Maria truly makes you feel like family during the entire process and has become a dear friend to my family. I have and will continue to recommend Mums the word to everyone. They are the best!
Reviewed On 10/04/2021 by Somer A
I love Maria at Mums the word! She is the amazing lady that owns this beautiful business. She really helped me plan and envision the floral decor for the wedding. She did a beautiful job on everything she touched. I also think she was very fair...
ly priced. She even helped set up my other decor that was placed around the flowers. I'll be calling her again for my next fancy event.
Reviewed On 10/02/2021 by Danielle B
Oh Maria, I can not say enough about Maria! She is a doll! She took the time to sit down and talk to us about our ideas and what we wanted floral wise for our wedding, she was very understanding and knowledgeable. Maria worked with our budget a...
nd made all our floral dreams come true while not breaking our bank accounts. Maria was always easy to get in touch with and told you exactly what needed to be done. She went over everything multiple times to ensure everything was exactly what we imagined. I am forever grateful. The day of, our flowers were beautiful and exactly what we envisioned. Maria, thank you so much for everything the past two years!
Reviewed On 9/18/2021 by Shannon C
Maria was such a pleasure to work with! She is so experienced and knowledgeable about the industry, and I knew we were in good hands from our first meeting. After the meeting, Maria emailed us a detailed document of everything we discussed and ...
was such a great communicator and so organized throughout the entire planning process. We had to postpone our 2020 wedding but still did a small backyard ceremony, and Maria helped make it look beautiful! We had our big reception in 2021 and were blown away by everything Maria and her team did. They did an incredible job putting the centerpieces and ceremony flowers together so we didn't have to lift a finger. We couldn't have been happier with Mum's the Word and would highly recommend them!
Reviewed On 7/06/2021 by Brittney K
Maria worked her magic for my wedding on July 2. I met Maria back in 2019 and she worked with me through 2 postponements and many visions of my wedding and florals. She really just “got” me. She is so friendly, upbeat, and fun! Each time I woul...
d change my time she was positive, and understood what I wanted! Everyone just loved her work. I am still in awe of how pretty everything was. It was just perfect!
Reviewed On 6/29/2021 by Karla A
I can't say enough about the experience we had with Maria. She met with us initially to hear our ideas and immediately knew what we wanted to create for the wedding. She treated both of us (Mom and bride) with respect and listened carefully,...
writing everything down. Then she gave us a timeline as to when we needed to come in for a mock bouquet, the due dates for payments, and she asked for a picture of the dress (both Mom and the bride's) so she could make sure she created the perfect corsage/bouquet for us. She pulled out flowers to show us what she could create. She saved us money by having us buy lanterns/candles at Ikea so there was no middle man. She was honest about how much we would need for our venue. She did not oversell. She knew all our vendors and our venue so we felt very comfortable that everything would be timed/coordinated well.
On the day of the wedding she was there on time. She made us feel like Princesses. She explained everything and had all corsages, wristlets, wands, bouquets labeled with the recipients name. The centerpieces were amazing. They were full, substantial arrangements with lanterns and mason jars with fairy lights. She made the fireplace look inviting and elegant. Rose petals were everywhere. The fireplace had a beautiful vine with fairy lights and white roses. She decorated the cake in the most elegant and beautiful way - just enough, but not too much to take away from the cake itself. Every contact I had with her was positive, warm, professional and friendly. She made us feel like family. I would recommend her and her staff highly, and will use her for any future event.
Reviewed On 6/27/2021 by Casse H
Maria at Mums the Word is absolutely wonderful! From the moment I met her, I felt like I could trust her completely. Knowing nothing about flowers, I was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to convey what I wanted for our wedding. It was like Maria...
could read my mind! Our flowers were even better than I imagined. Not to mention, Maria is so easy to talk to. She knows so much about the wedding industry and will give you advice on more than just florals. She is so down to earth, funny, and thorough. We had to postpone our wedding because of covid and Maria was with us every step of the way! She always asked about my daughter too, which shows how much she cares. She makes you feel really heard and loved! I can’t recommend her enough!
Reviewed On 6/17/2021 by Mary O
Maria and her team were awesome to work with! The bouquets and centerpieces turned out beautifully! Everything went smoothly even with having to postpone! Would highly recommend using her!
Reviewed On 6/08/2021 by Katie H
We had the best experience with Maria at Mum's the Word for my 5/29/21 wedding. She is truly an industry expert and knows exactly what to provide for unbeatable prices. I only needed to provide a few ideas and she created exactly what I was env...
isioning for my wedding flowers. Plus, she allows you to see a "preview" bouquet and bring it to your dress fitting so that you can have a "bridal moment" before your big day! Her work is absolutely gorgeous and she is so flexible and detail-oriented throughout the planning process. We loved working with her so much that she is now our go-to florist. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 4/23/2021 by Collette B
I used Mums the Word for my wedding and they are absolutely amazing! The team went above and beyond and made me feel so special. Maria makes you feel like you are part of the family. She even recommended lower cost options to create the vision ...
I wanted within my budget. I would recommend going to Mums for all your floral needs!
Reviewed On 3/05/2021 by Caitlin R
Where do I begin? Mums the word is beyond beyond amazing. Maria is the kindest, most down to earth & caring person I ever met. She welcomes you with open arms the moment you step into her shop. She will work with you to make your day as special...
as you deserve! With having my wedding postponed 3x during the pandemic, words can’t describe how organized and on top of it maria is! Maria checks in on you, makes herself available whenever you need her, makes helpful suggestions and is all around just such an amazing human being. Maria’s vision & her wonderful floral masterpiece she created for my wedding was flawless. Maria and I created such a wonderful relationship and I am so happy I decided to go with Mums the Word. I highly highly recommend mums the word!!!
Reviewed On 8/28/2020 by Caitlyn R
Maria did the most amazing job at our August wedding. After having to postpone, she made everything come together with ease. From ceremony decor to reception to my bouquet. Everything was clean, effortless, and classic. She handles everything t...
he day of so no added stress. Would recommend 100 times over!
Reviewed On 1/12/2020 by Sarah B
Maria is the sweetest and easiest person to work with. From the initial phone call to the final meeting and everything in between, she made my husband and I feel so very comfortable and confident that she would get it right. And she DID NOT dis...
appoint! She made my wedding vision come to life and her work is truly an art form. Fabulous person, fabulous work. BOOK HER.
Reviewed On 11/11/2019 by Danielle W
We love Maria! We went into picking flowers with no idea of what we wanted for floral arrangements, but Maria made this process easy. She's incredibly talented with her arrangements and ideas and a lot of fun to work with. My bridal bouquet was...
absolutely stunning and exactly what I was picturing. The bridesmaids bouquets and centerpieces were perfect - she has a knack for hearing what you're picturing and bringing it to life. The delivery and arrangement were seamless and throughout the process, she was transparent about pricing and our order -- which is important when planning a wedding. We'd work with her again in a heartbeat. Thanks so much! Danielle and Adam
Reviewed On 10/21/2019 by Amy S
Maria at Mums the Word is a JOY. She’s just as excited about making your day perfect as you are. After my first meeting with her I was sold, I felt like I’d known her my whole life. She listened to my vision and helped bring it to life perfectl...
y!! Everyone commented on how great the flowers and centerpieces looked.
Reviewed On 10/02/2019 by Amanda L
From the first time I walked into Mums the Word, Maria made my life so easy! I had no clue about flowers other than I wanted something purple. She sat with me and helped me pick the best combination of flowers to make my vision come to life. Sh...
e was constantly in contact with me to make sure nothing changed with my plans. All my flowers looked amazing and the candle centerpieces with the rose pedals surrounding them were beautiful.
Reviewed On 9/01/2019 by Kristen P
Maria did such an amazing job with the flowers for our wedding!! Everything turned out so beautiful! We loved the arbor and the flower arrangements on the barrels. Maria was such a pleasure to work with, even when I was sure what I wanted she...
had the best suggestions and everything was so affordable. Everything turned out perfect!!
Reviewed On 6/25/2019 by Maria K
Not sure where to begin...First and foremost meeting Maria is a treat to begin with, she is warm, professional and so knowledgeable about what she does it makes your head spin. Second....SHE GETS IT! She listens to your vision and literally mak...
e it a reality.....and more. Her work is incredible. Her flowers are top of the line. She made the whole process so easy Im not sure I can ever thank her enough. Lastly, she made my daughter VERY happy and thats all a parent can ask for.
Reviewed On 4/15/2019 by Noël B
Maria from Mums the Word is absolutely amazing!! Being a stressed bride and new mom talking to her made stress melt away! She even went as far as finding me a photographer when i still didnt have one! Maria made sure every single detail on my f...
lowers was flawless!! Her work is truly art and I highly recommend her for any wedding flower needs!
Reviewed On 3/05/2019 by Kait T
Our flowers and centerpieces looked so perfect, Maria truly made my vision a reality and I am so thankful for her and all her hard work!
Reviewed On 12/30/2018 by Keira Z
Maria and the Mums the Word team did an amazing job with the flowers for our St. Patrick’s ceremony and Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia wedding reception. The flowers at the front of the church looked beautiful and perfect for the light and setting. ...
My bouquet was amazing and I was thrilled with it. It lasted all day long. The centerpieces at the reception were also amazing and we received so many compliments from our guests about how beautiful the flowers were. Maria did a great job communicating with us during the planning process and the day-of the wedding.
Reviewed On 11/27/2018 by Samantha H
What can I say about Maria?? She was the most fun and energetic vendor to work with! She is so down to earth and really helped my visions come to fruition with all of her suggestions. Come the day of the wedding I was absolutely blown away by t...
he beautiful bouquets! The centerpieces were amazing and more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. In our initial meeting, she brought out samples of all of the pieces that would be included in the bouquets/centerpieces/alter flowers so we could get a real idea of what they would look like. She sets up a payment schedule with includes all of the details and lists when the payments are due which is EXTREMELY helpful! She stays in contact with you constantly and you can really tell she loves what she does! She called right before placing the order for the flowers to verify any changes, then she called to verify the delivery times and that she had all of her bases covered-- again, extremely helpful! She had worked at our venue and with our cater and our photographer multiple times so everything flowed so smooth! She personally delivered our bouquets the day of the wedding and gave me a big hug! She is so kind and so warm, I would highly recommend her to anyone celebrating anything!!
Reviewed On 11/25/2018 by Allyson D
Maria was amazing to work with and helped my daughter achieve her vision for a perfect wedding day. Maria was on point with her recommendations. She is very Down to earth and will work with whatever your vision is. I would use Maria for any occ...
Reviewed On 11/06/2018 by Katie A
Marie at Mums the Word is AMAZING and does phenomenal work!! I recently got married and used Mums the Word for my center pieces ( I got my bouquets before I found Mums the Word:/) and was more than please with how they turned out. When I first ...
met with Marie I had explained to her that I just wanted mums for my November wedding centerpieces. About a week before our big day I came into the store to drop off a piece of wood that the mums were going to sit on and Marie convinced me that a simple mum center piece wouldn't do the wood block any justice. I put all of my trust in Marie to put her vision for my center pieces to fruition and I was beyond thrilled with how they turned out!! I would also like to mention that Marie was more than flexible with my work schedule, if I couldn't get there before they closed she would stay well passed her time to meet with me! I would recommend Mums the word to anyone and I will definitely be using them again!
Reviewed On 10/08/2018 by Lenore B
Maria was amazing! All of our flowers were absolutely stunning from the bouquets to the centerpieces. I was 100% thrilled with the way my bouquet turned out. Maria also was instrumental with the some of the design elements of our venue-hanging ...
lanterns with flowers from different areas, covering some unattractive pots with florals. Overall, we could not have been happier.
Reviewed On 9/28/2018 by Linda T
We used this florist for my daughters wedding last weekend. Disappointed with brides flowers, had wilted flowers in front of bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets all had brown edges and just looked squished together, wrist corsages small unbloomed r...
oses instead of the orchids that we ordered. wedding cake wasnt decorated with cascading flowers as was promised, had to pick up rose petals scattered along walkway to decorate it, so gross to even think about that. didnt get a trial bouquet. gazebo looked ok, small bouquets attached at points, expected a bit more. for the $1800 it definately wasnt worth what we paid for. maria was wonderful to work with and discuss things, just dont think all that was promised was followed thru with. she gained my trust and confidence and we ended up embarassed and disappointed in the flowers. we didnt get centerpieces, did those ourselves and the flowers we used from produce junction looked nicer for those than the ones we had in our bouquets. the flowers just looked old and wilted, wonder how far in advance they were made and put in refrigerator...
Reviewed On 5/05/2018 by Jeanna M
We loved working with Maria. Her experience in the business is priceless. We had a great sit down meeting where she got a sense of our vision and walked us through a variety of options for colors and flower types. We weren't particular on the t...
ype of flowers which helped save a lot of money. She was fun and easy to talk to and was a huge help in keeping me sane. I loved having a mock bouquet for my final fitting, it help ease some of my week of anxiety. Our flowers turned out so beautiful. My bouquet was so full and the colors were striking. Same for my bridesmaid. The center pieces and venue decor were perfection. My sis in law recommended Mum's the word to me and I'll be recommending to any future brides.
Reviewed On 10/02/2017 by Ashley G
Maria is actually amazing. She brought my vision to life and just simply wanted to make it easy for us. Which she totally did. We are so happy with how everything turned out. If you are even debating on who to go with you can stop here. Mums th...
e Word is the one to pick!
She even made me a bouquet for my final fitting which I had never heard of before but it helped me envision my day so much better when I went to my final fitting.
Reviewed On 10/02/2017 by Lindsay B
Maria at Mums the Word was fantastic! My wedding was at an outside venue with beautiful landscaping so I knew I did not need to go over board with flowers but she truly made me realize how they take the reception up a notch. She put my visi...
on to life within a reasonable price and was in contact with me regularly since the day we booked with her.
Reviewed On 8/24/2017 by Allie J
I had a wonderful experience with Mums the Word! Maria is excellent - from our first meeting to the day of the wedding she made me feel comfortable and continued to exceed my expectations. She took detailed notes on what I wanted and always ask...
ed me to follow up with pictures so she could have a visual of what I was expecting. She even made me a mock bouquet so I could see what my flowers would look like on the day of! The matched the picture I sent her perfectly. When it came down to making decisions on what vases to use, what type of centerpieces to have, etc. she made several suggestions based on my venue and they ended up being absolutely perfect. Everyone was raving about how beautiful the bridal bouquets were all day and couldn't wait to take home the centerpieces at the end of the night! Thank you Maria for helping my vision come to life and for being such a pleasure to work with!
Reviewed On 5/26/2017 by Satisfied C
Let me tell you about Maria and Mums The Word. As the groom and my wife hating flowers I was tasked with this for the wedding. Day one in all the way back in 2009 Maria put together the most amazing flowers for my wedding. I had an idea of ...
what I wanted and she hit the nail right on the head. Not to mention she didn't give me a run around pricewise if I recall she was better than everyone else and her product turned out 10 times better than anything I've ever seen!! Ever since then my wife loves flowers!! I use Maria all the time holidays, Valentine's Day, anniversary, and whenever I'm feeling romantic. I have recommended her to all of my friends and she makes it very easy for us guys. Now when I call her she even knows me by my voice I have developed a great business relationship with moms the word and I am at the point where I just call and tell her put me something together she knows exactly what I like by now and never goes wrong. My suggestion is no matter what your event mom is the word is the florist you want to use.
Reviewed On 5/21/2017 by Tara M
Mums the Word is amazing! My mom and I immediately fell in love with Maria the moment we met her at our first meeting. She was so thorough, so friendly and gave me the look I wanted for my wedding florals within our budget. I will continue to b...
uy from Maria @ Mums the Word for life!! Thank you for everything Maria!! You are the best! xoxo
Reviewed On 12/06/2016 by Andrew C
I really appreciated Maria's knowledge during this process. I brought a bunch of photos to our initial consultation and she did a great job identifying flowers for me and sharing the quirks and needs of each. Right on the spot, within the first...
meeting, Maria provided me with quote. I had been pursuing another florist who was taking her time providing one so I was grateful for her directness. Maria had come recommended via my caterer Due Amici so I took their recommendation as a counterbalance to some of the negative reviews seen here. Maria was great at keeping in touch and I really appreciated her doing the free sample bouquet. She took the feedback I gave about the sample and adjusted accordingly for the wedding day. The sample itself was gorgeous, just one flower was a little brighter than the color I hoped for. It was nice that my bouquet the day of was perfect because we had that practice one. In addition to the sample bouquet, she also makes a free "bridal toss" bouquet so you don't have to throw your real one at the reception. We used Mums the Word for all our ceremony flowers (2 alter arrangements and all the personal flowers). We were very happy with how things turned out. Many thanks to Maria and her team!
Reviewed On 12/05/2016 by Nicole G
This place was a major disappointment. Unfortunately I had to cancel my wedding and although I understand the date was booked- I was not refunded a DIME. Not only did Maria give me the run around- numerous calls,certified letters- but then she ...
just stopped answering me altogether. I was out $3000 and never got refunded at all. I would definitely not recommend someone who is not understanding or willing to work with someone in an extremely difficult time.
Reviewed On 10/31/2016 by Casey S
Working with Maria was an AMAZING experience. After talking with her about my vision, she went above and beyond to make sure I got everything I wanted, especially taking my budget into consideration. She was constantly checking in, making sugge...
stions and really made sure everything went smoothly come the day of my wedding. I knew I could trust Maria from the moment I met her and I am more than happy with the way my flowers turned out. I would absolutely recommend Maria at Mums the Word.
Reviewed On 9/15/2016 by Krystal P
I was extremely disappointed in the service I received. I trusted Maria completely. She made me feel safe and confident that I had made the right choice in choosing Mums the Word, but I was sadly wrong. Even after discussing what I wanted for m...
y wedding day multiple times (exchanging photo examples and having many phone conversations and in-person meetings) I received nothing like what was promised. Maria didn't show up. Her "team" didn't come. It was her very frantic husband who came with the flowers, most of which were almost dead and falling apart. There were many other issues, but the most upsetting were the aisle runner design I paid extra for and didn't get and my ruined cake. The aisle was supposed to be decorated in a swirling design made out of rose petals, but Jay (the husband) handed a bucket of petals to my caterer and told him to spread them out, that he needed to leave. So my caterer just tossed the petals (because it wasn't there job; they were over working as it was). With the cake, I gave Maria a picture of what I wanted with the flowers, paid extra, and then the flowers were stuck all over the cake randomly, ruining the design. It wasn't what I asked for at all, and we had discussed with multiple times. I was so embarrassed by the cake I didn't even display it or have a cake cutting ceremony. Jay made all kinds of excuses. Now, I'm in a legal battle with Mums the Word because they ignored all my calls and attempts to reach out civilly. Don't use them. It's not worth the headache.
Reviewed On 7/13/2016 by Krista W
Mums the Word did an amazing job with the flowers for my wedding. From our first meeting Maria got a great understanding of what I wanted and she did a perfect job! Everything was set up and delivered on my wedding day without me even knowing...
, there was nothing to worry about. I added a special request to represent our loved ones who have passed away and she did a great job. I would absolutely recommend Mums the Word!
Reviewed On 7/12/2016 by Natalie M
Maria came highly recommended to me by several friends and now I know why and will continue to recommend her to family and friends. She was simply amazing to work with. My flowers came out beautifully. She was on board with everything we wanted...
and helped guide us to what would look/work best for our venue. She reached out several times just to see how I was doing, if I needed anything, and to confirm our plan. I was more than pleased with our flowers and centerpieces; all for a great price! Maria is not only talent at what she does but she is a sweetheart. We will definitely be repeat costumes for events in the future.
Reviewed On 6/21/2016 by Erika A
Maria is EXCEPTIONAL! From the moment I walked into her shop she made me feel right at home. We walked in with a vase that I made myself and some color ideas and she helped my dream centerpiece come to life! She gave us a mock centerpiece as w...
ell as a mock bridal bouquet so that I would know exactly what I was getting and I was blown away! Everything that they do they put all of their heart into and we couldnt have asked for anything more! They are the absolute best and I would highly recommend Maria at Mum's the Word!
Reviewed On 5/01/2016 by Kate P
We worked with Mums the Word for the flowers for my shower and wedding. They were gorgeous for both! I received several compliments on the centerpieces and on my bouquet. We will definitely be going back for future events!
Reviewed On 1/11/2016 by Holly C
My husband and I had our wedding at the Ballroom at the Ben. The room was elegant and grand and needed flowers that would compliment it just right. Maria came highly recommended by my soon to be in-laws and after one meeting with her, I knew sh...
e was the one for the job. Maria makes you feel like you've been friends for ages and takes the time to understand what your dream vision is. I had an idea of what I wanted but didn't know flowers too well. She took the pictures I brought her and began piecing everything together. She's very up front about costs and will offer different options to fit within your budget. When I arrived at the Ballroom on my wedding day, the flowers were everything I wanted and more. I would certainly recommend her services!
Reviewed On 10/22/2015 by a member
Maria was great! Everything I wanted and more for my wedding flowers! Would highly recommend Maria and Mums The Word.
Reviewed On 7/14/2015 by Eugenia C
There’s a reason every bride I know has used Mum’s the Word for her wedding. HINT: Her name is Maria.
Maria is amazing and her work is phenomenal. She listens to what you want, but also takes the time to discuss what specific flowers and deta...
ils will do to your budget. She’s not the type of person to let you keep adding on nonsense just so she makes more money. She’s brutally honest when necessary, and she actually LISTENS. So when you start going off the deep-end (as every bride does at some point), she’s there to help you edit out the junk and give you exactly what you’re envisioning for your day. I wanted our wedding to feel classic, elegant, and most of all, romantic. She gave us that in spades.
As part of your package, she will make you a mock bouquet (real flowers, smaller version) for your dress fitting to make sure that everything goes together in a way you like. She also took the time to create corsages for both mothers that coordinated with their individual dresses. Maybe these are minor details, but to me, the little things go a long way.
Reviewed On 7/07/2015 by Kelly P
Maria is AMAZING! I cannot say enough great thing about Maria and her team at Mums the Word, in Marlton, NJ.
My now husband has been using Maria for flower arrangements for years and every holiday or special occasion she has produced just t...
he most gorgeous arrangements. So when it came time for us to plan our wedding there was no doubt that we would be using her. The funny thing is, prior to meeting Maria people in my office and distant friends were giving me suggestions about florists in the area and almost everyone said that she had done their wedding. This included my Boss and other co-workers, some high school friends I haven’t spoken to in years. It was as if everyone in the South Jersey area knew her and would gush about their flowers at their weddings.
I would stress to any bride contemplating using Maria for her services that she is not the typical florist. She will learn about you and your style and help understand and create everything you envision for your special day (she works with you budget too!). If you put your trust in her you will not be disappointed. I love flowers, it was one of the most important aspects of my wedding and from the moment I met Maria I just loved her. We bounced ideas off of each other and she really was able to capture exactly what I envisioned in my mind. My flowers, ESPECIALLY my bouquet were UNBELIEVABLE! ( I received so may compliments and my bridesmaids were obsessed with theirs as well) What is also great about Maria’s services is she provides you with a “mock” bouquet to bring to your final fitting to make sure that you are happy. Once I saw that bouquet I knew I had made the right choice. Heck, my mock bouquet last almost two weeks.
Obviously the wedding process is extremely stressful. I had a long engagement about 18 months, and Maria would contact me from time to time to make sure I hadn’t changed my mind and check to see how things were going. Majority of my flowers were peonies, hydrangeas, tulips, and white O’Hara’s I followed her suggestions a few times regarding some of my center pieces and they turned out beautiful. At first I envisioned my low centerpieces to be a tight bundle of tulips, Maria came to me with the suggestion of keeping the tulips and going even further by having them outline the glass vase so the entire centerpiece from the vase to the arrangement was flowers. It was gorgeous and people were drooling over them.
On the day of my wedding, the delivery went off without a hitch! My wedding planner also complimented how great it is to work with her team and the product she produces. Overall I cannot say enough! Mums the Word is Amazing! You can’t go wrong with Maria..
Venue: The Downtown Club
Reviewed On 2/03/2015 by Ashley S
Maria and her staff are absolutely AMAZING! I recently got married and they did all of my arrangements! I went in to the shop with a certain color and look I wanted and the first 20 min with Maria she had a full grasp on my idea and ran with it...
!! It was like she physically got into my head! They were beautiful and went way beyond my expectations! All of my guests were in love with them and battling over who got to take them home! I had 12 centerpieces,5 bridesmaids,5 groomsmen, 2 flower girls plus flowers for family and 3 podium arrangements, that all were beautiful for an amazing price. Which might I add was about $800 lower then another vendor. I can not say enough great things about Maria and her shop! This is the best place, price, and friendliest staff you will find! We love Maria and it's the only place we get our flowers from now!!
Reviewed On 12/07/2014 by Catelyn C
Maria and her workers at Mums the Word were such a pleasure to work with for my wedding! I couldn't have made a better decision for my wedding flowers! I changed my mind about my flowers numerous times -- Maria was always readily available and ...
extremely knowlegeable when helping me make my floral decisions! I'm still so in love with my flowers, I can't stop looking at them! Maria was also great at working with our budget and helping us plan accordingly. On the wedding day the flowers arrived on time, and all orders were correct. It was just perfect! I cannot wait to post pictures! Thank you, Maria and staff!
Reviewed On 10/03/2014 by Lindsey C
I walked into Marie's shop and was overwhelmed by the beautiful flowers and amazing pieces she has. While sitting with her and describing my vision Marie got up grabbed flowers and showed me exactly what I has in my mind. She asked to see the d...
ress and after gushing on how beautiful it is used that to even more bring my vision to life. We spoke about the wedding party and who is who. Come my wedding day that was the best thing to have peoples names on the flowers and one less thing I had to worry about. She coordinates and works so well with all the vendors that takes you out of being the middle person and you show up and it's all done and perfect. Working with Marie was one of the highlights of my wedding! I recommend her to 4 other brides that all used her and loved the results. If you want amazing quality, great service, and well priced flowers call her! I'm so happy I did!
Reviewed On 9/24/2014 by Karson S
We used Mum's the Word for our 8/31/14 wedding. Everything was perfect! From the initial meeting with Maria to the actual day, the bouquets, corsages & boutonnieres were all beautiful & just what we wanted! When we walked into the ballroom at ...
our venue, we were amazed with how awesome our tables looked with the centerpieces that Mum's the Word created & set up for us. We recommend Maria & Mum's the Word to all South Jersey brides & hope to work with them again in the future!!
Reviewed On 8/20/2014 by Suzanne H
Mum’s the Word might be a good enough choice for you if you don’t have a vision and don’t care much about getting something that you specifically want and are promised. However, as someone who put a lot of time and money into planning a weddin...
g with a specific theme only to have that vision ruined, I would not recommend using this company. All major decisions regarding my centerpieces and bouquets were made several months prior to the wedding and were in writing. Maria was given specific direction on what to do and at other times would offer her own suggestions. I was told not to worry because everything was set and would be just the way I wanted it. I should add that although she gave me a list of items to be provided with descriptions, there was never a price per item listed. On my wedding day, my bouquets were not made in the way I was promised. Also, even more importantly, the centerpieces that were agreed upon between us in the “proposal” (never a contract) were ENTIRELY DIFFERENT from what was provided on my wedding day. What was worse is that I was never informed of these drastic changes and no explanation was provided even on the day of the wedding. I asked for one later and never received one then either. To sum up, the “look” that I was promised for my wedding was completely ABSENT. It affected my attitude for the entire reception. It was very hard to hide the disappointment and keep smiling. The bottom line is that I PAID for things that were JUST NOT THERE. The flowers themselves were nice but there is more to floral design than nice flowers. I still feel sick about this experience and would advise others to go elsewhere.
Reviewed On 8/09/2014 by Melissa B
Maria and her crew at Mums the Word Floral Shoppe are absolutely amazing! Our flowers were perfect! Maria is a total professional and really knows her flowers. I went in with a general idea of what shapes of flowers I liked; the month of my ...
wedding; and my wedding colors. Maria immediately knew what flowers would be available and perfect for the wedding. This took a lot of pressure off of me; knowing I had found the right person; who knew her stuff; and would deliver the best flowers I could have imagined! She kept our limited budget in mind and picked flowers that were both beautiful and more budget friendly. We would HIGHLY recommend Mums the Word to ANYONE looking for a professional and caring florist for any event; especially a wedding. A friend of ours already has them booked for her wedding!
Reviewed On 7/31/2014 by Dina W
When I first started meeting with florists I was unsure what types of flowers were in season, or which would be best to choose for the bouquets. Maria was so helpful in guiding me to choose flowers that complimented the colors of the bridesmai...
ds dresses and fit the vision for my bouquet and the centerpieces. The flowers were so colorful and really brightened up the room. I still stare at pictures of my bouquet and am amazed at how perfectly everything turned out. Maria was wonderful to work with. She was always prompt in responding to emails and the flowers were delivered on time the day of the wedding. I would highly recommend Mums the Word to provide you with the most beautiful flowers for your wedding day!
Reviewed On 12/30/2013 by kristina c
Where do I begin! Maria was my florist for both my wedding and bridal shower. Each time she amazed me with how beautiful the flowers were. Her attention to detail is incredible and she made sure everything was perfect. I received so many com...
pliments on the flowers and I could not have been happier! Her florist Brittany also did a fabulous job on my high heel shoe center pieces! They were definitely a hit! I will be going to Maria for all of my flower needs!
Reviewed On 11/23/2013 by Tracy B
Maria is an amazing florist! She has a definite eye for what she does. You won't be disappointed working with Maria and MUMS.
Reviewed On 7/18/2013 by Tiffany S
Maria is great!! She met with me before I booked her for my wedding to discuss what I wanted (which I didn't know). She showed me different flower combinations and colors and explained to me how what I thought I wanted would or would not work....
She listened to what I wanted and made exactly what we talked about and I wanted. She gives the bride a trial bouquet to take to one of your fittings to ensure the bride likes the bouquet with the dress. Everything was perfectly arranged, set up, and delivered on time. Great Florist to have for your wedding!
Reviewed On 1/09/2013 by Mee L
Please stay away if you expect to have what you were promised. Didn't follow specific requests.
We wished that we saw the following review before signing the contract. From weddingwire by Paul (10/14/2011 Wedding date) : "If you want to be ta...
ken advantage of and receive average flowers, Mums the Word is the place for you. Never before have I had a vendor underachieve this badly based on the budget and detailed direction I provided. Steer clear of this shop for any large purchases."
Reviewed On 11/27/2012 by Debra G
Maria is the sweetest person. She truly cares about what you want and listens to you. She has great ideas. The flowers were absolutely beautiful and fit perfectly into my fall themed wedding.
Reviewed On 10/08/2012 by Jeanine H
Excellent work and reasonable cost.
Reviewed On 9/04/2012 by Katie R
Although I was taken back by how much flowers cost they were so beautiful. They were a lot but the money was well earned, they were works of art. Now I have beautiful pictures of the day to keep forever
Reviewed On 7/10/2012 by Erin T
Maria was a wonderful vendor to deal with! My mom and I liked her right from the first meeting: she has an amazing personality and an eye for what she does...she just "gets" what you are looking for! My bouquet was absolutely perfect, exactly w...
hat I wanted, and my bridesmaids bouquets were amazing and really popped against their dresses. Not only is she so wonderful to deal with, but the pricing is extremely reasonable. You will be in very good hands!
Reviewed On 6/25/2012 by Maria F
I only used Mums the Word for my bridal bouquet, and would have considered for everything else, but it was a little pricey. Maria knows her florals & is really easy to work with, but as a girl on a wedding budget, I had to draw the line so...
Reviewed On 4/27/2012 by a member
Maria is amazing! She was able to see my vision right away and made my floral dreams come true! She is so down to earth and is truly the best! I would never look elsewhere for my floral needs.
Reviewed On 2/17/2012 by Mary A
Maria is the owner and is like a mind-reader. She was fantastic to work with and I plan on using her for future floral needs. I showed her some ideas and told her about my event and general style and she made bouquets that were so unique and ...
gorgeous with interesting flowers and berries. The flowers and centerpieces for my wedding were even better than I had imagined. I coudln't have been any happier with this vendor.
Reviewed On 1/07/2012 by julia S
We went to multiple florists to find the perfect one. We found that at mums the word. Our wedding flowers consisted of orchids and daisys, an expensive taste on a tight budget. Each other vendor we went to tried to make me change my mind, bu...
t I knew what I wanted and was not going to budge. I had a speciifc view of my bouquet and Maria made my bouquet better than I could have ever invisioned. Maria worked with me so I could get my dream bouquet and stay within my budget. Her expertise and compassion are above anyother florist. You will not be disappointed!!!
Reviewed On 10/03/2011 by michele b
we had gone to one other florist prior to meeting with Maria. It hadn't gone as we had expected and it was really bothering me. I kept thinking back to a meeting that I went along with one of my friends when they were picking their flowers. ...
I kept comparing my experience to that one - and finally said - we should just go there. That was the BEST decision we made. Maria was wonderful. She knew exactly what we wanted, worked within our budget, and produced beyond my expectations. i would recommend her in a heartbeat.
Reviewed On 8/22/2011 by Andrea C
The floral decor was something that I had a large amount of apprehension about with the wedding. My husband and I had met and been in contact with two other florists in the area regarding proposals for our wedding. The other florists felt lik...
e they did not quite listen to our vision. Their proposals sounded nice but were really just their ideas and not ours. Other florists also felt over priced and not aware of our budget. I came to wedding wire and found Maria and Mums the Word and read some of her other reviews. I met with her and we just clicked! She was organized and professional. She looked at all my pictures and listened to all of my ideas and was enthusiastic and saw eye to eye with me about everything! She was also aware and helpful regarding my budget. The day of the ceremony her deliveries were on time. The flowers were everything I could have dreamed and more! I would recommend Maria and Mums the Word to anyone who is looking for a wonderful florist!
Reviewed On 6/30/2011 by Beth S
Maria is absolutely wonderful. She looked at a couple pictures I brought her and immediately knew my vision for the look of the wedding. Maria also does a mock bouquet that you coordinate with your dress fitting to make sure that you like it ...
with the dress. The flowers were simply beautiful. The centerpieces lasted over two weeks for those that took them home. She also coordinated the flowers and colors to ea h parent and grandparents outfit.
Reviewed On 6/21/2011 by Jessica H
I cannot tell you how many people I have already sung Maria's praises to! We hit it off from the minute we met and working with her the past few months has been an absolute joy! Our flowers were everything I hoped for and more and I never had t...
o worry for a second that they wouldn't be. I brought several pictures of ideas to my first meeting with Maria, she showed me pictures and made some on the spot mini arrangements to to give me a visual, and she really took it and ran with it! The end product was more than I could have ever imagined!
Reviewed On 6/05/2011 by Lori C
Maria made spectacular bouquets. Everyone raved how pretty they looked. In the pictures, the flowers really stood out and looked perfect with the bridesmaids' dresses. I loved that Maria made a mock bouquet that I took to one of my wedding d...
ress fittings so I could see what the flowers and dress would look like together.
Reviewed On 3/05/2011 by Erin H
Gorgeous flowers at a reasonable price and a pleasure to work with.
Reviewed On 10/06/2010 by lorian p
beautiful bouquets and centerpieces.
Reviewed On 5/10/2010 by Bonnie O
Maria was wonderful. I really didn't know what I wanted and she helped me figure it out. She was very well priced and very hospitable.;I don't know if this was her fault or just the nature of the beast, but I had mostly hydrangea in my bouqet...
s and they seemed to have wilted by the time the ceremony came around. Again, this very well could not have been her fault, but it was the only negative I could come up with.
Reviewed On 5/10/2010 by Sarah C
Reviewed On 5/10/2010 by amy d
beautiful work, professional, well known and respected, accomondating
Contact Info for Mums the Word Floral Shoppe
129 Merchants Way, Marlton, NJ | New Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia Area