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#1 Jacilynda

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    Posted 08 January 2009 - 08:11 PM

    One of the other girls posted a thread about her saying they found her site. I'm curious if anyone has used her or seen her stuff in person?

    Here is the thread w/ her site and it has a long post about what I found w/ her, but just wanting to know if anyone has used her, or seen her work!

    http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t34390

    #2 bittersweet

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      Posted 09 January 2009 - 12:44 AM

      I deal with Shavon on almost a daily basis....I have to say she is a great lady!! She helped me out of a crisis today. I'll try to shorten the story because all this happened today and I'm still frazzled about it....

      I had a bride order her flowers only 3 weeks before her date. I finished the set and it was gorgeous. I hadn't heard back from them from the approval photos I sent and it was cutting close to their date, so last Friday I sent the flowers with Purolator. I told them they NEED to be there BY THURSDAY because her wedding was on Saturday. They were going to Florida. So they charged me for express shipping and promised me they would be there on the 7th (Wednesday). I was confident with that considering I nailed it into them 4 or 5 times how important it was, etc, etc.

      I got an email today from the planner that the flowers hadn't arrived yet. I called Purolator and they said that the people at the depot where I sent the flowers from.....sent it REGULAR GROUND and the shipment wouldn't be there until the 13th. I think I blew a vein in my head I was so shocked and angry. I demanded something be done. The lady on the phone told me that in all the 5 years she's been at Purolator, she has never once seen them do anything like pull over the truck and grab the package and throw it on the plane. I told her to hold her hat because she might just see it yet!! So we traced the package and it was in Nebraska this morning. Purolator called me back to tell me they couldn't do anything about it. I think there's only so much yelling and eventually you realize it doesn't get you anywhere.

      So the bride's planner was also on the phone with them. In the meantime, I'm definitely NOT having one of my brides without flowers on her wedding day!!! I remembered that the florist I chat back and forth through email with and share secrets with was in Florida as well. SHAVON!!! I figured I might as well give it a shot. She's been nothing but help with me in the last few weeks. Sure enough, withing 2 hours Shavon has emailed me a picture of what she was able to do with what she had on hand. Although it wasn't exactly what the bride ordered from me, it was damn good!!

      Shavon was amazing and so calm and helped us out. The planner said she still wanted to see if my shipment came, but I told Shavon to go ahead and ship the flowers to her at my expense because I couldn't bare thinking of her not having flowers at all. So if mine show up, great....if not, she has a backup. Shavon has finished the flowers already and has them ready to go. She's only an hour and a half away from my bride. I'm amazed at how kind she was today. Not something you get from some vendors....but that lady is an angel!!! I can't say enough kind words!!!

      So as a side note, PLEASE ladies, if you are ordering flowers online, ESPECIALLY out of country, allow alot of time!!! It's never too early to order. Although neither the bride or myself were at fault, you never know when someone else along the way will screw something up (like the shipping company!!). I'll keep you updated about how things pan out...I'm just sick to my stomach over the whole thing!

      #3 Jacilynda

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        Posted 09 January 2009 - 12:57 AM

        Thank you!

        How would you compare her work w/ say AA, or Sharon N? I haven't heard of her much and I searched for reviews on her work and couldn't find anything. All testimonials on her site are great, but I wanted some reviews from other than her site.

        She is very nice. I'm just concerned w/ quality, and what I'm getting for the money. Shavon quoted me half the price for my bouquet than Sharon. I'm curious if its because its going to be much smaller or anything like that. I've emailed her to find out a few things, but I know she is very busy.... and I'm not the most patient person ever!

        #4 Jacilynda

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          Posted 09 January 2009 - 12:57 AM

          Thank you!

          How would you compare her work w/ say AA, or Sharon Nagassar? I haven't heard of her much and I searched for reviews on her work and couldn't find anything. All testimonials on her site are great, but I wanted some reviews from other than her site.

          She is very nice. I'm just concerned w/ quality, and what I'm getting for the money. Shavon quoted me half the price for my bouquet than Sharon. I'm curious if its because its going to be much smaller or anything like that. I've emailed her to find out a few things, but I know she is very busy.... and I'm not the most patient person ever!

          #5 Jacilynda

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            Posted 09 January 2009 - 12:58 AM

            sorry, i don't know why, but everything I post tonight is posting twice!

            #6 tylersgirl

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              Posted 09 January 2009 - 01:26 AM

              I haven't used her, but I just wanted to say that her flowers look great! I have seen Sharon and AA's pics and I like Shavon's better from the looks of it. I am anxious to hear what someone responds with regarding the quality and size.

              #7 bittersweet

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                Posted 09 January 2009 - 01:31 AM

                LOL....

                I haven't had the chance to see her flowers in person, but her and I have the same suppliers. So I know they are good quality. I have just never had one put together for me by Shavon.

                And I hate to say it, but I used to sell Sharon's flowers for her and after I ordered 2 things ....one for my bride and one for my rentals, I would never order from her or sell her flowers again. The callas were from Walmart. I thought it was an easy alternative because my business was so busy with rentals I didn't have time to do the bouquets myself. Sure taught me a lesson...I couldn't have my brides get that kind of quality. We've since hired another decorating team, and I do our flowers personally. I would never even recommend Sharon. And it's not because she's competition, because i have no problem at all recommending other vendors!

                I think if you email a vendor and they are quick at responding and COURTEOUS...not snarky or make you feel like you're a nuisance, you have a good start. Check out contracts they have before you order....some places don't let you email them more than once without charging you. If their site is full of "rules", or rumors about other brides, chances are it might not be a good experience. Tell the vendors exactly what you want....especially the brand of flowers if you want Real Touch or Floramatique. And do your homework. Make sure you know what a Floramatique calla or rose looks like if that's what you want in your bouquet. So when you get proof pictures, you will know if that's what is actually in the bouquet.

                It is YOUR big day and you should NOT feel like you are annoying someone if you email them with a request. Or if you feel panicky about something. Regardless if it's flowers, your dress...whatever, don't let anyone make you feel like they are your only option.

                I hope that helps. I tend to ramble on...it's a sensitive subject. I hate when I hear of brides feeling like they are putting someone out....I see it ALOT in the rental business!! It's shocking really!

                #8 alkoch

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                  Posted 09 September 2009 - 11:47 PM

                  So I just entered a quote for Shavon's and it said that not all people will get selected to have their flowers done by them. Did anyone try and not get chosen? I was a little confused.

                  Thanks

                  #9 dolfinluck

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                    Posted 10 September 2009 - 09:23 AM

                    I submit at quote about a month ago and never hear anything so I guess i didnt get selected.

                    #10 melette

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                      Posted 13 September 2009 - 07:21 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by dolfinluck
                      I submit at quote about a month ago and never hear anything so I guess i didnt get selected.
                      I too submitted a price quote form not once, but TWICE!! And i still haven't heard from her!!! I guess it's time to move on!
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