I am currently researching florists for my wedding later this year and am looking for suggestions about who to contact. I'd especially like to hear from recent brides about their experiences and those getting married soon so I can hear about how your experience was/has been with a florist. I have a conservative budget and will be having a wedding in Fall of 2013 of about 120-150 people. I'm planning on using seasonal blooms to also keep the cost low. I have heard several recommendations for Flowers by Burton, Flowers by Topaz, Masters&Co, Designs by Rose, and Colonial Flower Shop (Bellemore). So if you have comments on these inparticular that would be great.
I, of course, have gotten the info for places like Pedestals and Flowers by Brian, but my initial research and impression is that these places are wedding factories who charge an average of 8K for flowers and don't have the most impressive customer service to back that up. Anybody out there that can tell me that's not true and that I should check them out?
My flower budget is no higher than 2500. I am not planning on floral centerpieces and my venue is providing ceremony flowers.
Thanks to all for the comments and info! Congrats to all the brides-to-be out there!