Receptions by Design TN a wedding floral design and event coordination company based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Owners Donna and John Ames have over 15 years of wedding decor experience and pride themselves on creating the perfect look for your special day. The floral design at Receptions by Design can be customized to your unique taste. They also know how stressful planning a wedding can be, so they offer coordination to help you make the difficult decisions.
Whether you are looking for a traditional and classic arrangement or a modern and rustic one, Receptions by Design will create it for you. They offer a variety of options for the design of their pieces. In order to find your perfect pick, the company arranges a consultation with each couple, as well as a venue visit if needed. They handle all delivery, set up, and clean up, and will provide decor for each part of the wedding. Their floral options include:
They are happy to work with each couple whether they need partial planning or simple day-of coordination. With two planners on their team, Receptions by DesignTN can help with timelines, event design, and decision-making. They are also happy to accommodate most wedding types.
66 Reviews for Receptions by Design TN
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Elizabeth O. · Married on 11/21/2020
All around amazing!
Donna is such an amazing coordinator! She is so easy to work with, understood my needs and made everything come together perfectly! Donna made suggestions and I trusted her blindly, I knew she understood what my vision was for my daughters event. Not only that but Arika her assistant is just as amazing! Together they make a perfect team. From the coordination and timeline, I the way they setup the candy table, the cake surrounded by chocolate covered strawberries, favor table, I mean every single detail!Sent on 11/26/2020
Ann E. · Getting married on 05/06/2022
Best Investment We Made and New Friends
Donna and her assistants, Erica and Victoria epitomized professionalism while at the same time embraced the special and challenging moments of wedding planning and the wedding day with a very personal touch and sincere joy. They attended to every detail of our 300 guest event held in two tents and a pavilion on our family farm during a stormy rainy week in June. They coordinated with each vendor and as the mother-of-the-bride, all appeared to happen flawlessly under weather-challenged circumstances. Many of our guests and members of the wedding party and family specifically complimented Donna. We interviewed three wedding planners and found Donna to be the most practical and down-to-earth. She related well to me, the middle aged mom and also to my sweet daughter, the bride. The flowers she prepared were even more beautiful than expected. This was a big wedding and a big investment for our family. Having Donna and her team at the helm was the best decision we made. We’ll treasure the memories we made at the wedding and the new friends we made in Donna and EricaSent on 06/29/2020
Receptions by Design TN's reply:Ann, thank you for your kind words. You made this lady cry, of course in a good way. Your kindness, prayers, mean more to me than you know.
Kimberly R. · Getting married on 10/08/2021
When nothing goes as planned, Donna fixes everything
Donna was an amazing person to work with from the beginning. She was immediately responsive when I contacted her. She patiently answered questions along the way. She recommended, advised, guided and prompted as necessary. During rehearsal, she was in charge and made sense out of chaos. On the day of, she and Arika made the house, the tables - everything - beautiful. She made my life so much easier and less stressful (I say less because what mother of the bride doesn't feel some stress!). She took charge and let me do what was important - be present in the moment and be with my daughter and celebrate her marriage. Things ran like clockwork and I never had to check or wonder where I was supposed to be and yet it wasn't like hearding cattle. It was wonderful.
When it became obvious that my daughter's long dreamed of outdoors wedding under the willow was likely to not happen, she gently guided me into acceptance and alternatives that made sense and worked beautifully. She handled the bride to be like a champ while helping us adjust plans. She came early and left late. What can I say? Nothing was missed or overlooked (except for the cake server I forgot to upack!). We had a beautiful day and, Donna, you helped make that happen. Thank youSent on 08/29/2020
Receptions by Design TN's reply:It is wonderful to work with a great family and friends. I will miss the kindness that you showed. I wish you the best for your family.
Donna & John do such a wonderful job & it is always such a pleasure to have them here!! We can highly recommend them for floral or coordinating services! It is always such a joy to work with these two!!
We love working with Receptions By Design!! They always go above and beyond to make their clients happy! I always know that a bride will be satisfied with her flowers on her wedding day when she tells me she has picked Receptions By Design as her florist!!
Donna and her husband truly enjoy what they do and they are GREAT at it! Their passion shines through in their work and in their impeccable reputation among us wedding vendors! They are an absolute joy to work with!