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Receptions by Design TN is a wedding floral design and event coordination company based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Owner Donna Ames has over 15 years of wedding decor experience and prides herself on creating the perfect look for your special day. The floral design at Receptions by Design TN can be customized to your unique taste. We also know how stressful planning a wedding can be, so we offer coordination to help you make difficult decisions.

Services Offered
Whether you are looking for a traditional and classic arrangement or a modern and rustic one, Receptions by Design will create it for you. We offer a variety of options for the design of their pieces. In order to find your perfect pick, we arrange a consultation with each couple, as well as a venue visit if needed. We handle all delivery, set up, and clean up, and will provide decor for each part of the wedding. Our floral options include:

  • Aisle decor
  • Altar decor
  • Artificial
  • Bouquets
  • Boutonnieres
  • Corsages
  • Flower girl baskets
  • Flower petals
  • Non-floral greenery
  • Single flowers
  • Table arrangements

Other Services

I am happy to work with each couple whether they need partial planning or simple day-of coordination. With two planners on my team, Receptions by DesignTN can help with timelines, event design, and decision-making. and flowers. We are also happy to accommodate all wedding types.

  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

What is the average price for a bridal bouquet?

$200

What is the average price for a bridesmaid bouquet?

$40

What is the average price for a boutonniere?

$15

What is the average price for a low table arrangement (per arrangement)?

$35

What is the average price for an elevated table arrangement (per arrangement)?

$95

Typically, what can a customer expect to pay for your wedding floral services?

$1,500

Which of the following are included in the cost of your floral services?

Consultations
Delivery
Set Up

How would you describe your floral designs?

Classic
Country
Eclectic
Glamorous
Modern
Nautical
Preppy
Romantic
Rustic
Tropical
Vintage

Which of the following services do you provide?

Clean Up
Consultations
Delivery
Event Design
Set Up
Venue Visit

What types of arrangements do you provide?

Aisle Decor
Altar Decor
Artificial
Bouquets
Boutonnieres
Centerpieces
Corsages
Flower Baskets
Flower Crowns
Flower Petals
Non-Floral
Single Flowers
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Jen C. Sent on 11/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Above & Beyond Bouquets!

Donna is talented, professional, and so very kind. She was our florist for our wedding earlier this month (October 2023). The bouquets, boutonni猫res, and corsages that she created were all perfect and exactly what I had envisioned. I also loved how Donna crafted the corsages into pearl-like bracelets with the sunflower (our main flower choice) attached to it. We definitely recommend Donna for anyone鈥檚 floral needs! 馃尰馃馃拹鈾ワ笍
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Rachel H. Sent on 05/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

More than a day-of coordinator

I hired Donna as my day-of coordinator and florist, and I could not recommend her enough!! She was very responsive to all of the questions I had for her in the months leading up to the wedding. She did a great job of informing me of things I wouldn't have normally thought about. Her experience in the wedding industry was very apparent. Regarding florals, I originally showed her inspiration pictures and she was very flexible in creating my floral quote based on my budget without sacrificing the vision I had. The day of the wedding, she and her assistant set up all of our "from home" decorations exactly how we wanted them to be set up. And I was absolutely blown away by my flowers and her centerpiece designs she created! Thank you Donna and Team for making our day unforgettable!
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Bryan A. Sent on 11/26/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Vow Renewal Ceremony/October 15,2022

Donna was so wonderful to work with. She brings talent, expertise, professionalism and is full of fresh ideas that made our vow renewal perfect! She coordinated with vendors, handled decorations, and put us at ease for our ceremony. She and her husband make a perfect team and work so well together. We will definitely look to Donna for future events.
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3 Endorsements
The Barn at Drewia Hill The Barn at Drewia Hill Barn & Farm Weddings

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!!

Farrar Hill Farms Farrar Hill Farms Barn & Farm Weddings

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!!

Canaan James Professional Makeup Artistry Canaan James Professional Makeup Artistry Wedding Hair & Makeup

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!

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