Festive Designs Reviews

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Rachel · Married on 07/14/2018

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    Where to start with Melinda and Festive designs. When my wife and I started looking for a florist we were a tad bit nervous, with 2 brides, 6 bridesmaids and 2 flower girls, we needed to find someone who knew what they were doing. And man did we find the most perfect person. Melinda was tentive, creative and took or ideas and made them better than we expected. On the day of the wedding she stayed from the beginning and until the last arrangement made it on the table. She was so extremely nice, loving and the sweetest soul. Thank you Melinda for absolutely everything.

    Sent on 09/14/2018
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    Heather · Married on 09/23/2017

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    Melinda and her team did a beautiful job on my centerpieces, wedding arch, and amazing bouquets! Very happy and still so in love with my flowers!

    Sent on 10/17/2017
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    Camille · Married on 06/25/2017

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    I cannot believe I was so fortunate to have Festive Designs create my dream bouquets for my wedding. Melinda, the owner, was such a pleasure to work with. She was so communicative and honest with every choice of flowers. She helped steer me in the right direction to make every color pop on my wedding day. The flowers arrived SO alive and fresh, and they smelled amazing. They lasted the entire night without dying because of Melinda's care. I received compliments all night on how gorgeous my flowers were, and I owe it all to Festive Designs.

    Sent on 07/06/2017
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    Aline · Married on 12/04/2016

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    Melinda was very helpful giving me advice on what flowers would look nice for my bouquet. This was wonderful because I know nothing about flowers haha! She even delivered them for free when my friend wasn't able to pick them up. I highly recommend working with her.

    Sent on 12/15/2016
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    Natasha · Married on 10/29/2016

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    Melinda is incredible to work with! She did the flowers for my wedding in October. She is extremely professional, responsive, and easy to work with. She let me know what flowers were in season that time of year and allowed me to make my selections. She also asked for pictures of bouquets I liked so she could understand my style. Honestly, picking out flowers is pretty tough because you make selections but it is hard to visualize what the final product will look like. Melinda surpassed my expectations and created the most beautiful florals!

    Sent on 12/07/2016
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    Mel · Married on 10/22/2016

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    Melinda works magic with flowers! I didn't even consider anyone else because she's just that good. I met with her and gave her my color ideas and a few photos from magazines and she did the rest. The bouquets and boutonnieres were magazine worthy and we got many compliments.

    Sent on 11/06/2016
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    Danielle · Married on 10/22/2016

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    I couldn't be happier with my wedding bouquet! I planned a wedding from Chicago and Melinda was so patient with me and my constant e-mails of photo inspiration. She was also very eager to stay within my budget which we appreciated. She offered some really great creative ideas and was honest with us on how to get the most "bang" with our limited budget. You will not be dissapointed with Festive Designs :).

    Sent on 02/08/2017
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    Lauren · Married on 07/30/2016

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    Melinda is absolutely wonderful! She is so flexible and does an amazing job of bringing your vision for your wedding flowers to life. She was even willing to change out some flowers from my bridesmaids bouquets to better match my vision just days before the wedding. They turned out absolutely beautiful! I was so impressed! Melinda did my bridal bouquet, the bouquets and boutonnieres for our wedding party, and the corsages and boutonnieres for family and our ring bearer. We were so very pleased with her work. The flowers looked beautiful on our wedding and incredible in our pictures. She even wrote a nice card and brought us a small gift when she delivered the flowers. So sweet!! We would highly recommend Melinda and Festive Designs for your wedding or any other event.

    Sent on 08/16/2016

    Festive Designs's reply:

    Thank you Lauren!! We are so thrilled that you were happy with everything! You were a joy to work with as well. Thank you so much for letting us bring your vision to life! Congratulations again!
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    Sarah · Married on 07/09/2016

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    Festive Designs went above and beyond to make sure our wedding was eloquently decorated to our floral desire. Melinda was extremely helpful and easy to work with throughout the planning process. She took the time to meet with us at the wedding venue and was very detail oriented. Melinda was always prompt and professional in returning emails and phone calls. We greatly appreciated her flexibility as we needed to alter the floral contract several times before the wedding. She was always happy to accommodate us by adding another floral arrangement or adding more color to the bride’s bouquet. Melinda set up the ceremony site and delivered bouquets promptly on the morning of our wedding. We were in awe with the size and beauty of the bouquets! All of the flowers and plants arrived and stayed fresh throughout the day. Melinda’s attention to detail assured that our flowers were properly transported and displayed in the best possible setting during the reception. Melinda realized we were short one piece of chiffon fabric and let us borrow her own chiffon piece for the reception. We are so happy that we chose Festive Designs to do our floral arrangements!

    Sent on 08/21/2016

    Festive Designs's reply:

    Thank you Sarah! We are so touched by your kind words! We are SO SO glad that everything worked out so wonderfully. You were a beautiful bride and a delightful client! Thank you so much for such a thoughtful review- it means the world!
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    Renee · Married on 12/12/2015

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    I usually never write reviews, but this one deserved it. Melinda did such a wonderful job with transforming my image into real life. She was always very responsive to any emails/questions I had. When she sent me the picture of my flowers the day before my wedding, I was in awe! They were not only gorgeous, but exceeded any and all expectations I had. They were perfect! The colors were absolutely gorgeous. She is also very reasonably priced. I HIGHLY recommend Festive Designs!!!

    Sent on 12/22/2015

    Festive Designs's reply:

    Thank you Renee! You were a STUNNING bride! That was such a fun wedding to be involved in! We wish you and Drew all the best! Thank you for your lovely words! They mean the world to us!
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    Marissa · Married on 11/14/2015

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    Melinda came recommend to us. The flowers she put together for us were simply beautiful! I supplied Melinda with a few photos for some inspiration behind our wedding and the type of bouquet I wanted. I wanted something that would also match my bridesmaids dresses which had a floral design on them. I also provided her with specific colors for the wedding. She nailed it! She was so easy to work with.

    We initially had in mind some flowers but she gave us the reality of having those flowers for a November wedding and informed us they wouldn't last a whole day without being in water. She then provided us was a great alternative that was closest to what I wanted. She was looking out for us and made sure our money would be well spent.

    We decided to create our own table center pieces for the wedding. She did not pressure us to use her for our center pieces. She actually gave us some great advice and even gave us recommendations.

    The best part about having Melinda is that she was willing to drop off our flowers directly to us. She also picked up all our flowers in the chapel right after the ceremony and moved them to our reception location. There, she placed the flowers in spots that could have used some decorations ie. our cake table, guest book table, in the bar area, etc.

    For a person who knows nothing about flowers, I had complete confidence in Melinda for her creative design and flower recommendations for our wedding. She is incredibly knowledgeable about flowers and a true artist in putting flower arrangements together.

    I would highly recommend Festive Designs!!

    Sent on 01/25/2016

    Festive Designs's reply:

    You're so sweet, thank you Marissa! You were a beautiful bride! Congratulations again!
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    Lindsey · Married on 10/10/2015

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    Melinda was great to work with. She was extremely flexible and helpful! She originally was just going to do the bouquets and boutonnières but then we decided to add on the center pieces and large arrangements for the ceremony. They turned out great and were exactly what I wanted. I sent her a few pictures of what I had in mind and she made everything so much better and more beautiful. Her staff came and set up with no problem and I loved how it all turned out. I would recommend Melinda for a wedding or any floral arrangements.

    Sent on 10/17/2015

    Festive Designs's reply:

    Thank you Lindsey! I'm so glad it all worked out the way you envisioned! Thanks again for allowing us to be part of your wedding dream team!
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    LEAH · Married on 09/05/2015

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    Melinda was great to work with! She was so helpful and easy to be in touch with and made it very easy to stay in my budget. My bouquet came out beyond amazing, it was stunning.. I am still drooling over it 5 days later.. Everything was perfect and so much better than I could have imagined. Thank you festive designs for everything :)

    Sent on 09/09/2015

    Festive Designs's reply:

    Leah! I love it! That's absolutely what we're going for....drool and all! Thank you!
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    Jennifer · Married on 08/29/2015

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    I was going to do diy flowers but decided it wasn\'t for me, so I called Melinda based on the Yelp review of another bride who also decided against diy:) I was not picky about the type of flowers so I just gave Melinda the color scheme. The flowers were BEAUTIFUL. We couldn\'t be more pleased. Melinda is so easy to work with and I felt her prices were very reasonable.

    Sent on 10/21/2015

    Festive Designs's reply:

    We're so glad to hear it! Thank you for your kind words....we're very appreciative for them! It's all music to my ears!
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    Caitlin · Married on 08/08/2015

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    Having used Festive Designs for corsages and boutonnieres for high school dances in the past, I knew I would be using them for my wedding flowers! I wasn't sure how it was all going to work out, considering I live out of town, but Melinda was so flexible and worked with me mostly over e-mail. I sent her ideas of what I was looking for, and she whipped up her magic and made our wedding flowers even more magical than we had anticipated. Nicolette did a fantastic job of decorating our arch - everything was just beautiful. She helped pin all the boutonnieres on and stayed until the last minute to make sure everything was perfect. Thank you SO much Melinda and Nicolette for everything. You two are fabulous and helped make our wedding day beautiful.

    Sent on 08/29/2015

    Festive Designs's reply:

    Thank you Caitlin! It was our pleasure! That was definitely a special one for us to be a part of! We wish you two all the best!
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    Trista · Married on 04/25/2015

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    Melinda has an eye and a talent that is just breathtaking! We needed/wanted just a few flowers for our wedding and she got it perfect. My bouquet was stunning and the tall arrangements we had for the ceremony/dinner were just the right pop of color and set the perfect ambience for our day. Thank you Melinda for sharing your talent and skill.

    Sent on 05/04/2015

    Festive Designs's reply:

    Thank you Trista! It was an honor and pleasure to be a part of your big day! Congrats again!
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    Jenna · Married on 10/25/2014

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    Melinda at Festive Designs was such a pleasure to work with!! She was helpful from beginning to end, and delivered the most BEAUTIFUL product. Seriously, better than I could have imagined. Melinda was very helpful in helping me get a better idea of what types of flowers I could work with, based on the wedding colors. I sent her some of my visions and ideas, and she created the most beautiful, unique arrangements, from the aisle vases, alter pieces, table pieces, wristlets, boutonnieres, cake topper, and of course bouquets! I was lucky to keep some of the arrangements and my bouquet, and they are even as beautiful dried.
    After putting so much time and effort into trying to create this vision I had for the wedding, it was the best feeling to walk down from my dressing room, right before heading down the aisle, to see the final product executed so flawlessly. It gave me the chills! It's the best to know that your vendor is just as invested in making your day as perfect as your dreams...

    Sent on 01/15/2015

    Festive Designs's reply:

    Jenna! Your review was so touching...thank you so much! I'm so incredibly glad that you were pleased with everything! That was such a fantastic day! I'm loving the opportunity to relive it through your words! Thanks again!
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    Christine · Married on 10/04/2014

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    Thank you to Melinda for creating such gorgeous arrangements and bouquets for our wedding! I wasn't too descriptive, asking for Sunflowers and 'purple' flowers. Melinda was so creative and the flowers were perfect! I also appreciated the bouquet being delivered in a cooler since it was a hot day.

    Sent on 11/09/2014

    Festive Designs's reply:

    Thank you Christine!!
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    Nicaela · Married on 09/26/2014

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    First off I would like to say that Melinda was an absolute pleasure to work with. I live in South Orange County so at first was a little fearful that the distance would be hard to get my vision/ideas across. Melinda truly made me feel at ease with our phone calls to walk through ideas and our communication through email was easy! She gave me some incredible ideas that I wouldn't of thought of, like putting artichoke in my bouquet which people commented on was so cool!

    On the day of our wedding the flowers were even better than imagined. She truly is talented and has an eye for what she does. Our bouquets, gun shot shell boutonnieres, table flowers, cocktail tables, flower girl crown, and especially my bouquet was absolutely perfect! I wouldn't of asked for it to go any better!!

    Sent on 10/08/2014

    Festive Designs's reply:

    Nicaela! I'm catching up on my reviews and was SO thrilled to see your name in the list! Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so glad everything turned out the way you imagined!
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    Melinda is amazing! My flowers were beautiful. Everything was fantastic and just what I wanted!

    Sent on 08/10/2014

    Festive Designs's reply:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! YOU just made my day!!
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    Ciera · Married on 07/12/2014

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    Melinda went above and beyond what I had imagined! She understood my vision and made my dreams come true, every detail was carefully thought out and well executed. I would recommend her to anyone in a heart beat! Thank you!

    Sent on 07/15/2014

    Festive Designs's reply:

    Thank you Ciera, it was such a honor to be part of your wedding!! I just love your family, Nicolette and I were so happy to part of your special day!!! Wishing you only the best!!
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    Catherine · Married on 05/31/2014

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    The challenge of a destination wedding was put to rest when we found Melinda to do my daughter's wedding flowers! Melinda was very patient with our many correspondances and was able to create exactly what my daughter envisioned as the perfect bouquets and wedding arrangements. Her creations were gorgeous and very affordable. Thank you Melinda for being a big part of my daughter's dream come true!

    Sent on 06/03/2014

    Festive Designs's reply:

    Thank you Cathy, it was such a pleasure to work with the two of you! I am looking forward to seeing the pictures, it was such a beautiful wedding.
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    June · Married on 05/03/2014

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    Melinda at Festive Designs picked up on my daughters vision of her perfect wedding flowers. All the bouquets were beautiful and the girls loved them. Melinda is easy to work with and affordable, she was quick to respond to email and text. She delivered fresh beautiful arrangements to all our locations at the beach ceremony site and wedding reception venue. This was a destination wedding for everyone . So the day after, we delivered all forty plus floral arrangements to a assisted retirement home in San Luis Obispo for all the residents to enjoy, they were overwhelmed and just seeing their smiles was the best. Those flowers really got around for so many to enjoy! Thank you Melinda

    Sent on 05/10/2014

    Festive Designs's reply:

    Thank you, June.....I appreciate your kind words. The wedding and reception were beautiful and was a joy to work with all of you!
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    Becca · Married on 03/21/2014

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    Melinda with Festive Designs is truly the best around! I had a vision in my head of exactly what I wanted for my wedding day. Melinda brought this vision to life and completely exceeded my expectations. Everything was absolutely beautiful. I am still getting compliments about how beautiful the flowers were.

    Melinda designed all of my bouquets, boutonnieres, arch flower, aisle flowers, centerpieces, cocktail arrangements, and an amazing floral curtain for the entrance of the venue. The quality of all of the work and flowers was amazing. She was also able to reuse pieces from the ceremony and incorporate them into the reception to help save on costs. Melinda truly cares and wants your big day to be perfect!

    I would recommend Melinda to anyone. She is so passionate about what she does and is so easy to work with.

    Sent on 07/12/2014

    Festive Designs's reply:

    Thank you Becca, you were such a joy to work with!! The details you put into your wedding were amazing and just took everything to the next level!! Your pictures are just stunning and you were such a beautiful bride!
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    Jessica · Married on 11/16/2013

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    I had been trying to imagine what I wanted my wedding flowers to look like and you went beyond! The flowers for our wedding were gorgeous, we would not change a thing! The aisle and arch flowers moved into the reception hall were a nice touch on saving a few dollars and you were so smooth it was totally worth it. We also loved having succulents in our arrangements, the guests who look center pieces home as well as ours, we are getting to plant and forever have live plants from our wedding. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR A GORGEOUS WEDDING!!!

    Sent on 12/16/2013

    Festive Designs's reply:

    Thank you Jessica! Your kind review made our day! We are so thrilled that you are happy! We wish you all the best.

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