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Anthony Gowder Designs

Chicago, IL 60647
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Business Description

Anthony Gowder Designs is a full-service event design company that provides floral design, production, and planning throughout Chicago. Since 1998, the florists have designed for weddings and corporate events. The company is named in The Knot 2012-2015 Best of Weddings and The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. Services include floral arrangements, lighting design, transportation coordination, photography coordination, set-up, and more before and on the day of a client event.

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4.5 / 5 (58)
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4.8 / 5 (29)
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5.0 / 5 (21)

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Ashland Addison Florist Co.

Chicago, IL 60657
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Ashland Addison Florist Co. is a Chicago family-owned and operated floral company that has been serving the area since 1932. The florists sell roses, exotics, tropicals, plants, and succulents for anniversaries, birthdays, new baby, get well, sympathy, baby, business, prom, and thank you occasions. The company fulfills donation requests and operates a reuse/recycle program for glass vases, ceramic containers, and wicker baskets.

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4.6
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5.0 / 5 (8)

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Athena Flowers

Chicago, IL 60634
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Athena Flowers has served Chicago since 2007. The company is a partner of the United Florist Network and receives daily shipments and locally grown and imported blossoms. The shop owner has more than 20 years of industry experience and specializes in wedding floral arrangements, sympathy and funeral arrangements, European style hand-tied bouquets, and tropical arrangements. Free delivery for local online orders and same-day delivery is available and is backed by a seven-day freshness guarantee.

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4.6
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4.6 / 5 (122)
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4.5 / 5 (85)

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Bloom Floral Shop- Chicago

6001 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60634
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Bloom Floral Shop provides bouquets and flower arrangements delivery around the community of Chicago. They offer a wide variety of fresh flowers to choose from—like peonies, orchids, spring flowers, and tropical blooms—in making flower arrangements for special occasions including Valentine's, anniversaries, birthdays, and mother's day celebrations. Bloom Floral Shop combines the local florist's artistic skills and a personalized touch via a signature note and a rose tied to ech arrangement. They offer same-day delivery and digital services through their website.

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4.8 / 5 (73)

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Blossoms Anytime

Chicago, IL 60657
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Since 1990, Blossoms Anytime has delivered flowers for all occasions throughout Chicago. The company is locally-owned and operated and guarantees clients the highest quality flowers at a fair price. Anniversary, birthday, congratulations, get well, new baby, wedding, sympathy, thank you, and seasonal bouquets are available. Gifts include balloons, candles, chocolates, gift baskets, jewelry, plants, and plush animals.

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4.9 / 5 (29)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (19)
Facebook
3.3 / 5 (13)

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Dilly Lily

Chicago, IL 60614
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Dilly Lily is a floral and event design company in Chicago. Since 1997, owner and creative director Christine Noelle has created floral arrangements inspired by color and nature. The company creates arrangements for weddings and other events. Everyday flower services are also available for all price-ranges, occasions, and styles. The company uses locally-grown and organic products whenever possible and guarantees clients the very best flowers, grown on sustainable, socially responsible farms.

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4.5 / 5 (21)

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Fab Flora

Chicago, IL 60647
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Fab Flora is a Chicago avant-garde and eco-friendly event floral company in Logan Square. The head florist has been featured on Love & Lavender, 100 Layer Cake, and Wedding Chicks, and is a Green Wedding Alliance Approved Vendor. Services include wedding arrangements, corporate arrangements, bouquets, and floral design workshops. The company adheres to environmental standards by using local flowers from local farms, operating a fuel-efficient company vehicle, and using earth-friendly cleaning supplies in the studio.

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Fleur de lis Florist

Chicago, IL 60654
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Fleur de Lis Florist is a Chicago floral company located in the River North Gallery District. For more than 30 years, the local florists have created custom floral arrangements for wedding, corporate, and other special events. The company has same-day fresh flower delivery for Chicago salons, restaurants, offices, lobbies, boutiques, and homes. Jewelry, candles, cards, and a variety of potted plants are also available.

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4.9
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5.0 / 5 (91)
Google
4.7 / 5 (30)
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (21)

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High Style Flowers

Chicago, IL 60634
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High Style Flowers is a family-owned and operated Chicago floral shop that provides floral arrangements and gifts. The florists arrange bouquets for father’s day, anniversary, prom, birthday, get well, thank you, new baby, sympathy, wedding, and more. A colorful array of bird of paradise, calla, carnation, daisy, lily, orchid, rose, sunflower, and tulips are incorporated in designs. Green and blooming plants are also available.

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4.6 / 5 (35)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (8)
Facebook
4.6 / 5 (5)

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La Salle Flowers

Chicago, IL 60654
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The Chicago La Salle Flowers has been providing floral services since 1936. The locally-owned company is located in the River North Area and employs award winning designers experienced in European, Oriental, and Domestic arrangements. Occasions served include Father’s and Mother’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays, valentines day, thank you's, prom, weddings, and more. Flowers and plants include tulips, sunflowers, bamboo, succulents, arboricola, birds of paradise, callas, carnations, daisies, lilies, roses, orchids, and more.

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Marcel Florist Inc.

Chicago, IL 60611
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Marvel Florist is a Downtown Chicago flower company that has delivered more than 100,000 arrangements throughout the area. Clients include Presidents, state political figures, national and local news personnel, celebrities, and musicians. Products include lucky bamboo, green plants, European/dish gardens, contemporary and traditional arrangements, orchid plants, bonsai trees, fruit baskets, gift baskets, and greeting cards. The florists serve a wide price range for all occasions.

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Natural Beauties Floral Inc.

Chicago, IL 60607
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Natural Beauties Floral is a wedding floral design company in Chicago’s West Loop and Fulton Market district. Since 2007, the sister-owned company has used an array of color palettes and textures to create one-of-a-kind bouquets and arrangements. Memberships include Best of the Best Modern Luxury Brides Chicago, Style Me Pretty Little Black Book, and Chicago Style Weddings Magazine & Website. The company is a recipient of The Knot Best of Weddings and Junebug Weddings The World’s Best Wedding Florist awards.

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4.5
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Phillip's Flowers & Gifts

Chicago, IL 60612
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Phillip's Flowers & Gifts is a family-owned, full-service Chicago florist that delivers locally and nationwide. For nearly 100 years, the company has provided interior and exterior plants for businesses and events. Products include gnat control plants, holiday decor, floral arrangements, silk plants, and green walls. The company holds the Green Earth Green Plants certification. The highly trained staff are trained in eco-friendly practices and do no use pesticides.

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4.0 / 5 (21)
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5.0 / 5 (17)

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Steve's Flower Market

Chicago, IL 60642
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Steves Flower Market is a floral company that delivers throughout Chicago and surrounding neighborhoods. The florists arrange gerbera daisies, lilies, orchids, roses, sunflowers, seasonal flowers, tulips, and more for anniversaries, birthdays, new baby, get well, congratulations, and sympathy. A range of green, tropical, and blooming plants are also available. The company also provides floral arrangements and bouquets for weddings.

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4.8 / 5 (11)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Hiring a florist can be the extra touch you need for a special event, such as a celebration, wedding, or corporate event. However, most people don’t have experience hiring a professional florist, so knowing where to start can seem overwhelming. We answer some of the most common questions to help you make an informed decision.

What is a florist?

A florist is a person who works with flowers and plants, providing floral design services, creating floral arrangements, and selling flowers. Floral arrangements and design services can range from creating small bouquets, wreaths, and centerpieces to crafting large floral display walls.

What does a florist do?

A florist sells floral arrangements or floral design services to individual consumers and businesses. The florist can work with the customer to understand their floral vision (specific flowers, colors, etc.) and execute on the request. Additionally, florists often work in flower and plant shops, where they care for the flowers and arrange bouquets to sell.

What is floral design?

Floral design is the process of using certain flowers and plants to create a unified and aesthetically pleasing display. Floral design will take into consideration how the colors and scents all work together. Additionally, floral design looks to achieve a balanced final result, so a single plant or flower doesn’t dominate.

What do floral designers do?

Typically, floral designer is another term for a florist. However, many professionals who brand themselves as “floral designers” versus “florists” do so because they’re exceptionally skilled at arranging floral bouquets and displays. A floral designer works with flowers and plants, including silk or dried varieties.

How do florists keep flowers fresh?

Florists have “tricks of the trade” to keep flowers fresh as long as possible. One of the most important is storing flowers at appropriate temperatures. Some may need direct sunlight and warmth, while others require cool temperatures and indirect light. A florist knows how to store different types of flowers to maximize their longevity.

How can I make flower arrangements last longer?

To help flower arrangements last as long as possible:

  • Use the floral “food” packet
  • Trim flower stems before placing them in water
  • Remove extra foliage and dying parts of the flowers
  • Change the water every two days
  • Keep floral arrangements in a shaded, cool spot in indirect sunlight

What flowers do florists use?

Florists tend to work with the types of flowers that last longest in arrangements. The most popular, long-lasting flowers include:

  • Peruvian lily
  • Bird of paradise
  • Carnation
  • Chinese lantern
  • Delphinium
  • Gladiolus
  • Heather
  • English lavender
  • Lilies (Lilium spp. and hybrids)
  • Love-in-a-mist
  • Love-lies-bleeding
  • Roses
  • Sunflowers

Where do florists get their flowers?

Most florists buy their flowers from wholesalers. As florists tend to purchase flowers in larger quantities than the everyday consumer, they can work with a wholesaler to get discounted prices. Some florists may also have connections with farmers or gardeners in their area who sell local, seasonal flowers.

Does a florist have to tell you who sent flowers?

Individuals can send anonymous bouquets, but if the recipient asks who sent the flowers, the florist may have to share the information. This is due to the recent rise of stalking incidents. Some florists may ask to see a police report, but most will share the sender’s name when asked.

How much is a florist for a wedding?

According to The Knot, the average cost of a florist for a wedding was $2,000 in 2019. Of course, this figure can vary significantly based on several factors. Your wedding’s location, the number of flowers, and specific requests can all raise the price.

Do you tip a florist?

Most florists don’t expect a tip. Instead, a helpful, nice gesture is leaving a positive review online or recommending the florist to friends and family members. If your florist does an exceptional job and you do want to tip, the standard amount is 10-15%.

What should I write on a sympathy flower arrangement?

Writing a card for a sympathy flower arrangement can be challenging. The content usually depends on your relationship and the situation. If you need some inspiration, you can always find helpful examples online. Your florist has probably seen many of these cards, so you could also ask for their advice.

How do I become a florist?

A diploma isn’t necessary to become a florist, but classes in art, biology, botany, and design may be useful. Additionally, if you plan to open up your own floral shop or business, taking business classes can help. Individuals can take online courses or study under another florist to get some experience in the field.

Do you need a license to be a florist?

You don't need a license to be a florist. However, if you plan to run your own floral business and offer deliveries, you may need a commercial driver's license if it's mandatory in your state. If you don’t want to get a commercial license, you can outsource your deliveries.

How do I get into floral design?

You can get into floral design by doing some research on the topic. You can also read books about flowers and floral design concepts. Once you have a basic foundation of knowledge, try experimenting by designing your own bouquets. Eventually, you’ll learn if floral design is right for you.

How do I become a floral designer?

Floral designers need a moderate amount of on-the-job training. As this isn’t something you go to school for, the skills are acquired through training and experience. People who want to be floral designers can work under an experienced florist to learn the craft.

How much do floral designers make?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2020 median pay for a florist was $29,140 or $14.01 per hour. Of course, this can vary significantly depending on your location. Additionally, your total annual salary will also depend on your experience, portfolio, and hours worked.

How much do florists make?

As mentioned before, florists and floral designers are interchangeable job titles. In the United States, the hourly wage for a florist can range from $9.09 to $18.60, with an average of $13.07 per hour. A florist who doesn't offer floral design services is more likely to be closer to the bottom of the range.

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