|Monday||9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Friday||9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
Pennie's Bloomers, Oceanside, CA a private florist studio
About this pro
Lindy W.Jul 6, 2018Verified
Pennie did a FANTASTIC job on my wedding flowers. She accommodated my budget, helped bring my vision to life, and even beyond. I can't rave enough about her work. I even had my friend hire her for her wedding floral needs.May 29, 2017VerifiedPennie T.'s reply
Thank you Daniela, I am so happy you were pleased with your flowers, I enjoyed designing them for you. And thank you for recommending me to your friend Tori.
Working with Pennie made florals one of the easiest parts of planning my wedding! I did not know exactly what I wanted and she worked with me through all my questions, giving advice and encouragement. Everything was so beautiful and the garlands were perfect! Pennie thank you so much for all your hardwork and making sure everything was perfect on my day. I recommend Pennies Bloomers to everyone looking for a florist!Oct 8, 2016VerifiedPennie T.'s reply
Thank you Heather for submitting your review, I am so happy you enjoyed the floral decor I designed for your wedding. It was a lot of fun for me to create your designs; I love how all the foliage gives the flowers such a lush appearance. I can hardly wait to see the pictures taken by your photographer.
Pennie was an absolute delight to work with. She understood our vision and worked within our budget. I couldn’t have been happier with the final product!Oct 31, 2017VerifiedPennie T.'s reply
Thank you Jessica, I am so happy you were happy with your flowers.
Pennie created beautiful bouquets for myself and my bridesmaids. At the wedding she also came up with beautiful decor for the ceremony that really helped it look amazingMay 16, 2016VerifiedPennie T.'s reply
Thank you Kayleigh for taking the time to send in a review on my service. I am sorry I didn’t respond on this sooner, Thumbtack has been changing things and I just discovered how to submit this. I really enjoyed designing your wedding, your color choices were lovely and I am so happy you were happy with your flowers.
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?All of my floral bouquets and arrangements are custom made, in addition to that flowers vary in price during the year and season availability. I can create what a client needs with a set budget or I can work up an estimate based on what they tell me they would like. I do not mark up the cost of the flowers to the typical 2-3 times their cost, which is a standard practice. Flowers used in all designs can vary greatly in quantity and initial cost, so it all depends on how many of each flower is needed to accommodate a brides vision within her budget in order to formulate a price. I feel that especially with the economy we have today, I want my service to be affordable and I don't have a minimum order. I can pass on great savings to most customers due to my lower than most floral designers overhead.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?First I like to visit with a new customer, preferably in person but can be done in email. I ask to see pictures of examples of what she likes so I can learn her style for floral decor. If she has no pictures we discuss colors, flower types and design styles so that I can put together some ideas to help her form a vision I can capture. After gathering details regarding all floral items needed I create a spreadsheet that helps me calculate the flowers needed for each item she needs. I use these calculations and details gathered previously to create a quote. I then let her know what her quote total is and depending on what my client needs I can make adjustments to the quote. Once the quote is accepted by my customer I create what I call a floral checklist, it puts in text form all details that outline the plans for designing the items needed. I send her a copy to go over to make sure it is all correct and not missing anything. From this checklist I create a contract that spells out every detail of each floral item in the contract. We meet for the signing of the contract and a 20% retainer fee is paid, that is to guarantee my services on their date for the event.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?We do continual research on the latest trends for floral design, take classes when ever there is opportunity to learn something new. If asked to do something we have not done before, we can easily learn how it is done in order to offer that option.