How long have you been in business?
Jen opened Beautiful Blooms by Jen in 2008 doing weddings from her house. We had 12 weddings that year and 28 the next. In October 2010 we became full retail in the back of Bumble in downtown Sylvania because we had 56 weddings that year. In January 2011 Jen purchased the Summit St. house and we have been on a roll since. We designed 78 weddings in 2011, 85 in 2012, and over a 100 weddings a year ever since.
How far do you deliver?
For day to day deliveries, like for birthdays and anniversaries, we can personally deliver to Sylvania for $9.95, Toledo, Ottawa Hills, Maumee, Bedford, Monroe, Riga, Ottawa Lake, and Berkey for $12.95 and Perrysburg, and Oregon for $14.95. If you place your order by 1pm we can guarantee same day delivery. We can use Teleflora, a network of floral professionals to deliver flowers world-wide. Please call if you have questions.
What sets you a part from other florists in town?
Beautiful Blooms by Jen is the latest and greatest in floral design! As the only Certified Florist in Northwest Ohio, we’re young, modern and up on the latest trends! We create arrangements that are as unique as you are.
Can you work within my budget?
We do our absolute best to offer suggestions in your look and feel to fit in your budget. Flowers are priced by the stem and arrangements are figured out based on the flower stem price, cost of materials and labor involved. For an event it is really hard to answer the question what does a centerpiece cost? This is different for every event based on budget, size and flowers used. For a wedding, national average for flowers are 10-15% of your wedding budget. Please come prepared to your appointment with what you are comfortable spending so that we are able to recommend ideas to fit right into your range.
Consultations typically take around an hour. They are by appointment only and due to wedding business on the weekends we prefer to meet Monday-Thursday during store hours. The first consultation is free, but we do require a credit card number to save the appointment and there is a $25 no show fee if you don’t call to cancel. For weddings, we send you a wedding worksheet ahead of time for you to send back at least 48 hours before your appointment. Then we are able to have a quote prepared with pricing ready to go so you’re leaving your consultation with pricing.
How many weddings does Beautiful Blooms by Jen do in one day?
Beautiful Blooms by Jen only takes on what they are able to handle in order to provide the excellent service our clients deserve. It completely depends on the size of the wedding and what details are needed. We typically service two in one day but pickup weddings are available as well.
Who will service my wedding?
A trained Beautiful Blooms by Jen employee will service your wedding. Jen tries to make it to part of every single wedding. You are welcome to meet your wedding specialist before your wedding day.
Do you provide any other services such as linens, chair covers, favors, ribbons, etc?
We sure do. We have an extensive list of rental items that are available to our brides for us to fill with flowers or for you to be a DIY bride. We can also provide linens, chair covers, arches, chuppahs and reception lighting.
What does your "service charge" mean?
It means that we will fully service your wedding or event. We start by coordinating with your planner, baker, and most importantly your photographer so that we ensure that we are at the ceremony in plenty of time to provide flowers for your photographs. We understand how busy your wedding day is and would never want to hold anything up. A BBBJ staff member is at your ceremony to set up, pin on corsages and boutonnieres, hunt down groomsmen, chase down ring bearers and anything else floral related. We’ve also been known to help with wardrobe mishaps and last minute alterations. The service charge covers the setting up of centerpieces and reception flowers should you order those as well. For an additional charge BBBJ will pick up rental items from the reception and ceremony location, or you can return all rentals to the shop during business hours by the Wednesday after your wedding for no extra charge.
Is a deposit required?
Because we can only service a certain number of weddings during a weekend, availability is limited. To ensure that your date is saved, a non-refundable retainer fee of $350.00 is required. Your date will be open to all brides interested until you place your deposit of $350.00. Deposits can be paid by cash or check.
When are final changes and the balance of my wedding due?
Minor changes are due four weeks before the wedding so that the final balance can be figured. Final changes include table numbers. The final balance is due three weeks prior to your wedding date to ensure that we have time to order the appropriate flowers. You are welcome to make smaller payments over the course of time from your initial deposit until final payment. Please see our contract for more information on this topic.