“Amazingly beautiful designs - Impeccable service!”
Review from my wedding.
Ovando did the flowers for our wedding at the end of March. We choose them because we loved the flowers in their retail store - and were willing to pay top dollar to get the same for our wedding. That proved to be the wrong move. Not only were there flowers expensive to begin with, when we went back for our sample closer to the wedding they tried to upsell us more than 50% more than our original quote. We were taken aback and was not the first time in the process that we had communication issues with them.
But we were willing to deal with some of the back office challenges IF the flowers on the day of the wedding were amazing. But they weren't close to that. Our Chupah was smaller than what we were promised, and some of the other centerpieces underwhelmed too but the worst problem was the white cherry blossoms started dying. In fact, we had to have them come back and add new ones to our Chupah before the ceremony - which fortunately they did. But the centerpieces suffered from the same problem of dying in the middle of the party - and that was coupled with the sloppy glue work which made the vase look cheap and unprofessional.
I brought all of this up to them after the event and offered to show them pictures, but the response I got showed their lack of concern.
I would not recommend Ovando for your special event.
Kind of bummed...nothing that special. I was in town visiting by best friend and her family in Chelsea and while wandering through the West Village I spotted Ovando's brilliant window display and knew I found the perfect thank-you gift idea to coordinate when I returned home. While I realize I chose an arrangement that was on the lower end in terms of (their) pricepoints and that they cannot guarantee actual arrangement will be identical to those viewed online, but I was REALLY disappointed in what was put together. First of all, because I don't live in the city I read other reviews raving about the designer's work. The reason I chose the arrangement I did was because each component was unique in color and shape (lotus heads, fern curls, etc.) and seemed to have a substantial presentation compared to some of the other options. When my friend sent me a photo of what she received, it looked nothing like the unique option I selected.....and SUPER small. I would suggest that they give an approximate idea of how large at least the vase is. With all of the floral designers in the city, I don't think I'd choose them again. There are some really lovely gift ideas I could have dropped $125 on that would have made a better presentation.
NYC's Best Floral Design!!!. Most beautiful flower arrangements I have ever seen! These are not just everyday ordinary flowers, they are a true piece of artwork. When you receive flowers from Ovando you will absolutely love them. I used them for my wedding and every single detail was over the top and perfect. I can not imagine using anyone else. Thanks for such a wonderful talent!
Original and striking.
A friend sent a small desktop arrangement to my work, and it really cheered up my workspace. When I checked out their website, I found designs on there that really stood out to me. Their approach is very original, and in my mind they stand out from most floral designers.
Their use of black and pink, large scale geometry, modern design with deep reds and purples, use of branches and stems (I could go on) really come together, and always catch my eye.
Also, I visited the Four Season's hotel and found that Ovando did the arrangements there! They were amazing, just like the pictures on their website.
Truly a high-class offering.
The best in NYC..
I've used Ovando for any number of various events & occasions and they have never disappointed.
They deliver when promised, produce the most dynamic, modern floral designs & package their product beautifully.
Everyone who has received an Ovando order from me has been impressed with their quality & style.
I wouldn't order flowers for an important occasion from any other company.
It was my best friends birthday and I needed an last minute arrangement to be delivered to her home address, when I called Ovando to see if they could help me, they were so polite and did an amazing job delivering it without a problem.
I will definitely use them again and I recommend everyone to use them!!!
Amazingly beautiful designs - Impeccable service!!. I have used Ovando on more occasions than I can count. Both on the personal level and for work occasions and events. When I send flowers from Ovando the person receiving the flower arrangement is always impressed and delighted. When I have used them for professional events the flower arrangements always get rave reviews. And the service is always impeccable. I cannot recommend them enough - Ovando is simply the best!
Beautiful !!. I just sent an arrangement to my friend at her office and she absolutely loved her flowers! She was completely impressed. I have used Ovando for many years and their flower arrangements and customer service is consistently impeccable. By far the best florist in the city!
Incompetent team!!!. I used Ovando for my wedding since it was one of the three vendors I had to use for my reception at the Boathouse in Central Park. The flowers showed up hours late due to "traffic" on a Saturday in Manhattan and they forgot one of my arrangements. Rather then telling me about the mistake, they put the arrangement from the bathroom on one of my tables which stuck out like a sore thumb. Warning: Do not use Ovando unless you want extra stress on your wedding day!!!
By FAR the Best in the City !. Use Ovando if you want to really make an impression on someone. By far, the best and most creative flower arrangers in the city. I work in the fashion industry, and Ovando is THE standard when it comes to sending an arrangement to express gratitude. I say use them at least once in your lifetime; you'd be missing out if you didn't. Unlike the above customer, I have never had a problem when I have spoke with a rep via phone. If you say you need an arrangement to be there by a specific time they are willing to bend over backwards to help you out. I would assume that the above customer was not specific about his request, for after tens of orders, I have yet to have a problem.
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