Archive | February 2009


According to the Perfect Wedding Guide a downturn in the economy won’t stop the bride to be! 

Even though the economy has influenced spending habits slightly, the wedding industry is strong!  Wedding experts predict a 9.5% increase in the number of weddings over the next 12 years. 

Even though the economy has influenced spending habits slightly, the wedding industry is strong!  Wedding experts predict a 9.5% increase in the number of weddings over the next 12 years. 


However, Brides are much more price concious than ever.  The wedding gown is a perfect example of what I mean. My last 3 Brides-to-be shared with me that they looked for “bargains” when it came to major purchases such as their wedding gowns.

Although they may have wanted designer gowns, they opted for “off the rack,” or discounted gowns. One bride found the gown she wanted at a local salon and then searched online until she found it for less money and quicker delivery.  Another bride waited until a local bridal store was having a big sale, lined up outside the store until it opened and then found the “almost perfect dress.” Although she said it wasn’t her first choice, she was happy with her selection because it cost a fraction of what she would have paid 2 years ago.

And the third bride told me she looked online at eBay. She found the perfect gown customized to her size and she got it in 5 weeks time (from China). I told her my eBay story about how I too found the perfect gown from China. The shipping cost more than the dress! That was in 2007. I got the perfect gown to go with the perfect husband! 

I asked my brides why they chose Eden Florist for their wedding flowers and they each said because they had been recommended, saw my work and knew we wouldn’t overcharge them because it was a wedding.  In fact, one bride came from Palm Beach to order her flowers because she told me her florist wanted about 25% more than I did for basically the same things.

 So if you are planning to get married soon, be sure to give Eden Florist a call
at 954-981-5515. We are delighted to give you a quote and help to make your BIG DAY an affair to remember.

Will your marriage be a success!

I just found this great blog called Cherished Gifts & Favors with Tips & Trends  for planning your Party or Wedding and wanted to share it with my readers.  The latest issue is all about The month in which you marry. 

It starts like this: Fun Wedding Fact: As legend goes, the month in which you get married may predict the fate of your marriage:

“Married when the year is new, he’ll be loving, kind and true;
When February birds do mate, you wed nor dread your fate;

To read the rest of the post, go to:

If you are planning a wedding this year, be sure and let us know. Eden Florist is known for superior flowers, exceptional design and reasonable prices.

And stay tuned because we will be showcasing our newest eBook “Yes, is Only the Beginning.”  This book is filled with wedding customs, ideas and more to help you plan the perfect wedding. Publication date, first week in April.

Valentine Quiz Answers

1. Some people used to believe that if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine’s Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a millionaire.

2. The Roman emperor named Claudius. Claudius was having trouble getting men to serve in his army. He felt many men would not volunteer to join because they did not want to leave their wives and families. He thought that if men were not married, they would join the army. So Claudius passed a new law which did not allow any more marriages. Most people thought this law was cruel. Valentine, who was a minister, did not support the new law.

3. Even after Emperor Claudius passed the law, he kept performing marriage ceremonies secretly. One night he was caught and thrown in jail and told he would be put to death.

4. On the day of his death Valentine wrote a note to the daughter signed “Love from your Valentine.” This was on February 14, 269 A. D.

5. Yearly more than 900 million cards will be exchanged. Valentine’s Day is second only to Christmas for the number of cards sent.

6. Canada, Britain, Italy, France, Denmark (in fact, most western countries).

7. Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love.

8. In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.

9. Roses. They symbolize both peace and war, love and forgiveness.
    White roses are for true love.
    Red roses are for passion.
    Yellow roses are for friendship.
    Black roses mean farewell.

10. The Hallmark Company produced its first Valentine in 1913.

Bonus question:

How do you write I Love You in German? In French?  In Spanish? In Italian? In Portuguese?  In Cantonese?

German: Ich liebe Dich
French: Je t’aime
Spanish: Te amo
Italian: Ti amo

Remember to Order Flowers for your Valentine this Valentine’s Day!