Prudence Designs & Events

★★★★★
Handsome men with good taste and beautiful flowers--a fabulous combination.
  • 347 W 36th St

    New York, NY 10018

    Cross street: Between Eighth Avenue and Ninth Avenue

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  • 212-691-1356

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Amazing wedding flowers! \r
Prudence did the flowers for our wedding reception. They were beautiful and perfect for our unique Manhattan rooftop space. We couldn't have been happier. I highly recommend Grayson's services.

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Amazing wedding flowers! \r
Prudence did the flowers for our wedding reception. They were beautiful and perfect for our unique Manhattan rooftop space. We couldn't have been happier. I highly recommend Grayson's services.

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Our daughter's wedding was magnificent thanks to Grayson one of the owner's of Prudence Design and his creativity and understanding of what she wanted.\r
My wife being a true perfectionist was very demanding of all vendors for our

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Our daughter's wedding was magnificent thanks to Grayson one of the owner's of Prudence Design and his creativity and understanding of what she wanted.\r
My wife being a true perfectionist was very demanding of all vendors for our

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We decided to elope while on vacation in Manhattan. Whilst we only had a few weeks to do our research, I was able to take multiple contact numbers with me. Once we arrived I rang around and you can imagine me explaining the whole elopement

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★★★★★

We decided to elope while on vacation in Manhattan. Whilst we only had a few weeks to do our research, I was able to take multiple contact numbers with me. Once we arrived I rang around and you can imagine me explaining the whole elopement

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After shopping around & around the city for the prettiest arrangements with the best prices as well no place came close to Prudence! Thomas O'Laughlin was a pleasure to work with - I felt like he understood the mood we were hoping to

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★★★★★

After shopping around & around the city for the prettiest arrangements with the best prices as well no place came close to Prudence! Thomas O'Laughlin was a pleasure to work with - I felt like he understood the mood we were hoping to

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I chose Prudence because of their reputation for distinct bouquets. I worked with Thomas O'Laughlin to arrange three deliveries as part of a wedding gift.

The first was a pre-arranged bouquet, corresponding to the wedding flowers.

The second bouquet was massively disappointing. I left the flower choice up to him but had requested something creative. I'd written this, " I'm into seed heads, dangling amaranth, allium blooms..."

He sent blue and white hydrangeas. EIGHTY-SEVEN dollars in total for blue and white hydrangeas?

I wrote an email expressing my disappointment with hydrangeas, feeling they are very common, and asked to have the flowers for the third bouquet run by me in advance.

This morning I get this:

"I am refunding the balance of $87.10 for the November 13 order.
Sincerely,
Thomas O'Laughlin"

That's it?

So let's get this right: You are BAILING on the third bouquet we'd already had arranged and doing NOTHING (discount, or, um, apology) for the one that I didn't like?

Someone's gotten a little too big for their britches.

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I chose Prudence because of their reputation for distinct bouquets. I worked with Thomas O'Laughlin to arrange three deliveries as part of a wedding gift.

The first was a pre-arranged bouquet, corresponding to the wedding flowers.

The second bouquet was massively disappointing. I left the flower choice up to him but had requested something creative. I'd written this, " I'm into seed heads, dangling amaranth, allium blooms..."

He sent blue and white hydrangeas. EIGHTY-SEVEN dollars in total for blue and white hydrangeas?

I wrote an email expressing my disappointment with hydrangeas, feeling they are very common, and asked to have the flowers for the third bouquet run by me in advance.

This morning I get this:

"I am refunding the balance of $87.10 for the November 13 order.
Sincerely,
Thomas O'Laughlin"

That's it?

So let's get this right: You are BAILING on the third bouquet we'd already had arranged and doing NOTHING (discount, or, um, apology) for the one that I didn't like?

Someone's gotten a little too big for their britches.

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I chose Prudence because of their reputation for distinct bouquets. I worked with Thomas O'Laughlin to arrange three deliveries as part of a wedding gift.

The first was a pre-arranged bouquet, corresponding to the wedding flowers.

The

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★★★★★

I chose Prudence because of their reputation for distinct bouquets. I worked with Thomas O'Laughlin to arrange three deliveries as part of a wedding gift.

The first was a pre-arranged bouquet, corresponding to the wedding flowers.

The

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We were so thrilled with the flowers at our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. We got married under a gorgeous and unique candle-lit curly willow arch, delicately interwoven with white flowers and scattered white butterflies---people are still commenting about it! We were on a fairly limited budget for some NYC standards and really shopped around. Although we found lower estimates, after meeting with Thomas of Prudence, it was clear that although this may have been a little higher priced than the others (although still reasonable,) there was no question that we would go with anyone else but Prudence. Not only is their knowledge of flowers and level of taste of the highest standards, but their ability to listen and translate our desires into reality was spot on. Thomas spent an incredible amount of time with me (even walked through the flower district selecting exact flowers a week before the wedding,) my family and working with the wedding venue to make sure everything ran so smoothly. The Prudence staff stayed at the wedding, through the cocktail hour, to make adjustments and to make sure that everything was what we wanted. When you are putting so much of your efforts and thoughts into planning that "one big day" it is their level of conscientiousness and attention to detail, and knowing that we could trust our florist that was so important to us. The entire Prudence staff was not only so pleasant and easy to work with, but, most important to planning an event, we always KNEW we could trust them and that they were going to make everything just right...and they did!

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★★★★★

We were so thrilled with the flowers at our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. We got married under a gorgeous and unique candle-lit curly willow arch, delicately interwoven with white flowers and scattered white butterflies---people are still commenting about it! We were on a fairly limited budget for some NYC standards and really shopped around. Although we found lower estimates, after meeting with Thomas of Prudence, it was clear that although this may have been a little higher priced than the others (although still reasonable,) there was no question that we would go with anyone else but Prudence. Not only is their knowledge of flowers and level of taste of the highest standards, but their ability to listen and translate our desires into reality was spot on. Thomas spent an incredible amount of time with me (even walked through the flower district selecting exact flowers a week before the wedding,) my family and working with the wedding venue to make sure everything ran so smoothly. The Prudence staff stayed at the wedding, through the cocktail hour, to make adjustments and to make sure that everything was what we wanted. When you are putting so much of your efforts and thoughts into planning that "one big day" it is their level of conscientiousness and attention to detail, and knowing that we could trust our florist that was so important to us. The entire Prudence staff was not only so pleasant and easy to work with, but, most important to planning an event, we always KNEW we could trust them and that they were going to make everything just right...and they did!

Pros: High level of taste & detail, easy to work with & So Nice

Cons: NONE

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We worked with Thomas to design the flowers for our June wedding. He was wonderful, not only because of his great taste in design, but also because he actually listened to what I wanted in a floral arrangement and then created exactly that! I got so many compliments on my bouquet, the bridesmaids' bouquets, the centerpieces, and even the tablecloths (which Thomas selected). We couldn't have been happier with the way our decor turned out!
Another plus is the fact that everyone in this shop was kind and accommodating from day one. And even though wedding planning can be stressful, Thomas is a very calming influence - exactly who you want around on your wedding day.

If I were planning another event, Prudence is the first place I would go. (Thanks, Thomas & Prudence!)

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We worked with Thomas to design the flowers for our June wedding. He was wonderful, not only because of his great taste in design, but also because he actually listened to what I wanted in a floral arrangement and then created exactly that! I got so many compliments on my bouquet, the bridesmaids' bouquets, the centerpieces, and even the tablecloths (which Thomas selected). We couldn't have been happier with the way our decor turned out!
Another plus is the fact that everyone in this shop was kind and accommodating from day one. And even though wedding planning can be stressful, Thomas is a very calming influence - exactly who you want around on your wedding day.

If I were planning another event, Prudence is the first place I would go. (Thanks, Thomas & Prudence!)

Pros: Excellent taste, great attitude

Cons: none!

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I was introduced to Prudence through my wedding planner and from the first meeting I knew that this was the place. The staff is so wonderfully friendly and so amazingly talented! Prudence designed all of the florals for my wedding after a quick meeting with the team at prudence they were able to put together a sample of one of the floral designs and they absolutley nailed it! So tasteful and beautifully done it really was everything I could and couldn't even imagine. Highly recommend this place!

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★★★★★

I was introduced to Prudence through my wedding planner and from the first meeting I knew that this was the place. The staff is so wonderfully friendly and so amazingly talented! Prudence designed all of the florals for my wedding after a quick meeting with the team at prudence they were able to put together a sample of one of the floral designs and they absolutley nailed it! So tasteful and beautifully done it really was everything I could and couldn't even imagine. Highly recommend this place!

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We had our wedding this past weeked at Tribeca Rooftop, and Thomas designed the decor. Prudence truly exceeded our expectations in every way. Thomas was great fun to work with, reliable, and had great ideas. Everyone repeatedly commented on how elegant and chic the space looked. I cannot recommend Prudence highly enough and will use them again in the future. Thank you so much!

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★★★★★

We had our wedding this past weeked at Tribeca Rooftop, and Thomas designed the decor. Prudence truly exceeded our expectations in every way. Thomas was great fun to work with, reliable, and had great ideas. Everyone repeatedly commented on how elegant and chic the space looked. I cannot recommend Prudence highly enough and will use them again in the future. Thank you so much!

Pros: Great customer service, beautiful quality, reliable, creative

Cons: N/A

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We worked with Thomas for my daugher's NYC wedding and his style and choice of flowers and color arrangements for the season was extraordinary! Prudence worked with in our budget and a trip to the flower market was a special treat which really allowed us to customize our arrangements/decor. We would happily use them again!

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We worked with Thomas for my daugher's NYC wedding and his style and choice of flowers and color arrangements for the season was extraordinary! Prudence worked with in our budget and a trip to the flower market was a special treat which really allowed us to customize our arrangements/decor. We would happily use them again!

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I worked with Thomas for my wedding, and he did a magnificent job! The flowers were OUTRAGEOUSLY gorgeous! I can?t say enough about how obsessed my mom and I were with the job he did. It was beyond beautiful. And of course all the guests were extremely impressed. First of all, my bouquet was the most amazing thing ever, and looked so perfect with my dress. His ability to know what will work for your particular event becomes obvious when you see the final outcome. So as a wedding veteran, let me say: do yourself a favor and trust in him! Stress about other stuff; don't stress about this. He listens to what you want and then makes it truly fabulous. When we got to the event site, I was overwhelmed by how sensational the room looked. The colors, the combinations--just beyond expectations, more beautiful than I could have imagined. I am forever grateful to have found Prudence Designs, and will definitely use them for all my future floral needs.

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★★★★★

I worked with Thomas for my wedding, and he did a magnificent job! The flowers were OUTRAGEOUSLY gorgeous! I can?t say enough about how obsessed my mom and I were with the job he did. It was beyond beautiful. And of course all the guests were extremely impressed. First of all, my bouquet was the most amazing thing ever, and looked so perfect with my dress. His ability to know what will work for your particular event becomes obvious when you see the final outcome. So as a wedding veteran, let me say: do yourself a favor and trust in him! Stress about other stuff; don't stress about this. He listens to what you want and then makes it truly fabulous. When we got to the event site, I was overwhelmed by how sensational the room looked. The colors, the combinations--just beyond expectations, more beautiful than I could have imagined. I am forever grateful to have found Prudence Designs, and will definitely use them for all my future floral needs.

Pros: Beautiful store & flowers, friendly staff, extremely talented & trustworthy

Cons: None

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Prudence Designs & Events not only provided the flowers and linens for our wedding, they made the wedding. I was not only impressed with the diversity and freshness of the flowers, Prudence Designs helped us create a vision that represented who we are while creating a completely individual wedding ambiance. This vision surpassed any other wedding that I have ever attended, and I am constantly hearing about the floral design each time I see one of the wedding guests. I will never forget how it felt to walk into Kleinhans Music Hall (our reception location), I felt as if I was walking into the most lovely dream. Planning for a wedding is often stressful; however, working with the professionals of Prudence Designs was always enjoyable and easy. I am thankful for the amazing work that they have done for me, and I extend my highest recommendation to anyone planning a wedding in NYC or elsewhere. They have impeccable taste, professionalism, and above all...style!

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★★★★★

Prudence Designs & Events not only provided the flowers and linens for our wedding, they made the wedding. I was not only impressed with the diversity and freshness of the flowers, Prudence Designs helped us create a vision that represented who we are while creating a completely individual wedding ambiance. This vision surpassed any other wedding that I have ever attended, and I am constantly hearing about the floral design each time I see one of the wedding guests. I will never forget how it felt to walk into Kleinhans Music Hall (our reception location), I felt as if I was walking into the most lovely dream. Planning for a wedding is often stressful; however, working with the professionals of Prudence Designs was always enjoyable and easy. I am thankful for the amazing work that they have done for me, and I extend my highest recommendation to anyone planning a wedding in NYC or elsewhere. They have impeccable taste, professionalism, and above all...style!

Pros: Beautiful flowers, creativity, organization, vision, Wonderful Employees

Cons: None!

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As the mother of the bride, I would like to highly recommend Prudence Designs for extraordinary customer service, high quality floral arrangements, and design concepts. From the church to the cocktail hour to the reception, the ambiance captured the emotion and personality of the bride and groom. With so many decisions to make for the wedding, Thomas O'Laughlin of Prudence Designs facilitated the plans with little direction and achieved the most memorable wedding for my daughter. The Prudence design team created the breathtaking atmosphere that family and guests are still raving about!!

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★★★★★

As the mother of the bride, I would like to highly recommend Prudence Designs for extraordinary customer service, high quality floral arrangements, and design concepts. From the church to the cocktail hour to the reception, the ambiance captured the emotion and personality of the bride and groom. With so many decisions to make for the wedding, Thomas O'Laughlin of Prudence Designs facilitated the plans with little direction and achieved the most memorable wedding for my daughter. The Prudence design team created the breathtaking atmosphere that family and guests are still raving about!!

Pros: Customer Service, Creativity, High Quality Blooms

Cons: None!

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UPDATE: Just to be current I revisited my review from a couple of years ago and find my opinion to be unchanged...except perhaps for Arturo's and Grayson's mastery of flower power which is ever increasing. With a consistency that is awe inspiring, they out do even themselves...still.

OLD REVIEW: O.k., the greatest compliment I can give is that I live in Los Angeles and I still use the floral talents of Prudence. If there is anything I can count on these days of ineptitude and compromise, is the skill, the artistry and excellence of Arturo's designs and Grayson's sense of what's needed. If I need a special floral arrangement, I call them and I suggest whoever is reading this do so too. And I may as well take this time to thank Arturo and Grayson for being there when some blossoms will cheer.

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★★★★★

UPDATE: Just to be current I revisited my review from a couple of years ago and find my opinion to be unchanged...except perhaps for Arturo's and Grayson's mastery of flower power which is ever increasing. With a consistency that is awe inspiring, they out do even themselves...still.

OLD REVIEW: O.k., the greatest compliment I can give is that I live in Los Angeles and I still use the floral talents of Prudence. If there is anything I can count on these days of ineptitude and compromise, is the skill, the artistry and excellence of Arturo's designs and Grayson's sense of what's needed. If I need a special floral arrangement, I call them and I suggest whoever is reading this do so too. And I may as well take this time to thank Arturo and Grayson for being there when some blossoms will cheer.

Pros: Arturo and Grayson are the pros...as in professionals that is

Cons: No cons available

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i just had some sent to a funeral parlor. it was noticeably the most beautiful arrangement there. i use prudence for every occassion and am always thrilled. they use fresh, seasonal flower with their own creative touch....absolutely gorgeous. you will not be disappointed.

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★★★★★

i just had some sent to a funeral parlor. it was noticeably the most beautiful arrangement there. i use prudence for every occassion and am always thrilled. they use fresh, seasonal flower with their own creative touch....absolutely gorgeous. you will not be disappointed.

Pros: whatever the budget, you can't go wrong

Cons: none

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Walking into Prudence Flowers and Design boutique is a fabulous experience foy your eyes, your nose and
and your spirit.
Grayson and Arturo have a special taste for flowers and design, I find it very elegant and vaguely old Europe.
It's something unique in town.

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★★★☆☆

Walking into Prudence Flowers and Design boutique is a fabulous experience foy your eyes, your nose and
and your spirit.
Grayson and Arturo have a special taste for flowers and design, I find it very elegant and vaguely old Europe.
It's something unique in town.

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Overall I was impressed and totally satisfied with my experience with Prudence for our wedding. It's obvious that they have a great eye for design. The flowers they use are gorgeous and they have a gift for using just the right touch of color, scale and texture to make the arrangements unique and interesting - regardless of the overall size of the arrangement. The service was friendly and efficient. Especially considering how much (little) guidance I offered, the end result was worth every penny.

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★★★★★

Overall I was impressed and totally satisfied with my experience with Prudence for our wedding. It's obvious that they have a great eye for design. The flowers they use are gorgeous and they have a gift for using just the right touch of color, scale and texture to make the arrangements unique and interesting - regardless of the overall size of the arrangement. The service was friendly and efficient. Especially considering how much (little) guidance I offered, the end result was worth every penny.

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I'd like to thank the users who previously and accurately gave Prudence the two thumbs up. Excellent service, elegant and appropriate designs for the occassion and an exceedingly well-priced value!

We've become fast and loyal fans of this shop.

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★★★★★

I'd like to thank the users who previously and accurately gave Prudence the two thumbs up. Excellent service, elegant and appropriate designs for the occassion and an exceedingly well-priced value!

We've become fast and loyal fans of this shop.

Pros: faster than web, excellent quality, phenomenal value

Cons: NONE

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Grayson is amazing and friendly! They recently opened up a Venezualan restaraunt next door that is out of this world.

I love having them in the neighborhood.

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★★★★★

Grayson is amazing and friendly! They recently opened up a Venezualan restaraunt next door that is out of this world.

I love having them in the neighborhood.

Pros: Creative, Unique, Beautiful

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I am always impressed with their flower arrangements. They use very unique and beautiful flowers and have a great selection, very friendly staff, I always feel like a star when I get rave reviews from peolpe I send Prudence flowers to. Congratulations Chelsea!!

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I am always impressed with their flower arrangements. They use very unique and beautiful flowers and have a great selection, very friendly staff, I always feel like a star when I get rave reviews from peolpe I send Prudence flowers to. Congratulations Chelsea!!

Pros: Value for money, Excelent customer ser, Multicultural staff

 

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