Welcome to First 4 Flowers owned by myself, Julie Woodhams, award winnning florist, with over 34 years experience in floral design.
I am now working from my home studio providing gift flowers, funeral and wedding flowers as usual.
Collections are not available during the coronavirus health crisis, but social distancing deliveries are regularly being carried out.
If you need help, guidance and advice with regards to funeral flowers during this time, please call me on 01909 281434 between the hours of 9am and 5pm.
With funeral flowers, I help and guide famiies and loved ones through the process of saying goodbye through the use of flowers in the tributes. I understand what you are going through and I am here to help you choose, what is a true reflection of the personality of your husband, wife, child, or parent, partner brother or sister and friend. If the death of a loved one was under tragic circumstances, I am able to offer a video call to discuss ways of incoorporating into the flowers, the happy times of what they enjoyed doing, Sports, dance, music, nature, fishing, football all can be used as the basis of the design. For example, red and white for football teams including a scarf, or White roses for a true Yorkshire man, I have included floats and fishing rods into a design to reflect their love of fishing. Discussing this usually brings happy memories and certainly helps with the grieving process.
If you are struggling financially and need help with funeral flowers, I offer a service where I am able to rent out a tribute which is made for your loved ones funeral. It is made using fresh foliage and artificial flowers, but looks real and absolutley beautiful. Please see my facebook page for details in the artificial funeral tributes album.
Wedding flowers; Many weddings this year have had to be postponed. These weddings take priority over new wedding quotations and bookings, as you can understand many couples have had to reschedule with venues and registrars (who have been inundated with work). Please be patient during this time.
COVID-19 Outbreak information;
Sending flowers is an essential service as it helps wth the grieving process and mental health. No direct contact is with the public. When delivering flowers, we follow all the government guidelines.
Gloves and mask are worn at all times during the making of each tribute/hand tied bouquet so there is minimum risk.
Delivery to the public address; we knock on the door, place the flowers on the door step and wait 3m away from the flowers until someone collects them from the doorstep. No signature is required. A name will be taken.
Delivery to the funeral directors - (this is a third party delivery and I cannot guarantee the health and safety procedures will be adhered to as I have done. Please check with the funeral directors.)
RENTAL tributes are in quarantine for 3 days prior to requirement and 3 day afterwards. (these are for families struggling with finances at the moment. Ask for information) These are approximately a quarter of the price but are limited to the design available and are made with fresh foliage and artificial flowers. A security bond is taken and refunded when the tribute has been collected from the funeral directors.
*during the coronavirus crisis, unfortunately private appointments face to face are unavailable except through video call.
Call me on 01909 281434, email me or message me through the facebook page to arrange an appointment.