We know that as you plan your wedding you’re doing lots of research, and finding advice from all corners of the internet, plus your mom, sis, uncle, aunt, best friend, etc. You’re probably drowning in advice and input and lists of “What to ask this vendor” “What to ask that vendor”.
So, guess what? We thought it’d be helpful to just go ahead and answer all these questions that sites like Brides.com, The Knot, Wedding Wire, etc. have prepped you to ask. Cause, guess what? We are here to help! and we have alllll the answers ready for you!
We’ve literally copy/pasted the list of questions we found over on Brides.com since that’s probably where loads of you are heading for all your planning research/info. Let’s do this!
Is my wedding date available?
As soon as you inquire, we check our availability and respond within 24hours.
How many other weddings or events will you schedule on the same day?
None. Your event gets our full attention on your wedding day.
Have you done events at my ceremony and reception location before? If not, are you familiar with the sites?
Guess what? We have never done your wedding, at your ceremony and reception location on your event date before. No vendor has. Every wedding is so unique that it doesn’t matter how few or many a florist has done at that location. Cause every wedding is completely unique to you, the client, so we just can’t compare it to any other events we’ve done before. That’s what makes our job fun, and your project special!!
It’s literally our job to be familiar with the wedding venues in our area. We are constantly searching to see what the newest places are where weddings or events could be held in town, cause that’s one of the parts of our job we love!
Are you available to do a venue walk-through before the wedding date? If so, do you charge a fee for this?
If we’ve not physically been to a venue before and it’s in our Greater Nashville area, we make a point to call the venue and find a time when we can come by and look around the space.
If you’re wanting to schedule a walk-through with us, we can do that. We charge our hourly rates for that, which is applied to your overall invoice.
Will you be doing my arrangements yourself or would it be another florist?
Me! Next question.
How far in advance of the wedding will you create the bouquets and arrangements, and how are they stored?
We create all florals for the wedding that are fresh (not dried) florals the day before the event. We store them in water sources and make sure they’ll be stunning for your event.
Certain floral pieces are created on-site on the day of the event, such as large installations or archways.
Do you require a minimum floral budget?
Yes, it’s $1500.
Can you work with my budget?
This question is probably the most commonly asked question from couples. Of course we can work within your budget. Our job is to match your vision with your budget. We have so many resources for couples planning weddings to get real info on what they can expect from $xyz budgets.
What recommendations can you give me to maximize my budget?
What is your priority? Is it having that amazing photo of your ceremony with lush flowers in the background? Or is it creating a reception full of floral moments and memories? Only you can answer this question.
We’re advocates for focusing on few, bigger impact pieces. Let’s make the most of your budget, stick to that budget and create real ‘wow factor’ for the day in your priority spots.
Do you offer specific packages or is everything customized?
Yes and yes.
We have an amazing Wedding Essentials package that you can learn more about here.
Most clients choose to work with us on a 1:1 basis to customize the look of their day to their specific aesthetics. We love this. So fun. If you’re interested in this, start by inquiring here.
We thought this is a good place to stop for today, and we’ll answer ALL the rest of the questions from this article on Brides.com in our next blog post! Comment below with any questions!
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