FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE A VISION FOR MY WEDDING FLOWERS?
Chances are you have never worked with wedding flowers before, but I have! I love helping clients develop their vision and will ask questions to help you figure out what styles you like and don’t like.
DO YOU HAVE SET PRICING OR PACKAGES FOR YOUR DESIGNS? HOW MUCH SHOULD I EXPECT TO SPEND?
All of my floral proposals are completely custom because every wedding has a different vision and unique needs.
There are many factors that affect the price of designs. The size of the arrangement, the number of flowers needed, the cost of the particular flowers being used all contribute to the overall cost.
Most of my couples spend between $2500 to $10,000 on their wedding flowers.
Wedding flowers typically account for 15 to 20% of your overall wedding budget. IF you want flowers serving as the main wedding decor, you should set aside 25 to 30% of your budget.
DOES THE TIME OF YEAR AFFECT WHAT TYPE OF FLOWERS I SHOULD WANT?
I strive to base designs off of style and color, not specific flowers. However, there are certain types of flowers that are only available at particular times of the year and I prefer to design with those because of their quality and affordability. I love to use locally grown as much as I can, but for flowers that grow in more temperate climates (roses, carnations, tropicals, etc.) I have plenty of options no matter when you get married.
I HAVE A LIMITED BUDGET FOR FLORALS. WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT ARRANGEMENTS TO FOCUS ON?
This obviously depends on each wedding; however, the bridal bouquet is the single most photographed arrangement at any wedding. I highly recommend not skimping out on your bouquet. Other frequently photographed flowers include ceremony pieces that provide a backdrop or framing.
WHY ARE WEDDING FLOWERS MORE EXPENSIVE?
WHY DO I NEED A WEDDING FLORAL DESIGNER? CAN'T I JUST DIY?
There are many reasons to hire a floral designer, but here are my top:
•I know flowers and are surrounded by them all of the time! I order in the flowers for a wedding thoughtfully, knowing the right timing. The blooms are then carefully hydrated and processed to ensure their longevity on the wedding day. I know the tricks to get the flowers to open to their optimum state and then hold them in a cooler to keep them at their peak. Not all flowers require the same approach so an expert is best.
•Floral arrangements are gorgeous and the design process takes time, patience, and practice. I have gone through several years (and notebooks) learning to perfect this and I am still learning! There are so many more things to just actually designing the flowers. Each design has different components, such as the number of flowers, greenery, and the overall scale. There are also correct mechanics to achieve a vision. Part of my process is also planning months ahead to prepare for each wedding to make sure all of the details are perfect.
•I have confidence to adjust! Flowers might come in wrong or damaged, and I have solutions! Arrangements can blow over in the wind, I can fix them! While you are getting your makeup/hair done, I will be making sure the flowers are staying hydrated and stay put.
•Lastly, you don't want to be doing all of the prep the week of your wedding. Trust me. Your friends and family might not want to either, let them enjoy this wedding experience along with you! The week of your wedding should not be a stress filled one with flowers all over your house, leave that to my studio. Your manicure will thank you (and me)!
There are extra steps to making sure the flowers I deliver to you are as perfect as can be. Luxe blooms and color palettes that are more specific to your event, are ordered custom just for you. This extra time planning and designing (before the flowers are even ordered) happens at the point of your commitment with Posies.
Wedding work is more detailed and takes more time to create and install. The week of the event, my time is spent hovering over the product making sure they are not blooming too early, but also making sure they are hydrated and protected.
Other pricing factors include deliveries, installations, takedowns, and hiring help.
Beyond all of this, there is each flower itself. They are grown from a seed then cut and cared for until they are transported to the desired location (which needs to be done quickly). Keep in mind that Mother Nature, disease, worker strikes, or pandemics can shut down supply at anytime.
All of these factors I take into consideration as I carefully price out and create for your special day. I am so honored to be part of it!
WILL YOU TRAVEL FOR OUR EVENT?
Absolutely! I charge a mileage rate and any additional travel fees based on the needs of the event.
Destination wedding? I have relationships with wholesalers that will deliver to me, but I will definitely use local flower distributors as much as I can.