Flowers are one of the most important aspects of your wedding day. They set the mood and tone for the event and will be remembered for years to come.
How do I schedule a wedding or event consultation?
Your wedding/event deserves our undivided attention. For specific pricing and information, an appointment with one of our consultants is required. Please phone us at (850)472-0332. Your initial consultation could last approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.
We require a $300.00 non-refundable deposit to guarantee our availability for the date and time of your wedding or special event. This deposit is applied to you final total balance. Please see our Event Policies for further information.
We can accept only a set number of weddings on a given day in order to give the bride the attention she deserves. It is important to contact us well in advance to begin planning. A good rule of thumb is to contact your florist at least three months in advance. However, if your wedding is going to be an exceptionally elaborate event, take place during peak wedding season or on a holiday, then six months to a year is not too soon to contact us. In order for us to give specific advise on floral accessories, we need to know the locations, date, time and any fashions with which flowers will coordinate - especially your Bridal and Bridesmaid gowns. Often clients will simply reserve our services with a deposit and schedule a full consultation after the above items have been selected/purchased. We recommend scheduling your initial conference with us 6 months to one year prior to the wedding date. (Remember, if you visit us one year in advance, you'll be able to see many in-season flowers in person.)
However, if you feel that you would like to reserve the date before some of these issue are settled you may come in, reserve the date, pay the non-refundable deposit and schedule an appointment for a later date for the consultation.
What do I need to bring to my consultation?
Please bring any photos of gowns, locations and accessories with which you wish your flowers to coordinate, plus a list of people with which you wish to provide personal flowers (corsages, boutonnieres, fingertip bouquets, etc...). We also recommend you bring photos or samples of any items and/or colors with which you would like coordinated, to give you the most effective visual presentation possible. Fabric samples from both fashions and table linens are also quite helpful.
The more information you provide our consultants, the better and more specific advice we can offer you.
The price of any bouquet or design has several components - the quantity and varieties of flowers and foliages used, the season in which the design will be made, the type of containers/accessories used and the amount of time and expertise required to create the design. Due to the variance of fresh flower costs as a result of seasonality, the price of a particular bouquet or arrangement may fluctuate more than 100% if the flowers chosen are out-of-season. We need more information about your particular date in order for us to quote you specific prices. Choosing flowers in season always offers the very best value.
Price may also vary with the quality of ribbon, the value of the container or the addition or elimination of special accessories such as Austrian crystals or special handle finishes.
Why do the flower prices vary throughout the year?
Seasonality and availability influence the price of each flower variety. Flowers out-of-season in North America may be obtained from growers as far away as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or Holland as well as other distant locations.
The following flowers are generally available throughout the year with relatively little price fluctuation: alstroemeria, anthurium, carnations, chrysanthemums, gardenias, gerberas, gladiolus, liatris, orchids (dendrobium) and snapdragons. Even these can be found more plentifully during their peak seasons (usually in the summer).
Flowers needed during particular seasons may also be a premium price if they are in much-demanded colors. For example, red flowers are in great demand during the Christmas season. To get the most out of your budget during that holiday season, we often recommend considering white or non-traditional holiday-colored blossoms with red accessories such as berries, ribbons or candles to achieve your desired effect.
Ask your consultant for the best values available during your season.
I have made the initial deposit, when is the balance due?
A payment schedule will be discussed with you at your initial consultation. However, the balance is due in full no later than thirty days prior to your wedding day.
What happens if I need to make changes to my order?
You can make changes up to two weeks before your wedding day, however some minor changes can be made up to just a few days before your special day. Keep in mind that changes, can affect your contracted price and will be added on to the initial contract.
Can you transfer flowers from the ceremony site to the reception site?
Yes, of course. There will be an additional fee, but we will be glad to do this for you.
Do you pin boutonnières and corsages on the wedding party?
We do recommend that you choose to have our consultants take care of this for you at your wedding. However, this worry can be lifted from your list for a slight additional fee.
How much is the average floral order?
Our weddings range from the small quaint weddings to the unusual or most elegant and/or extravagant. You have control of your budget. Every wedding to us is unique and personalized. By taking your budget into consideration from the very beginning of the planning process, the florist can give you the best advise on how to place the flowers for maximum effect and what types of flowers will be the best value to achieve your desired look.
Can I see more of your work?
Simply make an appointment and meet with our consultants. Due to a high volume of weddings on the weekends, appointment times are limited. Please make your appointment several weeks in advance to ensure a time that will be most convenient for you.
Do you rent your containers?
Yes, we have many choices and styles in containers and accessories, including all different sizes and styles. The price per container varies and is usually included in the price of the arrangement.
Do you put flowers on the cake?
Certainly - we recommend putting flowers on the cake. We will coordinate setup time with your baker. There are times when the baker is not on location when we are setting up, so we will leave the flowers for the baker to design. Don’t forget the grooms cake - there many masculine ways to enhance the look and importance of his cake as well.