How much will it cost for you to provide flowers for our wedding?
The price varies based on a number of things including your individual requirements and your budget. We can provide work to suit any budget and will make recommendations accordingly. This is normally done after a free consultation at either of our workshop addresses in Chester and Knutsford. Key dates to avoid are generally around Mothering Sunday, Valentines Day and Christmas, where demand, and consequently flower prices, will increase!
I have no idea what colours or flowers I want yet! Is it too early to start thinking about seeing you?
No. We can provide you with lots of information and ideas during a consultation, which will be invaluable whilst you’re still making some of your decisions. Our initial quote can cover various options which you can then choose from when you’re ready….and you can even completely change your mind closer to the time! We’re very flexible with our ideas and are always happy to help you with suggestions to suit your own individual style. It’s always a good idea to secure your date well in advance – especially during peak season (May-September), even if you’re not sure exactly what you want people often change their mind several times between their first and final consultation with us!
How does everything get set up where we want it on the day?
As we don’t have shop premises to hurry back to, we generally organise the deliveries & venue dressing to suit your own plans for the big day – we will personally dress the church/civil ceremony, and also the reception venue. We will also reposition your displays after the ceremony, on to the reception/wedding breakfast if you’ve opted for our relocation service. We liaise directly with your venue(s) to organise access, etc. on the day – so you can leave it all to us. We take all your own ideas into account and offer advice during our meetings – paying great attention to every detail, to make sure that you’re equally thrilled with both stages of the day.
What about flower deliveries? Where will everything go?
We tailor everything around your timings and requirements for the day. We’re happy to drop the bridal bouquets, dad’s buttonhole etc off to one address and the groomsmen buttonholes elsewhere, before carrying on to the ceremony/reception venue(s). Bridal flowers & buttonholes are usually with you a good 1 ½ to 2 hours before the ceremony time so you’re not worried about any deadlines!
Are there any extra costs we need to know about?
No. We take all our costs – VAT, delivery, labour, set-up on the day, and the cost of us returning to the venue the following day for any rented equipment, into account in our original prices, which are outlined in an itemised quote after we’ve had a consultation. There are no hidden extras!
How many times do we see you before the wedding?
We generally have an initial consultation, and follow this up with a further meeting around 4-8 weeks prior to the wedding, when you’ll have a better idea of your guest numbers, colours, theme, budget etc. We regularly exhibit at local bridal fairs too, which gives you an opportunity to come and see us and check out some of our design ideas! We’re happy to meet up for a chat or offer advice/information over the phone and by email whenever you like too.
Do we pay a deposit to secure our booking?
Yes. We generally ask for a £100 deposit. This is treated as a security deposit against any rented equipment – this enables us to charge significantly lower rental fees for our equipment, as we are able to instead deduct the replacement costs for any lost or damaged equipment from the deposit before reimbursing you the balance. If you provide us with your banking details, we are able to transfer the deposit payment directly back into your bank account after we’ve collected everything from the venue. If you aren’t renting any equipment from us, your deposit is deducted from the final balance.
When do we need to pay for the flowers?
We do ask for the final balance to have been settled by 2 weeks prior to the wedding. Many people choose to settle payment further in advance to help with cash flow closer to the time! We also offer a flexible payment option – using a personal payment reference, you can make regular monthly or occasional deposits into your ‘flower account’ through Internet banking. Any interim payments you make will be deducted from the final balance when we meet up again at a later date to finalise your details.