What is the advantage of using a studio based florist compared with a shop?
Working from a studio rather than having a shop front frees up a lot of time. This time is spent focussing solely on you and your wedding flowers, not serving customers, answering phones and dealing with last minute funeral orders! I have worked in shops for a long time and the reason I decided to operate from a studio was this very reason, all the distractions which take me away from focussing my entire attention on what I love doing – designing fabulous wedding flowers!
How do I book a consultation and where will it take place?
You can contact me via email or phone or the contact form on my website. I am pretty flexible about consultations, they can take place at my home studio, your home,a coffee shop or your venue if you’d prefer. I ask that the initial consultations are relatively local to me then when we have confirmed and your deposit paid, I am happy to travel further afield for a second meeting if needs be.
Who will be making my bouquet?
I will be making your bouquet myself. This is something I make sure of and I will never take on more than one wedding in a day. If your wedding is large and there is a lot of work to do I will have some experienced florist friends to help us, these are all people I’ve met along the way on my florist journey and I’ve worked with in previous jobs – so highly trustworthy! I will always be the person designing your floral arrangements and will always make the key pieces myself.
I live very far away, what should I do?
I am happy to chat to you on the phone or via email initially if you can’t get down to see me. We can go through some ideas and share photos on Pinterest so I can understand what kind of style and theme you are visualising. It is always preferable to meet you in person to run through ideas but I am aware that this is not always possible. We can email, exchange photos, follow each others Pinterest boards or even Skype!
How far in advance should I book?
You want to have booked your venue, chosen your dress and decided on the colour scheme and bridesmaids colours before you meet with me. This all helps me to advise you on the perfect blooms to compliment your chosen style. Some people do this more than a year in advance and some it takes a little longer, around the 6 – 9 month mark is common. As I am a small business I will only take on one wedding in a day therefore when a day is booked then it’s gone, so by enquiring late you do run the risk of finding me booked up already.
I only have a small budget, is this ok?
Of course! I totally understand that weddings are really expensive and not everyone has an unlimited fountain of money. If you have a limited budget it is best to be upfront about it in the beginning as this allows me to make the best possible choices of seasonal flowers and containers to help you get the very most out of your budget. There are many ways to help a budget stretch further and choosing seasonal blooms and foliages will help immensely.
I’d like you to do my wedding flowers, how do I proceed?
If you are happy with the quote you receive then I require a deposit of 25% of your final bill to secure the date. Full payment is required 8 weeks before your wedding day.
What should I bring to my consultation?
Any pictures you have of flowers and styles you like are very helpful to me. Pinterest is the most amazing invention for us florists as it really helps us to properly understand your vision for your day.Any examples of the colour of your bridesmaids dresses is also a great help, this helps me to advise you on which colours will blend and which colours will stand out.
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