FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
1. How far in advance should I book a florist to do my wedding flowers?
Once you have your wedding date, start looking for a florist 6-12 months ahead of time, especially if your wedding is during the peak wedding season or near holidays. Florists can only handle a certain amount of weddings per day. It’s best to book them well in advance to prevent disappointments.
2. I have a tight budget. Will the florist be able to work with me so that I get the flowers I need for the wedding? Any tips?
Absolutely. Florists are well known for stretching your dollar to fit your budget. Be realistic though. Don’t expect to get orchids on a rose budget. Ask the florist how the flowers can be used at the ceremony and the reception sites. All you need is someone designated to transport them to the reception. Most florists will leave carrying boxes for easy transport of the flowers.
Don’t fill the room with little floral pieces. Put your money in large arrangements where you want to make the biggest impression.
Don’t oversize your bouquet. Not only does a large bouquet cover up the beautiful details of your dress--it’s heavy!
Greens and ribbons go a long way. Use them.
Talented florists can perform magic with inexpensive flowers.
3. How much of the wedding budget should be used for the wedding flowers?
The average recommended budget to set aside for wedding flowers is about 8%. This covers the actual wedding party but does not take into account additional decorating and floral pieces for reception.
4. Who do I need flowers for on my wedding day?
You will need your bouquet, the bridesmaids‘ bouquets, corsages for mothers, grandmothers, maybe godmothers, personal attendants, special people, boutonnières for the groom, groomsmen, fathers, grandfathers. Other people you might like to acknowledge are singers, pianists, readers, officiates.
5. What do I need to bring to the florist at the time of the consultation?
When coming for your consultation bring color swatches, photos of ideas you like, magazine pictures, pictures of the ceremony and reception site, photo of your wedding cake and dimensions and a list of flowers that you want for the wedding party. Think about the table count at the reception and when you are looking at the reception site, think about where you would like the floral pieces staged.
6. Do you offer on-site consultation?
Yes. All we need to do is coordinate a time to visit the site with you.
7. Do you offer on-site design and set-up?
Yes--this is one of our features. We deliver and set up all our design work.
8. Do you charge for delivery?
We do not charge for deliveries in the Madison area. There may be a delivery charge outside the Madison area, depending on the distance.
9. Do you offer on-location design service?
Yes. We can come to your reception site or to your home, to customize the services you need. We are able to get a feel of the space, colors, styles, and textures needed to personalize your floral needs.