If you are curious about how our process works for booking us as your wedding florist, today’s post will hopefully answer just that. The first step in the booking process is scheduling a complimentary consultation. If I’m available for your wedding date we will meet for a consultation in person or via phone and this usually takes place anywhere from one year – six months before your wedding date. At this meeting I am getting to know the couple and how they envision their wedding day. I ask what flowers they love and hate although most couples don’t know the names of flowers they love, which flowers come in their color palette or which ones are in season. That is why I always like to see inspiration photos of flowers/designs you love. If you have a Pinterest wedding board I’ll ask you to share your board with me so I can have that to refer back to when working on your custom floral quote. It’s totally okay that you may not know just how many centerpieces you need when we meet or if you prefer all short, all tall or a mix of both. Together we will figure all of this out so don’t you worry! During our meeting I will share some suggestions on flowers in your color palette as well as flowers that are in season. After the consultation I will begin working on your custom floral quote. These custom quotes are very time consuming and take me several hours to complete. You can expect your detailed custom floral quote within two weeks of our meeting.
The custom floral quote includes a cohesive color palette, overview of each of the flowers used, including colors and types, a breakdown of each design and the inspiration photos for bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, altar florals, etc. These custom floral quotes are typically between 12-15 pages long, depending on the specifics of each wedding.
In order for me to provide a specific floral quote I actually need to count out each stem or bunch of flowers I plan to use and I typically use up to 1,000 stems of flowers and greenery per wedding! Since some flowers are sold in bunches rather than individually, I have to give you an overall price for the entire design rather than a line item breakdown of each item. I come to the overall price by counting out each stem/bunch of flowers I need to purchase, add in assistants as well as my labor.
Once the custom floral quote is approved I will send you a contract and invoice via Aisle Planner that can be signed and paid online. I use Aisle Planner to sign contracts and accept payments online and clients love that it’s all easy to use and done online. You can make changes to your custom floral quote up to 30 days before your wedding so nothing is locked down until then.
If you have any questions about our process feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.