Questions you may have
Are the flowers in season? Seems so obvious, right? Unless you are using year-round roses, tulips or hydrangea, you may not be thrilled to find out that your absolute favorite flower, the one you’ve had your heart set on, isn’t available. Peonies in August? Ranunculus in September? Probably not happening. Your florist should provide substitutions for similar flowers, so that those peonies become garden roses.
Color scheme. Let's say you are putting together a Christmas fundraiser for your company…you will probably be sticking to reds, green, silver, gold, ivory, etc…your flowers should mimic your color scheme. It is important to find your theme and color scheme first before picking out flowers, since your flowers will be centered around what colors you choose. Once you have an idea of the colors you want to use, your event planner and florist will be able to make some great suggestions on what kind of flowers to use.
Am I locked into my initial décor choices and quantities? Heck, no!!! We realize that, over the course of an engagement period, new décor ideas can materialize and color schemes may change. Guest counts are only estimated at first, and then, when the RSVPs start rolling in, adjustments need to be made to table counts, etc. You are allowed to make adjustments to décor, colors and quantities all the way up until three weeks prior to your wedding.
How many members of the Unique Floral Expressions team will be there on my wedding day?
We staff each event according to the following factors:
*how many delivery vans/drivers are needed?
*how much time do we have for set up?
*is there a room flip or are ceremony and reception in two different locations?
*will some décor elements need to be designed on-site?
*will ceremony flowers be needed early for a first look?
*will weather affect when we can place flowers outside, for outdoor weddings?
*will we have to share a loading dock with other wedding vendors?
Since every one of the 2500 weddings we have designed and delivered to date has been unique, and we anticipate our next 2500 will be unique as well, there is no exact, pre-set number of team members who will deliver and install your wedding. We will make that decision based on our industry experience so your wedding day is beautifully executed and completely worry-free. We do guarantee, however, that every wedding installation will include at least one veteran floral designer who will bring years and years of design experience to your wedding, in addition to an installation team.
Do you design more than one wedding per weekend? Yes, depending on each individual wedding weekend. Sometimes we design one very large wedding on a weekend. Sometimes we have multiple small or medium sized weddings to design. We have a team of award-wining designers who produce spectacular florals for weddings of all sizes. Each wedding event is carefully managed by Julie and her production team from the moment your floral contract is signed until we break down at the end of your wedding reception. You will receive personal attention to detail every step of the way!
What happens next? After your initial design meeting, Julie will follow up via email/text with décor questions that may come up while she prepares your floral quote. If you desire additional décor items (linens, draping, furniture rentals, etc) she will reach out to her design partners in the industry and collaborate on your behalf to bring your overall décor vision to life. Most floral décor proposals will be received by the client within 7-10 days after the design meeting.