FAQs

Is there a charge for my initial wedding consultation?  

All initial wedding and event consultations are COMPLIMENTARY.  Any subsequent consultations may incur a small fee.


Do you require an appointment for a consultation?  

Yes, so that our designers have adequate time to spend with each bride/client, consultations are by appointment only.


How many weddings do you accept on a given day?
 

To ensure that our brides get the attention they deserve, we only book 1 wedding per day.


Will you work with my other wedding vendors?  

Absolutely, we are experienced with working with all other wedding vendors (i.e. cake vendor, catering, wedding coordinators).


How do you handle flower substitutions?  

Due to unforseen circumstances (i.e. weather, damage to product) we do reserve the right to make last minute substitutions. However, any substitutions will be made with the overall “look and feel” of the event design in mind.

 

What if I want to provide some of my own stuff, DIY?

It is your day, do what you want!  If you have your own containers, or use your collection of antique glass, we are happy to provide florals for those items.  Special arrangements will need to be made for appropriate handling of these circumstances and special items. We prefer to provide all flowers related to your event so that there is no confusion of color, flower type or clash of design. 

 

Do you charge for mock-ups?

We are happy to provide a complimentary mock-up centerpiece close to the date of your event so we can use materials that are in season at the same time.  This service is included when you book our services. Any additional mock-up requests will incur a small fee. 

 

How much do you charge for wedding delivery and set up?

Our delivery charge for local delivery and set up is usually between $150-200.

 

Do you do flowers for more than one event per day or weekend?

We only book 1 wedding per day!  To give every bride the attention on she deserves!

 

I saw this amazing bouquet in a magazine, can I have something exactly like that?

Please bring to the consultation any inspiration pictures you have.  We should be able to determine immediately or with a little research if it can happen. 

 

Do you offer discounts if my wedding is not on a Saturday?

Sorry we do not.  It is the same cost for any day of the week. Our flowers costs do not change if we purchase on a Monday or if we purchase them on a Friday/Saturday. 

 

My wedding is on a holiday weekend, does that affect anything?

Yes, sometimes.  Flower prices go up significantly around Valentines Day and Mothers Day.  We also may charge a higher price for Memorial, Labor, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter weekends.

 

How much should I budget for flowers?

Flowers for a special event such as a wedding average about 10% of your total wedding budget.  If you plan to spend $30,000 on your wedding, you can expect your flowers to cost around $3,000. That’s not to say that you can’t spend more or less. Season, type of flowers, style, color, degree of design all play a part in varying costs.  

 

How do I pay for products and services?  

To book our services and reserve your wedding or event date we ask for a $1,000 deposit. WE ONLY BOOK ONE WEDDING PER DAY. We gladly accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and American Express.  Once your deposit has been made we will reserve your date.  Your remaining balance will be due 2 weeks prior to your wedding date.  Any rental items will require a fully, refundable deposit.

 

Will you work within my budget?

Please disclose your budget early in our conversation, this way we will always be on the same page.  PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT WE DO HAVE A CERTAIN LEVEL OF STANDARD AND WILL NOT COMPROMISE OUR REPUTATION.  While we do not have minimums, typically our full service events and weddings start at $2,000 and include a one-on-one meeting, discussions about style, color and flower particulars, signed contracts and a personalized design plan that takes into account what is available locally and in season and the look you are trying to achieve.  If you don’t have a $2,000 budget, we offer small designer’s choice orders in which we will take into account inspiration you may have for your event.
 

Where does your product come from?

We shop for the majority of our flowers from the San Diego Floral Trade Center in Carlsbad, California, which is 30 miles south of us. The flowers come from all over the world, Holland, Equador, Mexico, and as close as Encinitas and Central California.  There is a huge push lately from the California Cut Flower Commission to encourage us California floral designers to buy local, which we do as much as possible to support local farmers and cut down on the carbon footprint.

 

 

 

Please direct any other questions to: theflowergirl.oc@gmail.com