FAQs

I’m happy to address any questions & concerns you may have so feel free to reach out!

Q:  How do I book you as my wedding florist?

A:  Once you fill out my Contact Us form I’ll be in touch asap.  From there we will schedule a phone consultation to get the ball rolling.  Our first conversation is a mutual interview to see how our styles and personalities match up. If it feels like we’ll be a good match I will create a proposal for you which includes an estimated total cost for your wedding flowers. After you review the proposal, a signed contract and nonrefundable deposit will officially reserve your date.

Q:  How far in advance should I book?

A: I always recommend booking any desired vendors sooner rather than later. My calendar fills up quickly, so I recommend reaching out no later than 4-6 months prior to your wedding or event.

Q:  What happens after I book you?

A:  We move at your pace once we are under contract, meaning we can finalize a plan as soon as you’re ready or wait until as late as 4 weeks before your date.  There is no rush to decide “exactly” what you want/need, but usually we have a pretty good plan figured out a few months before your wedding. We can arrange an in-person meeting if you would like to sit down and exchange inspiration photos to refine your style.  We don’t usually meet more than once unless you are having a large wedding with a lot of details to manage.

Q:  I have a budget of {fill in the blank}.  Will that be enough to do what I want?

A:  This obviously depends on your total floral budget as well as all the details you have in mind, but I will offer you a clear and honest assessment of what a realistic budget for your flowers will be. Keep in mind that I have a full floral order minimum of $2,500 and a personal floral order (bouquets & boutonnieres) minimum of $800.

Q:  We are planning from out of state.  Can I book with you without meeting in person?

A:  Absolutely!  A majority of my clients book with me after our initial phone consultation and preliminary proposal.  We can schedule an in-person meeting when you are in the area and I try my best to be accommodating to your schedule.

Q:  I know what my style is, but don’t know any specific flowers that I like. Now what?

A:  You don’t need to know anything about flowers to have beautiful flowers for your wedding.  I will ask pointed questions to help me determine the best flowers for your style.

Q:  How many weddings do you book in a weekend?

A:  I typically only book 1 wedding per weekend, however, there are occasions when I will design more than one event (although that’s very rare).

Q:  Can I use my own containers for the wedding/event?

A: Yes, you may! Please let me know if you wish to source your own and show me pictures. This usually brings down the total cost of your arrangements since you do not have to rent or purchase a container from me. We can have the containers dropped of to us as late as two weeks prior to the wedding/event. All containers must be clean, with no visible stickers and must come ready in packaged boxes (for safety reasons).

Q:  Does your contract include a mock-up of an arrangement of my choice?

A:  After booking with me, our contract allows for one mock-up of you choice between a bridal bouquet or a centerpiece. The mock-up will be charged at price quoted on current invoice or at a minimum of $75. I accept cash/check at mock-up appointment or can be added to the invoice on file.

Q:  Are local/seasonal flowers available?

A:  Local flowers are most readily available in Southern California from mid-April through September.  If you have a particular color palette or favorite flowers in mind it may be more (or less) difficult to source specific blooms for you.  I personally think that April-June are the best months to find local, in-season varieties.