Is it okay I don’t know anything about flowers?
Yes! We have a brilliant floral team that is always willing to help you navigate the floral world.
What are available times to come meet you in person?
We do not have regular store hours, so please make an appointment so we know to expect you.
Can I book you as my florist without meeting you in person?
Yes, most brides do not meet us until their wedding day. Regular correspondence can occur over the phone and through email.
How far in advance do we need to book?
6-9 months prior to the wedding date is recommended.
How do we know how much our budget should be?
We can then work together to determine flower type/ arrangements based on budget and inspiration photos. Going in without a budget can cause a shock when you receive your cost estimate.
How much does the initial meeting cost?
Planning sessions are free of charge.
Can you do arrangements for rehearsal dinners?
Yes, arrangements can be provided for the rehearsal dinner. In your initial planning meeting talk to your florist about this so it can be added to your contact.
What products do you offer?
We offer bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, centerpieces, and flower crowns. We also love to try new things so please feel free to share your ideas with us.
How many events do you do in a day?
We usually only like to take on two events a day. There is an enormous amount of work that goes into an event and we like to give 100% to everything we do. Sometimes we are able to take on another event if the florals are small in quantity. Always contact us to see if we can help you.
What do I need to bring with me to my appointment?
Bring photos of arrangements that you would like to see come to life on your wedding day.
When do we start the floral planning process?
We will be in contact with you to set up a meeting during our off-season. It is easiest for us to focus on your wedding when we aren’t in the middle of the current season.
Can I make a consultation appointment outside of normal business hours?
Because this is our “9-5 job” we like to keep planning meetings during our normal business hours, but we also understand this can be difficult for some. Please email us if you cannot make a planning meeting within normal business hours and we will work with you the best we can.
Is there a way to get a second bouquet to throw?
We can buy extra flowers to create a bouquet that looks identical to the bridal bouquet. Or we can create a bouquet from the leftover flowers and stems to make a bouquet. These decisions can be made during the initial meeting.
Where do the bouquets and boutonnieres for the bridal party get delivered?
We can deliver arrangements to different locations. All we ask is that you send us the address of where you would like the florals to be delivered ahead of time so we have it in your file.
Can you do a mock-up of my bouquet and other arrangements?
Unfortunately, no. We use only fresh flowers and your arrangements will be created in the days leading up to your wedding. If you would like to see your arrangements please contact us.
Should we decorate the sweetheart table?
The sweetheart table is small, we recommend keeping the decorations to a minimum. We can provide a vase with water to put on the table to add your bouquet to, which will add decoration to the table.
Can flowers be provided for the cake?
We can provide flowers for little to no charge.
Can I take my flower arrangements home?
You may take any arrangements that you would like. If the votive belongs to us, you must leave them. We suggest bringing rubber bands and buckets. That way you can remove the arrangement, rubber band the stems, and place them in the buckets with water for the trip home.
What happens to the arrangements we do not take with us?
All floral arrangements that we created, and that you do not want to take home are taken to the nursing home for the residents to enjoy.
Are there any other ways we can use the bridesmaid’s bouquets?
We can put vases with water around your venue: on tables, on the gift table, etc. and when the ceremony and pictures are over the bouquets can be put in vases as decoration.
Traditionally, who needs florals?
Following tradition, the bride needs a bouquet and the groom will need a boutonniere. Next, the bridal party needs bouquets and boutonnieres. Then, if desired, corsages (wrist or pin-on) or boutonnieres for parents, grandparents, godparents, ushers, readers, attendants, ring bearers, or flower girls.
How can my flowers stay fresh all day long?
We will provide vases to put your bouquets in to keep them hydrated before you take your walk down the aisle. The vases can then be moved to the reception to put your bouquets in so they stay fresh throughout the night.
What are inspiration photos?
A photo of anything that you look at and say, “That's what I want!”
What does a floral timeline look like?
A quick version of our floral timeline is:
Book your wedding date with our florist
Schedule a meeting with us
Gather inspiration photos
Have a meeting with your florist
Receive floral estimate by email to approve
Receive contract in the mail. Review, sign, and return with a $500 deposit.
Can I invite you to my Pinterest board?
Yes. This is a great way for us to see your inspiration photos.
If I purchase vases, or anything else that I want incorporated, when would you need them?
We generally ask for those items about a month in advance. We need to know how big the order should be. Any further out and we run the risk that we won’t have a place to store them.
What is the easiest way to show you my wedding colors?
The easiest way is to go to a home improvement store and get the free paint samples that are your colors. This way we have a reference that we can keep.
Will we be able to see a list of flowers you are using?
In your completed contract there will be a detailed list of what our florist will be using. We always attempt to pick flowers that are similar to your inspiration photos, but also that are within your budget. In your contract you will see flower name, color, greenery and how the flower will be used.
What are your suggestions for the ring bearer and flower girl?
Ring bearers are easy – they usually just need a boutonniere – similar to the groomsmen, but a little smaller. For the flower girl, she can have petals or a small bouquet. Under the age of 8 we typically suggest petals, but it is up to you and your flower girl.
CONTRACTS & PAYMENT
Can I make changes to the design after the contract is signed?
We can make small, minor changes, like removing a bouquet or adding a boutonniere but please note the date on your contract where changes cannot be made after it has passed.
When will I receive my contract?
Your contract will be mailed to you after the approval of the emailed cost estimate. We ask for your patience due to the amount of detail put into the contract.
When is the deposit due? When are the final payments due?
A deposit is due with the signed contract. A $0 balance must be reached 30 days prior to your wedding. A payment schedule will be included in your contract.
In what ways can I make a payment?
Right now we take cash or checks.
How much is the retainer fee?
Deposits are $500, and will be credited to your final balance.
What are your delivery charges?
Delivery/ set up/ clean up are all based on how much your total floral price is. These charges are shown in your estimate and finalized in your contact.
What is the difference between the cost estimate and the contract?
The cost estimate is a simple breakdown of what everything would cost, and is emailed to you. Your contract will be a very specific breakdown of everything that you want floral wise. It will also include payments, a payment schedule, and contact information.
Do you take personal checks?
Yes, we take personal checks. Please make them out to Farmhouse Fete with “Florals” in the description line.
Do I have flexibility with payments?
We recommend following the payment schedule in your contract, but we understand that sometimes things happen. As long as you pay the $500 deposit and the total is paid by the final due date we can be flexible. Please contact us if there is a problem.