Here are the most popular Wedding Flower FAQs
Are your flowers real?
No, they just look real! My flowers and foliage are high quality silk flowers. I have many years of experience in sourcing the best quality flowers in the UK.
Do you only create flowers for weddings?
Although a large proportion of my work is for weddings, I also create flowers for your home, craft kits and postal flower boxes. Some items are listed in my store and others are made via request.
I also hold workshops for personal events for hens, birthdays, anniversaries or just as a fun activity to do with your friends and family. Corporate team building events can also be catered for as well as commercial enquiries. If you would like to discuss this further, please get in touch.
How far in advance do I need to contact you for our wedding flowers?
As soon as your date is set, we can start discussing your flowers. Couples often book with me between 9 – 18 months before their wedding. I do cater for weddings with shorter notice however it depends upon the availability in my diary. My weddings are booked on a first come, first served basis and bookings are only confirmed once your part payment has been received.
Are flowers available all year round?
If I were a fresh flower florist then my answer would be ‘no’, but as I only work with artificial flowers seasonal flowers are not a concern. As long as the flowers are available from my suppliers then you are free to choose from a wide variety of flowers, irrespective of the time of year.
How much do flowers usually cost?
There is a lot of variability when it comes to wedding flower costs. Every wedding is different so the costs involved are to. Most couples average spend is around £1500-£3000 on their wedding flowers. My Totally Bespoke Service has a minimum spend of £500.00 for personal flowers or £1500 where decor flowers are also required.
I will always try and do my best to work with you and your budget and we can discuss options that may work for you.
I offer 2 wedding services. My Totally Bespoke Service is for those who would like to be more involved with the planning of your wedding flowers and if you have a specific vision with particular flowers.
My Inspiration Package is ideal if you are looking for a more hands off approach to your wedding flowers. This is suitable where you know what your colour scheme is, the kind of feel you are going for on your wedding day or a more intimate wedding. You then leave the rest to me to use my expertise and experience to create flowers for you.
I also offer an Interest Free Payment option where you can spread the cost of the balance of your flowers with full payment being received no later than 8 weeks before your wedding.
Can I actually speak to someone to discuss what I am looking for?
Yes, face to face consultations are currently being held by Zoom. To arrange a chat, please contact me to make a booking.
Do you only work with Essex based couples?
No, my flowers have travelled all over the UK and worldwide too, with destination wedding couples. Personal flowers such as bouquets, buttonholes, corsages and accessories can be sent all over the UK so your location is less of a consideration.
If you are looking to book me for your decor flowers we would need to discuss where your wedding is and whether I cover your area.
What information is required to receive a quotation?
I will ask you to fill out my Wedding Inquiry Form which allows me to check availability in my diary. I will also ask you a series of questions to gain more information about your day so that I can ensure that I am the correct florist for you.
The planning process from there will evolve depending on which service would work best for you.
Do I get to keep my flowers?
When it comes to your personal flowers, such as bouquets, buttonholes, corsages and hair flowers, these are yours to keep. They are your keepsakes and can be given to those special members of your wedding party as a memento from your day.
My Hybrid decor flowers are hired so you get great quality flowers for your venue without the waste. With fresh flowers it is not unusual for flowers to be thrown away within a day or two of a wedding which can have a big impact on the environment. My hire service has been created to help make your wedding more sustainable and eco-friendly too.
I also have a tree planted for each of my couples as a gift from me to you and the environment. Here little more about my Tree Planting initiative.
When will I receive my wedding flowers?
Personal flowers are usually received between 2-4 weeks before your wedding day unless agreed otherwise. This ensures that you have them in good time and there are no worries on your wedding day of your flowers arriving in time to take those special photos or that they are in tip top condition either.
If you have booked a set up service for your venue then I will liaise with your venue, planner or on the day coordinator
to arrange the best time to arrive.
How should I store my wedding flowers as I am getting married in the next few months?
Keep them in a sealed box away from damp, radiators, sunlight, so a cool dry place would be perfect. They will be just as ‘fresh’ on your wedding day as they day you receive them.
How many weddings do you work in one day?
I usually set up one wedding on a particular day. Depending upon availability of my team, there may be instances where another wedding may occur over the same 2 day period to allow for set up and collection of more than 1 wedding or event.
I only book a set amount of wedding per month and once that amount has been reached my diary closes. This is so I can ensure that enough time has been allocated to your wedding as well as maintaining a healthy work life balance.
I haven’t chosen my colour scheme, can you help?
Yes of course, this is something that we can discuss and I will ask you questions to help you find the colours you are most drawn too. I always recommend looking through my Instagram page and Pinterest to see what you may be drawn too.
If you have a question that haven’t been covered in these FAQs then please get in touch and I shall answer them for you.