Are you the laid-back bride who is keen to have someone 'do the wedding flowers' and leave it at that?
Or maybe you have a specific style of bouquet in mind, with certain flowers that you absolutely LOVE.
Or, then again, maybe you're part way between both of those.
Either way, we can work together to make your heart's desire!
I know that one style does not fit all and that your personality, likes and even dislikes are important. When we first catch up we will look at the many gorgeous flowers that will be available at your chosen time of year and then we'll work to create your unique floral designs. Whether you like the on trend, picked-from-the-garden style, or a more classic, opulent look, my aim is to create flowers for you that you'll absolutely love!
For a price guide, please visit the Price List for 2020
When we first meet we'll walk through what you want for your wedding flowers, what flowers are in season at the time of your event etc. You may already have some ideas you'd like to bring to the discussion and I would surely welcome this!
Perhaps you like the current, picked-from-the-garden style or something more classic, either way that's something to think about. You may like to do a Pinterest or Google search to get some ideas before you arrive. Searches like 'wedding flowers', 'bridal bouquet' or even 'native bouquet' if you know the type of flowers you like, work well. Feel free to bring along some pics of the styles you like (and don't like) also.
We'll also have to chat about your event colour palatte. Do you want your wedding flowers to match the party member's outfits or contrast them?
You'll also need to think about who's going to need flowers in your event. Traditionally a bride and her maids have a bouquet, the groom and his groomsmen have a boutonniere (buttonhole), then the father's and mother's of the bride and groom could have boutonniere or corsage also. You could also choose to give flowers and boutonnieres to any flowergirls and page boys too. You may also want to consider a 'Toss Bouquet', one to throw so you don't ruin your Bridal Bouquet.
When we meet we'll also discuss whether you want any other flowers for the day. These could include:
- Flowers for the Cake
- Ceremony Chair Posies
- Table Centerpieces/Posies
- Other accent flowers for the ceremony or reception
(You can find some more information about these under Events also.)
When you contact Flowers by Sally, I'll confirm whether I have your date available. If I do, I'll send you rough quote of your requirements so you can see whether my services fit into your budget. This 'Rough Quotation' is just that, really rough! It will give you an idea of cost but it doesn't take into account the size of your bouquets, the types of flowers etc. so please remember that it might change when we've worked out exactly what you're after.
If you’re happy with the initial quotation, a $100 deposit is required to confirm the services of ‘Flowers by Sally’ which will come off your final bill.
(This is non-refundable)
From here we'll start the planning process and draw up your 'Design Guide'. This guide will show both of us, through images and explanations, exactly what you want from your wedding flowers.
We'll also catch up, at least three months out from your wedding day, so I can get to know you, your style and further build on the Design Guide.
After our initial chat, I'll continue to work on your Design Guide and we can email back and forth to make sure it's just right. We can also catch up again if you feel it necessary. (Some brides even like to catch up at the flower market, just to get an idea of types of flowers in the flesh!)
We want this Design Guide to be 'Just Right' as it's my way of understanding what you want!
Six weeks before your Big Day I will send you through your Final Design Guide. This will include any changes to requirements you might have had since we met etc. and a Final Invoice will be attached to this Final Design Guide.
If you're happy with how the Design Guide looks then payment of that Final Invoice is due 30 Days prior to your wedding day to ensure flowers are ordered in time. This is particularly important during ‘wedding season’ (May and Oct) when popular blooms are in demand.
On your big day? Do a little happy dance and celebrate that you’re getting married! Certainly don’t worry about the flowers, I’ll handle all floral details and set up.