How much should I budget for wedding flowers?
Traditionally wedding florals account for approximately 10% of your total wedding budget. Though this would fluctuate depending on how much floral decor matters to you.
When should I contact you to discuss the flowers for my wedding?
It depends on your wedding date. Six to nine months prior to your wedding date is most common. However, we are able to help plan an event with much tighter timelines as well. For the busiest times of year (May-September) the earlier you contact us the better. Just remember, we work on a first come first serve basis and bookings are only confirmed once a 50% non-refundable deposit has been received.
What should I bring to my consult?
All your ideas and photo references! We know part of the joy of planning your wedding is being able to spend hours searching for inspo photos on Pinterest and Instagram. Here are some other things to bring: color swatches of your bridesmaids dress, color swatch of the groom's suit and groomsmen suits, a list of must have items (ie. 4 bouquets, 4 boutonnieres, and 10 center pieces), a picture of your dress, an idea of how your hair will be, and someone who knows your vision and is invested in your florals financially (typically your fiance, a parent, or a close friend).
How long will my consult take?
On average 45 - 60 minutes.
Do you help set up and take down and how much does it cost?
We do offer set up and take down services. If you have an elaborate wedding with multiple pieces that require special attention, it is worth having us come set up. The price will depend on how many people it will take to execute your set up and what time frame is available to us. Sometimes we only get a 2 hour window requiring 5+ people to help. Other times our set up is at 7 in the morning outside of the city. All of these things get factored into the cost.
If I don't want a consult What information do I need to provide to help you create a quote?
We ask that you fill out our contact sheet in detail and send us a few photos to get the ball rolling. From there we will connect with you via email to work out the details.
Do you have a minimum spend?
We currently do not. However, as of 2020 our minimum spend during peak season (June-September) will be $3000 before gst and delivery/set up.
How do I go about securing fall for florals for my wedding?
We require is a 50% deposit of your final quote and signed contract to secure your date. Or if a quote has not been drafted, and you would like to secure us as your florist, you can submit a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $500 (+gst).
What should I expect after the first consult?
Depending on how much we need to do and how busy we are, we will typically respond with a first draft of the proposal within two weeks. The proposal will have a total for our services as discussed during the consult. Once this initial proposal is sent your date will be saved for the next 2 weeks. During this time you have the opportunity to make up to 2 rounds of edits. A 50% non refundable deposit and signed contract will need to be submitted to officially secure your date.
Are all flowers available year round?
The short answer is no. Most flowers are seasonal with different varieties available at different times of the year. Your options would be discussed at your consultation.
Do you make mock ups?
We do. Mock-ups are available only after a deposit has been made and will be invoiced separately from the main invoice. If you select to have a mock up made please keep in mind that due to natural variation in flowers or changes in availability, the flowers on the event day may still differ from the samples made.
Do you offer other services other than floral design?
We like to focus on what we do best (which is flowers) and leave the rest to other professionals.
Will you Travel to an on-site consultation after our initial consult?
You bet we will! The cost for any on-site consultation within the city is $200 for up to 2 hours at the venue.
What area do you service?
Calgary and surrounding areas up to 200km outside of the city.
Do you work with silk flowers?
We do not.
My sister-in-law would like to contribute to our wedding by designing our centerpieces. can we buy flowers and greenery from you for her to design with?
If you are booking with Fall for Florals, we ask that all fresh floral be designed by one of our team members to keep the design aesthetic cohesive.
When is my payment due?
50% will be due at time of booking to secure your date, the remaining 50% is due 6 weeks prior to your wedding.
What is your refund and cancellation policy?
The 50% deposit paid at time of booking for saving your date is non-refundable and non-transferable. Should your wedding be cancelled or postponed 6 weeks before the booked date the remaining balance will not be due. However, if the wedding is cancelled or postponed within 6 weeks of your wedding your full balance will be forfeited. We would be happy to delivery all the flowers to you or donate them to your choice of charity.
I live out of town and am not able to meet in person until just before my wedding. Can I still work with you?
Absolutely! There's always Skype and phone calls we can communicate through for a scheduled consult.
How do I save my flowers after the wedding?