Do you charge for consultations? How many times do we have to meet?
No, my first consultation is complimentary. Once you book your wedding with me, I am delighted to meet with you to view centerpiece examples and choose final flower choices. I am available to visit your venue with you to help you decide on the overall design of your resception. The amount of times we meet is based upon the details of your wedding and the degree of services we will be providing. I find that meeting twice is adequate.
When should I schedule a consultation?
Clients often contact me to begin the process up to 12 months before the event. I have also planned gorgeous events for clients in a much tighter time frame- two weeks and in a couple of instances just a few days! However to assure I am available for your date, I suggest you book an appointment as soon as you have dresses decided upon. When you are sure I am a good fit for your event place your deposit to assure your place on my calendar. I book a limited number of weddings so don't put off calling for too long.
What should we bring to our first consultation?
You should bring anything that will provide an idea of your personal preferences and demonstrates the feel of your wedding. Some examples might be:
What do you require to secure our date with you and book our wedding with The Flower Studio?
You will receive an estimate of flowers and services with a breakdown of costs for your review after our initial consultation. A deposit of $150.00 will secure your date and book your wedding with me. Final payment is due in full 3 weeks before your wedding.
What do you accept as payment?
At this time, I accept cash, personal checks, and most forms of credit cards. Credit cards may be used for the deposit payment via the phone. All subsequent credit card payments must be swiped in the studio in person. In an effort to keep our costs lower for you, we have chosen this policy.
How far does The Flower Studio travel for weddings and events?
My focus and passion is primarily focused on weddings, events, corporate services and design instruction. We will deliver throughout Wisconsin and beyond.
What flower sources do you have access to?
I am committed to securing the freshest and highest quality flowers for your wedding or event. I will hand-select them from select local growers when available. And we have several wholesale sources that provide floral products that meet our high standards.
Do you offer other event décor items besides flowers?
Yes! I am happy to offer a variety of rental decor items for the exclusive use of The Flower Studio's clients. Including vases of all shapes and sizes, faux stone urns, trees, hanging jewels, hanging votive cups, vintage props… just to name a few. Several of our rentals are specially designed to the fit the décor of the venues we work at most often.
Does The Flower Studio deliver and set up my wedding and reception flowers?
Yes, we offer most any service you might need for your event. Delivery, set up, pin-on service, transfer of floral from ceremony to reception, tear down and pick up of rental at the end of your party.
Will you coordinate delivery and/or pick up and return rentals from other vendors I am working with?
I will work with your vendors to coordinate set up and return of items. For example, I generally speak with your cake vendor to coordinate delivery and decoration of your cake. I also speak with the vendor of your linen rentals to assure that all elements coordinate. If you desire, The Flower Studio can procure your rental items for you so everything is on one invoice.
Do you do weddings and events the entire year? What are your busiest times?
Yes, I am available year round. The months of June, August, September and October are the busiest for me. All dates are reserved on a first come, first booked basis. I encourage you to contact me at the earliest possible time to ensure my availability for your wedding.
What is your service area?
The Flower Studio travels up to 2 hours out of Sun Prairie/Madison area for normal event set-up. Longer distances or large projects may require on-site design.
What is the best way to connect with The Flower Studio to schedule a consultation?
Contact me at 608-837-9090. I will schedule your consultation conveniently and quickly!
I do not live in the area can I send you a retainer to hold my wedding date on your calendar and then meet with you closer to the big day to go over the details?
Absolutely! I require a deposit to hold your date on the Flower Studio's calendar (credited towards your balance). We can then solidify details and make decor choices when it is convenient for your schedule.
Have you worked at my venue before?
The Flower Studio is proud to have worked at most of the wedding venues in the Dane county area. But, if I have not worked at your venue before I am pleased to do a site visit. Please check the list of venues regularly served for more information.
I feel like I need help choosing flowers and designs. Who should I bring with me to our consultation?
Your fiancé, a friend, a family member or someone else that knows the style and look of your wedding can all be very helpful when making decisions and choosing flowers and designs.
You may want to include the person that is paying for the flowers for the wedding in our meeting. That way they have an idea of what is involved in the decor and can ask any questions they may have at the consultation.
I suggest that you limit the number of people you bring with you to our meeting to no more than two additional people. Everyone has a vision and too many people can make decision making confusing.
Why should we have The Flower Studio design our wedding/event flowers?
I am passionate about floral design and my work shows it! Every detail will get my complete attention. All supporting design staff is certified in floral design and all collectively committed to making your wedding day flowers more than you could have ever imagined possible.