11 years in business is a long time, we have put together a list of our most commonly asked questions & some important info to help our couples when planning their Florals+Styling
If you think we are the right fit for you - this is a MUST READ
DO YOU HAVE A MINIMUM INVESTMENT?
Yes! We do, our minimum investment for Toowoomba Wedding Florals is $3500.00
Weddings located outside of Toowoomba (more than 25km) have a minimum of $5000.00 - excluding delivery fees
(we take a limited number of outside of Toowoomba weddings per year)
The average TWW couple spends anywhere between $5000 -$10,000 - and what is created is different for each wedding due to the many variables in wedding flowers and what requirements you have. Of course some couples spend more, some spend less & we are all about working with our couples to bring their florals visions to life whilst ensuring we are aligning with their ideal investment.
We value each and every couple who entrusts us to be apart of their day in anyway, so even if you are not looking for FULL Floral Styling from our service but want us to create stunning BLOOMS for certain aspects of your day we would still love to chat.
DO YOU HAVE A PRICE LIST OR OFFER PACKAGES?
NO, In our opinion every couple has their own story, and your wedding should be as unique as you two! We believe no two weddings should be the same which is why each quote we provide is custom to your vision, style and taste.
WHAT DO WEDDING FLOWERS COST?
There is no one size fits all when it comes to Wedding florals, there are many variables that come into pricing. Which is why we custom Quote each of our couples. We create weddings from $3500.00 up to $30,000
WHY ARE WEDDING FLOWERS SO EXPENSIVE?
Honestly, fresh premium flowers are NOT cheap - and having a highly experienced floral designer to create your wedding vision is a luxury! We understand, people are not used to spending large amounts of money on something that only lasts a week. However, when you book your Wedding Florist you are not just paying for "flowers" you are paying for all that we do behind the scenes.
Not sure what that is?
When it comes to Florists – Wedding Flowers and Every day flowers are different on many levels.
For example – when you buy an arrangement from a florist for your home or as a gift to someone – a florist has created this with intention for it to last for some time – they are providing blooms that are still opening so that when they are in your home they continue to bloom and remain beautiful for longer.
When we create wedding flowers, these are created with intention to be phenomenal on your wedding day, this means we are ordering your flowers from all over the country and from other countries! We get your flowers in advance, we prep them and care for them to get them to open beautifully ready for your wedding day, we want them to look their absolute best for that day not a moment early and not a moment later.
There is also a lot more work involved in your wedding flowers again if we compare the two you walk into/make a phone call to a florist order or choose an arrangement and leave.
When it comes to your wedding flowers, there is so much communication between you and your florist it’s actually quite time consuming in terms of quoting, discussions on your overall vision, communicating with your venue, we sit down and create mood-boards, flower orders with our growers and wholesalers, sometimes quite a bit of back and forth is involved in this process to secure the best flowers & foliage for our clients! Its important we have a great relationship with them aswell.
We than collect your flowers, prep them, get them wedding day perfect – store them in cold rooms (which also cost to run, and maintain) and ensure they remain perfect & this is all before your wedding day is even here.
Then comes the day – final checking everything, working to the wedding day time-lines. We load them on the day for safe delivery. We use multiple vehicles for this quite often as a wedding on the scale we do does not fit in 1 van load.
A wedding is very labor intensive for a florist – in our business for example all of our weddings require work on site aswell – we don’t simply deliver your bouquets and leave.
We deliver your bouquets, buttonholes, we set your ceremony flowers – quite often these are larger scale arrangements, and we complete our design process on site – we clean up after doing this, so your ceremony space is ready for you – we set your reception florals (in our case we are also providing styling items) and set these.
If we are creating reception hanging installations, we bump in at the venue extra early to do so before the tables are set –
We return to the venue to re-purpose ceremony florals into the reception. Then after the wedding we return to pack down, we collect our vases/vessels these of course need to be cleaned in order to use again.
Larger scale items require quite a bit of work the next day to pull apart & remove waste all before we return to our studio. (let's not forget the studio mess aswell)
The work involved in the leadup and on the day in order for you to get your flowers is a lot, So when you are in the process of getting quotes from Florists, please keep this in mind, you aren’t simply paying “Flowers” you are paying for that florist's time, experience, labor and their service along with your flowers.
We provide a service and charge accordingly for this
CAN I MAKE CHANGES AFTER I HAVE BOOKED?
Yes! 100% you can - we allow so much flexibility throughout the planning process - you can add items as you wish! Alot of our couples book anywhere from 6-18 months prior to their wedding date so understandably things are going to need updating as we get closer to the date.
However your overall total cannot reduce by more than 10%
WE ARE STILL WORKING OUT OUR CEREMONY+RECEPTION LAYOUT IS THAT OK?
Yes! Your initial Quote can be treated as more of a guide - it is a way for you to get an understanding of our pricing structure to work through your ideal budget whilst also gathering together a list of your must haves for your florals!
However there is no need for all of your decisions to be finalized - we allow time for this during the planning process so there is no pressure to make all of your decisions right now.
WE'VE CHANGED OUR COLOUR SCHEME SINCE BOOKING? CAN WE CHANGE OUR FLOWERS?
Of course you can! This is why we encourage you to in the beginning stages to focus on the looks you love in terms of size+density of arrangements this is what really factors in your pricing - so a change of colour scheme isn't an issue at all as long as it is not after the time we have finalized.
WHAT CAN YOU PROVIDE FOR MY WEDDING?
We can provide absolutely everything! From your bridal party blooms, ceremony & reception florals & styling, hire items and of course set up on the day.
Whilst we LOVE working with other stylists aswell & fully support our couples who wish to DIY their styling.
In this case we are happy to offer assistance to our couples in setting up items they are providing however we DO NOT allow any floral collaborations.
(eg: DIY Bridal Flowers, Arrangements, Flowers provided by a venue (that are included in a package) or florals provided by another florist.
This is to ensure your day is seamless and stress-free - whilst also ensuring our reputation isn't tarnished. We also would not want others work to be confused as ours.
WHEN CAN WE BOOK OUR DATE?
We take bookings no further than 18months from your Wedding date, our Wedding Season books out quite quickly, we have just a handful of 2023 dates available and are limited during peak seasons already in 2024 - therefore we do encourage you get in touch to start the Quoting process once you have secured your Wedding Venue.
HOW DO WE GET STARTED?
Simply Fill out our initial enquiry form with your details, please note we do need you to have your wedding date & venue secured in order for us to provide a written quote as delivery & installation is factored into this. We of course want to also confirm we are available to be apart of your day.
We ask you to narrow down your inspo as too what you LOVE most - Basically, anything you feel is going to help us get a feel for your overall vibe & aesthetic you have envisioned for your big day.
Bright+Bold | Whimsicle Garden | Luxurious | Timeless+Elegant - the options are endless and we LOVE all styles + want to know what you LOVE!
We also want to know a bit of a "wish list" of your priority items in terms of your florals & styling - from here we create a customized, itemized quote for you.
DO YOU OFFER A CONSULTATION?
Yes, however we only offer an in person consultation after you have secured your date with us.
We do offer phone consults to discuss your Quote however we politely do not want to waste your time or ours, so we create a custom quote for our couples to peruse over, and if you decide we are the right fit for you and secure your date an In person Consult is arranged.
This is an in-depth consultation where all items required for your Wedding are discussed including colours, floral preferences, delivery, and everything inbetween
We will provide you with professional advice and options during this time. During your consultation we welcome any pictures, mood boards, anything you feel will assist in providing a clear vision of your wedding if you haven’t already provided us with these during the Quotation process.
You are welcome to email at anytime with any queries, updates you may have we encourage communication throughout the leadup to your big day.
There is no limit on email communication - however if you prefer to chat via phone during our busy periods we do suggest to book in a phone consult (these do not incur a charge) to ensure we are available to chat through your queries.
A FINAL phone consultation is arranged if needed 8-12 weeks prior to the Event date, If changes are applicable, they will be added to the final costing.
I WOULD LIKE TO SECURE MY DATE WITH YOU?
Thankyou for choosing us to share in your special day and be on this journey with you, we can't wait to bring your vision to life. We require a 25% non-refundable booking fee (calculated off your quoted total) to secure your booking. This fully secures your wedding date with us. We also require our Booking Contract be signed and returned you are provided with this when you receive your quote.
Your booking fee is credited to your account.
CAN WE SECURE OUR DATE WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT WE WANT YET?
Yes, we do after an initial phone consult we allow for couples to secure their date based on their ideal budget, this allows them to secure our services whilst still deciding on their colour palette ect
WHO WILL WORK ON MY WEDDING?
Tamara+Beau - You will only communicate with us throughout the process from your initial email through to your wedding day. There are no "freelancers" or staffing changes here.
We are a highly experienced DUO - This means no surprises on the day or confusion over who is doing what - we are with you every step of the way.
CAN WE SEE SAMPLES OF YOUR WORK?
We see our social media pages as our portfolio - all work advertised on these platforms (and our website) is created by us, this is the best way for you to see what we have done in the past and what we are capable of. If you do not feel as though we can bring your visions to life after seeing our recent work we are not the florist for you.
DO YOU OFFER HIRE|STYLING ITEMS?
Yes, we have a curated range of gorgeous styling pieces for that added touch to your ceremony+reception spaces. From textured linens, candle holders, gorgeous vessels+vases along with table numbers and more.
Our Hire pieces are only available to our Floral design clients.
DO YOU CREATE STATIONARY?
No, and whilst some companies offer this inhouse - they are usually just sending your information to a third party anyway. We would rather eliminate the risk of mis-communication and have our couples communicate with these designers directly.
There are so many incredibly talented people in our industry who specialize in bespoke stationary+signage who we love to work with so we are always happy to send our recommendations.
We like to stick with what we know and love and that is FLORAL DESIGN -
CAN WE SUPPLY OUR OWN VASES?
Usually no, our prices are designed to fit the vases we select. We have an incredible inventory. Some think this will save money purchasing their own however our prices have already been set to include this variable, and it takes us more time to arrange meetings and coordinate, which may lead to an increase or additional labor fee -
If you are set on providing your own please let us know + we are happy to discuss if they are suitable + what charges this will incur.
DO WE GET TO KEEP THE VASES YOU SUPPLY?
No, unless otherwise pre-arranged that you will return to our studio, or if you have chosen to purchase vessels from us
If any of our vases+vessels go missing/breaks you are required to pay a fee which will be the cost of the item
WHO COLLECTS EVERYTHING THE NEXT DAY?
We return for "bump out" the following day, bump us for us includes returning to the venue to collect any items you have hired from us, removing flowers from framing ect - cleaning up any mess left from this + of course returning to our studio to clean all of these items for their next use.
We will leave any|all of your florals for you (unless otherwise arranged) for you to collect + if you do not collect these will be disposed of for you.
This charge is accounted for in your Quote
CAN I GET MY BOUQUET PRESERVED?
Yes, however there is some important factors surrounding this. We would love to know if you intend on preserving your bouquet in some way - If you are not sure how to go about this. There are a few people we can highly recommend.
If you choose to preserve your bouquet it is important you tell us so we can discuss with you ways you can ensure your bouquet is cared for correctly in preparation for this as how your bouquet is handled on your wedding day and the next will affect the preservation process.
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
Get in touch.
When you invest in wedding flowers it is not about how long they are going to last it is about the impact that are going to have on your Wedding, they are a reflection of your style & taste and whilst the flowers themselves are not going to last forever they are going to be apart of your photos & or video that you are going to cherish for a lifetime