These are some of the questions we hear most often during the inquiry and planning process from our clients.

SECTIONS: Floral Design | Planning + Coordination | General FAQs

Floral Design

Q:

What is your minimum order for full service floral design?

A:

Our minimum floral order for 2022 + 2023 events is $4000 before tax + travel fees. For smaller budgets, please see our À La Carte Floral Design service.

Planning/Coordination services do not count toward the minimum order.

Q:

What does Full Service floral design cover?

A:

Full service floral design includes the floral items and decor for your event plus a detailed design proposal, a design meeting in our studio, an optional venue visit, delivery/setup at your wedding and breakdown at the end of the event.

Q:

What are À La Carte Floral Orders?

A:

This service is a simplified and streamlined design offering for clients who prefer to spend less than $4000 on their event florals. These orders do not have a minimum but do not include any design consults or venue visits. Place your order online here.

Q:

Where do you source your flowers?

A:

We do our best to source from local flower farmers in central NC as much as possible. Most weddings we will have around 25%-50% of the flowers locally sourced. There are some times of the year when, with enough notice, we can provide 75%-100% locally sourced designs.

The rest of our flowers are sourced through wholesalers that work with farms elsewhere in the US, Canada, South America, and occasionally Japan and Holland.

The wholesalers we work with provide premium varieties grown by farms who observe fair labor standards and environmentally sustainable farming practices.

Q:

Do we get to keep the vases?

A:

No. As part of our commitment to sustainability, our inventory of vases and other decor are for rental only and the cost is already included in the price of the arrangements. If you do want to keep your vases and decor, please let us know in advance and we can build the proposal to include the retail price of the hardgoods rather than just the rental cost. You are welcome to take items home with you or reuse at another event as long as you return the items to our studio within 3 business days but please notify us if this is what you would like to do so we can plan accordingly.

Q:

Do we have to use your planning/coordination services if we want to book wedding floral design?

A:

Nope! We love to work with other planners and coordinators and regularly partner with some of the best wedding planning teams in the region!

We do highly recommend that you have a planner or coordinator for your wedding and would be happy to chat with you about some options if you do not have someone booked already.

Q:

Can we rent ceremony arbors or backdrops from you?

A:

Absolutely! We have several arbors and backdrops in our inventory and we are also able to build custom pieces if you are interested in something unique!

We are also happy to design on arbors or other structures on-site at your venue as long as we have permission to do so from the venue manager or property owner.

Q:

What is foam-free floral design?

A:

We are a mostly foam-free floral design studio. This means that we create our designs and installations without the use of floral foam and instead prefer re-usable, natural, or environmentally safe design mechanics such as chicken wire and moss.

We choose not to design with floral foam because of its environmental impact, and simply because it’s kinda gross! Some designs and circumstances do require us to use floral foam, particularly in situations where standing water is not allowed or otherwise discouraged.

We will always make the best choice of materials to ensure that your flowers look great on the wedding day but do our best to prioritize foam-free floral design and sustainable floral design practices.


Planning + Coordination

Q:

We just need someone to help us on the wedding day, can you do that?

A:

Our coordination service is more than just day-of help with set-up or decorating. Wedding coordination includes a lot more of the logistics leading up to the wedding and is also meant to give you the tools you need to plan your wedding efficiently. We feel that anything less than what is included in this service is not enough to do the job well and ensure a smooth wedding for our couples.

Q:

Will you book our vendors for us?

A:

For the most part, no. We occasionally will subcontract certain services with specific vendors for you on a case by case basis, but in general you will be responsible for signing the contracts, and paying your vendors directly.

If you choose to book full planning with us, we will assist in sourcing vendor quotes and setting up meetings, but you will still be responsible for booking the vendors.

Q:

Are there any vendors or services that you require us to book for our wedding?

A:

We require our clients to work with full service caterers and licensed bartenders. If you prefer to use a caterer who only offers drop-off service, we will require the use of a staffing company and will provide you with recommendations.

We also prefer that our clients work with rental companies from our list or that are recommended by your venue.

Q:

Do you use a specific platform for planning tools and resources?

A:

We use Google Drive for most of our planning documents and organization. We like Drive because it is flexible, free to our clients, and something most people are already familiar with. We provide our clients with a suite of tools and questionnaires, but by using Drive, you are also able to share your own files and planning spreadsheets with us.

Our invoicing and contracts are managed through a platform called Dubsado which ensures the security of our client’s payment and personal information.

Q:

Do you plan/coordinate rehearsal dinners or wedding showers?

A:

If we are available, we will occasionally plan these smaller, wedding-adjacent events, however they are not included in our coordination or planning packages.

If you are a current client or a friend/family member of one of our clients, feel free to inquire about these additional events and if we are available, we will happily put together a proposal for the additional services.


General FAQs

Q:

What areas do you serve?

A:

Most of the weddings we plan and design are in central North Carolina, in Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem. However we have worked events throughout the south east with particular experience in the Asheville, Boone, + Highlands NC area, Coastal NC, South Carolina, Atlanta + Savannah, Georgia.

Areas where we have really amazing vendor networks but have yet to plan or design are Richmond, VA, Washington, DC, and NYC.

We have also planned weddings in Boston, Cleveland, and Upstate NY.

Q:

Do you travel for weddings?

A:

We love to travel for weddings! We do however have to charge an additional fee to cover transportation, lodging/studio space, and staffing for the wedding weekend and any associated venue visit or planning trips. Travel is an option for both planning services and floral design.

We will be the first to tell you if we do not feel we are the best team to plan or design your destination wedding. There are lots of factors in planning destination weddings and sometimes it’s better to select a planner who specializes in these types of events.

Q:

Do you work with clients who do not live in NC?

A:

Many of our clients live out of town and are planning weddings in NC. We can be your on-the-ground support locally when you are planning from out of town. In these cases most of our meetings will be handled via Google Meet and we can even video call clients into rental showroom or venue visits.

We also are able to plan and design events outside of our local area and have even worked with clients who live in one area, us in another, and the wedding venue in a third location! In these cases, please see the above section regarding travel.

Q:

How many weddings do you book in a weekend?

A:

During the busy seasons in spring and fall we often have two or three weddings in the course of the weekend. Ultimately, the scope of the individual jobs dictates how many weddings we can take on.

Q:

What other services are you able to provide?

A:

In addition to our planning, coordination, and floral design options, we also offer custom graphic design, in-house custom decor, and rental items. At this time we only offer these additional design services to clients who have booked planning or floral design with us already. If you are a another planner or florist and interested in renting decor or collaborating on some custom designs, feel free to email us!