Planning Your Wedding
We understand couples have some questions before the consultation meeting, so we thought we would explain our process and answer some FAQs.
Are consultations free of charge?
Consultations for upcoming weddings are always complimentary.
Does Blooming Hills accept walk-ins?
We also accept walk-in appointments, but encourage people to call or book ahead so we can dedicate a block of time solely to them and their event details.
When can I schedule an appointment for my upcoming wedding?
Scheduling is flexible and we take appointments Monday-Saturday during normal business hours and can arrange after hours appointments if requested to accommodate work schedules, etc.
What should we bring to our consultation meeting?
When coming to the meeting, we invite all interested parties to participate (grooms, parents, etc.). We encourage brides/party planners to bring in photos, swatches, their iPads, and so forth to show us the designs/styles they are interested in.
How should we go about explaining our vision while staying within our flower budget?
When meeting with the couple/family, we tell them to give us their dream list of flowers, décor etc. We take the information and put it into a written estimate that we email/send to them promptly; the estimate includes all details, pricing, delivery/service fee, event times, coordinator names and contact numbers as well as the deposit and/or security policies.
Are estimates flexible?
Estimates are flexible and can be changed up to a month before the wedding. Emergency adjustments can be accommodated on an individual basis as discussed with the client.
What percentage of deposit is required, and can a payment plan be worked out? If so, what kind?
For weddings, we ask that a $200.00 deposit be made to hold the date and payment in full is due 21 days before the event unless special arrangements are made or the event costs less than the deposit. Under those circumstances, we work with the parties to determine payment and delivery. Payments can be made at any time and receipts are provided for each transaction.
Can we rent items for our wedding?
If items are to be rented there is a contract provided that is signed by all parties listing the specifics and return dates/pick up schedule, etc.
When will the mock-up meeting take place?
We provide a complimentary prototype of an event centerpiece and have the client come in to view the arrangement and flower selections approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the event. If a client cannot come in person, we will be happy to design the prototype and email photos and details to the client so they can review their selections.
For each wedding we provide a complimentary toss bouquet that coordinates with the wedding flowers. If a client prefers not to have a toss bouquet, we can provide a different item to them for free or at a discounted price.