floral design Frequently Asked Questions
I’m nervous about using seasonal flowers - what if the flowers don’t grow and then I have no flowers for my wedding day?
No need to worry! We love supporting our local flower farmer friends and occasionally buy flowers from them (and other flower farms in the USA) if something specific is not available on our farm. In the event that we need to buy flowers elsewhere, there will be no additional cost or stress passed along to you. This applies only to our floral design services.
Why are wedding flowers so expensive, especially from a flower farm? Aren’t you just using wildflowers or shouldn't farm flowers be cheaper?
While we do grow the majority of the flowers that we use in our designs, we still need to cover the cost of the flowers (growing them takes a lot of time and effort!) and include that in our pricing. We grow very special varieties - most of which are heirloom, fairly uncommon or higher end - and only use the absolute best quality flowers. These are not your ordinary wildflowers that you see growing on the side of the road! We have many years of experience in floral design and are known for our lush, fresh arrangements. The cost of our designs reflects the high quality of our flowers and the unique, custom nature of our floral designs.
How do your DIY buckets compare with other flower farms?
Each flower farm grows different varieties and colors of flowers. We recommend asking for a general list of varieties available at the time of your wedding - though it can be tough to get too specific about exactly when certain flowers will be blooming - and see if their flowers match the aesthetic you’re hoping for. We pride ourselves in growing unique, heirloom types of flowers. You’ll never get a bucket of blooms that is half full of zinnias and cosmos from us! Each bucket contains a blend of focal, accent and filler flowers - perfect for making well-balanced arrangements.
Are you different than a regular florist shop?
Each floral designer has a unique style of creating designs and of interacting with his/her clients. Because we are a small, intimate design studio, we provide you with lots of one on one interaction and pride ourselves in prompt, straightforward communication. We are unique in that we primarily source from our own farm or other local farms. All our designs are seasonally inspired and one of a kind. Lead designer Niki uses her love of nature to inspire lush, organic designs that blend color seamlessly. She loves adding small, unexpected accents like seasonal berries, autumn foliage and many other fun design elements.
What is the difference between a la carte and full service?
- If you are looking for bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, etc. and don't desire a large amount of customization, a la carte is the perfect way to go. Our pricing is transparent and it makes the planning process virtually stress free. Set up at the venue is not typically included. However if you're looking for a custom floral design plan, full of unique and distinctive details, our full service option is the way to go. This usually includes installations such as arches, arbors and long, tablescapes or designs with on-site set up.
Why do you have a minimum amount that I have to spend on floral design?
Because we are a small studio, we love to get to know our couples and give them our full attention and best of our blooms. We are intentional about working with couples and events that are a good fit for our design style. We limit the number of weddings and events that we take on each weekend so that we can actually get to you know and stay focused on your needs.
I’m interested in Flourish flowers for my wedding day. How far in advance do I need to book?
We recommend booking at least 6 months and up to 1 year in advance. Because we are a small studio and only take on a select number of weddings and events per weekend, its best to get your date on the calendar as soon as you book your venue. We recommend booking your DIY buckets at least 3-6 months in advance (available from June through late October only).
Can I come by the farm to see the flowers?
While we wish that we were able to accommodate visitors, at this time we are not due to the busy nature of our farm and business. We are always on the go and have a very limited staff. You can find our flowers all across the area or register for one of our workshops or private sessions.
Interested in reading more about wedding flowers? Style Me Pretty has a great blog article on the subject.