At our vintage wedding venue, we know that the florals you choose for your wedding day will be one of most important details for fulfilling your wedding vision! From the centerpieces to the bouquets, your floral arrangements can tie your wedding together and express your unique style as a couple. To make sure you choose your dream flowers, it is important to ask your florist lots of questions, especially about florist pricing.
One important question for brides and their families to ask for is a pricing lists from their floral vendors. However, they often grow frustrated with the lack of information provided, not realizing that each flower costs a completely different price. Today, our dear friend Melissa at A Delicate Petal is sharing how to better understand florist pricing!
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Understanding Florist Pricing + Unexpected Costs with A Delicate Petal
At A Delicate Petal, we pride ourselves on flexibility with our ‘packages!’ Each couple’s wedding is completely their own! Due to our specialized design for each bride, we do not offer a price list. A Delicate Petal works hard to build our bride’s DREAM wedding- including all of the different flowers she could ever dream of!
When considering a florist, make sure you look into how much they require as a deposit and what extra ‘fees’ they have. Florists can charge fees for everything from cancellation costs to breakdown labor. Make sure to ask about pricing for things like editing quotes, rental fees, and delivery costs. Here at A Delicate Petal, we’re pretty straight forward. It’s $100 to hold your date and time. The only other ‘fees’ that we charge are vase rental and delivery. No catches!
Many brides try to save money by decorating with smaller floral arrangements displayed in water décor, such as floating candles. However, submerged florals can often be labor intensive and require water being transported during the wedding. Florists sometimes charge fees for these services. Another unexpected cost can come from small, bud vases. These arrangements often take extra planning and organizing and can raise costs.
Sometimes brides will also choose many small décor pieces to display on a table, especially a longer farm table. Again, these types of florals can add up due to the extra planning required and vase rentals.
Brides, as you start looking for your which flowers and floral vendors to use, make sure to consider all the costs your florist might charge. Thinking about the possible unexpected costs can help you save money and get your dream flowers without blowing your budget!
Brides, what unexpected costs did you see from florists? We’d love to hear!