Wedding Questions & Answers

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Planning your wedding can be one of the most exciting times in your life. Working with a floral designer you trust and who can make your vision come to life is equally exciting. Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind as you plan your wedding day.

How do I get started?
Consider the time of year you’re getting married and what’s in season. See below for a list of seasonal flowers. Or start by creating a color palette you love. You could go to a paint shop and pull swatches that match the mood and feel of your day. There are lots of examples of wedding flowers online or take a look at some of the floral designs Rebecca has created. Call to set up a consultation with Rebecca at her Roundhouse Plaza location in Northampton.

Planning a destination wedding? Here is a link to some of the preferred vendors we love to work with: Bliss Vendors

How much should I budget for my flowers?
The sky’s the limit when it comes to flowers for your wedding, but realistically you can plan on spending about 8% of your overall budget. This covers the bride’s bouquet, bridesmaids’ bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, and ceremony and reception arrangements. How much you actually spend depends on many different factors, such as whether or not the flowers you choose are in season in your area, the size and complexity of the arrangements, and how far the flowers must travel to the ceremony and reception. Be sure to have your budget worked out in advance of meeting with Rebecca for the first time so she can show you all the options in your price range. (Quoted from theknot.com)

Depending on time of year and what flowers you select, here is a range of  what you might spend on your flowers:
– bridal bouquet: $150 – $300
– bridesmaid bouquet: $100 – $200
– boutonniere: $10 – $25
– corsage: $20 – $40
– centerpiece: $50 – $500
– wreath: $150 – $300

Selecting Flowers in Season
Why is this something to consider? Purchasing flowers that are available during the time of year of your wedding means they are readily available, more affordable and hearty. That doesn’t mean you have to go this route but knowing what’s available can guide you in putting your vision together.

Spring
Daffodil
Hyacinth
Lilac
Lily of the Valley
Peony
Tulip

Summer
Calla Lily
Dahlia
Dusty Miller
Hydrangea
Lisianthus
Ranunculus
Succulents
Sunflower 

Fall
Billy Balls
Celosia
Dahlia
Chrysanthemum
Scabiosa

Winter
Amaryllis
Evergreens
Pepper Berries

Year-round
Garden Roses
Hydrangea
Hypericum Berries
Roses
Sunflower

Rebecca is a floral genius! How can I reserve her for my wedding?
In order to book Rebecca for your date you must sign a contract and pay a retainer of $500. The balance of your order will be due three weeks prior to your wedding date. Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card. All consultations are by appointment only and held at the Roundhouse Plaza location.