Tuesday, January 27, 2009

consulting season

these are all pics of the flowers we sent up to the market street open house last weekend. enjoy ...

this is the season of consults. so many brides are planning spring, summer and even fall weddings for the 09 year. january through march is studio stem's busiest office time! so i thought i would do a little post on the importance of coming to your floral consultation armed with as much information as possible and why. this week we will address what info we need pertaining to bridal party flowers and next week address floral decor needs.

first off we need to know your basic info, names & contact info for obvious reasons and we also need to know your event date and all locations and times pertinent to the event so we can coordinate your needs with appropriate timing for your fresh flowers, delivery, and set up. if you have an event cordinator at your venue contact info for them would also be important.

next we need to know who your photographer is and if you will be having a bridal/groomal sitting that will require fresh flowers and the date, time, and local if so.

Next its nice to have a close to accurate picture of the bride's gown and color swatch so that the design process can be maximized through proper proportional sizes and tones. its also great to have an idea of the color of tux and accessories the groom will be wearing.

next we need to know the quantity of men in the bridal party and what their attire entails. this means, fathers, grandfathers, groomsman, officiants, ring bearers and any other pertinent tux wearing male party memebers.

dido on the ladies but a little more extensive, if your having bridesmaids with fresh bouquets a picture and swatch of their attire is also helpful. quantities are also important. how many flower girls, mothers, and grandmothers and their attire and if they prefer pin on or wrist corsages, halo's or hair clips etc...

its important to have an idea of what your budget is so that our designs suit that budget and we dont waste your time and ours on designs that are not affordable for you.

its also important to bring swatches if exact color matches are desired and even if you dont need an exact match its still very helpful. there are a lot of shades of pink, understanding what you consider baby pink is best realized in actuality. also any pictures of things that lend to the style, mood, and creation of your event are helpful.

obviously pics of flowers you like in bouquets or otherwise is also very helpful.

let me just top this off by saying you dont have to know all this at your initial consult, though its helpful we wont kick you out or not help you if you dont have it. but we will lead you and guide you to obtaining this info and giving it to us!

1 comment:

Adizat said...

This is so true. This will give the bride a good approximate idea of her floral & decor cost. Nice post.