We love to help brides determine the best way to enhance their wedding day with personalized floral arrangements! Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. If you have a question and don’t see the answer below, please contact us and we would be happy to help.
Where do I even start when planning flowers for my wedding day?
The first step for planning your flowers can be as simple as completing our general Inquiries form. From there, we have couples complete an online questionnaire to get a better sense of what they want (and don’t want!) for their wedding flowers and decor. It is a simple form that can be completed in as little as 5 minutes. After we review the answers to the questionnaire, Kelly will either meet in person with clients or schedule a phone call to learn more about their vision, preferences, etc. which will then allow us to provide a detailed proposal.
Are there wedding details I need to confirm before thinking about flowers?
While we can work with brides in any stage of the planning process, it is most helpful to start planning once the venue has been scheduled and confirmed and you have chosen a color scheme.
Your venue will play a role in dictating the size of arrangements. Is your reception in a large hall? Maybe you will want taller centerpieces to stand out in the room. Is the reception venue more intimate? Smaller arrangements will allow for conversation across tables and not distract from you or your guests.
Your flower choices definitely do not need to match a color scheme exactly but they should accent and highlight what you have chosen. If you know what color your bridesmaids will be wearing, Stems in Style can suggest complementary colors and arrangements. Bridesmaids’ bouquets should accent the beauty of the close friends surrounding you on your wedding day. Having an idea of the color scheme of your wedding and the bridesmaid dress color will help us select colors to enhance all of the other details of your day.
Are corsages still a thing? Who gets one?
Yes, corsages are still a thing and they aren’t just for prom! We typically provide corsages for mothers and grandmothers. It is also becoming popular to do a small bouquet for mothers and grandmothers. The advantage of a bouquet over a corsage is that after your ceremony they can be used as additional decor at your reception. We often suggest doing a bouquet rather than a corsage because of this benefit. We can set bouquets in vases on each end of a mantle, on the bar, or on the dessert table. You get double the use for the same price!
What in the world is a pomander?
A pomander is a small, round arrangement of floral ball. Think “pomander” – “pom-pom”! We often recommend a silk flower pomander for smaller flower girls as an alternative to a flower girl bouquet. This ensures the quality of the pomander will stay in tact from the time of delivery through the reception and you don’t need to worry about it being dropped, stepped on, etc. as children will be children! Also, your flower girl will then have a keepsake to take home from your wedding day. How sweet is that!
My budget is small. Can I still have beautiful wedding arrangements?
Absolutely! Stems in Style works with brides whose budgets range in size. Kelly is an expert on maximizing your budget and working with you to determine how to get the most bloom for your buck.
Maybe instead of large arrangements on the church alter you design smaller pew decorations so the flowers show up in more of your photographers pictures. After the ceremony, let’s use your bridesmaids’ bouquets as décor on the cake table or elsewhere in the venue.
We understand that wedding budgets are important and we always work with our brides to make sure they stay within budget and have beautiful wedding day arrangements.
Are there ways to use the ceremony flowers in different places at the reception?
Yes! We often recommend that if you are using flowers as part of your ceremony that you move these to the reception afterwards for the card/gift table or the table where you display your seating assignments. We can discuss the details of this in the initial consultation to determine what would work best for your wedding ceremony and reception venues.
How does the consultation and booking process work?
The first step is to submit a general inquiry. You will receive a confirmation email and within 48 hours a link to an online questionnaire. The questionnaire digs into more of the details of what you would like for your wedding flowers and decor. It shouldn’t take more than five minutes to complete!
After Kelly and the team at Stems in Style review your questionnaire, she will reach out to schedule either a phone call or in person consultation to learn more about your vision, preferences, etc. From there, we can draft a detailed proposal so you have a better sense of what the cost will be. In order to confirm a booking with Stems in Style, a 25% deposit is required within 21 days of the proposal. Design changes are permitted up until 6 weeks prior to the wedding so you do not need to have every detail ironed out before booking. The remaining balance is due 4 weeks prior to the event date.
Do you book more than one wedding a day or weekend?
Stems in Style does book more than one event per day or weekend depending on the needs of each event. We have several teams trained to deliver, set up, and arrange flowers. Kelly trains all members of the team and has 100% confidence in their ability carry out your vision for your wedding day.