How far in advance can we start?
We can schedule a consultation as soon as you have your date and venue.
What info should I have?
It is helpful to have photos of your gown and your bridesmaids’ dresses, with swatches if available. Many brides collect photos of flowers, centerpieces and ceremony decor; that is very helpful in letting us know what you like. And don’t forget to think about your budget! Our time will be more productive if you can make some preliminary decisions.
Do I need to make an appointment?
Yes! We want to have time to devote to you. Because most of our events are on weekends weekdays are best, but there are weekend times available if you plan ahead.
Do you have a minimum?
We don’t have packages or event minimums, every wedding is unique! However, we do have minimums within categories and would be happy to send a list of floral décor items with price ranges. We most frequently design complete events from bridal bouquet through ceremony to reception, but you may also call us for individual selections.
What is the procedure?
We begin with a personal consultation in our studio (out of town brides can start by phone or email) to determine your floral needs. We help couples development a floral statement suited to their personalities, the style of the venue, the season, and their budget. After our meeting you will receive a proposal detailing the items we discuss with delivery, set-up and break-down fees included.
After receiving the proposal, if you would like to book Surroundings for your event, a deposit of one half of the total is required to hold your day, with the balance due two weeks before the date. We will meet 4-6 weeks before to view a sample centerpiece and discuss details.