- Do I need to schedule a meeting to talk to a floral designer about my wedding?
- How long does the meeting last?
- What will happen during our meeting?
- Can I get a quote via email?
- Do you offer a floral package?
- Can you email me pricing?
- If the proposal total is more than my budget, can I eliminate some of the items listed?
- What flowers will be available for my wedding?
- Can I get flowers in colors to match my wedding?
- Do you do anything other than flowers?
- May I provide my own vases and other items for you to set up?
- Do you charge for a “Sample Centerpiece”?
- Can you provide references?
- Do you require a deposit to reserve the date?
- Do you charge a delivery fee for weddings and special events?
- Do you deliver outside of the Orlando area?
- Will you travel outside of Central Florida?
- Can I pay my bill when the flowers are delivered?
- When is the balance due?
- Do you accept credit cards? What about Out-of-State checks?
- Does Dream Designs Florist, LLC. carry liability insurance?
Do I need to schedule a meeting to talk to a floral designer about my wedding?
Yes, we invite you to make an appointment so that we may give you our undivided attention. Our studio is home-based so it is important that we be expecting you.
The hour long consultation will allow you the opportunity to share with us your style, ideas, passions, and interests. Whatever is most important to you will help us create customized floral designs for your special event. We offer two ways to meet: 1. Face to Face at our home based studio 2. Virtual meetings from the comfort of your own home using a desktop sharing program which only requires internet connection- no web cam necessary. Click here to request an appointment using our contact form.
How long does a meeting last?
Our initial meeting will last approximately one hour. If you are running more than 10 minutes late you may wish to reschedule so that you are ensured a relaxed and productive meeting. We often have meetings booked back to back so we have to keep strict hours.
- Please be aware that we can accommodate only 3 guests at a time in our cozy office space.
- Only bring along guests that support your vision.
What will happen during our meeting?
First, we begin with your ideas and then create custom design options and a proposal especially for you and your budget.
During your complimentary consultation, we will gather pertinent information, exchange ideas, discuss colors, go over floral varieties that will be available at the time of your wedding. Your designer will show you a selection of photos from our portfolios so that you can choose your favorite designs. Your photos will be stored in a folder created just for you and emailed to you at the end of the meeting.
You will also receive a detailed floral proposal the same day. While we are together we can discuss budget and address financial concerns as they arise and offer cost saving suggestions as we go along.
We are also big fans of Pinterest so be sure to send us your wedding board link so we can learn more about your style. Bring color swatches if you have them and any item/s, such as: vases,votive candle holders, centerpiece stands or other items that may be necessary for us to understand your vision.
If you choose to engage our services, we will meet with you up to two additional times to finalize every detail to ensure the floral presentations you select will complement your celebration. That will make your wedding a truly unique and wonderful expression of your and your partner.
Can I get a quote via email?
Unfortunately, no. It is not possible to prepare an accurate quote by email. We require that the Bride be present, either face to face or virtually, in order to discuss ideas, in real time, as a team, with immediate input being offered and ideas exchanged. Email does not allow us to get to know you and understand your personal style. Nor can we make cost saving ideas to assist you with your budget.
However, we do offer a one time complimentary hour long consultation- and your quote will be prepared during that meeting. If you are interested in general pricing we can email you our exclusive “Floral Budget Calculator” which will enable you to select the number of floral items you need and receive a rough estimate instantly through the magic of Excel! Email us a request for this useful tool.
Do you offer a floral package?
No, we do not offer any packages. Every Bride has different needs and style so we still remain a custom floral design studio. However, we are happy to offer you our exclusive “Floral Budget Calculator” which will enable you to select the floral items you need for your wedding day and receive an estimate instantly through the magic of Excel! Email us a request for this useful tool.
Can you email me pricing?
Yes. We can send you our exclusive “Floral Budget Calculator” which will give you ball park pricing. However, it is not a customized quote. The excel price sheet is no substitution for the experience and knowledge brought to you during a personal consultation which is tailored to your specific needs and budget.
Email us a request for our exclusive “Floral Budget Calculator” which will enable to receive a quick estimate instantly through the magic of Excel!
Keep in mind that everything we design and create for you is unique and one-of-a-kind. As with any design, prices will vary depending on the season, type of flowers and materials selected as well as the number of flowers used and the finished size of the arrangement. Each of your choices will increase or decrease the overall cost as determined by your personal taste and needs. We pride ourselves in working with every client’s budget to create the most beautiful floral presentation possible.
If the proposal total is more than my budget, can I eliminate some of the items listed?
Of course you may. The order must continue to meet our minimum $500.00 requirement unless approved in advance by management. We suggest you discuss with us your concern and ask for suggestions to reduce the cost. Your proposal may also list several cost saving ideas that you can adopt. Our staff can help you decide what items can be eliminated while still maintaining the same level of design integrity and style. We have compiled decades of solutions to meet all of your needs.
What flowers will be available for my wedding?
If you provide us with your email address we can send you a list of sites detailing seasonal availability plus photos in many cases.
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Can I get flowers in colors to match my wedding?
We are proud to offer you a look at our incredible color “Fan Deck” in which flowers are listed by color and come complete with a full description, as well as color possibilities and seasonal availability. Flowers can even be “color enhanced” by the remarkable array of floral paint and tints created by floral designers with weddings in mind. Check out our blog post on this topic.
Do you do anything other than flowers?
In addition to our custom floral design, we provide rental items such as: vases, arches, chuppahs, columns, glass or metal containers—if you need something please ask. We do not carry linens or chairs, nor do we do lighting. We have also partnered with the best of the wedding industry to offer elegant and unique bridal bouquet holders that you can see when you meet with us. We are also on ETSY! Check out our paper and leather flowers. Shop name: Focus on Flowers by Dream Designs. We can create custom paper, crystal or leather floral bouquets so inquire about these unique designs.
May I provide my own vases and other items for you to set up?
Yes. You must provide items that are clean and table ready. We also require that one extra vase/item be left with us in the unforeseen event of breakage or damage. Plus, the extra item can be beneficial if you need to add another reception table piece the week of the wedding. Unclean vases or unprepared items will be accessed a fee if the we need to prep or repair your products. Dream Designs will accept your items at your final meeting. Dream Designs will not be liable for any damaged items.
Did you know that we can also set up your items if your coordinator or event manager does not provide this service. Our fees are listed on the “A La Carte Price List” included with your proposal.
Do you charge for a “Sample Centerpiece”?
Yes. We charge full retail price if you have not yet booked with Dream Designs Florist. If you book as a result of seeing your sample you will receive a credit of 40% of the retail price on your order.
- Example: you request a $100.00 retail centerpiece- you pay $100.00 plus sales tax. When you book, $40.00 (40% of the retail price) will be credited to your account
If you wish to book your date immediately and see a sample at a later date we offer a 40% discount for your sample piece and you enjoy the savings right away.
- Example: you request a $100.00 retail centerpiece-you receive get a 40% discount so you pay $60.00 plus sales tax.
- Samples will be prepared for your approval. Changes and adjustments can be made until you approve the look. A photograph of the approved sample will be placed your file for reference. You are able to take the sample with you that day.
If a rental item is needed to display the piece it may be taken with you provided that we have completed credit card authorization form on file. The rental item/s must be returned to us in good condition within 72 hours in order to avoid a credit card fee as noted in the rental agreement.
This provides a perfect opportunity to take the centerpiece to the reception venue to see how it will work for the wedding. Please note that seasonal availability may affect the accuracy of the sample, however; the design concept will remain intact. Keep in mind that some changes you request may affect the cost of the piece.
Can you provide references?
Absolutely, we have several hundred references and Thank You notes displayed in our office. We also post “Thank You’s” from brides on our Face Book page and have several recommendations listed on there as well. There is also a sampling of testimonials online here. Feel free to browse through all of them when you visit!
Do you require a deposit to reserve the date?
Yes. A non-refundable deposit/retainer of $300.00 reserves the date. Please keep in mind we provide our services on a first-come, first-serve basis. We limit the number of weddings we book in order to maintain quality products and personal service.
Do you charge a delivery fee for weddings and special events?
Yes. The fees will be outlined on your proposal: the cost of delivery, installation, removal and return of props and/or flowers. Fees are determined by the amount of travel time, after hours or overtime tear down, number of staff members required, complexity of set up, etc.
You are welcome to pick up your flowers at our studio, instead of incurring a delivery fee, provided they are ideal for travel. This option is determined solely at the discretion of Dream Designs Florist. LLC. We also offer delivery by a reputable courier service at a substantially lower rate than by a member of our floral team.
Do you deliver outside of the Orlando area?
We prefer to stay focused on the Central Florida area. Flower quality and customer satisfaction are paramount to our success. Unfortunately we cannot have one without the other. Due to the fragile nature of the flowers we must keep our delivery area focused on the Central Florida area. We service: Orlando, Winter Park, Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Heathrow, Ocoee, Oviedo, Lake Mary, Kissimmee, Windermere, Lake Buena Vista and the Disney area to name a few. Other areas, if accepted, will incur additional delivery fees.
Will you travel outside of Central Florida?
We can travel! Our minimum floral order for travel is $3000.00 plus any overnight or travel fees incurred and $100.00 per employee per day.
Can I pay my bill when the flowers are delivered?
No, all wedding and special event orders are to be paid in full a minimum of two weeks prior to the date of the event. In the event that the balance is not paid by the deadline date the event will be removed from our schedule and the deposit forfeited.
Some payments can be accepted the day of the event. Such as items you add after paying the balance due. These can be items such as extra corsages or boutonnieres, centerpieces, cake flowers or an additional items you wish to add to your existing proposal. We accept payment by cash or credit cards only on location. Bear in mind, we do not carry change so be sure your payment is in the exact amount due.
When is the balance due?
The balance is due, in full, two (2) weeks before the wedding. The “Terms of Agreement” outlines the payment policies.
Do you accept credit cards? What about Out-of-State checks?
Yes, we do accept all major credit cards: MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Discover via Pay Pal link on our website. Please note that there is a convenience fee assessed when paying by credit card. We accept local and out-of-state checks only if presented to us fourteen (14) business days prior to the date of the event- see the “Terms of Agreement” for details.
Does Dream Designs Florist, LLC. carry liability insurance?
Yes, as a Legal Florida Corporation we are required by law to carry liability insurance covering any accidents or damages arising from the use of our products and/or services.