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 Three Ways to meet with us: Click here to see the options
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.
- Please be aware that we can accommodate only 3 guests at a time.
- Only bring along guests that support your vision.
What will happen during our meeting?
At Dream Designs Florist, we begin with your ideas and then create custom design options just for you. We get to know you by listening to your ideas.
During your complimentary consultation you can view our portfolios and select your favorite designs. We will gather pertinent information, exchange ideas, discuss colors, flowers and options that will make your wedding a truly unique and wonderful expression of your and your partner.
Following the initial meeting we will provide you with a detailed floral proposal. 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.
Do you offer a floral package?
No, we do not offer any packages. Our main focus remains to be 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”. 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 plus 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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Are there colored flowers 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—really anything and everything that you’ll need for décor at both the wedding site and the reception. Our selection of resources is extensive and many items are available for either purchase or rental. We have also partnered with the best of the wedding industry to offer elegant and unique bridal bouquet holders. We are also on ETSY! Shop name: Fleurdle
Can 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 be left with us in the unforeseen event of breakage or damage. Plus, the extra item can be beneficial if you need to add an extra reception table the week of the wedding. Unclean vases or items will be accessed a fee if the we need to prepare your products.
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. 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. We accept local and out-of-state checks only if presented to us fourteen (14) business days prior to the date of the event.
Does Dream Designs Florist, LLC. have 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.
Dream Designs Florist, LLC. reserves the right to modify these statements as necessary and without notice.