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Our team of passionate artists and experienced wedding experts are committed to making shopping for wedding flowers as fun and easy as possible. We also know that sometimes you have to make design decisions, and go to meetings, and do math, so we have put together some of our frequently asked questions so you can get the hard stuff over with and skip to the good part.
I love your work!
How do I book my date?
The first step is to complete our online inquiry form. Once you have had your initial phone consultation your designer will prepare a detailed proposal and design plan for you. When you are ready to book us, a signed contract and 30% retainer fee will secure your date.
I really want my event to be beautiful, but I know nothing about flowers.
Is there hope for me?
We realize that this is a busy and exciting time, and you have probably never done this before but we’re here to help! Our designers are all trained floral artists and experienced event planners. We keep up with the current trends and techniques so that you don’t have to! We are passionate about helping you choose the best colors, styles and varieties to bring your unique vision to life. Check out these real weddings for some design inspiration!
When will we meet with someone in person?
About 60 days before your event we will reach out to schedule your complementary design consultation. We will meet in person or over a Zoom call to go over your design plan, make final selections and get to know each other. Feel free to bring a friend or family member to make sure you don’t miss any important details.
Do you have a minimum investment? / Do you offer package pricing?
Your celebration is
one-of-a-kind and we think your flowers should be as unique as you are. That is why we are proud to offer custom design plans and luxury service at every price point. Your designer will work closely with you to make sure you get the most bloom for your buck! We cover pricing in more detail on our blog. Click here for more budgeting resources.
Do you accept retail orders / daily deliveries?
We are a studio-based design firm 100% committed to producing beautiful weddings and events and do not accept walk in orders or daily deliveries. From time to time we offer deep discounts on designer blooms to our friends and fans through our Facebook Group. Visit Pop up Petals to get in on the fun!
Will we need to meet
at my venue?
We have designed many
events at the most popular venues in the greater Baton Rouge area, so site visits are not usually necessary.
If you would like us to tour your venue or meet with other vendors an additional fee of $150 will be added to your
final bill. When necessary,
site visit is included
on events over $5,000.
How much should I budget for my florals?
Our clients usually plan to invest 15% -20% of the overall wedding budget for flowers and décor. We price each event individually based on your flower selection, the complexity of your designs, and the delivery and set up requirements. Your designer can help you come up with a flower budget and will give you a working estimate during your initial phone consult. We also cover pricing in more detail on our blog. Click here for more budgeting resources.
Can I provide my own containers and décor?
In general, we prefer to work with our own containers for the most consistent and cohesive results. In cases where your venue or another vendor provides décor items with your booking, we will work with you to design appropriate arrangements. We will sometimes design in client provided containers on a case-by-case basis. We may require measurements, photographs, and inspection of the décor items to make sure we can deliver quality arrangements. Pricing is dependent on the size of the container and the amount of product needed. Click here to browse our rental collection.
Can I make changes to my flower order once my date is booked?
Yep! Most of our clients book us 6-12 months in advance so you may not have every little detail figured out yet. Your initial proposal just a working document. Once you have booked us you may make changes to your order up until the final payment is due.
Feel free to email us as you finalize your plans and we will update your file.
Do you offer candles and other rentals?
Yes! We are happy to offer a large collection of
high-quality realistic LED candles in all shapes and sizes to compliment our designs.
We also have a beautifully curated collection of arbors, lanterns, pedestals, stands, vases and vintage glassware available for rent. We are constantly adding new pieces to our inventory. Your designer will be happy to recommend the pieces that best fulfill your vision! Click here to browse our rentals
Do you offer payment plans?
We require a 30% retainer fee to book your date, and the remainder of the balance is due 30 days before the event. You may make partial payments at any time. Email us at email@example.com to set up a payment plan.
Can I DIY some of my wedding flowers?
All things are possible with enough practice, patience
and natural talent, so yes, you could do your own flowers
if you wanted to but
The Sentimental Petal (and most other professional florists) will not provide any floral arrangements and services unless we are providing ALL the flowers for the event. Check out this (mostly funny) blog post for more on why some things are best left to a professional.
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