After the first meeting, I usually have a really good idea of what you would like your wedding to look like. Using this inspiration, I spend a week creating a Visual Proposal for you. The proposals is usually between 10-15 pages long and has every element and detail inside them from your personal flowers to reception. It will also outline all of the costs associated with executing your dream flowers. I provide a cost for bridal party, ceremony, reception and also logistics and labour. In this second meeting we go through the document together. If you love what you see, I know you will love your flowers. So this gives me (and you) confidence that I've understood your vision and that everything will be perfect on your wedding day.
WHAT WE DISCUSS IN THIS MEETING
1. The Visual Proposal
2. The Price
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
1. The price at the end is usually a lot higher than your original budget. This is because I have included absolutely EVERYTHING you dreamed of, and sometimes even some additional ideas that I've come up, in the proposal. Together we will go through the pricing of the different elements and you can take away what you like so the final price is something that you (and whoever is paying for the wedding) are comfortable with. I would much rather show you everything and have you choose which elements you want to keep or take away, rather than me deciding that for you.
2. Once you are happy with the price, we go through my contract and make sure you are comfortable with everything you are committing to.
3. Then I require a 25% to lock in your date. Once your date is locked in, I put your name into my project management tool which I have designed to make sure I am on top of everything I need to do leading up to and on your wedding day. I have a step by step process which I follow for each wedding. For example, one of the steps is "contact other suppliers before the wedding" and "contact venue regarding set up time" and "notify the bride that her final payment is due". This way you can relax and I take the lead. I want you to feel relaxed, organised and on top of everything to do with your wedding flowers. I make sure you don't miss any of the finer details.
4. We then meet up one last time a month or so before your wedding where we finalise all the last minute details.