Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advance should I book my wedding flowers?
Typically, you should book your wedding florist 12 - 18 months in advance. If your wedding is on the large side or during peak wedding season (May through October), definitely reach out on the earlier side of that date range to ensure that your wedding date is still available. As a studio florist, I am only able to accept a limited number of wedding commissions each week and would love to hear from you!
How much do wedding flowers cost?
Most wedding budget planners recommend reserving 10-20% of your overall budget be apportioned to your flowers. If you're only interested in bridal party and family flowers, then you can expect to be on the lower end of that range. If having flowers everywhere is really important to you, then you may want to budget higher than that. Most couples can expect to spend an average of $3000 on their wedding flowers including florals for the bridal party, family, and ceremony and reception decor. That said, we have provided florals at budgets as low as $900 and upwards of $3000, though we do request a minimum budget of $2500 for full service wedding florals in the high season (June through October).
Average starting prices:
Bride's bouquet $180
Bridesmaids $90 each
Boutonnieres $18 each
Corsages $30 each
Centerpieces $135 each; Elevated $200 each
Do you offer centerpiece and decor rentals?
Absolutely! I offer a range of unique centerpiece and decor rentals to my clients, helping you to perfect your wedding vision. These include a range of glass and wood containers, stem vases, metallics (gold/brass, bronze, black, mercury glass, copper), real-flame flameless candles, votives and candle holders. If you have something particular in mind, let us know. i’d love to help you find what you are envisioning.
Do you offer delivery and setup?
Yes! Depending on the schedule of your wedding day, I can offer delivery of your bridal party and family flowers, along with set up of all of your decor pieces at the ceremony and reception venues. Fees are determined based on where your venue is located, and the intensity of the install needed. We can also arrange for pick up from my studio at no charge.
What locations do you service?
BLOOM. Creative Floral & Events provides wedding and event flowers throughout Eastern Connecticut and surrounding areas, as well as counties in western Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Deliveries include a flat-rate charge within Windham, Tolland, and New London counties, and locations outside of the area are charged according to distance.
I don't really know what I want for my wedding flowers. How does the process work?
Whether you have a lot of specific ideas for your wedding flowers, or none at all, we are happy to help! We start by setting up an initial appointment, in which we'll walk through all of the different areas you may need flowers for. We'll discuss color palette, texture, shape, along with the overall style and vision you have for your wedding day. I love to take this time to get a feel for your personal style and how you want your wedding to look and feel. From there, I will create a personalized proposal for your review. To book your wedding, I require a 20% non-refundable retainer along with a signed contract. We can continue to make any changes up until six weeks prior to your wedding, so as new ideas come along or your guest list changes, we can adjust.
I live outside of Connecticut. Can you still meet with me?
Absolutely! I'd like to make the process as easy as possible for you. If you live outside of Connecticut, we can schedule a meeting via FaceTime if it's more convenient for you. I like to connect with you this way instead of doing everything over email (which we can do, too), as it helps me get a better read on your style and what's really important to you.
Where were you trained?
I started my professional journey in the non-profit world, coordinating and running events in alumni relations. My experience in flowers started organically with big family events (I was always in charge of the flowers and planning). I moved into weddings and showers as more people started asking me to help them design and flower their events. I've learned under the tutelage of Kelly Perry of Philosophy Flowers and Team Flower, and I've attended a number of wedding planning and floral design workshops and trainings including wedding bouquet intensives with Nicolette Owen at the Little Flower School of Brooklyn, Steve Moore of Sinclair & Moore, and Jessica Zimmerman of Zimmerman Events. It is important to me that I continue to learn from the best, refine my design aesthetic and learn new techniques to positively grow my business and stay on top of trends.
Where do your flowers come from?
I work with a combination of locally sourced and imported flowers. I am committed to sourcing as much of my product as possible during the summer and early fall months from some great local wholesale gardeners in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island who are committed to growing the highest quality flowers and greenery. When I cannot source what you are looking for from local gardeners, I work with suppliers across the United States and beyond to help bring your wedding floral visions to life.