Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wedding Consultations

Those of you who have been following us on Twitter and Facebook know we are all booked up for Saturday consultations from now until after Valentine's Day. That's what happens when you're a small shop, such as we are. There are only so many hours in a day!

If you definitely know you want Sprout to do your wedding, but can't get an appointment in right now or aren't ready for a consultation, we are happy to save your wedding date with a $200 non-refundable deposit. Some dates book up early, like the month of October - it's New England, we like our October weddings!

And while we're talking wedding consultations, now's a good time to remind all the newly engaged out there about the two most important things for a smooth appointment:

The Color Scheme

Sounds like a no-brainer, but it's next to impossible to discuss flowers without the maids' dresses having been purchased, since this is where the main color comes from. Sure, I can talk about flowers and great color combos until the cows come home, but none of it matters until we know what your colors are.

The Budget

Another obvious one, but if you come to a meeting without a budget in place, we may spend a lot of time talking about a fantasy that isn't really feasible.

Now I know, you're saying, "How am I supposed to know how much wedding flowers cost? I've never done this before!"

Well to help you, we have a little place on this blog in the right hand column, that says "Click here for prices". Do it, click there. It will bring you to a general price list. It's not perfect, it doesn't cover everything, but it is a place to get started.

Do some math - 7 bridesmaids times $XX = . 22 centerpieces times $XX = . Try some numbers out, figure out a price range you're comfortable with. Your florist isn't looking to spend every last dime, but without guidance from you, they're really lost. Last year we did a wedding for under $100 and another for $8000, so you can see there's quite a range. We need you to have that narrowed down before the meeting.

Another thing you might find helpful - in the search bar, also on the right, type in Cost of Wedding Flowers. That will bring up some posts we've done on pricing out flowers found in bridal magazines.

When you're ready, give us a call!

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