Event design & installations start at $5000
Between the first email and the event/wedding there is a dense amount of unseen labor.
-Unlimited Emailing, Multiple In Person Meetings to discuss vision, Coordination with Venue and other Vendors, Research and designing, Creating orders, Calling Growers and Flower Market
-The knowledge about how to handle different flowers is extensive. Some are hardy and require certain stem cutting to stay fresh. Some flowers are delicate and cannot be picked up until the day before the wedding. There are different ways to cut, store and revive flowers and greens.
-In order to design an entire event it requires renting a workspace, large delivery vehicle, refrigeration and other small supplies like clippers, buckets, wire, tape, pins, etc.
-Hardgoods for events can add up to about ⅓ of the budget. This includes vases, ribbon and other materials needed for installations.
-Flower Market pick up: 2-5 days before the event, sometimes multiple pick up days. Requires confirming orders, adding last minute material, buying vases/material, loading up boxes of flowers into the car.
-Unloading all materials at workspace. Hours of cutting stems and preparing flowers for design.
-Designing: Creating bouquets, centerpieces and other arrangements.
-Last minute arranging of boutonnieres and corsages.
-Strategically packing and loading up flowers for successful delivery.
DELIVERY/SET UP/TEAR DOWN
-Hiring a team of people in order to set up within short timeframes
-Unloading and reviving arrangements that shifted during drive
-Dealing with weather: excessive heat, wind or cold
-Coordinating with other vendors for set up
-Building installations, backdrops, large scale design
-Tear down, usually late at night after the wedding is over
-Load up and adequate disposal and re-use of materials
-Floral Design Institute
-9 years in business