Some of the most often asked queries answered here!
What style of weddings do you cater for? Your style! We adapt to you in every way possible.
Where can I see examples of your work? This website and our Instagram and Facebook pages are the best places to see up to date examples of our wedding work.
What is the process of organizing my wedding flowers from you? We have a specific guide just for this! Email us to request our Guide To Organzing Your Wedding Flowers.
Do I need to book a consultation and what do I need to bring? We would be delighted if you could let us know that you are coming for a consultation as it means that we can ensure we have time to dedicate solely to you. It is helpful to bring a rough list of your requirements, any visual inspiration (pictures, Pinterest boards) and some colour swatches you want to work to.
Is there a consultation charge? No, we do not charge for consultations.
I am abroad and can't get in for a consultation, what should I do? Just email! We can do absolutely everything through emails so there is nothing to worry about.
I am working with an event planner/wedding co-ordinator, can I work with you through them? Of course, we have worked with many planners and co-ordinators from all over the world.
How much should I spend on my wedding flowers? This is entirely up to you. If flowers are an important feature of your day you might consider allocating 10%+ of your overall wedding budget to your flowers, but really there are no rules. We will work to whatever amount you want to spend.
I have a really small budget, can you work with me? Absolutely. We cater for every budget, and do not have a minimum order for wedding flowers. We will make suggestions and give you lots of ideas to make the most of your budget, no matter what its size. The more flexible you can be in your ideas and with the flower selection, the more amazed you will be by the finished results.
When do I need to book my date? As soon as you have decided we're the florist for you you should book your date with us. This can be done in the shop, over the phone, or by email.
Do you require a deposit or booking fee? We usually ask for a small deposit to secure your booking. This amount is deducted from your final bill which we request to be settled before your wedding day.
When will I need to have made a final decision on my wedding flowers? We generally like to have a solid idea of your requirements 6 weeks before your wedding date. We place the final order with our suppliers 10 to 14 days before your wedding day.
Who makes up my wedding flowers? We are a small team and we work together on your flowers. Usually one of us will be your point of contact throughout the consulting stages, and may do your flowers in their entirety, but generally it's all hands on deck.
When are my flowers put together? Depending on the time of year and types of flowers and arrangements, we may begin to prepare your flowers a few days in advance of the wedding. We have been creating wedding flowers for more than 20 years and are expertise in preparing, putting together and storing your flowers.
Do you charge a delivery and set-up fee? We do not charge a delivery or set-up fee for local weddings; those within Kinsale or it's close surrounding villages. For weddings where we may need more than one team member to set up, or where we need to drive slightly further afield we do have a delivery and set-up fee, which is based on our time and costs. You can email us to enquire for your specific location.
Do you do weddings outside Co.Cork? Generally we don't travel outside our 20mile radius limit to deliver and set-up weddings. We can however make up your flowers which you can collect and transport to anywhere in the country.
Can you move my ceremony flowers and re-set them for my reception? Unfortunately we do not move flowers once they have been initially set-up. We would suggest allocating a trusted friend, relative or even some of the groomsmen to do this job for you, and we will provide you with instruction for this. Some churches like for you to leave some arrangements behind after the ceremony, so you may need to speak with the sacristan about what is expected in this case.
Do you have accessories such as lanterns or vases for use or hire? We no longer provide lanterns as they become worn so quickly, but would suggest buying some from a retailer such as Heatons or Penneys and perhaps selling them on afterwards (or use around your home!). You could also check on Done Deal or a similar site for pre-loved accessories. We do have a selection of vases and containers in the shop, which for our Kinsale weddings can happily lend for use. The selection changes constantly, so it's best to ask what we have or even pop by to see.
Can you set up my own accessories for my ceremony or venue when you are setting up my flowers? Generally yes! We will need to talk to you about exactly what you have, where you would like it, and roughly how much time it will take to put in place. Depending on the quantity of accessoies and the set-up time, there may be an additional set-up fee. We do not light candles or turn on battery operated lights within accessories unless the arrival of the wedding couple is immenent, so you may need to ask a groomsman or early arriving friend or guest to do this for you.
Do you collect loaned or hired containers after the wedding or will I need to return them to you? Generally, if it;s a local venue to which we regularly supply flowers, we will collect our containers or accessories. You will need to talk to us about your specific location.
I have a question not listed above.... just email and ask.
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