F A Q
Down to business
HOW MUCH SHOULD I BUDGET FOR WEDDING FLOWERS?
To start as a couple you need to decide how important fresh flowers are for your wedding day.Traditionally wedding florals account for approximately 10% of your total wedding budget. Though this would fluctuate depending on how much floral decor matters to you.
If you are looking for that fine art romantic and lush Pinterest commendable wedding a floral budget of 20-25% would be what to expect.
WHEN SHOULD I CONTACT YOU TO DISCUSS THE FLOWERS FOR MY WEDDING?
It depends on your wedding date. Six to nine months prior to your wedding date is most common. However, we are able to help plan an event with much tighter timelines as well. For the busiest times of year (May-September) the earlier you contact us the better. Just remember, we work on a first come first serve basis and bookings are only confirmed once a 20% non-refundable deposit has been received. Please note we book a limited number of weddings & events per weekend so book early to ensure your date is available.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY CONSULT?
All your ideas and photo references! We know part of the joy of planning your wedding is being able to spend hours searching for inspo photos on Pinterest and Instagram. Here are some other things to bring: colour swatches of your bridesmaids dress, colour swatch of the groom's suit and groomsmen suits, a list of must have items (ie. 4 bouquets, 4 boutonnieres, and 10 centre pieces), a picture of your dress, an idea of how your hair will be, and someone who knows your vision and is invested in your florals financially (typically your fiance, a parent, or a close friend).
HOW LONG WILL MY CONSULT TAKE?
On average 45 - 60 minutes.
DO YOU HELP SET UP AND TAKE DOWN AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
We do offer set up and take down services. If you have an elaborate wedding with multiple pieces that require special attention, it is worth having us come set up. The price will depend on how many people it will take to execute your set up and what time frame is available to us. Sometimes we only get a 2 hour window requiring 5+ people to help. Other times our set up is at 7 in the morning outside of the city. All of these things get factored into the cost.
IF I DON'T WANT A CONSULT WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED TO PROVIDE TO HELP YOU CREATE A QUOTE?
We ask that you fill out our contact sheet in detail and send us a few photos to get the ball rolling. From there we will connect with you via email to work out the details.
I KNOW WHAT MY STYLE IS, BUT DON'T KNOW ANY SPECIFIC FLOWERS THAT I LIKE. CAN YOU HELP RECOMMEND FLOWERS THAT WOULD MATCH MY STYLE?
Absolutely! Though we do ask that you give us a little flexibility. We will do our best to capture your vision, but please know sometimes we are limited when it comes to specific flower types that are often found on Pinterest that are not available in Canada.
HOW DO I GO ABOUT SECURING Maison Anthea ?
We require is a 50% deposit of your final quote to secure your date.
WHAT IS YOUR REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY?
The 50% deposit paid at time of booking for saving your date is non-refundable and non-transferable. Should your wedding be cancelled/postponed 6 weeks before the booked date the remaining balance will not be due. However, if the wedding is cancelled/postponed within 6 weeks of your wedding your full balance will be forfeited. We would be happy to delivery all the flowers to you or donate them to your choice of charity.
I LIVE OUT OF TOWN AND AM NOT ABLE TO MEET IN PERSON UNTIL JUST BEFORE MY WEDDING. CAN I STILL WORK WITH YOU?
Absolutely! There's always Skype and phone calls we can communicate through for a scheduled consult.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER THE FIRST CONSULT?
Depending on how much we need to do and how busy we are, we will typically respond with a first draft of the proposal within two weeks. The proposal will have a total for our services as discussed during the consult. This draft is an opportunity to make sure that we have captured your vision and gives you a chance to make a first round of edits. After all edits have been made we generally allow 2 weeks after the final proposal is submitted to confirm the date with a 50% deposit and signed contract.