|How far in advance should we book wedding flowers for our wedding?|
|We recommend booking 6 - 12 months in advance to err on the cautious side. We can take bookings for wedding flowers until 2 months before the wedding, but the larger the wedding is, the more difficult it is to ensure we can deliver on all the requests.|
|What is the wedding consultation like?|
|Consults with Academy Florist are always free of charge and should be pre-booked with our wedding consultant. They usually last 45 minutes, and we love it when brides comes prepared with colour swatches, inspiration photos, pictures of the bridal and bridesmaid dress, and ideas of what you'd like. But if you're the indecisive type, there's nothing to worry about! We will pull out flowers, vases, and photos to show you many different options so we can find the perfect thing for you. It's ideal for the bride to come with her fiancé, bridesmaid or mother, rather than bringing too many people and different opinions into the wedding consultation.|
|Do you offer set-up, delivery and take-down on the wedding day?|
|Of course! We often find that couples determine whether they'd like the flowers delivered or for pick up based on their wedding day schedule. Please indicate during your consultation what services (if any) you'll be requiring, so we can add this amount into the quote. The costs will depend on the size of the wedding, location, and complexity of the work involved.|
|Do you have wedding packages?|
|No. We strongly believe in tailoring each and every one of our weddings to the client and the couples' individual needs. After meeting with our wedding consultant, you will receive a full breakdown of all the costs and we will go from there! Pricing is available by consultation only.|
|How much is the deposit?|
|We typically ask for 25% of the total bill as a non-refundable deposit which guarantees your date.|
|Can we make changes to the order?|
|Yes! We want to make sure your wedding is perfect, so we will make changes until 1 month before the wedding as needed.|
|Do you guarantee all the flower selections?|
|We will do our absolute best to get the floral selection discussed during the consultation. Flower availability is dependent on season, weather, shipment, and quality. If we are unsatisfied with a particular shipment or unable to receive something in time for the wedding, we will inform you with the next best selection. Most flowers are readily available and there isn't need to worry.|
|Can you do more than one wedding a day?|
|Of course! We have several talented wedding designers on staff who are more than capable juggling several weddings to perfection, allowing us more flexibility in our booking dates. Want to know more about them? Check out our designer spotlight page!|
|Do you do silk weddings?|
|Yes! But we have to ask, are you choosing silk so you can preserve your bouquet for a lifetime, or are you choosing silk for cost reasons? The reason we ask is that silk bouquets are often just as expensive if not more than real flowers bouquets because we prefer to work with high quality silks. We do specialize in real flowers.|
|Do you donate for fundraisers or wedding socials?|
We love to support our couples! If you have booked your flowers through us, send us your social information so we can help you out!
When it comes down to it, weddings get us really excited. From the smallest flower girl bouquet to the tallest of centrepieces and everything in between, we love working and dreaming about your wedding, and we want to make sure you feel the same way. We will do everything to ensure that your wedding flowers are the most perfect flowers you could have dreamed up. We can’t wait to get started!
Looking for more? Check out academy-florists.com for more information.