To get engaged!!
This time of year is always so busy with engagements. With Christmas and New Years, there’s an excuse to give nice, big, sparkly gifts, you’re surrounded by loved ones and there is just that special feeling in the air – perfect timing! We want to extend a big congratulations to all those couples who have recently made the decision to tie the knot!
Now starts the craziness of planning, trying to secure a venue, book that amazing photographer, find your dress. Don’t forget to secure your florist too! Sometimes flowers can get put off until just a few months before the wedding – which IS doable… but if flowers are a priority item for you it is a good idea to get on them earlier to make sure you get the florist you want! We are already about 40% booked for the summer, there are still quite a few open spots for May, June and September, but July and August are filling up fast!!
Before getting together for a consultation we do have a pre-consultation form we send to you to get to know a little more about your day (size of wedding, style, etc). At the very least we would like you to have a set wedding date and have a colour scheme in mind, but the more info the better! It is great to be able to bring some inspiration photos and/or colour samples. A handy little tip is to take your fabric samples to a paint store and grab a few paint chips that match so you can bring them to your vendors, this way you can ensure your vendors know which shade of “violet” or “coral” you are using. Stay tuned for next week where I will share some ideas on how to help find some inspiration when looking for wedding flower ideas!
After sitting down for a consultation a quote will given. At this point you can either sit and think on it (it is a good idea to shop around and make sure you find a florist that is going to be a good fit for you) or if you would like to book it is a 25% deposit to secure your date. If you do opt to wait, your date will be held for up to a month, but if we haven’t heard from you by that point the date will be up for grabs! For any of you brides who are absolutely SET on using Calyx Floral Design, but aren’t quite ready to plan out the flowers, or perhaps are from out of town and unable to meet for a consultation in the near future, you CAN secure a spot by putting down a $200 deposit to make sure we can save your date! A consultation would be required at least two months prior to the wedding in order to have enough to plan, easy peasy!
For those of you brides who are ready to talk flowers we will be starting to book consultations on January 7th. We have openings on Thursday/Fridays from 10-2, though if you are unable to meet during those hours we can make arrangements for evenings or weekends. To arrange a time to meet for a consultation you can reach Travis by phone (403.352.4055), e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) OR send a message on our Facebook page! We can’t wait to get together to create your wedding flower dreams, happy planning!