What to Expect
1. Initial consultation.
It's helpful to me to sit down with you, look at your photos (Pinterest boards are great!), and hear what you’re looking for. If you’re still trying to figure that out- that’s OK, too! I’m glad to talk you through assembling a vision that fits with what is important to you. I usually schedule meetings in a coffee shop that’s conveniently located for you and I do not charge for an initial consultation.
2. My proposal.
Once we’ve met, I will put together a proposal for you that includes all of the items we discussed in our meeting (style, flowers, items, event details, pricing, etc.). I usually email this to you within a week to ten days.
3. Make changes then final approval.
Once you have the proposal, it’s your turn to make sure that it looks like a plan that will work for you. You can pencil in additions, remove items, and modify parts so that it meets your needs. I will take your feedback and update the proposal. Usually, the proposal goes through just one cycle of revisions before finalization, but if it takes a few more reviews, that's okay too.
When we get the proposal to a place that feels right to you, you provide a booking deposit of 50% to reserve your date. We are still able to make minor changes to the plan up until 14 days before the event.
5. Final check-in.
Roughly one month before your wedding, we’ll have a final check-in. This is an opportunity to review the detailed plan one more time and confirm design, quantities, and logistics. Depending on your schedule, this check-in can be in person, over the phone, or via email.
6. Final payment.
Your final payment is due 14 days prior to your event date.
7. Delivery and setup.
I will deliver all of the flowers and set up any décor per our agreement on the day of your wedding to personally ensure everything is just right. If you need additional service during your event to move arrangements or clean up at the end, I will gladly work with you to ensure these needs are met. It is very important to me that you are highly satisfied with your wedding flowers and service you receive from AFY Floral Events.
Pricing and Fees
Every wedding is a unique affair. Pricing is based on the overall selection of pieces and service that you need. Some factors include:
- The different pieces that you’re looking for (bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, ceremony décor, large statement arrangements, etc),
- The complexity of design you require
- What types of flowers you’d like and how flexible you are about what flowers are used
- The availability of flowers during your event date
- Whether you need delivery and set up, or service through take down.
There is no minimum for weddings. I will work with you to find the right options to satisfy your vision and respect your budget. If you have questions, please ask!
I work in the Portland metro area and do not charge any delivery fees for events in Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tualatin, Gresham, Sherwood, Vancouver, Camas, or Ridgefield areas. If your venue is out of this range, just ask. I’m happy to accommodate but may need to charge a small travel fee for locations at a greater distance.
Your Wedding, Your Way
Your day is my priority! I limit bookings to ensure every client has my complete attention, service and creative energy.
I will do everything I can to give you the wedding you want, even if you have a special situation such as:
- Short engagement
- Planning from out of town
- Tight budget
- Non-traditional venue
- Unusual theme
I’m committed to the success of your day and can work directly with your other vendors, venue, or wedding planner as needed. I want you to be as comfortable as possible on the big day!
I treat every event with care and consideration. If you have any questions, just ask!
Stock and Style
I’m a strong believer in buying local whenever possible! For spring and summer weddings, my first choice for flowers is always local farms. I have close relationships with local growers and farms that I look forward to visiting throughout the spring and summer. I also use the Portland Flower Market, and in some instances, will order from vendors outside the Portland area (for more exotic options like tropical flowers).
I would describe my style as Pacific Northwest-y. My look is natural and modern. That said, every event is a collaboration between your vision and my interpretation thereof. I'm open to new styles and ideas! Found something amazing on Pinterest? Share it with me!