FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
A few of the questions that we get asked the most often...
I’M GETTING MARRIED AND I’M LOOKING FOR
How do you choose the right florist for you? The answer is of course different for everyone. For some, reputation or a recommendation from a friend is crucial, for others price will play an important role in the decision. Most of the people who wish to work with us are charmed by our unique style, which differentiates us from other Montreal companies. We specialize in an original, natural and organic look, and it’s the main reason our clients choose us. Of course, we also offer impeccable service!
DO YOU HAVE A MINIMUM BUDGET?
I decided a long time ago not to impose a minimum budget on my clients. That means we do smaller orders of bouquets only as well as complex weddings with extensive budgets.
Since we're not a retail shop and don't have flowers in stock day in and day out, we sometimes need a minimum spend to bring in flowers from the wholesaler if no other events are planned for that weekend. This is usually around 600$.
WHAT ABOUT DELIVERY?
We can do delivery and installation for weddings with budgets over 2000$. The base price is 200$ for weddings in Montreal and goes up from there depending on distance, complexity of installation and personnel needed if this applies. This includes delivery to one address, most often the venue, other deliveries (for example for the bouquets or boutonnières) are calculated separately.
For weddings under 2000$, you can plan for a friend or family member to come pick up the flowers at our studio on the morning of the wedding. We proceed this way for about half of all our weddings, so we’ve developed super efficient ways of packing and protecting the flowers. Installation for arrangements in this price range is usually quite simple and doesn’t require any special skills.
I’D LIKE A QUOTE, HOW DOES THAT WORK?
I always meet my clients for a consultation before preparing a quote, whether it be in person or by phone/Zoom. Because our clientele is very eclectic and we don’t have a minimum budget, we do weddings in wildly different budgets. Prices for each item vary accordingly.
When I meet with my couples, we discuss three elements: their needs (quantities and priorities), their inspirations and ideas, and their budget. With this information I’m able to suggest the best way to divide and spend the budget allotted to flowers and will send a preliminary quote based on that.
YES BUT I ALREADY KNOW WHAT I WANT, HERE’S A PICTURE...
It’s extremely hard for me to proceed this way for proposals, mainly because a photo can serve as inspiration in many different ways. For example, if you fall in love with a picture of a 300$ centrepiece but don’t have that budget to spend, we could very well use it as inspiration for a 100$ centrepiece, but it will be hard to make something similar for 50$. It’s almost always possible to adjust the size of an arrangement, the type of flowers used or the quantity of foliage to create something similar in a lower or higher price range.
I also believe in creating unique florals for each client, so you'll never get an exact copy of an inspiration picture (most often this is impossible anyways).
For those reasons I believe it's essential to at least have a chat before I can send over any type of quote.
I SAW YOU OFFER A CARTE-BLANCHE SERVICE...
The Carte-Blanche service was created for couples who want to be minimally involved in the choice of their wedding flowers. We agree on a global budget, a list of needs (number of tables, bouquets, etc.) and a loose colour palette (warm, cool, neutral...) and after that I make all the decisions. That means the clients don’t know what type of centrepiece they’ll get, the style of vase, the shape of the bouquet; everything is a surprise! Definitely not for everyone, but my couples who go for it absolutely love it. The Carte-Blanche option isn’t less expensive, but because I’m able to take advantage of deals when I see them you can get more for your money.
OUR AVERAGE PRICE LIST
Although each wedding is unique and there's many ways to interpret any budget, if you're really in the dark
as to how much flowers can cost this is a good place to start. Most of the stuff we publish on our web site
and social media tends to fall within this range of prices.
The prices for wedding party items fluctuate less, but can still go up or down depending on your needs.
Bride: 150$ to 350$ (average 250$)
Bridesmaids: 50$ to 150$ (average 100$)
Flowergirl bouquet: 35$
Flowergirl crown: 50$
Crown: 50$ to 100$
Prices for decorative elements vary immensely depending on the needs and budgets of our clients, but here are our average prices.
Bud vase arrangement: 15$ to 30$
Centrepiece, small/medium: 50$ to 100$
Centrepiece in a footed vase (compote vase): 100$ to 200$
Tall centrepiece : 250$ to 500$
Large arrangement (ceremony, bar, escort card table, etc.) : 200$ to 500$
Arch or chuppah : 500$ to 3000$
DO YOU USE LOCAL FLOWERS?
Local flowers are a huge passion for us, and still one of my favourite facets of my work. We collaborate with local farmers each season to grow new and original varieties. It’s actually a huge part of what makes our bouquets and arrangements so unique. From May to October, we buy as many stems as we can from Québec and Ontario. Production is still small, quantities limited and susceptible to the weather, so we also use a good portion of imported blooms. It’s the best of both worlds. Every week, we forage our own branches, greens and grasses, which personalized our creations even further.
HOW WILL CHOOSE MY FLOWERS?
Over the years, I’ve developed a specific method to select flowers with my clients. Without explaining in too much detail, let’s say it’s a collaborative process between you and me. We agree on a colour palette and a few key flowers, and I make the rest of the selection. This way of working enables me to find, often at the last minute, exceptional flowers at amazing prices.
DO YOU MAKE DEMOS OR MOCK-UPS?
Over the years I've realized demos are not compatible with the way we design, so I've stopped doing them. They can be useful for very simple designs such as a ball of white roses that is replicable all year, but since we love using seasonal and local flowers, we often can't get the same varieties that we will use on the week of the wedding. For that reason, they're not an accurate representation of what the bouquets will look like and become more confusing for our clients.