Frequently Asked Questions
I’m really not sure what I’m looking for and don’t really know many flower names. Does this matter?
It floors me when I chat with a couple who know exactly what they want and confidently list off flower names in a consultation! So no, it doesn’t matter and is, in fact, very much the norm. This whole process should be enjoyable, not daunting, so don’t worry. I once had a couple who showed me an eyeshadow palette they liked and nothing else to guide me*! To prepare for a consultation with me, I advise you pull a pinterest board together which includes images/looks/colour schemes that are catching your eye and making your heart sing. This doesn’t need to be just florals. I can normally find common themes and I often find these boards are far more together than couples may think.
*While I worked with the eye shadow palette colour scheme, it’s not advisable, and a little more to go on is normally quite helpful!
What happens during a consultation?
An initial consultation normally takes about 1-1.5 hours, during which I want to hear all about your wedding! We’ll chat about exactly what you’re looking for and I can advise along the way as to how to make best use of your space, the season and your budget. And I have a checklist to run through to ensure we’ve not missed anything.
It’s essential to me that I have your trust and that you know you’ve left your wedding florals in safe hands. So the best results come from both of us being honest with each other. I need to be honest about what will and won’t work for your budget, space, vision and time of year. And I want you to be honest about your taste and the feeling you’re hoping to evoke.
How far in advance should I start planning my flowers?
It’s best for us to start talking around a year before your wedding date, or earlier if your wedding is a popular summer weekend wedding date. But I generally suggest getting the ball rolling once you’ve found your venue as things will fall into place once you have this.
Do you have a minimum spend?
Yes, I can only take on a limited number of weddings a year, so have a minimum spend during the busier months of May to October of £2,000.
Do you work on your own or have a team?
I run Halo Blossom, but have a right hand woman who works with me on most weddings. In addition, I have a pool of tried and trusted freelancers I use as and when needed, so staff up according to the size of the event. However I’m very hands on, and get involved in every part of the wedding florals process, from initial consultation through to delivery on the day. (I’m a bit of a control freak if I’m honest, so always like to know everything is exactly how I want it to be.)
Good question! I think this very much depends on how important the flowers are to you, but a great rule of thumb is 10-15% of your overall budget. My welcome brochure includes an itemised price guide to give you a rough idea, but no two weddings are the same, so it’s impossible to give you an accurate cost until we’ve had a consultation.
So many things will impact the cost of your florals, such as time of year, florals chosen and design choices but I’ll always do my best to work with you to make sure your budget is used wisely.
What areas do you cover?
We generally work across Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Essex, but also regularly work in Bedfordshire and Suffolk too. We do also take on weddings further afield, so do ask if it’s an area I’ve not mentioned.
If you think we’ll be a good fit for each other, please get in touch
“The flowers were amazing, the colours and variety were so unique and breath-taking. It was one of my favourite parts of planning the wedding and you made the experience so special, easy and enjoyable.”
Sophie and Sean