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Our Floral Design & Styling Process
We meet in person or chat on the phone to brainstorm possible ideas for your wedding or special event, including theme/style, color, season and flower availability, etc.
Design Concept & Quote
After discussing your event and determining the rough scale and quantity of your needs, we will present a concept for you, along with an estimate on price. At this point, you can decide if you would like to put down a deposit and reserve your date.
After you've reserved the date for your event, we will stay in touch to refine your design concept and lock down details as the big day approaches. This generally includes several phone calls and in person meetings as well as visits to the venue to better map out the design concept. This may also include a mock-up complete with vessel, candle and floral selections to better visualize your tablescapes. At this point we can also guide you through your overall design concept including rentals and layout. In addition, each floral design booking includes complimentary event styling services from candle selection, linens, chairs, other rentals and more.
Delivery & Set-Up
On the day of your event, we typically deliver flowers directly to your event venue and complete the set-up of your ceremony, table arrangements, and other decor. If you prefer to have someone else set-up, we can do a simple delivery to the location of your choice, or you are free to pick-up the flowers if they do not require intricate set-up. Your delivery fee also includes breakdown of the event the following day.
Booking & Payment
Particularly for weddings and large events, we recommend booking at least a year to six-months in advance depending on the season. Subject to availability, we can work quickly to accommodate requests with a shorter lead-time. SWND does have a $6,000.00 minimum for weddings outside of Litchfield County during peak season (June through October). However, this does not apply for small weddings (under 100 guests), off-Saturday events and workshops. Full payment is required at or before delivery and set-up.
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