1. How soon should we meet before our wedding date?
We like to encourage clients to book as soon as you book a venue. We fill every weekend in our calendar and encourage clients wanting to work with us to reach out to as soon as you know where (and when) your wedding is being held.
2. Do you charge for consultations or samples?
We provide a complimentary initial consultation and flower sample approvals for all non-packaged events. We encourage our clients to communicate with us their concerns or questions that can help make this important decision. We want you to feel comfortable with your purchase and also see how we can best style your flowers.
If a client needs additional samples or flower samples we can definitely help for a minimal fee.
3. What should I prepare for our initial consultation?
Most of our clients have flowers as a top priority for their event. Photos, magazines, screenshots (preferably pinterest boards), etc... Bring anything that can help you communicate to us what your floral vision may be! In addition, guest counts, bridal party and if you have a prepared budget. A budget is precisely what will guide us in how realistic your vision will be achieved.
4. Do you have a minimum amount needed to book an event?
The most asked question! We service multiple events throughout the week and therefore we are honored to book every weekend. In order to ensure we focus the attention needed for your event we require a minimum $3,500.00 per event. A 35% deposit is required at booking to hold the date of your event.
5. What is my final date for changes on flower color/type and amount?
We are very flexible! Nonetheless we encourage our clients to be confident in flower and color choices prior to the sample appointment. Your invoice will fluctuate and we will adjust your contract accordingly. Just remember all final counts and payments are due at 2 weeks prior to the event.
6. What is a reasonable budget for wedding flowers?
Since flowers are a top priority for our clients we recommend to be at 15% + from your overall wedding budget. Most of our clients average at $6k+ for their floral and deco budget. Beyond flowers we also offer rentals that can be part of your overall budget.
7. Do you offer floral packages?
We do not. We feel that it is important for our clients to feel comfortable that their event is unique as they are.
8. Who is Iris?
A very common question we get asked! The answer is "No one!" There is no "Iris". Our name actually derives from our love of art and flowers. As the story goes, when Ricardo and Erin were sitting at their kitchen table trying to come up with a business name, they kept stumbling not to fall into cheesy, non-original names. Finally, just tired of thinking, Erin asked Ricardo what his favorite flower was? He answered "Irises! because of Van Gogh." To what she responded. "There it is. Irises will be."
9. Do you offer items other than flowers?
You have to come visit our showroom! Aside from flowers we offer a wide variety of rentals from crystal chargers, candelabras, chandeliers, and specialty linens to name a few.
10. What makes you different than other event florists?
Irises Designs is a team of pirates that enjoy creative challenges and an air of camaraderie, that translates into amazing designs and breathtaking transformation of any venue!
That said, we never lose sight that the wedding day is all about you! Not us. We take very seriously the task of bringing your ideas come alive.
Our designs lean more towards a luscious and luxurious look using premium flowers. As artists we adapt our designs to best fit a bride's personality. A bohemian bride may prefer a larger amount of texture and foliage, where a modern bride will require a more minimalist style. From garden theme weddings to super fancy, That's us!