What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Pricing is dependent on items chosen and season of the flowers chosen. All most all flowers can be obtained year long- but the cost can vary as to where they are sourced. For Example- Peony's are available from Holland from March - though May. In June can be found locally and in July through September can be brought in from Alaska. The Winter months they are from Peru. Transportation is the factor as to the cost of each stem.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
First you will want to call to set up a No Charge Consultation with one of our wedding consultants. They will work with you to create the perfect combination of blooms to make your wedding day memorable. Typically you will want to commit to a florist 3-6 months before your wedding; it not unheard of to book your florist up to a year before. Although We have help couples up to the day before the big day. (For best selection we would not recommend this) A deposit is required at the time of booking and balance is due 3 weeks before the wedding. You will meet with you consultation typically 2 times and correspond regularly by email and phone. And then just wait for the big day and your delivery to arrive with beautiful floral designs.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
All our designers are accredited by the MN State Florist Association. We have 2 Award winning designers on staff. the Owner Howard O'neill is The 2012 Designer of the Year Winner.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
The Designers at Soderberg's are all seasoned professionals. Our Manager Kym, has 35 years in the wedding business and our designers total over 100 years of experience creating breath taking designs.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We work will work with any customer that has floral needs. Traditional, Same-sex Marriages and we have even done a Puppy dogie wedding! We have bulk flowers at discounted prices for the DIY couple too! See our website for more information. soderbergsflorist.com
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We have any where from 1 to 8 wedding per weekend. We also are event florist for the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota twins and many Non- Profits such as Make-a-Wish, UNCF and many more.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
We would suggest that you select a full service florist. You may find someone less expensive but you can depend on a florist that has been in business a long time to design and deliver on time and with professional results.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Have a list of flowers with you that you need at your consultation. Also it is a good idea to do a bit of home work before. Go on Pinterest find photos of flower bouquets and flowers that you like and explain to your consultant why you choose them and how they make you feel. A seasoned professional will be able to make your inspirations in to reality.