What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Pricing is completely dependent upon the type of flowers used, the amounts, seasonality of certain flowers, and complexity of design. I invite all potential clients to meet with me in my studio to come up with a unique and personalized plan free of charge.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I subscribe to several trade magazines, I travel to seminars, workshops, and conventions multiple times per year. I actively compete in design competitions to stay ahead of my competition. Education is the only way to ensure my work is top-notch and current!
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I was chosen to design the indoor centerpieces for the U.S. Senior Open this past summer at Omaha Country Club- it was quite an honor!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
When meeting with multiple florists make sure the quotes you receive are actually comparing the same flowers/designs. Get references from past brides from your florist. Ensure your florist is flexible, wedding plans often do change- your florist should be able to accommodate changes given reasonable notice without incurring extra fees.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Be aware of florists who book multiple weddings per weekend, the attention to detail may be lacking. Mix-ups occur between weddings, the designer you hire often times is not the designer that actually produces the florals. As with most industries, you get what you pay for, if a florist is willing to take another florist's wedding quote and undercut it- that florist may not be terribly ethical, professional, or trustworthy.