Frequently Asked Questions
Your dream wedding day flowers have to be perfect to reflect the essence of you, but what about the planning? Where should you begin?
What style of flowers should I choose?
Your flower choice is entirely up to you. If you don't have a clue we'll help you decide. We have an extensive photo library of examples, or you may have a picture of your own. We'll guide you with our experience and talk with you about your wedding gown design, your colour theme, and all of the beautiful details so that your flowers will complement the day, and make you look even more gorgeous.
Will I be able to have my favourite flowers and colours?
Floral design is like cuisine! Seasonal availability makes some flowers hard to get at certain times of the year. They can be sourced from interstate or overseas, sometimes at extra cost Darling Buds will advise and point you in the right direction and also show you a fabulous range of colours too. We can cater to what you want and be truly honest about what's possible.
Where can we meet?
Initially we will liaise via phone and email. The next step is a consultation and we will meet in a mutually convenient cafe.
Will you provide a quotation?
Absolutely, and usually at the time of our consultation - or just after. We'll take careful notes about your ideas and desires, and then give you a breakdown of costs and the final amount.
How much should I budget for?
Every wedding is unique. It's all about the style of your bridal bouquet, then we'll talk about how many bridesmaids and groomsmen there are; will you need corsages for mums and grandmas? We'll discuss your favourite flowers and foliage, Once we have an understanding of this, we'll give you a costing and design brief and other options to help you manage your wedding flower budget. Don't worry, we'll talk you through everything.
Do I need to pay a deposit?
Yes please. Darling Buds requires a $100 deposit to secure our services. This is payable at least three months prior to your wedding date. We're then committed to you.
When is the final payment due to my wedding flowers?
Final payment is required fourteen days prior to your wedding. By then we need to know final details regarding colours, which bridal party members are being catered for, your delivery details and anything else of relevance. We'll take you through a checklist so that nothing is forgotten.
What about delivery? How does that work?
Darling Buds services the outer Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, the Dandenongs and the Yarra Valley. We carefully package everything and are happy to deliver to wherever you and your bridal party are getting ready. We generally arrange the delivery to coincide with the arrival of your photographer, to ensure optimum freshness of your flowers. A delivery price, depending on distance and time will be quoted at the time of our consultation.
Can you create some special bouquets for thank you gifts for our parents and treasured helpers?
Your wish is our command.