Orchid Dynasty offers a complimentary consultation for every prospective client. The consultation allows you to come into the studio, meet directly with our event designer and browse through our portfolio. It gives you a chance to review your floral needs and your vision for your event, and to ask any questions you may have before we get started in the pre-planning process. The initial consultations can take place in person at our 9th and 9th location, or for our destination clients can be done by telephone or email.
What to bring:
Before attending your first consultation, it is a good idea to have decided upon an initial color scheme, as well as any possible theme to your event. We want to know what type of stylistic feel you may want for your event, whether it be modern and contemporary, vintage and romantic, or something else entirely. Pictures, magazine clippings, and Pinterest boards can all help us visualize your look and vision, and are all helpful things for you to bring along to your appointment.
Having a budget in mind is very important for your first meeting, although we realize that many clients may not have a clear idea of what wedding flowers can cost. It is a good start to estimate 10-15% of your total event budget to go towards florals and décor. It is helpful to be able to tell us the number of people in your bridal party, and what basics type of ceremony and reception decor you want. If you already know the number of tables you’ll need centerpieces for, how many rows of chairs along your aisle, etc, bring all of that info along with you.
Once you have attended your initial event consultation, we will email you with an estimate summarizing the plans discussed during your consultation. As every event we work on is highly customized, we provide only an estimate of pricing upon consultation. Further design details and specific design selections will be finalized upon officially reserving your event date with us. Once you have reviewed your quote, we ask that you contact us as soon as possible to put your event on our booking calendar. A non-refundable “Save the Date” retainer of $500 if required to reserve your event date on our calendar.
Final Design Details
Once your event is reserved with Orchid Dynasty, a written proposal with full details, timeline, and contract will be sent to you via email. Adjustments, reviews, and follow-up meetings will be discussed at this point.
A “Save the Date” retainer of $500 is due at time of booking. 50% of your total package fee is due three months prior to your event date, with the remainder of your total fee due 14 days prior to your event date. After this point, any additional requests are subject to approval by your floral designer, and any additional fees are due immediately.