Bouquets & Blooms FAQ

You can find below some frequently asked questions.

 

Is this package right for me?

if you’re a bride that wants to get creative in your own venue, with your family and friends, wants to keep the costs at a sensible level, but would like to leave the skilful artistry designing and making of the bouquet and buttonholes to us, then the Buckets and Blooms is perfect for you.

 

When is the best time for me to visit you and discuss my wedding flowers?

With this package there is no formal consultation, you are invited to visit us during the summer months, (May – September - by appointment only). 

Communication and planning can be carried out via email during this time, where we will aim to answer any queries you may have. We find that the best time is to visit is a week or 2 weeks before your wedding. This way you will be able to see what is likely to be in flower for your special day.  Also on this day we will be able to discuss all the bouquet and buttonhole dressings with you and your groom.

 

What will be in flower for my wedding?

This is always a tricky one as we go with the seasons here and all the flowers are weather-dependent, to help there is a flower guide on our Flower Calendar page on the website. This will give you an idea of what to expect for that time of year. However there are usually a few extra surprises.

 

Can I choose my blooms?

Unfortunately you will not be able to order specific blooms as they may not be in flower on the week of your wedding, and this will only cause disappointment. When you visit we will wander through the flower beds picking and creating a mini bouquet as we go along, for you to take home (at no additional cost). We will make a note of your favourites and if they are in flower at the time of harvesting, we will pop them into your buckets and bouquets when the time comes.

 

When is the best time to collect or have my flowers delivered?

Our Bouquets and Blooms package is designed for brides who want to do their own decorating but don’t want to tackle their bouquets and buttonholes, so a bride will need the flower buckets the day before the wedding in order for herself and her friends and family time to get creative in the venue.  The bouquets and buttonholes will be collected or delivered alongside the flower buckets. This keeps the cost low and the logistics simple for everybody.

 

If I’m  getting the bouquets and button holes the day before my wedding, will they remain fresh for my ceremony?

All your flowers, whether it’s for your flower buckets or bouquets, are harvested in the cool of the evening before your collection or delivery day. This is vital time for the flowers to stand in water, have a good drink and recover from being cut. This is a practise florists call conditioning. We would never cut flowers in the heat of the day and then create the bouquets. This could very much result in the flower going into shock and wilting. A couple of days immersed in water will perk them up and revive them.

i.e.

          Thursday evening (very late) - All flowers harvested

          Friday morning (very early) - Bouquets/buttonholes created

          Friday morning - Collection from 10.30am or delivered

          Saturday – Wedding day.

 

How do I store my bouquets and buttonholes once I have collected them and got them home?

Your bouquets will be placed in a container of water (with flower food) and then packaged in a purposely designed wide bottomed bouquet box, that will keep the bouquet still and secure for travelling. The buttonholes are put in a block of soaked oasis to keep them watered and upright. Once you have everything home, leave in the coolest and darkest part of your house/venue away from draughts and direct sunlight. A recommended option would be a garage.

 

Can I add any extras to this package?

Of course!  If you are looking to add small items like gift bouquets or maybe a table arrangement for the registry table, that’s fine as long as it’s able to fit and travel alongside your buckets and bouquets. If you want anything large that needs to be created on site, then please refer to the individual items within our Bespoke package, where the set up costs will apply.

 

Do I have to supply the buckets and how many blooms do you get in a bucket?

No, we will supply these, and you can expect about 60-70 stems in each bucket. If it’s the dahlia season we will split your buckets into 2 so not to cause any damage to the larger flower heads.

 

For further information or for questions not included above, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

You can find below some frequently asked questions.

 

Is this package right for me?

if you’re a bride that wants to get creative in your own venue, with your family and friends, wants to keep the costs at a sensible level, but would like to leave the skilful artistry designing and making of the bouquet and buttonholes to us, then the Buckets and Blooms is perfect for you.

 

When is the best time for me to visit you and discuss my wedding flowers?

With this package there is no formal consultation, you are invited to visit us during the summer months, (May – September – by appointment only). 

Communication and planning can be carried out via email during this time, where we will aim to answer any queries you may have. We find that the best time is to visit is a week or 2 weeks before your wedding. This way you will be able to see what is likely to be in flower for your special day.  Also on this day we will be able to discuss all the bouquet and buttonhole dressings with you and your groom.

 

What will be in flower for my wedding?

This is always a tricky one as we go with the seasons here and all the flowers are weather-dependent, to help there is a flower guide on our Flower Calendar page on the website. This will give you an idea of what to expect for that time of year. However there are usually a few extra surprises.

 

Can I choose my blooms?

Unfortunately you will not be able to order specific blooms as they may not be in flower on the week of your wedding, and this will only cause disappointment. When you visit we will wander through the flower beds picking and creating a mini bouquet as we go along, for you to take home (at no additional cost). We will make a note of your favourites and if they are in flower at the time of harvesting, we will pop them into your buckets and bouquets when the time comes.

 

When is the best time to collect or have my flowers delivered?

Our Bouquets and Blooms package is designed for brides who want to do their own decorating but don’t want to tackle their bouquets and buttonholes, so a bride will need the flower buckets the day before the wedding in order for herself and her friends and family time to get creative in the venue.  The bouquets and buttonholes will be collected or delivered alongside the flower buckets. This keeps the cost low and the logistics simple for everybody.

 

If I’m  getting the bouquets and button holes the day before my wedding, will they remain fresh for my ceremony?

All your flowers, whether it’s for your flower buckets or bouquets, are harvested in the cool of the evening before your collection or delivery day. This is vital time for the flowers to stand in water, have a good drink and recover from being cut. This is a practise florists call conditioning. We would never cut flowers in the heat of the day and then create the bouquets. This could very much result in the flower going into shock and wilting. A couple of days immersed in water will perk them up and revive them.

i.e.

          Thursday evening (very late) – All flowers harvested

          Friday morning (very early) – Bouquets/buttonholes created

          Friday morning – Collection from 10.30am or delivered

          Saturday – Wedding day.

 

How do I store my bouquets and buttonholes once I have collected them and got them home?

Your bouquets will be placed in a container of water (with flower food) and then packaged in a purposely designed wide bottomed bouquet box, that will keep the bouquet still and secure for travelling. The buttonholes are put in a block of soaked oasis to keep them watered and upright. Once you have everything home, leave in the coolest and darkest part of your house/venue away from draughts and direct sunlight. A recommended option would be a garage.

 

Can I add any extras to this package?

Of course!  If you are looking to add small items like gift bouquets or maybe a table arrangement for the registry table, that’s fine as long as it’s able to fit and travel alongside your buckets and bouquets. If you want anything large that needs to be created on site, then please refer to the individual items within our Bespoke package, where the set up costs will apply.

 

Do I have to supply the buckets and how many blooms do you get in a bucket?

No, we will supply these, and you can expect about 60-70 stems in each bucket. If it’s the dahlia season we will split your buckets into 2 so not to cause any damage to the larger flower heads.

 

For further information or for questions not included above, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

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