Consultations usually last around an hour or so, and are a great way of getting all your initial thoughts and questions out, and probably finding some more along the way. Bring with you any ideas you may have seen, a picture of your dress, bridesmaids dresses and your scrapbook/pinterest login. We will go through all your floral requirements from your bridal bouquet to your ceremony and reception plans, so it’s good if you can come armed with rough table numbers etc.
Please note that we do ask that we are the only providers of flowers or foliage for your wedding. When other florists, stylists and family members provide flowers etc it can create a mismatch in style and it is hard to ensure their materials are of a similar quality, we have often arrived to see flowers provided by other parties looking sad and wilted long before the ceremony.
This is a scary word for some and people tend to squirm a bit when asked about their wedding flower budget so come prepared with a rough figure or price band in mind. It is good to have an idea of your floral budget before you come so that we can work to your wedding plans. You can use the price guide here to help. If we know roughly how much you have to spend we can make recommendations on the types of designs or the materials used to get the most out of your projected spend. Bear in mind your flower budget might cross over a bit with your decoration budget if you are having installations or reception/venue flowers. Due to limited availability we do now have a minimum spend of £700 in peak season.
After an initial consultation we will provide a quote and if you would like to secure the date we ask for a booking fee of 30% of the initial quote. This is non refundable. You can pay this by BACS or if you are paying from outside the UK we also use Paypal and Transferwise.
The final balance is due 2 months before your wedding date. We will be in contact with you before this date to confirm final details. If you have any questions or need supplier recommendations we offer email support to help you in your planning throughout the process.
We understand that some details may change from the original quote (additional buttonholes, one or two fewer tables etc), however we ask that you do not reduced the overall sum of the quote by more than 10% as we plan our staffing and availability for other weddings around the original quote. If this dramatically changes it has a big effect on our business.
While we love to see images of other flowers and designs that inspire you, each Briar Rose Design creation is a one off. We will not copy other florist’s work, but can take any images sent to us as inspiration pieces. We work best when you tell us the sorts of colours you like, a few images that you love etc but leave the nitty gritty of individual flower choices to us. Please trust in our experience and training to help create your vision.
We do not create mock up designs for you to view, as each piece will be unique. As we use British grown seasonal flowers it is impossible to create an identical design months apart.
We do not work with baby’s breath or gypsophila. There are many other seasonal, British grown flowers that we could suggest instead, or other florists who are happy to work with this.
We will deliver your bridal flowers to you on the morning of your wedding at an agreed time, usually 3 to 4 hours before your wedding. We deliver the flowers in water so they are drinking up until you need them. We prefer to deliver the flowers to the bride so we know you are happy and we get to see your beautiful smiling face! We do not like to leave your flowers with anyone else. If you take your flowers out of water 20 minutes before your leave then this will ensure you do not get any water drips on your beautiful gown. The ceremony and venue flowers will all be set up for you either on the day or the day before depending on your chosen venue.
To preserve your bridal bouquet and the bridesmaids’ bouquets after the ceremony, ensure there are vases filled with water waiting for you at your wedding reception. They will add extra floral decoration to your reception and keep your flowers looking lovely.
On the day
Guide Price List
Please note that all prices are guide prices only as flower prices at market fluctuate greatly. If you would like a more accurate quote please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pedestal arrangements/urns from £120 vase not included
Floral arch from £300
Floral Door wreath for entrance ways from £50
Aisle flowers from £15
Hanging pieces and other installations available on request, prices depend on size, height and access. Rough guide is £150 per meter.
Wedding Party Flowers
Bridal hand tied from £100
Bridesmaid hand tied from £75
Wired shower bouquet from £175
Adult flower crown from £70
Floral comb £25
Flower wand £25
Corsages dependent on design from £15
Table centres from £35 per table
Jam jars (dependent on size of jar) £15
Foliage runner (loose) £7 per foot
Foliage garland £17 per foot
Cake toppers from £15 (one layer)
Thank you bouquets from £40 (Aqua Pack in gift box with ribbon)