THE BOOKING PROCESS
Not sure what to expect once you contact us? Here's a quick rundown to help put your mind at ease!
Initial consultations can be booked through our website and are done over the phone. They usually last about 45 minutes in which we’ll discuss your vision for bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, etc. and give any recommendations if needed. Bring all of your inspo photos and design details that you have! The more we know about your vision, the better we can tailor your invoice to you. We can also discuss planning packages at this time and determine which is the best for you!
After the meeting, our consultant will create a custom initial invoice (made just for you, and sent only to you) that will price out the vision talked about in the meeting (and any suggestions we think of after). This could take up to two weeks to complete and includes price ranges that we suggest to help achieve your vision. You’re not locked into this invoice but, if everything overall looks good, the next step is to pay your retainer and have your date locked in.
WELCOME TO THE LEMON DROPS FAMILY!
At this point, you've made the best decision (besides saying "Yes!" to your future spouse)! By securing your date with us, we begin implementing your planning/ coordination package and start setting up your next appointment!
The next step after paying your retainer is to get back to the fun stuff and have your proposal review! During this meeting, we’ll go through your invoice and hash out the details of each item to narrow down design, pricing, and logistics.
SIGNING THE CONTRACT
Once your retainer is paid, your date will be set and go on our calendar. You’ll also be sent a contract for our services. This is electronically signed and kept on file in case of natural disasters, postponement/ cancellation, etc. (We don’t like to think about the ‘what ifs’ but it's best to be prepared!)
DESIGN DUE DATE
After the retainer is paid, the remaining balance is split into two payments. The first payment is due 60-days before the event date and the final payment is due 30-days before.
60- days before your event is when your floral and decor design is set. Before that, we can alter the florals, colors, etc. because we know things are constantly changing! Maybe the all white classic palette was what you wanted at the start but now, you want to have fun with bursts of color! We try to be as flexible as possible while remaining conscious of ordering times for your flowers.
QUANTITY DUE DATE
Your guest count is an ever fluctuating number and we definitely understand this! Sometimes you may have to add on or remove an entire table, and with it, the decor that is involved. 30-days before your event is when final numbers are due for ordering. This is when we’ll need to know exactly how many bridesmaids will be holding bouquets or how many parents need a boutonniere or wrist corsage. Life is always changing and we want to make sure you’ve got everything you need!