Do you have any other questions? Contact us.
“Working with Sarah and the Allium team was one of the easiest and most rewarding parts of our wedding planning process.”Kate
It all starts with gorgeous images. We encourage our clients to send over pictures or pinterest boards that evoke the feel of what they would like to create, even a few images are helpful! Don’t know where to start? That’s okay too. We can always talk you through some ideas and look at images together.
SCHEDULE A CONSULT
Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your event date, location, and inspiration pictures. From there we will schedule a time for you to meet us at our studio (if you are planning from outside the Lehigh Valley area or would prefer, we can set up a phone call or videochat with you). Please note: You must have your venue booked in order to schedule a consult with us.
BEFORE THE CONSULT
We ask our couples to fill out a brief online questionnaire that outlines the details of your needs, wedding party size, locations, etc. This helps us to quickly create a thorough proposal for you, sometimes as soon as the end of our consult.
Since we have your inspiration pictures and details prior to meeting we are typically able to get you a detailed, line-itemized proposal pretty quickly, often within the day we meet and are always happy to answer any questions you might have as you go through it.
Please keep in mind: we budget about 10 hours of planning and administrative time per client prior to the wedding. Excess meetings/planning time may be subject to additional design fees.
From Monday to Friday we are typically able to get back to our clients within 24 hours. Over the weekend, while delivering weddings, it may take an extra day. If you don’t hear from us within 48 hours though, please resend if you didn’t get a response. We want to make sure we got your email!
NEXT STEPS – OPTIONS AND EDITS
Our proposal will feature the items we talked about in our initial consult, but will also include a category called “Possibilities”. Some of our couples like to DIY, and we find it helpful to price out styling and décor options to give you an opportunity to rent items at a fraction of the cost of purchasing them.
We typically do one round of edits from the initial proposal. From there, we’ll meet 8 weeks out from the wedding to review everything in great detail before placing your floral orders. Since it is unlikely that you’ll know your timeline or table count at this meeting, we will also touch base over via email about 3 weeks before the wedding to finalize these details.
SECURE YOUR DATE
For our full-sized wedding of 80 guests or more, we encourage you to sign your contract and make your first retainer payment (40% of your total estimate) promptly after receiving the proposal, as this secures us working together for your date. You can change any aspect of your wedding up until 1 month before, so you don’t need to worry about having the entire proposal finalized when you make the first payment. The final balance is then due 3 weeks out from the wedding. We CANNOT deliver any florals without payment in full.
For our microweddings, all of the details above are the same, although the retainer is 50% instead of 40%.
We hope this helps give you a look into what you can expect when working with us! For more details, please be sure to read our FAQs or feel free to contact us with any other questions you may have.