Thank you so much for submitting your information to Heirloom. We can’t wait to meet you and learn more about you and your wedding or event! At Heirloom, we realize what an important day this is for you and your families, so we don’t take it lightly that you are considering us as one of your vendors. Our goal is to make this part of the planning process as stress-free as possible. We commit to being professional, prompt, and courteous – but more than that, we commit to getting to know you. We believe that is the cornerstone of producing an event that looks and feels like you.
I wanted to take a minute to explain what to expect next. Within 48 hours, you will receive an email from me with two things. First, a media kit that describes all the services Heirloom has to offer you. We are certainly best known for our floral & event design, but we offer so much more. The email will also include a link to my calendar to schedule your initial consultation. Please choose a time that will work best for you. We do face to face, Zoom or FaceTime calls for your convenience. This first consultation should take no more than an hour.
Once you’ve scheduled your initial consultation, you’ll receive an additional email from me requesting your design inspiration. As a creative, I’m very visual, so it is most helpful to be able to physically see the floral designs that you love!! You can email or text me individual images, or you can simply provide the link to your Pinterest board. Whatever works best for you.
Lastly, I want to encourage you to be prepared to discuss your budget with me on the first meeting. I know, I know……it’s awkward, and no fun – but so necessary. I can bet this is what you’re saying in your head right now “I have no idea, I mean, I don’t have a clue what flowers cost”. Did I get pretty close??? So, this is what I’ve learned over the years I’ve been doing this – you don’t know what flowers cost – nor should you. That’s my job. Your job is to have a budget in mind for your event, and be prepared to be open and honest with me about it. The industry standard is typically 15-20% of your overall budget is spent on floral and event design. I promise, you cannot surprise or offend me. I have worked within the smallest budgets to the most extravagant. The worst thing is for me to take the time to gather all the beautiful images, and prepare a proposal that is way outside your budget. You’ll be very disappointed and we’ve both wasted a lot of time. The quicker we are able to determine your budget, the quicker we can get your proposal prepared and your date locked in!! So, be prepared to talk about $$
We couldn’t be more excited that you are considering Heirloom for your wedding or event. We look forward to meeting with you very soon!