We do ask that you have your venue and date locked in and secured. We do not offer venue searches included in our packages. If you would like assistance with finding a venue, we can create a custom package for you!
Due to our busy event schedule, we only do calls or facetime/skype meetings pre booking. Once booked, it depends on your package how many in person meetings you will receive. We find that this day in age, skype/facetime works just as well for our client’s busy schedules!
If your event is within the tristate area, there generally won’t be any travel fees. If you are having a wedding in Upstate NY or down by the Jersey Shore/LBI, or farther, we will assess travel fees on a case by case basis. If you opt to have us handle your entire wedding weekend, we will send you a custom proposal with all 3 events including travel.
While we started our business in Brooklyn back in 2013, we left the big city (and tiny spaces), for a beautiful 200 year old Victorian home (that we completely remodeled) on College Hill in Easton, PA. We chose this location because it is a quick ride to New York City/Brooklyn/Queens and an easy commute to Philly. We service all of New York City and the five boroughs, Westchester, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, and the Lehigh Valley (and beyond!). We have done events in Washington State, South Carolina, and South Florida as well.
We have worked in most venues throughout the tristate area at this point, however, if we have not worked at your venue and you require more than table arrangements/ceremony arch/chuppahs (think ceiling installations, stairwell designs, etc), then we are happy to do a complimentary walkthrough. If we have worked at your venue before and you would just like to do a walkthrough in general, there is an additional walkthrough fee, and we can add this onto your floral proposal.
We are a family owned and operated business, so all of your flowers are personally chosen by Tatiana, and then designed by she and her sister, Corinna. While sometimes on larger events or extra busy weekends, they have extra hands, everything is overseen by the two of them. On the day of your event, set up is done by the actual Whimsy Weddings team, so the people you have been speaking with and know you and your event are actually setting it all up
While I would love to be surrounded by florals on an everyday basis, we are a studio based florist, which means we bring in flowers specifically for your event. We have a bright, airy studio space where we create flowers just for you.
Because we are a studio based florist, we bring in flowers specifically for your event. While we can make an arrangement for you to see, the cost is going to be much more than you would typically spend on a table arrangement. When we purchase our florals for your event, the variety is so large and wonderful, it allows us full creativity to use different items. The time of year is also a huge factor when creating samples. Many times the flowers we will be using for your Fall wedding aren’t available in the spring for example. We feel confident you will love your wedding flowers and you can see examples of our work on our instagram @whimsy_weddings.
To maintain the integrity of our designs (which is what probably drew you in to begin with!), we suggest a minimum investment of $4,000 for custom floral design. While there are many factors in determining the cost of your floral design, if you already have a budget in mind, we can work with you in making suggestions to keep the florals within your desired price point. Please keep in mind things like guest count, wedding party size, and overall vision are what determine your floral quote.
We also understand that not every wedding is created equally and some couples have smaller or more intimate events. If you are unable to reach our minimums, you can still reach out if your event is during our off season of December 1 through May 1. We take on smaller events during this time.
Once you email us through our contact us page or email us directly at email@example.com, we will then send you a floral questionnaire which we ask you to fill out to the best of your knowledge (don’t worry, we know you might not have all the details yet!). Then we generate your floral proposal, which takes about 2-5 business days. Once we send that over to you, we can schedule a call to discuss the details. We offer one free round of revisions pre booking (we do final revisions later once you have final counts!), and then you pay your deposit to hold the date! Typically our clients put their deposit down and we touch base with them closer to the event date to work out final color schemes, table counts, and details. This allows you to know you have your florist in place and focus on other details!
While we are booked for your date, the cost of materials is a separate thing. Because we work together on everything from vendors to design, we found that when we were bringing in a separate florist, many times the vision was not being translated to another vendor. By handling the florals in house, we are able to control everything from the complete design to the quality of the flowers. We also work with our couple’s budgets to be sure everything is in check budget wise overall. Our Full Plan clients receive a full mood board and floral outline, just like all of our clients would.
Absolutely! We want to see our hard work come full circle! Not only are we working with you throughout the planning process, but we are there on the day to make sure everything runs smoothly. Erich and Tatiana head up all of our full plan packages and see everything through to the end.
Not only do you need a planner, you deserve a planner! I know it sounds biased, but when you think about it, this is probably the most money you will ever spend on a life event (besides buying a house, and if you haven’t done that yet- you’ll also need professionals involved!) and when spending so much money, do you really want to take the risk of not having an absolutely amazing day? We have heard it all, from “My mom/sister/aunt planned my dad’s 50th birthday” to “I help with corporate events at work, so I am sure this is the same”, but unless either of those events had 7-10 (sometimes more) vendors, contracts to review, 150+ people you need to manage, a ceremony, rentals, transportation… (I think you catch my drift), then a planner is for you! A professional wedding planner will guide you in booking the right vendors for your event/personality/style, make sure your booking the right packages, paying the right amount, and sometimes even getting you great deals! We always say our most wonderful events are the ones where our clients trusted us and booked fabulous vendors all around - why take a chance of anything less than amazing?