These are some of the top asked questions here at Two Buds Floral Artistry
What if my chosen flowers aren't available?
Occasionally, substitutions may be necessary to create your bouquet due to the availability of certain flowers in various parts of the country. Care is taken to maintain the style, theme and color scheme of the arrangement, using flowers of equal value. Additionally, the substitution of certain keepsake items may be necessary due to increased demand, especially during major holidays. In single-flower arrangements, such as an all rose bouquet, or orchids, we will make every attempt to match the flower type, but may substitute with another color.
Where are you located?
We are located at 5361 75 Street NW Edmonton, AB T6E 0W4
Are there any hidden charges in your quotes?
No, we don’t believe in hidden charges, we want you to know from the beginning what your flowers are going to cost. The only reason why your quote would change in price is because you changed the contents within the quote or in a very rare case, the unexpected rise in the price of flowers due to a major natural disaster (This is stipulated in our contract).
How soon should I book you?
We always recommend booking your vendors as soon as possible. We understand that every bride wants to explore other options and that’s why we give you, upon request, a courtesy hold. Even though we can give you a 7 day Courtesy “HOLD MY DATE” Period, we cannot guarantee that your date will be available after the courtesy hold has expired (if needed, this courtesy hold period must be requested at the day of the consultation). Your date will become available on the eight day after your initial consultation and perhaps, automatically given to someone that is already waiting for it.
How far in advance do I need to book my wedding flowers?
Have you selected a location for your ceremony and/or reception? Do you have an idea for your wedding theme? Have you selected your dress? Do you know how many guests you are expecting to attend your wedding? If the answer to these questions is 'yes', you should start thinking about what type of flowers you would like. It is never too soon to contact us about a booking for your wedding, though generally, communication should begin about 6-12 months before your big day. We suggest that you book your date as soon as possible to avoid any unnecessary schedule conflicts!
What should I bring to the consultation?
Today, it is very common for Brides to create and develop their own file of magazine tear-outs, photos, images, and ideas that have caught their eye. We suggest that you bring photos or sketches of your gown and/or bridesmaid gowns, and fabric swatches, as well as pictures of select floral arrangements and bouquets that you like. We will show you our extensive wedding album, help to develop your overall theme, and offer creative suggestions. The more information and ideas you provide, the better we can offer and assist you. We will gladly answer any questions you may have about your wedding flowers, and walk you through the wedding flower selection process so that you will be confident in the care and attention to detail for this aspect of your wedding.
How do I establish a budget for my wedding flowers?
Wedding flowers are one of the most important elements of your big day, as they symbolize life, growth, and rebirth. Flowers will appear in most photographs taken at the wedding and are considered one of the most memorable aspects of the wedding by guests and attendees. You should assume that 8% to 10% of your total budget should be designated to flowers, including bouquets, boutonnieres, ceremony flowers, and reception centerpieces. Some couples may decide that flowers carry a sentiment (perhaps the proposal took place in a garden) and may wish to contribute a greater portion of their funds to the wedding flowers. YOU plan your wedding day; we are simply here to help make it effortless!
Will you work within my budget?
Yes, of course, we will gladly work within your budget! If you inform us of your budget during the initial consultation, we will be enlightened and more adept to make suggestions and recommendations. We will take your budget into consideration from the very beginning of the planning process, so that we can provide you with the best advice as to how we can achieve your desired look while maximizing your budget.
How do I know what flowers are in season?
Timing is very important, especially when choosing the flowers for your big day! Whether you want your bridal bouquet to compliment the rustic earthy tones of autumn, or wish to recreate an enchanting English Garden with your floral centerpieces at an outdoor spring reception, we can assist you in your flower selection. Our floral experts work directly with local growers and farms all over the world to provide you with the season's freshest blooms for your big day. During your wedding consultation, we will discuss seasonal flowers to match your color scheme and the overall theme of your wedding. We can discuss the sentiments of various flowers and how they will work with your desired ambiance.
Why do flower prices vary throughout the year?
We will exert the utmost effort in filling every need and satisfying all requests of our Brides, however, the cost of flowers does vary throughout the year. If a certain flower is not in season, it may be more difficult, if at all possible, to attain. With that difficulty, there is often an increase in price, so we are more than happy to offer an alternative should you decide that the desired flower does not fit in accordance to your budget. Also, particular flowers that are in high demand will often cost more, as illustrated by the increase in price of long stem red roses during Valentines Day. When Growers raise cost and shipping/freight charges are increased, the price of flowers is affected. Another detail to attend is timing. Flower prices are often increase during holiday times, such as Mother's Day and Valentine's Day, due to high demand, handling costs and the price increase set by growers.
How do I choose what flowers are appropriate for my ceremony and reception
Two Buds Floral Artistry carries a beautiful selection of fresh blooms from top growers around the world, and you can be certain that your wedding flowers will be stunning. Whether you are budget-conscious or looking for something new or different, we do offer alternative options for your wedding day flowers. We encourage you to explore your options and we are receptive to your ideas. If you have an idea or like a particular concept, we suggest that you discuss details during your wedding consultation. At your consultation we can offer suggestions and communicate the array of options for non-traditional Wedding flowers, styles, and arrangements.
Will you provide a sample for me to see?
Some of our work can be viewed online, and perusing the website is a great way to discover some of what Two Buds Floral Artistry has to offer to Brides. Our masterpieces, however, are not confined to the pieces you may view online, as we are always creating and developing our floral designs and techniques. During your consultation, we do provide wedding albums and magazines for you to view and evaluate. If you find something you like or a style that you would like us to emulate, we can discuss the details as to how it can compliment your special wedding. If you request a sample of a centerpiece after you have selected your flowers, please understand that we do consider all such requests on an individual basis, and that there may be a cost involved in providing a sample.
If you have any other questions not listed here, please give us a call and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Two Buds Floral Artistry
Your flowers, your way!