Visit us in the heart of Cedar Hill, Texas 30 minutes south of Downtown Dallas and experience our open floral studio where all the magic happens. 


FAQ

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

HOW DO I BOOK A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION? 

Consultation appointments can be booked by phone or email. Our only requirement is that we speak with you directly or that you fill out our online consultation form prior to scheduling so that we can get an idea of your needs to help us prepare and to make the best use of your time when you come in. 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO A CONSULTATION?

Before you book your floral consultation you should have your dress, bridesmaid's dresses and colour palette chosen as well as your venue established. We will need this information to help you choose the best flower combinations for you, your attendants and your venue. Please bring photos of your floral inspiration and photos of your bridal gown. This will help us achieve an overall picture of what you are looking for in wedding flowers and style. Visit our blog titled How to Prepare for your Wedding Floral Consultation for more tips on how you can prep.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I ORDER MY WEDDING FLOWERS?

You should order your wedding flowers 7-12 months before your wedding, especially if flowers are a high priority item for you. We book a limited number of weddings & events per weekend so book early to ensure your date is available.


HOW CAN I SECURE MY WEDDING DATE?

We ask for a non refundable reservation retainer equal to 35% of the total floral order along with a signed contract. The remaining balance with damage deposit (if you are renting vases) is due four weeks prior to the wedding/event date. No dates are secured or held without a signed contract and the reservation retainer. We do not tentatively book wedding dates.

First of all, as a couple, you need to decide how important fresh flowers are for your wedding day. Some couples may not care much for florals and others may want the wedding overflowing with big, beautiful blooms and lush foliage. Some of our smaller weddings have had the largest floral budgets as flowers were highly valued as a decor item and due to their venue choice no other decor was needed.
Most wedding magazines and online wedding blogs suggest that you should allocate a floral budget of about 10-15% of your overall wedding budget. If you are looking for Pinterest-worthy, fine-art inspired, lush designs you may want to consider a floral budget of 20-25% of your total wedding budget. Most of our couples spend between $3,500-$8,500 but some spend less and some spend more!

Minimum spends

We are known for our lush, English garden style designs which use premium blooms such as peonies, garden roses, ranunculus and more. To be able to create these types of designs, as well as provide the best client care and experience possible, our studio has a minimum wedding flower financial commitment of $3,000 before delivery/set up. Since we are a boutique studio, also working with a perishable product, we have limited time and space for wedding work each week. Read more here which explains why we have a minimum spend.

HOW MUCH SHOULD I BUDGET FOR WEDDING FLOWERS?

How long will the consultation last?

Most consultations can be finished in an hour. Smaller events will take less time and large events may last up to two hours.

I live out of town and am not able to meet in person until just before my wedding. Can I still work with you?

If you live out of state or are unable to meet in person for your consultation, we will be happy to speak with you over the phone.

What should I expect in the Wedding Consultation Process?

So that we can design wedding flowers that reflect your personality, we will want to know as much about you as possible and we will ask a lot of questions.Typically we ask about your color palette; if you have your invitations selected; what you would like the feeling for the ceremony and reception to be; what are your favorite flowers; anything that will guide us in our planning. Walking through the evening from a guest’s perspective helps us to see details that will make the evening special, even if they do not directly relate to flowers. The first thing that we typically start with is the bridal bouquet as that sets the tone for a wedding and all of the flowers choices will radiate out from that. Don’t worry if you do not know the first thing about flowers; that’s our job. We will ask a lot of questions to ascertain your personal style and will make recommendations every step of the way.

Depending on how much research we need to do we will typically respond with a first draft of the proposal in about a week. The proposal will have a total for our services as described as well as the deposit required. This draft is an opportunity to make sure that we have captured your vision and gives you a chance to make a first round of edits. If necessary we will supply a second draft that should very closely match your vision. If we have succeeded in our job it will show that we are a good match. We generally allow a week after the proposal is submitted to confirm the date with a deposit and signed contract. We always try to be as transparent as possible in all steps of the consultation process.


What information is included in the proposal?

Our proposal will itemize all agreed upon floral elements and their individual prices, rental items and their prices, any miscellaneous items and their charges, delivery and pickup charges. There will be no hidden fees and no additional charges without written agreement from both parties.
We are happy to revise the proposal once prior to the deposit being paid. You should have a good feeling as to whether or not we are a good fit for you with the second iteration.
Once a deposit has been paid and the contract has been signed we are happy to provide as much detail about the proposal as you would like. Items can still be added as needed but we are not able to decrease quantities as commitments will have been made to our vendors to purchase the flowers for your wedding.


I am not sure that my budget is large enough to work with you. Can you help?

By the time that you plan your wedding flowers you have probably realized that everything costs more than you planned. We respect that most brides do not come in with an unlimited budget and we are happy to find ways to work with you to find ways to economize that will still complement your color scheme and design. Key is knowing where to splurge and where to be more frugal. Some examples of money stretching options: 

Repurposing flowers from the ceremony into reception,
Renting vases instead of purchasing them,
Choosing less expensive flower options that have a similar look and feeling,
Working with catering or your wedding planner to move arrangements to avoid charges for on-site labor or wait times,

Return the vases yourself instead of having us pick them up after the event,
Using more expensive flowers only where they will have the most impact, and
Selecting flowers that are in season will generally be less expensive.



Do you offer packages for weddings?

Since every bride and event host is unique, we design custom proposals specifically for them as opposed to package options.

WHAT ARE YOUR DELIVERY, SET UP & TAKE DOWN FEES?

Our delivery, set up and take down fees are determined by event location and the amount of flowers to be delivered and set up/taken down. Delivery and set up within Dallas -Fort Worth and near by areas starts at $250+tax. If your wedding is located outside of Metroplex please contact us for delivery + set up pricing.

CAN I PROVIDE MY OWN FLOWERS OR DIY FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS?

Our policy is that if you hire us as your wedding/event florist we will supply all the fresh floral bouquets and arrangements for your event using our reputable floral wholesalers and flower farms. This is to ensure a high quality product and consistency in design for all aspects of your event flowers. You will want all of your flowers looking their best for your big day! We do not provide bulk flowers for DIY wedding orders.

ARE THERE ANY FLOWERS THAT YOU DON'T RECOMMEND FOR WEDDINGS? 

A few. Due to very strong scents that are overpowering or just smell unpleasant we choose not to design with baby's breath/ gypsophila which can smell like dirty feet, limonium/misty blue which usually smells like fish or lilies as they can give guests and our staff headaches. We also don't use flowers with pollen (lilies, craspedia) or any artificially dyed flowers in our wedding designs as the pollen and dye can stain dresses, linens and other fabrics which would be terrible to deal with on your wedding day.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE WEDDING FLOWERS TO DESIGN WITH?

Our floral design is characterized by lush blooms with lots of texture in varying shapes and sizes. Some of our favorite wedding flowers are peonies, roses, garden roses, lisianthus, ranunculus, snowberries, thryptomene, scabiosa, astilbe, hellebores and so many more as there are literally hundreds of beautiful wedding blooms available! Not all of these flowers are available year round but we can suggest what is best for your wedding date.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FLOWER?

I (Alexandra) love all flowers but my absolute favorites are roses, peonies and hyacinths. Peonies are big and showy, hyacinths have an amazing fragrance and roses are a romantic classic that come in hundreds of colours and work with any bridal style!

WHAT FLOWERS ARE AVAILABLE AND WHAT IS THE AVAILABILITY?

Many flowers are available year round (prices may fluctuate) but there are some blooms that only have seasonal availability such as peonies, muscari, anemones etc. and if asked for out of season will be very expensive or not available at all. Read our blog posted titled Wedding Flower Availability for a general guideline of which of our favorite wedding flowers are available at different times of the year.

Holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, International Women’s Day  will affect flower prices and availability. Weather conditions and natural disasters also impact flower availability and pricing. Please contact us, Email or Call 469-744-1936 to book a complimentary consultation to discuss flower options and availability for your wedding/event date.

DO YOU WORK ON NON WEDDING RELATED EVENTS?

Of course! Check out our Corporate & residential tab for information about hiring us for your company event or personal non-wedding celebration. Email us about your event, we would love to chat with you!

Yes, Vella Nest Floral  has all the necessary coverage that your event venue may need and we are happy to provide documentation if your venue requires it.

Are you insured? 

Do you offer rentals?

Yes, we offer a carefully curated collection of vases and a large selection of candle votives, trays and unique objects perfect for beautifully styled vignettes to showcase your special day.

Can my guests keep vases with centerpieces?

We will be happy to purchase vases for centerpieces for your guests to take home.

How many events do you take on in a year?

Vella Nest Floral prides itself on building a meaningful relationship with our clients, so we choose to take a limited number of events a year to give our clients our utmost attention and care to details for their big day.

How much does it cost?

Floral and event design pricing varies widely and depends on variety, scale, and complexity. We will be happy to provide you with a custom quote based on your specific needs. We also offer our floral design as an a la carte option for clients who don’t require our full floral design service.

Who does all that?

All arrangements for your wedding or event will be made by me and my wonderful team. We will deliver your florals, set up your venue and can be on hand to move flowers to make the most of your wedding or event florals through the day.

Are you also an event planner?

No, we are here to oversee the aesthetic and the visual items of your day, ensuring that each piece is cohesive and beautiful, but we will be happy to partner with wedding planners and coordinators (or with the client directly) to create an aesthetic unique to you. 

How does the booking and planning process work?

Once we receive your inquiry we will arrange an initial phone consultation so can we chat about all aspects of your event. We will take the time to discover your personal style, likes, and dislikes so that we can really grasp the vision you are aspiring to. If you decide to use our services, we will send you the contract to sign and secure your date. We require a 30% non-refundable fee at the time of booking, and the final 70% 30 days prior the event. Following this, we will provide you with a personalized mood board and a bespoke proposal with ideas, options, and suggestions. During the planning process, we will also liaise with your other suppliers and gladly meet with your wedding or event planner or coordinator so we can work together to create your perfect day.

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Vella Nest Floral is a great fit for the those who value their investment and want to feel confident that their florist is working in their best interest. We care about the smallest details including boutonnière accents, the choice of ribbon on the bouquets, to color hues. All of these details help to tell the story of our clients while creating a perfect celebration for them.

We offer our couples a very intimate, personalized service along with a design aesthetic that feels both natural and romantic. When it comes to weddings, fresh flowers evoke a feeling of life, beauty, and emotion. We love to work with seasonal, novelty blooms, and foliage to create a refined, garden look. We believe flowers should be arranged loosely, in a style that allows each stem to be showcased.

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