Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a minimum for flowers and event decor?
Our minimums are based on your specific event needs. Full-service minimum pricing is inclusive of floral and decor, design, labor, delivery, set-up, and break down. Custom items, more expense blooms, higher guest count, destination location or multiple locations, and applicable sales taxes all contribute to the final cost.
What is a realistic floral/decor design budget?
For today's most popular and elaborated designs it is suggested that you allow 15-35% of your total budget for flowers and/or decor (this includes rentals, fine linens, and props). More lush or elaborate customized floral and decor will be closer to 25-35%. Many of the elaborate designs that you may find on Pinterest will require a larger percentage of your budget. Also, keep in mind that the more guests that you have the more centerpieces and other decor items are needed. We can offer a more accurate estimate based on the details that you provide on our contact form and during your initial consultation.
Do you require a retainer to secure your services?
After your initial consultation, an estimated price range is provided based on your event needs, wants, and wish lists. Once you have decided on your investment we will require a minimum retainer of $500 to hold your date and develop your full design plan and proposal. We will work with you to finalize your proposal for up to 14-days. Once final, we will require the remainder of the 25% required retainer and a payment schedule will be developed and agreed upon. All preferred venue and TRE Social Events require a minimum retainer of $250 to reserve your date. All events booked within 45 days of the event date will require payment in full. We book on a first come first serve basis.
What is included in a full-service custom-designed event by The Red Experience?
A full-service Red Experience event includes a fully designed event customized to fit your style and desired aesthetic. Our team will design and develop a decor plan that is inclusive of custom floral / non-floral decor, props and hardware, stationery and signage, specialty furniture and fine linen to fit your vision for your unique event. Our design plans include a vision board highlighting the colors and inspiration photos for your event, virtual renderings of custom elements, a detailed invoice, and a contract. Our goal is to provide our clients with a unique and custom event design experience. This involves the careful selection of all of the floral and decor elements that will make your event unique and memorable. Our staff spends 10-15 hours preparing detailed design concepts for full service events.