Frequently Asked Questions
What is a realistic floral 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 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 have a minimum for Wedding flowers and events?
Yes, our minimums are based on your specific event needs. Full Service minimum pricing is inclusive of full service 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 final cost. On average our full service wedding minimum is $4,000. Our social event (birthday, baby shower, etc. ) average minimum is $2500. We are able to serve smaller budgets with our wedding and select preferred venue packages. Click here to request our package brochure.
Do you require a retainer to secure your services?
Yes, we require a non- refundable retainer of 25% of your final proposal amount to hold your date. If we have not finalized your proposal and you decide that you definitely want to work with us, we will require a minimum retainer of $500 to hold your date. The proposal must be finalized within 14 days. At that time we will require the remainder of the 25% required retainer. All preferred venue packages require a minimum retainer of $250 to reserve your date. We book on a first come first serve basis.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, Once your proposal is finalized you may choose to make monthly or quarterly payments toward your event. All final payments are due 30-45 days before your event date. All events booked within 45 days of the event date require payment in full.
Do you have an exclusivity clause?
Yes, It is with great respect that we ask that no other service providers, other than any assistant or sub-contractor that The Red Experience hires to complete the services outlined in our contract, are permitted to provide the same or similar services or products, paid or unpaid, at the locations and dates specified in our agreement. We take pride in providing excellent products and services to our clients. Being the soul provider of floral and decor items allows us to guarantee continuity in the style and design of your event. Also, we would not want to be given credit for work that is not ours.
Do you design destination events?
Yes, we love to travel! There is an additional travel fee that will be applied to all events that are more that an hour from our office, out of state or out of the country. The exact fee depends on the event location and covers expenses associated with our teams travel to and from your event location, meals and lodging (when applicable).
What is included in a full service custom designed event by The Red Expereince?
A full service Red Experience event includes a fully designed event customized to fit your celebration. Tamara will design and develop a decor plan that includes custom floral / Non floral decor, props and hardware, stationery and signage, and fine linen to fit your vision for your unique event. If all you need is flowers, she can just design the flowers that you would like for your event.
Do you provide event floral and decor consulting services?
Yes, we offer consulting services to clients that are looking for guidance while planning their wedding floral and decor. These services include vision board development, floral/ decor planning, and budget development and space planning. These service are billed by the hour at a rate of $75 per hour.
Effective 5/1/19; Edited 2/20/20