Royal Bee Pricing and Process
We’d like to start by letting you know that every proposal is 100% personalized to our clients needs, we never want you to unnecessarily pay for things that you don’t want, therefore we don’t have packages. But, because we know how important pricing is to our clients, we’d like to share some prices to help guide you on what florals and price range fit your wedding/event’s size. If you are unsure of what your floral budget should be, it is often suggested that you allow 10-30% of your budget depending on how lush or elaborate your floral dreams are. Our average wedding/event floral budgets start at $300-4500+ for a small, 50-75 guest event; $4500-6000+ for an average, 75-100 guest event; $5500-9500+, for moderate, 100-150 guest event; and go up from there, but all events are truly different and vary in price. We have exceptions for bouquets only, elopements, last minute events and memorial florals...just ask!
The Royal Bee Process
Check your date
Click here to connect with us and see if your wedding/event date is available.
We’ll confirm whether we have availability and if so, send you a link to a detailed form for you to fill out with an inspiration board or Pinterest link attached. We will also book a phone consultation.
We’ll get to know each other, and chat about your vision for your wedding/event florals and decor details, going through photos and floral items, potential rentals and style ideas, and partner to co-create a plan to bring your vision to life. During which I will create a Pinterest Board for just the two of us to share ideas throughout the process. This will help guide me in creating an accurate proposal and your perfect wedding or event!
Within a few days after our consultation, I’ll send over a written proposal filled with inspirational photos and notes for you to review and sign. The proposal is not set in stone, edits can be made after signature so no worries, you don't have to know everything right away. Payment is as follows and retainer is due within 3 days of signature.
30% Retainer to hold your date and book me as your floral designer
35% Approx. four weeks before the wedding/event
35% Approx. two weeks before the wedding/event
We do have early signing incentives, given within 48 hours of receiving proposal for booking.
We will have lots of communication, and idea building if needed throughout the months leading up to your wedding/event. We have one last meet up/phone chat or venue walk through (if needed), 3-5 weeks prior to your big day, to go over all of the minutia to make sure everything is just perfect.
Take a spa day and rest easy...
knowing that your florals will arrive at your event looking every bit as gorgeous as
you have dreamed up, if not even more so.
What’s the payment schedule?
I am very flexible, and am open to a customized schedule that works best for you. I’ve had Brides make payment each month, and some pay all up front. If you would like something customized to your needs just ask! All I do require, is that the minimum amounts are paid by the due dates outlined below:
30% retainer to block out your date, due at most 3 days after signing contract
35% Approx. four weeks before your event (see proposal for exact date)
35% Approx. two weeks before your event (see proposal for exact date)
What happens if we need to make some cuts?
I’m super flexible and will cut out up to 25% (give or take) up to 4 weeks of the event date, if needed, adding as much to the proposal as you’d like. This should cover any RSVP centerpiece changes or other minor changes. The 25% is based on the inital signed proposal amount, so we can build a smaller proposal to initially book and add more later if that’s makes you more comfortable. I do however have a $3,000 minimum (with occasional exceptions), this minimum must be met, so in the case of an exception, or an event that nears that minimum, cuts cannot drop below said cost. I will however change around the floral order so we can accommodate any changes made to the table count or decor.
Do I keep the flowers after the wedding?
Yes, if you’ve purchased the vases, then they are all yours, if vase were rented I must return to pick up vases at the end of the wedding. I charge a strike fee (differs depending on location) to come back and clean up. If there are rentals this fee is mandatory and I take all rental pieces and leftover florals inside of them, home. Although, there are some vases that can hold a removable plastic liner making floral arrangements easy to take out and give away to guests.
Can we use in season and local flowers to save money?
It might be surprising, but most flower prices don’t fluctuate too much even when they aren’t local, and if we only used local flowers the options would diminish greatly. But yes it is common to use flowers that are in season, and I LOVE to buy local. Quality flowers are expensive, local or from abroad.
Can I show you photos of flowers I like?
Absolutely! As part of the initial consultation I MUST see photos to understand your vision. We can share photos via email, and I set up a Pinterest board for each wedding or event to help us both come up with ideas. check out our Pinterest here.
Do you do florals for other kinds of events?
Yes! We also do florals for memorials and love knowing we’re helping someone make such a sad, yet important day more beautiful. We are also open to designing other selected events as available, and would love to work with you to create an incredible atmosphere for your gala, store opening, birthday extravaganza, or any event you want to beautify with flowers.