frequently asked questions
Bear Beau Photography
How many months in advance should I book my floral design services?
For weddings that will take place during high season (May - Sept), the earlier the better! There isn't exactly a written rule, but most brides will book with us anywhere from 9 - 12 months out. With that said, we will gladly accommodate wedding requests on shorter notice if our schedule allows. Please note that our calendar is already filling for 2020!
Where can you deliver to?
We serve the Napa/Sonoma region and all of the Bay Area. Having a California wedding further north or south? We are always happy to travel!
What should I prepare for our phone consultation?
Here's a list of important information that we need in order to create your custom floral design proposal. Not sure where to start or need some extra guidance on palette and style? Just let us know and we'll be prepared to offer suggestions once we chat!
Wedding Color Palette + Style: attire, linen, floral preferences
Number of bridal party + immediate family members who will need handheld floral, boutonnieres, corsages, and hairpieces
Wedding venue location(s)
If centerpieces are needed - table size, quantity, and shape
Preference on vase style and height
Do you have minimums?
Our 2019 minimum for wedding season (April - October) is $3.5k pre-tax. We can occasionally make exceptions for smaller orders depending on our schedule and what your exact needs are. Please keep in mind that these minimums are for weddings within a 50-mile radius of San Francisco and that the minimum may increase for further events.
How much should I plan to spend on floral design at my wedding?
Couples typically allot 10 - 15% of their total wedding budget to floral design. With that in mind, we do work with a range of budgets and are happy to come up with creative solutions in order to maximize the number you are working with. If there's room to play, we would love the opportunity to propose a more robust floral + event design plan for you!
Do you offer other decor items aside from flowers?
Absolutely! We are a full service design studio and love to get creative with our clients. From custom built signage with hand drawn calligraphy to sourcing and styling specialty props, we would love to bring your vision to life!
Do you deliver personal flowers or take on events that are not wedding related?
While the bulk of our business is weddings, Bellevue Floral Co. does take on a limited number of smaller events & personal deliveries each year. Contact us for more information on availability and minimums.
How long have you been in the industry?
Christina (owner + designer) has been rooted in the events world since 2011. From planning high impact philanthropic events to serving as the creative director of a corporate catering business, she has been immersed in multiple facets of the industry. After years of working in the field while designing on the side, Christina formally launched Bellevue Floral Co. in 2016.