Can you help me decide between a la carte and full service?
The main difference is the amount of set-up and breakdown. Full service is fully customized with on-site venue setup and breakdown offered, whereas a la carte does not offer on-site venue setup and breakdown (in exchange for lower costs). Rest assured though, all your a la carte arrangements, like our full service, are still thoughtfully designed by us.
If you have loved ones or an event planner who are willing to simply set your centerpieces onto tables at the wedding, a la carte is a great way to achieve an upscale look without upping the fees! I love full-service, though, for its comprehensive approach to the floral aesthetic.
Yes! One of the biggest pitfalls of the traditional a la carte model is that it creates an expectation for couples to know how to style tablescapes. That’s not a concern here, as I’ll build a demo or example on 1 table at your venue where I'll teach you how to style any candles you may have purchased around your centerpieces, so you can duplicate this tablescape for the rest of the wedding with confidence.
With full-service floral design, I will always prioritize your flower preferences, but this is subject to seasonality and market availability. That’s where my creative solutions come into place, in case the flower type you had in mind isn’t available, or is outside of the ideal budget range because it’s not the right season. I’ll suggest replacements in that case, and will adjust the selections based on your feedback.
For a la carte, however, I’ll select the best options based on your season, venue, and aesthetic to save you the costs involved with that customization feature. If choosing the flowers is a must for you, definitely opt for full service!
I prioritize using reusable + compostable materials in lieu of non-biodegradable floral foam as much as possible. I reuse + recycle all packaging materials and compost natural waste. I also source organically grown, seasonal flowers from local farms as much as possible.
For the a la carte service, my studio is in Rockville, MD where pick-up is free! A la carte delivery is available for an additional cost, up to one location, within 50 miles of my studio.
We take on a limited number of weddings per month to ensure each client is getting our most thoughtful attention and care. Therefore, we recommend booking 8-12 months in advance to lock in our availability.