Weddings & Events by Victoria Park Florist
The Wedding Experience
At Victoria Park Florist, we take great pride in creating personalized wedding packages tailored to our couples to bring their unique vision to life. Our team is skilled at crafting all the various elements that go into such a milestone occasion - from bouquets and boutonnieres to garlands and archways, and everything in between. We have served countless happy couples from in and around Chapel Hill for over fifteen years, and our love for weddings and celebrations has only deepened!
Our Wedding & Events Coordinator is Lisa Fischer, lover of all things weddings. From petal to stem she sees it all and is here to ensure that your wedding flowers are taken care of and perfectly suited to match your vision. She came to us in August 2020 (yes, during the pandemic!) and has since helped countless couples develop a floral palette that reflects their unique love story and personalities.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much can I expect to spend on flowers?
There are many factors that go into our pricing for weddings and events, so typically we will need more details and information from you in order to give you an accurate pricing estimate. On average our couples spend approximately $2000-2500 when they book with us, however depending on the time of year, what flowers are readily available from our vendors, how many arrangements you need, etc., no two couples spend the same amount at the end of the day. We are more than happy to provide an estimate before you book with us; please reach out to us via our contact page here or through Wedding Wire.
What areas do you service for weddings and events?
We are happy to travel up to 50 miles from our home base in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This includes but is not limited to Chapel Hill, Durham, Hillsborough, Cary, Apex, Raleigh, Burlington, Pittsboro, and surrounding areas.
Do I have to spend a minimum on booking?
We do not have a minimum booking amount that you need to spend with us; we understand that many of our couples are conscious of wedding budgets and that not every wedding requires the same level of decor. We are also happy to help guide you as you think about your flower priorities and can offer creative ways to reduce cost if necessary.
How do I book you for my wedding or event? What will my payments look like once I book with you?
Once you are ready to move forward and 'save the date' with us, you'll need to sign a contract and pay a deposit to secure your date; this deposit ensures that we don't overbook our team, and it is applied towards your total package cost. The remainder of your balance is due three weeks prior to your event date, however you are more than welcome to pay in smaller installments over time.
What if I need to make changes to my flowers?
If there is one thing we learned from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it's that flexibility is key when you are deciding who to bring onto your wedding vendor team! Whether you are rescheduling your wedding from one season to another, or you realize you need more or less flowers than you originally planned for, we are here to help you. Once you've secured your date with us and before you've made your final payment, you may request changes to your florals.
After you've made your final payment, we cannot accomodate any major changes to your order as we will have ordered the flowers from our vendors by that point. Minor additions may or may not be allowed at our discretion, pending flower availability.
What if I need to reschedule my wedding?
In the event that you need to reschedule your wedding, please reach out to us as soon as you know your new date; if we are available on your new date, we will happily transfer your deposit to the new date. We will ask for a new contract to be signed as well. Depending on the flowers that are seasonally available, we may need to revise your flower order, and prices may be subject to change if major changes are made.
Will you book another wedding on the same day as mine?
Depending on how complex your wedding flowers are and whether our team is able to take on an additional wedding, we may accept a second booking for the same weekend. Regardless, we have exceptional quality standards for our wedding flowers and our staff, so our team will be sure to handle your wedding with the utmost care!
What happens during my consultation?
During our consultation, we will typically show you a variety of flowers and greenery to get a feel for your preferences. We also highly encourage you to gather your own inspiration photos to share with us either before or during your consultation! These are extremely helpful for us so that we have a good understanding of what style bouquets and arrangements you are interested in.
We will also ask you questions related to how many arrangements you will need, such has how many bridesmaids bouquets or groomsmen boutonnieres you'll need. If you have a rough idea of how many guest table centerpieces you'll need, what kind of ceremony decor you want, etc. we will discuss each of these elements as well. It may seem like we're asking about small, yet-to-be-determined details, but we believe in a thorough conversation so that your initial estimate from us is as accurate as possible.
Do you provide delivery and set-up?
Yes, we do! We strive to make your wedding day a stress-free day for you and your loved ones, so you can focus on what's important: celebrating your love and commitment to one another. Delivery and set-up fees are subject to change and are dependent on the distance from our shop to your ceremony and reception venue(s), as well as the complexity of your arrangements and installations.
Will you return at the end of the event for breakdown?
We do offer breakdown and vase collection for an additional cost; we do request that you discuss with us ahead of time if you think you will need this service. Many venues do require this of their vendors, so please check with your venue coordinator as well to find out their policies. Otherwise, the client is responsible for breakdown and disposal of wedding flowers and decor.