What is our next step if we want to hire you?
This question generally comes up after we have emailed, met or spoken and discussed your vision, colors, budget, etc. If you want to hire GardenParty (yeah!) a deposit/save the date is necessary. This deposit secures your date in my calendar. Garden Party is a small business, and we only book a select number of events per year. Most fall on weekend days. We need to be assured that when we save the date for you it is honored.
What is a deposit/save the date? How much is it?
Think of this much like the deposits restaurants require to hold your table for popular dates/nights. Garden Party’s deposit is $500. The deposit is applied toward your final balance. Its your first payment toward flowers.
What if we don’t know all the details yet?
It is very normal that many numbers are still to be determined (guest counts, number of tables, timing, etc.). We work through them as time progresses. The client is not beholden to any item on the contract until three weeks prior to your event. At which time, your flower order, vases, etc. are ordered and pre-paid on our end.
What if our guest count drops?
Again, very common. We will use the designated flowers for another area. Example: You had 10 tables but it dropped to 9 tables two weeks before the event/wedding. Not a problem, we can use that centerpiece for the bar or guestbook table or use the flowers from that centerpiece to make the remaining ones larger. They are your flowers and are used for your event.
Do we have to sign anything?
No, your deposit and final payment acknowledges and secures our agreement to work together.
How many times do we meet/talk?
Each client is unique, we work with you and your comfort level. Sometimes we only email clients, other times we meet in person once or twice. Most times it a combination of emails, meetings, etc.
Do you do the set-up?
Absolutely. Our work is for you and since we know all the details we are responsible for the set-up. Plus, we believe this makes your day stress free and that is what we strive for — full service and happy clients!
How do we make payments?
Such a good question. A few ways. Clients can send a check or pay via Garden Party’s website. If you pay through the website, it is a shared service fee which adds 2% to your bill. If you pay via the website, please go to “Weddings” then “Wedding Deposits”. If you prefer to save the 2% processing fee, please mail a check payable to Garden Party at 12779 Crown Dr NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. 98110.