Frequently Asked A La Carte Questions

  • How can I place my A La Carte order?
    • First, you’ll need to fill out this form as part of our pre-screening process. This allows us to make sure we aren’t already booked for your big day.
    • Then, if we can accommodate the order and we’re a good fit, we will send you a password protected page where you can complete your floral order. You have up to one month after we send this information to place your order, or we can no longer promise we will have availability on your date.
  • When should I place my A La Carte order?
    • We book a limited number of weddings each year—to ensure we have availability for your nuptials, we recommend a “the sooner, the better” attitude. That being said, we can accept orders up to four weeks before the date they are needed (if we have availability)
  • Can you accommodate any design style?
        • We have a signature style that is maximalist and garden inspired. We encourage you to share inspiration photos for us to reference in color and to get a better feel for what you like! However, we will not replicate designs based upon those photos and the final product will ultimately be designer's choice.
      • What are your prices?
          • Our prices for A La Carte are fixed, and that is how we are able to keep our offerings lower compared to our full service option. While filling out our pre-screening form, you'll share with us important details like your color palette and vibe. Once we approve your pre-screening form, you'll receive access to our order form where our prices are listed. We will use the information that you shared in the form to create something that is totally unique, just for you! Being a lower budget option, there is less customization and we will not go back and forth with the details.
        • Do you sell flowers by the bucket?
          • No, we do not. No Exceptions.
        • Can't I just buy an arrangement from your website as my bridal bouquet?
          • NO! This is absolutely not permitted. You will be disappointed in the outcome. Our store floral arrangements are built for vases, thus are not meant for carrying. Our wedding bouquets are built specifically for you to hold, meaning that they are treated for out of water use and are hand tied with our signature ribbon. Many of the flowers that we use in our store arrangements DO NOT hold up well out of water. As designers who take a lot of pride in the creations that we make, it is beyond important that we know and are prepared for the wedding bouquets that leave our store.
          • Can I have my order delivered?
            • At this time, there is no option for delivery for the A La Carte wedding. All orders will need to be picked up from 331 W. Main Street in Downtown Durham.
          • Is there a purchase minimum?
            • For the A La Carte package, there is no minimum. However, there is also no contract provided.
          • What happens if I need to reschedule my wedding?
            • We get it—pandemics happen! We’re more than happy to work with you on rescheduling, as long as we know at least four weeks prior to your wedding date, and your rescheduled date isn’t more than a year from your originally scheduled date. Prices may be subject to change.
          • Can I get a refund for my order instead of a reschedule?
            • A La Carte purchases are nonrefundable.
          • When should I pick my order up?
            • We will work with you to coordinate a time that works for everyone. Your flowers will be packaged and ready for safe transport upon your arrival to our studio. We recommend sending someone you trust for transport (minivans and SUVS are usually best for retrieval depending on how large the order is).
          • What do I do with the flowers when I get them?
            • Store your flowers in a cool, dark, and well-ventilated area. Make sure their water levels didn’t get too depleted during transport (if they did, just fill them up with cool tap water). Put tiny personals, like corsages and boutonnieres in the fridge (try to remove any fruit from the fridge that day if you can as well). Please do not put all of the flowers in the fridge, and definitely do not leave them unattended in the car!
          • Do you use floral foam?
            • We do not! We are a 100% foam-free studio. We also strive to use as little single-use plastic as possible for our designs.
          • Where do you source your flowers?
            • 100% of our flowers are sourced locally during the growing season. Outside of that, we try to purchase our flowers domestically as much as possible, although we reserve the right to order internationally if we deem necessary.