Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do the flowers I choose affect my budget?
A: Keeping an open mind about flower substitutions is a great way to control your costs. We can suggest gorgeous flower varieties to achieve a look you will love! You can let us know what your priorities are, and substituting a few of the more expensive blooms for a few less expensive, high impact blooms can help fill out your arrangements while keeping your costs down and resulting in gorgeous arrangements.
Certain flower types are great budget friendly options all year long as they are not seasonal and are readily available. Other blooms, such as peonies, dahlias, ranunculus, anemones, etc. have specific growing seasons. To acquire these blooms out of season they must be imported. The higher demand and lower availability of these blooms, plus international shipping rates, can result in higher costs.
Q: What color lighting should I use? How many candles do I need? What color linens will look best with my flowers? Do I have enough room for a lounge area?
A: If these questions keep you up at night . . . we get it! Your floral designs and decor can be a significant portion of your budget, and are quite possibly the biggest visual element of your event. Our event designers know what will look best with your floral designs. Whether it's linens, candles, lighting or furniture, we can suggest elements that will enhance your table designs. Our knowledge and experience allows us to answer these questions for you and help you make selections that will ensure you get the most out of your investment.
Q: What is the difference between CLF Event Design services and Event Planning/Coordination?
A: An event coordinator specializes in the logistics of your day and helps manage the flow of your guests and wedding party. Many coordinators track budget, negotiate contracts and manage timelines...the "how, where, when" of your day. As Event Designers, we focus on the "pretty" of your event. We are the creative director of your event, not the day-of director. We coordinate the visual aspects and decorative elements, including linens, lighting, rentals, draping, etc., to ensure choices that make an impact and compliment your floral designs.
We love working with planners and if you've already hired one, we will work with them to ensure a beautiful and cohesive event. If you are looking to add a professional coordinator we can recommend or acquire one for you. Choosing CLF Event Design ensures a streamlined management of the visual elements, resulting in a cohesive and gorgeous event.
Q: What besides flowers and decor can CLF provide for us?
A: We have created many visual elements including candy and desert bars, custom pillows, photo backdrops, custom escort card displays, favor displays, catering displays, custom furniture and lounge areas, and many more creative projects. If you have something special in mind we'd love to hear about it!
Q: Are you available for destination events?
A: Yes! Courtenay Lambert Florals and Event Design is available for destination weddings and events. Please contact us for more information.