Q. What should I bring when I have my consultation?
A. Your consultant will be able to offer your more creative suggestions based on the information that you provide. Your florist will want to create a spectacular and memorable event for you. Anything you can bring will be beneficial. Pictures that depict what you have in mind are extremely helpful. Bring a photo of your dress and a sample of the fabric or lace if you have it, as well as swatches and photos of the bridesmaids' dresses. Also think about what "style" of wedding you want. If you are not sure, your florist can offer suggestions based on your wedding plans so far.
Q. When should I order my flowers?
A. It is a good idea to begin considering your floral options four to six months before your wedding and after you have chosen your bridesmaids' dresses. The color of the bridesmaid dresses usually sets your theme. If your wedding date falls on or near a major holiday such as Valentine's Day or Mother's Day, then you should order sooner because sometimes we find it necessary to limit the number of weddings we handle on these very busy holidays.
Q. I don't know anything about making wedding flower choices. Can you help me?
A. Absolutely! Review our web site to get ideas. Make an appointment to meet with one of George Thomas Florist’s Wedding Consultants. Ask questions. Get answers. We are happy to listen to you and will offer suggestions and direction. Your wedding is important to us. You are important to us. We want you to feel confident and comfortable with your decisions, and we want to help you make your special day beautiful and memorable.
Q. Are all flowers available year round?
A. While many flowers are available throughout the year, there are those that bloom during specific seasons. For example, sunflowers, heather, tulips and lily of the valley are seasonal. Other flowers, such as roses and carnations, are readily available yearlong. Our Wedding Consultants know which flowers are available to you. They are happy to show you your choices of wedding flowers and make recommendations for your special day.
Q. I live out-of-state and will be coming back to Indiana for my wedding. How can I best plan for the flowers while I'm out-of-state?
A. Our Wedding Consultants at George Thomas Florist frequently work with out-of-state brides. When you know you are coming to town, make an appointment to visit us. A George Thomas Florist Wedding Consultant will work with you to confirm your choices. You will come in again or phone us two weeks prior to your wedding to finalize your order.
Q. When will the flowers be delivered?
A George Thomas Florist trained personnel deliver wedding flowers when and where you need them. Our timely, courteous delivery staff can deliver to your home, church and reception. Do you want all the wedding bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres delivered to the church along with the ceremonial decorations? In that case the wedding flowers arrive one hour prior to the ceremony. Do you need the wedding bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres delivered to your home for photographs? We can do that, too, when you need them. Wedding reception flowers are delivered to the hall or club as agreed upon. Whatever you need... we deliver.
Q. What are your guarantees for flower availability, freshness and substitutions?
A. During the ordering process, our Wedding Consultants inform you of the wedding flower choices that will be available to you at the time of your wedding. When your arrangements are prepared, our design professionals use only the freshest, best quality flowers to create your arrangements. If a substitution becomes necessary, we notify the bride. We have many varieties of flowers at all times from which to choose a substitute. You will always get a flower that is comparable to your original selection and complementary to your wedding flower arrangement.
Q. How do the flowers stay fresh? Will they last all day?
A. We are frequently asked these questions. Based on the types of arrangements you choose, we advise you how to care for your particular selections as well as give you general flower care information. For example, a hand tied bouquet should rest in a water source, like a glass or a vase, when you are not carrying it. When you receive your flowers, it is best to handle them as little as possible before the ceremony. Flowers are delicate and naturally sensitive to bruises and temperature changes. Do not expose your wedding flowers to extreme temperatures. At 32 degrees or less, flowers freeze and become discolored and damaged when they are returned to a warmer temperature. Wearing coats over corsages or boutonnieres will crush them. It is best to transport your wedding flowers in the container in which they are delivered. A little care and common sense will insure that your wedding flowers stay beautiful all day.
Q. Does George Thomas Florist provide non-floral decorations to help embellish the church and hall or club?
A. Yes, George Thomas Florist’s wedding consultants can show you a variety of additions for your wedding such as trellises, arches, candelabras & pedestals. We are also able to provide a large selection of plants and so much more to help set the perfect ambiance for your wedding! Ask one of our professionals to help guide you through your options.