Frequently Asked Questions
HOW TO SEE US
We recommend that you make an appointment to be able to discuss your special day in detail.
WHEN DO I NEED TO BOOK A FLORIST?
As soon as possible, once you have chosen your florist, book the date as soon as you can. Like all good wedding related services dates soon get fully booked.
DO I NEED TO CHOOSE MY FLOWERS SO EARLY?
All you need to do is secure your florist for your wedding date. Florist can be booked 1-2 years in advance. Once you have booked your florist they would normally like to have a full meeting with you a approximately 8 weeks before the wedding. We ask for a £200 booking fee to secure your date with ourselves this is non refundable but will be deducted from your final invoice
WHAT SOULD I BRING TO THE MEETING?
As much information as possible. Style of your gown and the bridesmaids dresses. Samples of colour, any photographs of flowers that you love. Any photographs of the church, venue, marquee etc.
I AM NOT SURE ABOUT WHAT STYLE OF BOUQUET, FLOWERS ETC TO HAVE FOR OUR WEDDING?
The best thing to do is to arrange a meeting at the shop to see the various flowers and styles of work we do. At that time you can also see the stunning vases, candelabra mirrors etc as well that you might wish to use at your reception.
WHO WILL MAKE MY BOUQUET?
Ian Lloyd will, none of the rest of the team get a chance! Seriously though we all work on your wedding flowers but Ian always makes your bouquet. He normally is with you at your appointment and knows exactly what your dreams and thoughts are over your bouquet.
CAN YOU DELIVER SOME OF THE BUTTONHOLES TO ANOTHER ADDRESS?
Yes we can if it is reasonably close by. If the groom is travelling from away to the wedding venue we can make sure they are at the venue for him rather than being in a warm car for some time.
DO YOU SUPLY PINS WITH THE BUTTONHOLES/CORSAGES?
Yes we do, either pearl or diamante style.
WHAT TIME WILL MY FLOWERS GET DELIVERED?
We normally deliver approximately 2 hours prior to the ceremony but if you wish it delivered earlier we can discuss that at your meeting.
I AM HAVING A CIVIL CEREMONY WITH MY SAME SEX PARTNER AND AM NOT SURE WHAT FLOWERS WE NEED?
At our meeting we can discuss this in detail but there are no set rules. We have had couples who opt for a very traditional approach and others who wish for a contemporary look.
DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOU VASES, MIRRORS, AND SILVER CANDELABRA ETC?
We do charge a nominal fee for these as they need to be cleaned, replaced etc.
WHAT SORT OF FLOWERS SHOULD I PRESENT TO THE MOTHERS?
We would recommend a hand tied bouquet in either the colours or theme of the wedding or the colours that would go best with there home décor. Wedding flowers are a passion for Ian as he loves to take your ideas and themes and transform them into reality.
WE ARE FROM LONDON, NEW YORK ETC BUT ARE GETTING MARRIED AT PECKFORTON CASTLE ARE YOU ABLE TO LIASE WITH US BY E MAIL?
Many of our wedding/civil partnerships take place at Peckforton Castle or the many Stately homes in Cheshire such as Arley hall, Tatton Park, Capesthorne Hall etc. If you are from another part of the UK or anywhere else in the world we can plan your complete floral requirements by e mail as long as you can jpeg images to me of the gown etc.
IS WEDDING FLOWERS CHESHIRE A COMPANY OR JUST A WEB SITE?
Wedding flowers Cheshire is a trading style of Ian Lloyd Events ltd . This is run by Ian Lloyd at 115 Knutsford Road, Wilmslow Sk9 6JP.
WILL YOU SHOW ME A SAMPLE OF THE FLOWERS YOU WILL USE?
We can as long as we know in advance of your meeting with us. If your colour scheme was red we could make sure we have several different flowers and shades in to show you.
DO YOU ONLY DO WEDDINGS/ CIVAL PARTNERSHIPS IN CHESHIRE?
We travel throughout the UK.
DOES IT COST MORE IF WE HAVE OUR CEREMONY IN ANOTHER PART OF THE COUNTRY?
The costs of the flowers are the same if your ceremony is in Cheshire or central London. All that is added to your quote is extra travel and accommodation in a B&B if needed.
WHEN DO I NEED TO PAY?
Once you are happy with your quote an invoice will be raised and payment is due no less than 14 days before your special day. Payment is due 21 days before your special day
DO YOU HAVE FISH BOWLS/ SILVER CANDELABRA ETC.?
Yes we have a wide range of sundries that can enhance your day such as tall and low glass vases, Silver Candelabra, tea light holders, bay trees etc.
CAN YOU MAKE AN ARCHWAY OF FLOWERS OVER THE RECEPTION DOOR?
Yes we can.
CAN I HAVE PEONIES FOR MY SEPTEMBER WEDDING?
So Sorry but they are only available from May-mid July. But we can get large headed roses which might be of interest
HOW MANY WEDDINGS DO YOU DO A DAY?
We do a maximum of two but depending on the size of your order yours might be the only one that day or even that week!
ARE YOU A QUALIFIED FLORIST?
Yes I hold the highest qualification in floristry in the UK the National Diploma of the Society of Floristry (NDSF).I am also a past president of the Society of Floristry.
HAS YOUR WORK BEEN IN ANY WEDDING MAGAZINES?
Yes, many including Brides and setting up home, Florist & wholesale buyer and Fusion flowers, Your Wedding etc. I have also demonstrated my wedding work to florists in 16 countries world wide and have had my work featured on several TV channels.
MUCH OF YOUR WORK IS ROMANTIC, BUT CAN YOU DO MODERN?
Yes what ever you wish. From soft romantic styles to modern, tropical rain forest, what ever style and theme you wish for you special day.
I AM HAVING MY WEDDING ON A SUNDAY, DO YOU DELIVER ON SUNDAYS OR DO I HAVE TO HAVE THEM ON SATURDAY
What ever day you are getting married, we will deliver your flowers fresh that day to you.
I AM HAVING MY CEREMONY BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR IS THAT A PROBLEM?
There are a few flowers which are not available but we can source your flowers directly from Holland the world largest flower market. If your ceremony is on the 27-28th Dec we would have to buy your flowers on the 24th. Any dates after the 28th and we would buy your flowers on the 28th auction.
MY CEREMONY IS IN A LISTED BUILDING. I WOULD LOVE CANDLES BUT CAN I HAVE THEM?
We would contact your venue to discuss this with them but we are able to place candle in storm lanterns, candelabra etc so they are not directly on any furniture etc.
THE CASTLE WERE MY CEREMONY IS BEING HELD IS VERY BEAUTIFUL BUT OUTSIDE IS PLAIN CAN YOU PROVDE IDEAS FOR AROUND THE OUT SIDE ARCHWAY?
Depending on your budget we can hire to you bay tree, groups of plants in your theme colour and even an arch way of flowers for that celebrity look.
I HAVE AN EVENTS FIRM TO DO MY TABLE DESIGNS WOULD YOU DO MY BOUQUET ETC?
So sorry but we only do complete weddings and not the bouquets if another firm is doing the table flowers etc.