Frequently Asked Questions
These are questions that we often receive about our services and processes.
If you have a question that isn't answered here, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Do you work with other planners? Do you work with other florists and/or designers?
While we do offer full service planning and design in addition to our floral services, we will work with other planners and love to do so!
However, please keep in mind we do not offer our planning or design services if we are not also hired to provide the floral as well.
Do you have a minimum budget requirement?
We do require that our clients spend a minimum of $5,500 for our standard floral and labor services. However, please note that our average floral/design client will spend anywhere from $8,000-$12,000 on floral, rentals, and design.
Our planning packages are a separate contract and fee - the packages are custom-tailored to each client and their overall needs, beginning at $4,500 and increasing based on our involvement. Beyond our minimum requirements, we work within your desired budget as communicated to us with realistic expectations and goals.
What is the difference between event design and floral design?
Floral design is fairly simple - this is where we discuss all of the beautiful blooms selected for bouquets, ceremony decor, centerpieces, etc. We include our vase/container rentals and candlelight within this realm.
Event design is another step above floral - this is where we delve into rental linens, branding and stationery, bar and furniture rentals, chargers and place-settings, etc.
Do you design corporate or social events? Galas, bridal showers, retirement parties, etc?
We love designing for corporate and social events! In fact, over 65% of our business comes from our wonderful clients such as Grand Valley State University, Herman Miller, Amway Corporate, Steelcase, Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Tanger Outlet Malls, and so many more.
With regards to social event work - we have a clientele list of incredible families that utilize our services for all sorts of life events, from bridal showers, graduation parties, retirement celebrations, baby showers, birthday parties, etc.
Will your team travel for a wedding or event?
Of course! Our past events have taken us across the US - from Northern Michigan and Chicago, down to sunny Florida and North Carolina, and a handful in beautiful California and New Mexico. We will work with you throughout the planning/design process to come up with a plan that works best within your needs.
How does your team work leading up to, and on event days?
We have a skilled team of approximately 12 professionals that each have a specific role to play, however, are versatile enough to jump in as needed.
When you first inquire with us, you will talk with one of our coordinators who will set you up with a time to either meet or chat with Jenn and/or Amanda. Once you decide to book our services, our team of coordinators will work with you on design documents, inspirational images, proposal contracts, floorplans, etc. up until about one month prior to the big day. From there, we finalize all orders and schedule our staff for set-up and tear-down (floral/design only), or for full coordination.
Depending on the custom package you’ve selected for planning, you would have two lead planners with 1-2 assistants the entire day of the wedding, including rehearsal the night prior.
I already have a venue/catering coordinator - why would I need to hire a planner?
Generally, venue or catering coordinators are in charge of overseeing wedding details directly related to the venue and/or catering. It is not in their job description to assist you with timeline needs, confirming your vendors, running your rehearsals, overseeing set-up and tear-down on the wedding day, lining up your processional to go down the aisle, and maintain a strict schedule to ensure everything goes off without a hitch. Your venue coordinator may also be trying to juggle multiple weddings/events on the same weekend and is not able to devote the time you may need.
Bottom line - a venue/catering coordinator is there to serve the venue and food and beverage needs, a planner is there to serve you and all of your needs.
Will you take on any additional work the day of my wedding or event?
If you book Modern Day for full planning and design, we will not book any other events on your special day.
If you decide to book us just for floral or event design, we may book one other event that weekend depending on our designers’ and crew’s capabilities. Rest assured, this would never affect your experience and your Modern Day team on-site would take excellent care of you.
Is a full table rendering sample included if I book you for floral?
This is a service we love to provide to clients, however, it is not included complimentary when you book us. If this is something you would like to schedule, we would simply add a charge for the centerpiece cost to your proposal, included in your regular payments due.
How can I prepare for my consultation appointment with you?
Great question! We always recommend that our couples come prepared with inspirational images picked out, color scheme, and a general idea of budgetary needs. Of course, if you don’t have some of these areas fleshed out yet, we can help!