AN INTERVIEW WITH LINDA
Q: How long have you been doing weddings and flowers?
A: I have been designing with silk flowers most of my entire life. I decided to advance to the next level, that being working with fresh flowers, in 2006 when the company I worked for decided to close its doors. So, at that point I decided it was time to take classes, which I did for a year and earned my floral design license in 2007. Then in 2008 I launched Outstanding Occasions after working at 4 different floral & event shops to gain experience.
Q: What sets you apart from other floral & event designers?
A: The fact that I am a perfectionist, and want things “just so”, I believe is a quality that most brides are looking for when it comes to their special day. I am going to take extra special care when it comes to your event, because I too care that your event comes together flawlessly. I take pride in my work and I feel your wedding or event should be a fun time, and I am there for my clients to ensure that it is.
Q: Flowers and overall design can be expensive, is this something we will be able to afford?
A: Most brides and grooms don’t know how much to budget when it comes to their wedding flowers. For this reason, I provide a complimentary consultation to come together with a custom proposal outlining the items you need, and the cost involved in them. There is a wide range of flowers and options when it comes to flowers, if you are concerned with budget; the best option is to share with me what your budget is, and I will then create some great ideas to suite your needs. For overall clients, there are a variety of packages to suite your needs as well. Upon speaking with me, we can discuss the options available to make sure your event comes together beautifully.
Q: Who do you work best with?
A: I feel I work best with clients looking for help in tying together their overall look, and those with a particular theme in mind for their event. Those needing floral designs, unique ideas and concepts they have not seen before, and that are custom tailored to their event.
A: No I don't but I will soon be accepting Pay Pal as well as checks and cash. I will absolutely work out payment plans as well. It is different for each client, and that is something we can discuss as we get your contract together.
Q: Do I need to sign a contract with you?
A: Yes, after your consultation, a formal contract will follow allowing you to reserve your date. Then once you return the signed contract and your non-refundable $150 retainer fee, your date will be secured. The balance of your event must be paid in full 3 weeks prior to the actual event.
Q: Will you do a mock up for me?
A: I will be happy to do one for you after you have signed your contract.
Q: What services do you offer?
A: The details and décor of an event has a huge impact on the overall look that you are trying to achieve. For this reason, I offer floral design packages coupled with overall themed design packages. In addition to flowers I also offer rentals, balloon bouquets, themed candy tables, fabric and lighting and much more to make your event outstanding!
Q: What do I need to bring to the complimentary consultation?
A: So as to assist you better, please provide the following information with you: Event Type, Event Location, Venue, Color Preferences, Dress Swatches, Guest Estimates, Date of Event, along with any ideas and items you would like incorporated into your event design.
Q: How do we start the process of hiring Outstanding Occasions?
A: It is best to schedule that complimentary consultation 6-9 months before your event. At this time we will answer any additional questions not covered on here and get a formal proposal together for your specific needs. So, just e-mail me email@example.com or call (330) 590-0127 to set up a time to get together. I am looking forward it!