Out of The Ordinary Weddings
At Goldfinch we pride ourselves in delivering weddings that are as distinctive and unique as you. Our Out Of The Ordinary (OFTO) weddings deliver a bespoke service to our couples who are looking for something fresh and unique - we of course provide your flowers but can also offer a full styling service, working with fantastic local and national suppliers to bring your dreams to life.
What we offer:
• Custom Quotes
• Mood boards and colour palettes to create clear visuals
• Bespoke installation and centrepiece designs to fit exactly what you need and visual drawings where needed.
• Hiring, styling and sourcing of items to create your bespoke look
• As much email communication as you need PLUS two free consultations (one at the beginning and again a couple of months before your wedding)
• Full priority service from Jen on the day of your wedding, meaning that we only take one Bespoke wedding on each day.
• Full set up, stress free service on the day - everything delivered and set up exactly where you need it. PLUS we can stay and move things on your behalf after your ceremony.
• Full clear down & disposal service following your wedding.
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OUT OF THE ORDINARY FLOWERS FOR OUT OF THE ORDINARY FOLK
Goldfinch is proud to produce amazing weddings for our amazing couples. We believe that love is love and that everybody regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender or religion has the right to celebrate in their own unique way.
What To Expect
NEXT 2 - 4 WEEKS
Lets Chat! We will schedule in a free consultation with you on Zoom or face to face at our studio. This is an opportunity for you to share all of your flowery dreams for your wedding. During this conversation we will give you a ball park figure shortly afterwards so you can decide if you would like to move forward with us. Once your deposit is paid then I will move forward with creating your bespoke proposal and designs.
WEEK OF THE WEDDING
Your flowers will arrive at the studio and they will be carefully tended to before being made into your custom arrangements
2 - 3 MONTHS BEFORE
We will take another meeting, either on zoom or at the venue where we can walk through the plans and finalise numbers. At this point we will finalise your bespoke designs (if you are having any) and if there are any amendments needed to the quoted price.
DAY OF THE WEDDING
The Goldfinch team arrives at your wedding with a van full of flowers and sets up, ensuring that every detail is taken care of, leaving you to focus on getting married!
ONE MONTH BEFORE
We will send over your final invoice and quote and behind the scenes we will be selecting the best flowers for your big day, booking in our florist witches (our magical freelancers) and making sure we have all additional items ordered.
AFTER THE WEDDING
The following day we are back on site to clear away the arrangements (leaving behind any flowers you want to keep), leaving you to enjoy your first morning as a married couple.
Let's not be pen-pals, let's chat!
Let's get the ball rolling on your wedding flowers by booking in a quick FREE 30 minute consultation with the founder of Goldfinch, Jennifer Owen. Its fine if you don't know yet what you need or which service will be best for you, but during the chat we can start to establish this to create your quote. Please read my blog 'What to bring to my wedding consultation' to get more information. Don't like talking? Then fill out the contact form or drop an email to email@example.com
1 / Do you have a minimum spend for a Bespoke Goldfinch Wedding?
Yes for our bespoke weddings we request the following minimum spends:
Weddings within 50 miles of our Studio - £1600
Weddings over 50 miles away - £2500
Please check out our wedding Edit if these minimums are not possible for you.
2 / Do you charge for delivery and set up?
Yes, delivery is charged at £0.60 per mile from our studio to the furthest point we need to travel for your wedding and back again.
We charge a flat 20% on top of your arrangement fees to cover design and admin time and all of the people that we will needed to create your wedding, and this will include time for moving arrangements if required. For really big do's then there might be an additional charge to cover van hire etc.
3 / Do you offer a clear down / break down service and can we keep the flowers?
Yes we offer a breakdown service which is a minimum of 5% of your subtotal and covers milage back to the venue, time on site removing and breaking down arrangements, disposal fees and time spent cleaning hired items. This is increased to a minimum of 10% if the venue requires clearing down before 9am the following day.
Yes, you are very welcome to keep any arrangements that you like provided we get any vessels back (unless we have made agreements for you to keep the vessles beforehand)
4 / What should I bring to my consultation?
Its a great idea to have an idea of the following before we have our chat:
- What elements you need (wearables etc)
- What elements you would like (Arches and installations)
- Your budget
- Any images of arrangements that you have seen and love (Pinterest board for example)
I don't expect you to know all the answers at this stage or what flowers are in season on your wedding day - this is why we are having this chat! Check out my blog post on wedding consultations to find out more.
5 / My Aunt is great at flower arranging - can she do the centrepieces?
Ah, this is such a tricky one. In our contract we have it specified that all flowers at your event (real, dried or faux) must be purchased through us. This is to ensure that there is no confusion over who did what, that the design style is consistent and to uphold our brand identity. It is also to avoid loss of earnings.
This is not always set in stone, and we will make exceptions (some cathedrals do not allow external florists for instance) so we ask that you are open and honest with us so we are aware before turning up and finding someone elses work in place. Please note that we do not have this policy for our Menu weddings.
6 / Do you hire items / offer styling?
Yes we do! We have a great selection of vessels, stands urns etc for your flowers to be arranged in and hire of these items is included in the cost of the flowers. We also have other items such as gift card boxes and candle holders that can be hired alongside our flowers. We can also help with styling your day (or put you in touch with an awesome stylist) to make sure that all of the finishing touches coordinate beautifully.
7 / Why should I choose the bespoke service?
In truth all of our weddings are somewhat bespoke, as no two are ever exactly the same. However with our Out Of The Ordinary weddings we offer two free consultations, detailed proposal, colour palettes, moodboards, custom designs and drawings and bespoke styling schemes. We will also spend time researching and finding exactly the right look for your flowers and any required styling items to compliment. The first consultation is free to find out what you need and we offer a second a couple of months before your wedding to go through the finer details and to really make sure that we are capturing the right look for the day.
In short, you tell us your dream and we make it happen.
8 / Will my quote change after agreement?
We try really hard to not adjust our quotes once given by adding a bit of an inflation buffer, however the market for flowers is very volatile (think of a crazy auction where anything goes and no one knows how much they will have to pay each day) and we simply cannot guarantee that the price we quote one year will be the price we will have to charge the next. Your final quote will be confirmed before you pay your final invoice, we will endeavour to get this to you after our final catch up, and if there are changes expected then we will discuss with you at the final consultation.
9 / Sounds great! Can we see a price list?
We don't have a price list for OOTO Weddings as each one is bespoke. You can get an idea of our pricing of basic items through the Wedding Flower menu, but bare in mind that a bespoke wedding may vary from this pricing (it can be little less depending on your requirements).