LUXURY WEDDING FLORAL DESIGN
Stress-free flower design for the nature-loving, garden-style, busy brides & grooms, so you can enjoy your big day without worrying about the details that will wow your guests!
Rooted in Montreal, but available for travel
LUXURY WEDDING FLORAL DESIGN
Stress-free flower design for the nature-loving, garden style, busy brides & grooms, so you can enjoy your day without worrying about the details
Rooted in Montreal, but available for travel.
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“I know how stressful planning a wedding is alone, and Caryn has helped me so much throughout the process when it came to any doubts I had about pulling everything together when it came to the decor. She also did my invitations and the printing for my guest gifts. Her pricing is very reasonable for the exceptional product and service delivered.”
“Caryn made me feel like everything was going to be ok even when I felt like it was out of control. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and I would recommend her to anyone and everyone who is thinking of planning a wedding. She is a superstar and really knows how do put on a spectacular event!!!”
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Amazing and helpful florist
Caryn is the best. She answered all of my questions and went back and forth with me. She understood my vision and could put it into place before I even could. Our flowers were absolutely incredible, and her pricing is very reasonable. Her deliveries were perfectly on time! Thank you so much Caryn for everything!!
Breath taking flowers for our wedding!
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Caryn on our elopement. She was on point with the inspirational photos I provided. The flowers were fresh and gorgeous! It truly made our day that much more special. Not only is Caryn a true professional but a delight to deal with. Her vision, style and professionalism makes your special occasion seamless and easy. Thank you so much Caryn for everything!!
Caryn understood exactly our vision and executed perfectly. Everything looked amazing!!! Above and beyond of how I had pictured everything would look like. It was a real pleasure to work with Caryn and her team. Lovely attitude, attention to detail and very professional!Thank you so much Caryn for everything!!
Exceptional from start to finish
Caryn was amazing!She was detail oriented. quick with responding and listed to our vision and planned something exceptional within our budget. We even added additional items after seeing the space the week of the wedding and she made it happen. We would highly recomend A timeless. Celebration for wedding big small Lill & Taylor
The roses at my wedding were the most beautiful i`ve ever seen. Thick, fresh english roses out of fairy tale, arranged in pure perfection. It was breathaking and exceed all our expectations. Absolutely gorgeous and flawless flower. Seriously. The conversation before were easy and light. effortless. I took all the flowers home after the day and tey still stayed beautiful for almost a week! I only have the highest Praise for timeless celebartion. Thank you so much.
My wedding planner/florist is definitely better the yours
I honestly think Caryn has super powers. I was freaking out because I didn’t know what to do. Surprisingly, she was not worried or stressed. She was able to book me a venue, find my caterer and rent everything we need to turn that venue into the most magical, whimsical and dreamy venue you can ever think of in less then 3 weeks. I will be forever grateful for you and for what you did for me and my husband! Thank you Caryn!
We take care of all the details so you can focus on the most important things!
Planning a Montreal wedding and looking for wedding flowers? You must have a ton of questions in regards to your wedding florals! No worries! Here we’ve laid out and broken down some useful information for you to help you get started!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HIRING A WEDDING FLORIST
How much do wedding flowers cost?
This is a very tough question to answer! Depending on your preferences, needs, style, wedding location and guest count, your wedding flowers cost will vary. For a 50-100 guest-wedding, our A Timeless Celebration couples typically spend an average of $8000-12,000+ on their entire Montreal wedding flowers from ceremony altar arrangements, pew markers to bridal party bouquets, reception floral centerpieces to wedding cake flowers and statement pieces for their welcome or place card table. That’s a lot to remember and take into consideration when putting together your floral budget, right? Not to worry, we have compiled a complete list of all wedding flower items at the bottom of this article for you to download and help you with planning your wedding flowers in Montreal.
How much is a bride's wedding flower bouquet?
Our average bride’s wedding flower bouquet in Montreal ranges from $350 to $600 depending on the flowers, wedding style, and complexity. We always create the bride’s flower bouquet first before arranging other floral pieces so that we can choose the best and most beautiful flowers out of the bunch. We often use more variety and more premium flowers just for the bride’s bouquet and less variety for her bridesmaids’ bouquets. Of course, this is because the bride's bouquet is the most important floral piece at the wedding!
Why do wedding flowers in Montreal cost so much?
A big part of your wedding flower budget goes towards the purchase of flowers. We only deal with the best flower wholesaler in Montreal who brings in the highest quality flowers with the best customer service. These flowers from our wholesaler are far better quality than what you would find at your local supermarkets as they’re grown especially to be used for events. We often have our clients and Montreal wedding planners come back to say that our flowers have lasted more than a week and even three or four weeks depending on how they have been arranged!
We place our floral orders in advance to avoid disappointment as much as possible. However, many factors do come into play from the local farms, or transportation/importation into Canada, to the weather, these factors are beyond our control and sometimes the desired flowers do not get to us. Flowers are flowers, they are perishable goods, sometimes they do arrive not exactly in the state we would like them to come. In this case, we have to replace them or find alternatives paying out of our pockets. These are also some of the reasons why we only work with a color palette for all weddings and not with specific flowers. We can give you an idea of the types of flowers we will be using but we do not promise specific flowers for your wedding.
Before we even receive your flowers from the flower wholesaler in Montreal, a few days in advance we prepare all your vessels, displays and decors to make sure they’re clean from previous use and in great condition for your wedding day.
When we receive the flowers from our floral supplier, we have to process them, take the leaves and thorns off, re-cut the stems, hydrate them and store them in our floral fridge so they can open appropriately and ready for our team to arrange them nicely for your wedding day. This whole process often takes two to three days before we deliver and setup for your wedding. Some floral designs and arrangements have to be arranged on the spot, which would also play into the cost of the wedding flowers and arrangements.
When it’s time for us to create your beautiful floral bouquets and arrangements, it takes time and patience. Once they are ready, our team takes care of transporting all the prettiness as safely as possible from our studio to your event locations. Depending on the complexity of your wedding flower design, bigger vehicles and more manpower might be needed to transport and setup everything for you. Once we arrive on location, we take care of setting up each arrangement and making sure they look absolutely gorgeous and picture-perfect for the camera and for all your guests to enjoy. The days and allotted time given by the wedding venues in Montreal will also play a factor in the cost of labour and how many staff we need to bring along to make everything happen on time for your guests’ arrival.
Once we deliver and setup your wedding, our job is not done yet! When your wedding is over, we return to the ceremony and wedding reception venues to clean up all that we have setup. We remove all the vessels and displays that you have rented from us to compliment your beautiful wedding flowers. We bring them back to our studio for cleaning, storage and ready for the next couple to enjoy.
We hope this gives you a better understanding of our flower preparation process and post-event processing. You might only see your wedding flowers for a few hours on your wedding day, but it actually takes a good few days to a week of preparations to make everything happen!
A false impression in regards to wedding flower costs we would also like to address is that often couples think that baby’s breath and greenery are inexpensive. While a stem of baby’s breath, for example, can be inexpensive to use as fillers in a bouquet you buy at the grocery store for your mom, can you imagine how many stems of baby’s breath you’d need to create a big dense ball of baby’s breath for your centerpieces? Some greenery such as salal can be inexpensive but some leaves such as eucalyptus actually cost a lot more than you would think.
How does the process of booking a florist work?
Start by putting together a list of florists you would like to meet with and read reviews of these florist to ensure they are reliable and reputable. It’s a good idea to ask for referrals from friends who have already gotten married. Your vendors can also recommend other professional florists they know in the industry. Some decorators, such as ourselves, offer both décor and floral design services. It is a good idea to have one vendor take care of both so you don’t have too many vendors to deal with and the design can be cohesive. Once you have a list of good florists put together, narrow down to two or three top choices you really want to meet with or request an online proposal from. Some couples ask if it is absolutely necessary for them to meet us in person or if we can work on their wedding design through email, especially for couples who are not from Montreal. The truth is that we book 75% of our couples through email exchanges and telephone conversations and we don’t see them until they’re in their beautiful wedding gowns and handsome suits! Often these couples hire us from outside of the province or country, Montreal is their destination wedding. We don’t think it is absolutely necessary to meet face-to-face (or even a video conference would do the trick) as long as you click with your florist, you would know right away through a couple of email exchanges or phone chat if they’re a right fit for you or not.
For the design process, each florist works differently. At A Timeless Celebration, we typically have our couples fill out a detailed form so we can collect all the necessary information and pictures needed to determine if we are available on your wedding day. Should we still be available for your wedding, we will put together a proposal with your wish list of flower and decor items you want to have for your wedding. This wish list may exceed your desired budget, but we will then discuss what is most important to you, what is it that you really want to have and we work on your wish list together to settle on a design and budget you’re most comfortable with. During the design process, couples may even request a consultation and design session at their wedding venue. Bonus tip: if you’re still looking for your perfect venue to host your wedding, we’ve a list of beautiful wedding venues in Montreal on our blog to help you out!
When should we hire a wedding florist?
Our couples typically book us a year, even two years in advance. But of course, if we’re still available on your wedding day, we can accommodate and help you with your wedding floral and décor designs at any stage during your wedding planning process. The quickest we’ve pulled together a wedding is 4 days! Our advice is to book a florist at the early stages of your wedding planning process because of the following reasons:
Wedding flowers can be a big chunk of your wedding budget so you would not want any surprises.
Professional wedding florists take on only a certain number of weddings and events a year in order to keep up with high their high quality of services and attention they give their couples and clients. If you love the work of a particular florist, book them early to avoid disappointment.
Just another big item checked off your to-do list! The closer you get to your wedding, the more details will come up that you haven’t thought about before, you would not want to be worrying about hunting down a good florist who is still available for your wedding one month prior to your big day. Although sometimes we do have situations like that, we try to accommodate the best we can.
What questions should I ask a Montreal wedding florist before hiring them?
When you reach out to a wedding florist, it is important to do some research on them beforehand so you’re not wasting your time. Often from their website portfolio and online reviews, you can easily tell how much experiences they have in the wedding industry. Here are some important questions to ask a wedding florist when deciding who to hire if you cannot seem to easily find the answer on their website:
- What is your floral style?
- Do you have a portfolio of weddings / events you have previously designed?
- Have you done similar style as what we want our wedding to look like?
- How many weddings do you take on a year?
- Do you have other weddings booked on my wedding weekend?
- Do you have other services such as rentals to compliment our flowers?
- What is the reservation process?
- Do you require a signed contract?
- Do you require a deposit and how much?
- What is your cancellation policy?
What are the most popular wedding flowers in Montreal?
Popular wedding flowers in Montreal depend on the season, style, the look and feel you’re going for. For an organic, natural and garden style wedding (which is our fave!), the most popular flowers we use are roses, spray roses, lisianthus, scabiosas, carnations, ranunculus, tulips, peonies, dahlias, sweet peas, anemones and succulents. We also use a variety of greenery, especially different types of eucalyptus leaves (silver dollar, seeded eucalyptus, parvifolia eucalyptus, etc). If you’re looking for a rustic style wedding, the most popular flowers we use are hydrangeas, double stocks, roses, daisies, baby’s breath and of course, mason jars, wood slabs, burlaps and laces to compliment the flowers and to add that rustic touch to them. For a luxury, modern venue wedding style, lots of hydrangeas and roses, calla lilies, orchids, carnations and dahlias are used to create those massive flower balls and arrangements paired with lots of candle lights.
The absolute newest trend in flowers is preserved and dried flowers and of course that includes fluffy pampas grass! You’ve all seen a lot of “eternal roses in a box”, but other preserved flowers such as bouquets, arrangements and centerpieces are not easy to come by in Montreal, or North America for that matter! But we do have the capacity to provide you with full service preserved flower arrangements if you wish to consider that as an option for your wedding. Your guests can have your centerpieces as keepsakes after your big day is all said and done! We are proud to be the original designer of eternal rose bouquets in Montreal and we cater to the public as well. Eternal roses in a bouquet are perfect as gifts for birthdays & anniversaries, thank yous & appreciation, home decor & home offices, baby & bridal showers, proms & graduations, congratulatory, baptisms & confirmations, Bar Mitzvah & Bat Mitzvah, housewarming & hostess gifts and the possibilities are endless!
Wedding flowers checklist
We know that planning a wedding is not an easy task, there are so many things to think about, it’s easy to forget the little details for your Big Day. We’ve created a flower checklist to help you, to make it easier and as stress-free as possible during this design process. You can download our Wedding Flower Checklist here on our blog.
GOT OTHER QUESTIONS?
Would you like to work with us but have some questions? Here are some FAQ’s for your reference. If you still have more questions, we invite you to reach out so that we can help you further!