our process

Beck&Forth Co. is design driven and tailors all event packages to each individual couple. No two events will be the same. We will sit down with you one-on-one to get a sense of you and your style and to discuss your big day in detail.

We love to consult on all the visual details of the event - from our floral expression, to the color of the of your linens or candles. Each of our designs is unique, and we pride ourselves on our dedication to creativity.

 

We are not a traditional florist, we do not follow recipes or itemize flower counts, floral varieties are designers choice, seasonally available and chosen for quality. We are not selling you a product, we are creating designs that will come together through the inspiration you provide us and the conversations we have while working with you.

Once your details and dates are submitted and approved, we will initially “meet” over email - asking a few questions to guide our follow-up phone call.  On the phone (or virtually!), we’ll dive into the details of your event and use these details to help us bring your vision to life. We’ll translate all that information into a mood board and itemized proposal. 

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Easy step-by-step

BOOKING PROCESS

So you’re getting married and have found your person and you’ve decided that Safflowers just may be your flower person—now what?

1.  Fill out the Wedding Flower Inquiry inquiry form.

2. We have a conversation over the phone or in person whichever is convenient for you. If we are a good fit, in other words, we get each other on style and budget, I gather all of the details from you and draw up a written proposal outlining what we’ve talked about and send it along with my wedding policy.

3.  Once you receive the written proposal, you have a 7 days to book your wedding with me and secure your date with a deposit.

If at any time you have a question or idea, I am always available for you. Your wedding holds a high priority for me throughout the planning process and it should feel easy for you.

4.  25 days before the day of your wedding, everything is double checked and your flowers are ordered. Your balance is due at this time.

Your flowers arrive super fresh mid week before your wedding. If you need to add a corsage, boutonniere or are in need of a few blooms for your hair-I can work that in last minute with ease-no stress.

The day of your wedding your flowers are delivered or are available for pick-up fully hydrated each piece labeled for handing out.

Now it’s time to celebrate, relax and enjoy every minute!""""""""""""""""""""""

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Step 1: complete the inquiry form below, it is important that we gather details about your big day so we can begin to form a plan that will match your vision!

step 2: our wedding/event coordinator will reach out to schedule a brief phone conversation to confirm additional details not included on the form, We will also answer initial questions and if necessary mark the calendar for our first meeting!

Step 3: comprehensive phone or *in-studio consultation with your lead designer to pour over every detail. It is here that we begin to create an overall vision for your wedding day decor and chat about everything from linens to unique candle holders & containers to make your vision come to life!

*in studio consultations will require a credit card to schedule. a $25 fee will be charged if you no-show or your appointment is not cancelled within 24 hours.

Step 4: Approx 1 week after our comprehensive meeting/phone consult we will provide you with a proposal and basic pricing for the items we discussed.

Step 5: put it on the calendar! this requires a save the date deposit and signed contract. We will continue to work with you to make changes and updates throughout the planning process...

if your needs do not meet our full service minimum of $5,000, we can explore a pickup option from our studio. the pickup option is best suited for weddings that only need personal flowers, i.e.: bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, etc…""""""""""

""""""""""""FULL SERVICE: Your lead designer and a team will be on site the day of your event overseeing every little detail that brings your vision for the BIG DAY to life! We will be corresponding with your venue, coordinator & photographer to coordinate the logistics for the day regarding floor plan, setup/pickup times, photo schedule, etc.... To ensure that your day is as stress-free and seamless as possible!"""""""""""

 
 
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our services

WEDDINGS | EVENTS | DECOR | FLORALS

We create cohesive creative weddings. We love to consult on all the visual details of the event - from our floral expression, to the color of the of your linens or candles. 

It takes a village. From initial consultation to proposal, design concept to planning, coordinating, floral & supply ordering, signage design and build, floral processing, floral design, supply and mechanic prep to inventory, rental/candle/prop preparation, studio and product cleaning, to delivery, build out, to event styling. Then to strike/ tear down to cleaning and restocking. It’s a major undertaking. Lots of long days and late nights, heavy lifting and sometimes stress.

 

It really does take a village to make each event happen let alone the everyday behind the scenes that leads up to these magical weddings. We excel in event design and production, seeing the bigger picture and giving our couples weddings their guests will talk about for years to come. We see our clients vision and we execute it. At Beck&Forth Co. we strive to exceed our clients expectations each and every time. I’m thankful for a team of people that believes in me, my company, and work so hard to deliver only the best for our #beckandforthco couples.

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frequently asked questions

Are you available for my wedding/event?

The best way to inquire about availability is to fill our our Event Inquiry contact form HERE

How do I set up a event consultation?

Consultations are by appointment only and are booked once we ensure our availability for your event. We do not offer walk-in appointments. Please fill out the Event Inquiry contact form in advance with the details of your event (see event inquiry link above) so that we can confirm availability prior to setting up a meeting.

 

Beck & Forth Co. currently features both in-person or phone/video consultations for local or out of town clients.

What type of events do you service?

Beck&Forth Co. styles both intimate and grand affairs. These may include weddings, showers, corporate events, outdoor fêtes, dinner parties & more. 

Do you have a minimum spend?​

Yes, the Beck&Forth Co. onsite event styling minimum is $6,000.

What is an average spend on wedding flowers?

Each wedding is so different that a true ‘average’ doesn’t really exist, however, most couples spend between $4,000 - $10,000 on their flowers for a 100+ guest wedding. Generally speaking, 10-15% of your overall wedding budget is a good range. Allow 20-30% if you are wanting flowers to be a major feature. 

Other influencing factors include floral seasonality, the size of your bridal party, guest table numbers and venue bump in/out rules will impact your budget. When comparing quote it's really important to understand if your comparing similar products, quality of finished product, and skill level of the florist you are hiring. 

Read more about wedding floral budget expectations and realities in our blog post HERE

When should I begin the process of planning my wedding flowers?

We recommend reaching out no earlier than 9-12 months prior to your wedding date. In order to begin the process, there must be a confirmed date, secured venue and approximate guest count. While there is no limit to how late you can reach out about wedding flowers, keep in mind that our availability is first come, first serve, and all proposals must be finalized at least one month prior to the wedding date.

When should I begin the process of planning my event flowers?

We recommend reaching out 1-6 months prior to your event date for all non-wedding events. If your timeline is shorter, we are more than happy to discuss last-minute events. Keep in mind that our availability is first come, first serve and will depend on the size of the event and type of items needed.

Do you have packages or a price list?

We don’t offer packages as all of our weddings are tailored to my couples needs. We  feel this gives you better value for money and more control. As there are so many factors that can influence pricing we feel it is misleading to give you a list of prices that may not reflect your final spend. We will work closely with you to ensure we are respectful to your proposed budget.

How much does delivery/set up cost?

Your custom proposal will show an all-inclusive delivery/installation/breakdown fee. This cost is calculated based on a number of factors, including number/type of items, delivery location, number of team members needed on site, etc.

Do you do site visits?

Over the years we have done weddings at most of WNY's beautiful venues so we know them all pretty well. If you are holding your celebration in a private residence or a venue we haven’t seen, we will usually schedule a site visit either with you or alone. If you are wanting something logistically challenging, we may also need to meet with the venue manager.

What happens on the day? Do you set everything up?

Normally your bouquets and other personal flowers will be delivered first off, allowing your photographer time to get images and so that we are out of the way when all the important wedding prep stuff is going on! Then the team deliver and set up all of the flowers and candles at your ceremony and reception ensuring everything looks perfect. Where necessary, we use our discretion to ensure that everything from tablecloths to toilets look as they should. I do not offer a ‘drop and run’ as part of my service, I care too deeply about the end result to leave this to anyone else.

My Aunt/Cousin/Sister wants to do some of the flowers. Is this ok?

In my experience this rarely works well which is why it is part of my terms to be the only florist engaged on the day. It saves any last minute dramas, tears and anxiety (for me AND you!)

What happens to the flowers after the wedding?

You and your guests are free to take the flowers home to enjoy! Any hired items are to be left at the venue for collection unless otherwise contracted. For installations and other big feature pieces I normally get my couples to supply a handful of buckets that I will fill with ‘the best of what’s left’ for you to collect and enjoy! Anything left at pack-down must be disposed of as venues do not want anything left behind. We work all these details out at your final meetings

What’s the deal with vases, candles etc.? Can we hire from you or do we need to supply our own?

 

Our clients get exclusive use of our inventory as part of their booking so there is no need to supply your own, unless you are wanting something specific that we do not stock, or you want to gift the entire centerpiece including the vessel at the end of the reception. These are all details we will discuss in your consultation.

How much does delivery/set up cost?

Your custom proposal will show an all-inclusive delivery/installation/breakdown fee. This cost is calculated based on a number of factors, including number/type of items, delivery location, number of team members needed on site, etc.

Are there any example photos I can take a look at?

All available example photos are accessible here on our website under the Features & Reviews tab as well as on our Instagram!