Frequently Asked Questions

When Should I Book a Florist2024-02-19T04:46:06+00:00

Fall is the most popular time of year for weddings, so the earlier you book (especially October) the better. Larger weddings with lots of floral details require 6-12 months advance booking; smaller weddings can book later. We can rush to plan your wedding flowers (emergencies happen!), but generally we like to book a minimum of 2-3 months ahead to give some time for sourcing the best blooms. The best advice we can offer is book the florist earlier in the process; waiting until you’ve booked your other vendors means that you’ve got less budget to work with. We suggest booking the florist right after you book your venue.

How much should we expect to budget for flowers?2024-02-19T04:46:52+00:00

Costs are dependent on the vision, location, and other logistical demands to successfully install your wedding flowers. Generally, a couple can expect to spend a minimum of 12-15% (or more) of their total wedding budget on flowers. On average, most of our clients with regular floral needs (no tall centerpieces, huge guest counts, or major ceremony installations) tend to run between $3,500 – $5,500 depending on the type of service they choose, while full service weddings with larger guest counts or more complicated setups typically run between $6,000 and higher.

Do you provide services for non-traditional weddings?2024-02-19T04:47:28+00:00

Laughing Earth Flowers provides wedding floral design services for all faiths and communities. Let us know how we can create something beautiful for your wedding!

Why does LEF not take weddings on major holidays, Mother’s or Valentine’s Days?2024-02-19T04:48:14+00:00

There are two reasons why we avoid those dates. First, there are so many flowers cut during this time, and often the farms harvest the blooms too early to keep up with demand, and therefore tend to be of lower quality. Secondly, wholesalers mark up approx. 2 weeks prior to major floral holidays, so we would have to pass on that price increase to our clients, putting many blooms completely out of reach.

How do we book LEF for our wedding or event?2024-02-19T04:48:51+00:00

Completion of your first payment & signing of the agreement reserves your date on our calendar. We don’t book more than one wedding per week so we’re able to give our undivided attention to your event.

When should I make an appointment to discuss wedding flowers?2017-10-10T03:10:50+00:00

That depends on when your wedding is happening. If your wedding is scheduled during prime wedding months of April – June, or October – December, then we recommend you schedule the consultation at least 6-8 months in advance. We also recommend scheduling the consultation after you’ve chosen your color scheme, venue, and attendants’ attire, so you have a starting place to begin discussing which flowers will best fit your theme.  

What is your service area?2017-10-10T03:11:33+00:00

Our primary service area is Denton, TX and surrounding area – approximately 75 miles. Weddings and events beyond 75 miles (Destination Weddings) are subject to a minimum budget to be determined according to size, travel distance, and possible lodging requirements.

What should we expect to pay for wedding flowers?2017-10-10T03:12:13+00:00

We understand that each couple has a personal and unique vision for their wedding. There are a lot of options when it comes to flowers, and prices vary widely depending on what type of flowers you want and how many items you’re looking for. Once we have the information about your particular wedding needs, we’ll be happy to tell you what it will cost.

Do you provide flowers for events besides weddings?2017-10-10T03:13:28+00:00

Yes! We love designing for corporate events, luncheons, or any occasion where flowers would add the perfect finishing touch. We will be happy to meet with you at your place of business to discuss your event and any floral needs you may have.

Do you offer other décor items in addition to flowers?2017-10-10T03:14:35+00:00

Yes! Laughing Earth Flowers is happy to offer a wide variety of rental décor items such as lanterns, mirrors, decorative fabrics (for use with floral décor, we don’t supply items like table linens or chair covers), pillars, and several styles of candle holders, vases, and urns.

What do I have to do to secure my wedding or corporate event date on your calendar?2017-10-10T03:15:50+00:00

Completion of your first payment & signing of the agreement will serve to reserve your date on our calendar.

Can I pay in installments?2017-10-10T03:16:40+00:00

Yes, we will be happy to create a schedule for payments. Exactly how many payments you make will depend on the amount of time you have before your wedding or corporate event, and we do require that the flowers be paid in full no later than 30 days prior to your event date.

Do you charge for consultations?2017-10-10T03:17:25+00:00

There is no charge for the basic consultations. Generally speaking this includes one meeting in the months before the wedding/event and possibly one follow-up meeting closer to the event date. However, while we almost never do this, Laughing Earth Flowers does reserve the right to charge for additional consultations resulting from any major changes from the initial proposal, or if additional meetings are needed to plan more complicated floral installations. Rates will be determined based on level of complication and time necessary for successful completion of the project.

Who should I bring with me to my consultations?2017-10-10T03:18:19+00:00

It is our experience that bringing too many people to the consultation tends to be unproductive. Too many individuals all giving you friendly advice can cause undue stress and confusion. Laughing Earth Flowers recommends that you bring only one other person, especially the person responsible for paying for the flowers so they have a good idea about what will be involved with the décor and can ask questions as they arise during the conversation.

What should I expect at the consultation?2017-10-10T03:19:33+00:00

Prior to your appointment you will receive a brief questionnaire about your wedding/event needs.  If time allows, please e-mail the completed form at least a few days before the consultation, along with any photos or inspiration pictures that illustrate the style you think you would like to incorporate into the overall designs. You should plan on about 1 – 2 hours for the meeting. 

How does green floral foam damage the environment?2024-02-22T02:00:26+00:00

Our company has been foam-free for several years, opting to use alternative, compostable mechanics instead. Green floral foam is a single-use plastic that breaks into micro plastics in the landfill, polluting our soil and water supply, which eventually ends up on our dinner plates after it has been injested by animals in the water and on up the food chain.

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