Why do you need a wedding flower consultation?
This is simply an informal chat to get to know each other and offer you the opportunity to ask questions and look at our wedding portfolio. We will discuss ideas in detail and can offer guidance on pricing plus suggest alternatives if something you really want is unavailable due to seasonal supply restrictions. From this meeting we will be able to provide you with a more accurate quote for your wedding designs.
How long is a wedding flower consultation?
Our first meeting will last approximately 45 minutes to an hour.
How much do I need to pay as a deposit?
We require a 10% deposit to hold your date.
Is there a fee for the wedding consultation?
Courts do not charge for wedding flower consultations.
Why choose a professional florist for your wedding flowers?
Fresh flowers will create such a special feel to your day. A florist brings expertise and experience and will most likely have dressed your venue many times before. We regularly work at the Lawn, Cromwell Manor, Gosfield Hall, Borham House, Heddingham Castle and Apton Hall amongst other places. This knowledge is invaluable as is our wider network of fellow wedding professionals. If we cannot accommodate your date, we can direct you to an alternative local florist with a similar level of expertise. We also get to work with many different cake suppliers, chauffeur companies and wedding hair and make-up experts and can offer suggestions here too. Likewise, we will liaise on the day and in the week before with the venue, wedding planners and cake suppliers if they are using flowers to ensure everything runs smoothly. This means you can relax knowing that everything will be taken care of, including any unexpected surprises on the day. That’s’ what we are here for.
When do I pay the remainder?
Final numbers need to be locked in four weeks before the wedding day itself. We take full payment at this point.
We got married on Thursday 24th October and cannot thank all the staff enough for our amazing flowers! They were stunning and even better than we had visualised! Thank you again Gill and the team!
Gilly and courts of Rayleigh did our wedding back in September, we aimed for a classic barn wedding with a rustic feel. Two words. Absolutely stunning. Throughout the planning Gill was able to guide us in the right directions, in terms of types of flowers, colours and what we would be likely to expect on the day. The attention to detail that Gilly and her team provided was reflected through out the whole day. From the table centres to the button holes and even adding a very personal touch to my bridal bouquet, which a family member asked her to add. All of our guests couldn’t stop commenting about the floristry, and the flowers latest for a very long time after. Of which our guests who received a table centre or a thank you bouquet was very pleased about. We cannot recommend enough. Fantastic team, shop and floristry.
From our first meeting we were very impressed with the quality of the flowers and the knowledge and experience of all at Courts. They understood what we wanted and adapted our ideas to what they knew would be stunning. The whole process went extremely smoothly, we had great communication throughout. Courts of Rayleigh are definitely a higher end florist, however they have delivered as promised and we could not be happier.
Beautiful flowers from Courts of Rayleigh for my wedding earlier this year. Communication was great from the start and Gill was able to create amazing bouquets and arrangements despite me not knowing anything about flowers! Guests commented how beautiful they all looked and they stayed fresh for so long after the big day! Highly recommend!
My husband and I used Courts of Rayleigh for our wedding October 2019. We could not have been happier with the flowers - they looked absolutely beautiful. I had a picture in my head of how I wanted to the flowers to look on our day and with the little "flower knowledge" I had Gill was able to miraculously interpret my dream into a reality. The service throughout and was brilliant and the team were very patient with a pair who wanted a continuous update months leading up to the wedding (haha). On the day of the wedding the team came to the venue to set up, went to the grooms house, went on the to church and dropped off my flowers and the bridal flowers explaining who's is who's etc all very flawlessly. We will definitely recommend courts of Rayleigh.
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