FAQ


We recommend scheduling your appointment at least six months to a year before the date, provided your venue is finalized and the gowns or event theme have been chosen.
We proudly service the following Delaware facilities as the approved and preferred floral designer:

Our growing list of celebrations at other venues include:

  • DELAWARE – DuPont Country Club, Wilmington Country Club, Greenville Country Club, Bellevue Hall, Congregation Beth Shalom, University and Whist Club, Hockessin Memorial Hall, Congregation Beth Emeth, Winterthur, Rockwood Park & Carriage House,  Brantwyn Mansion, Hotel DuPont, The Brandywine Country Club, Sheraton Wilmington South
  • PENNSYLVANIA – Drexelbrook, Ballroom at the Ben, Merion Tribute House, Radnor Hotel, Downtown Club, Springfield Country Club, Merion Cricket Club, Union League, Park Hyatt, Horticulture Center, Appleford, Academy of Music, Lowes Hotel, Kimmel Center, Springhaven Country Club, Valley Forge Military Academy, Franklin Institute, Ballroom at the Phoenix, The Old Mill, Four Seasons, Overbrook Golf Club, 30th Street Station, Philadelphia Country Club, Racquet Club, RiverCrest Golf Club, Academy of Fine Arts, Hyatt @ Penn’s Landing, Society Hill Sheraton, Independence Visitor’s Center, Waterworks, Convention Center Marriott, The Ritz Carlton, Crystal Tea Room, Rittenhouse Hotel, The Westin, Penn Oaks Country Club, Arnimink Golf Club,
  • NEW JERSEY – Lucien’s Manor, The Mansion

How do I schedule an appointment?

  •  2013 marks a new beginning for Celebrations Design Group. After nearly 15 years as Delaware’s premier special events florist, serving a widely diverse range of clients, CDG will now be focusing on those clients who are looking to hire one vendor for all their floral and décor needs. In order to maximize our creative expertise, CDG wants to provide the flowers and décor for your entire wedding – personals, ceremony and reception.A minimum investment of $2000 per event will be required. As the wedding industry has changed dramatically over the past few years, we have found the need to protect our creative ingenuity. We are focusing our energies on clients who prefer our design esthetic and appreciate the creativity, professionalism and expertise we have proven over the past 13 years. Understandably some clients will not be prepared to meet this investment level and we appreciate their consideration and wish them all the best in their wedding planning.While this is a departure from our previous business model, it has become apparent that in order to stay in business and not become another wedding industry statistic, we need to make this change. We believe our clients who truly respect CDG for its unique creativity will benefit from this approach.

I understand CDG’s new guidelines, what should I do now to move forward?

  •  Please complete the “Contact Us” form on the website and we will contact you by phone to schedule a consultation.   Ideally your consultation should be 6 – 12 months prior to your wedding.  Gowns, color choices and theme should be chosen before meeting in order to prepare comprehensive design collaboration.   In order to protect our creative inventiveness and originality, a non-refundable retainer of $500 will be required at the initial consultation and will be applied to your final balance.  We understand that some may find this unconventional; we have found that many couples have taken our ideas to shop for less expensive vendors or implemented them on their own.  Our uniqueness is our trademark in the industry and in order to stay in business, we need to protect our “product”.

Will I receive written details of the design?

  •  Yes, a comprehensive invoice will be emailed along with an Agreement of Services within a few weeks of your consultation.  The initial plan is flexible and modifications are expected.  An experienced consultant will be assigned to you to assist you in the planning process.   Additional consultations with Tom will be scheduled on a case-by-case basis.

My venue provides the flowers for the guest tables., can I still use Celebrations Design Group?

  •  Yes, provided you are committed to the $2000 investment.  Additional reception décor can be provided such as lighting, special effects, linens, etc.  Some venues allow their clients to receive a credit for the centerpieces and opt out of using the in-house florist.  We would be happy to provide the centerpieces in those scenarios.

My church won’t allow rose petals and I have a flower girl. What can I do?

  • We have several options for the youngest member of the bridal party. Our floral pomander is very popular as well as our signature princess wand.

How do I know what flowers are in season? What if I want a flower that is out of season?

  • After 30 years in the floral industry, Tom knows the market and its evolution in global procurement. He works closely with our growers and wholesalers to find the best values – locally and internationally. Many flowers are available even if they aren’t in season locally – some at very competitive prices. However, even with increased technology, favorable international trade and air travel, some flowers just may not be available year round.

Do you provide samples?

  • Yes. Samples can be provided. For themed events, bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs we can also provide artistic sketches to give a physical model of your idea.

Is Tom the only designer?

  • No, Tom is frequently heard saying, ” I can’t do it all myself!” The Design Group is comprised of a team of consultants, senior and junior designers as well as installers/decorators, each of who contribute their own individual areas of expertise.

Can I pay with a credit card?

  • We do not accept credit cards. Rather, we put all the value into your flowers and décor, assuring that you get the best value for your dollar.

What are your contract requirements?

  • You will receive a detailed document of your floral décor and design within a few weeks of meeting with Tom. Thirty days prior to the event, 50% of the estimated final balance is due with the remaining balance and final table count due in the PA office two weeks before the event.  Please keep in mind we do not accept any form of electronic payment (credit or debit, Paypal or transfers) – personal checks, certified or cashiers checks or money orders, only.

 

 

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