FAQs

  1. How do I setup a consultation and will it cost me anything?
  2. What should I bring to when I have my wedding consultation?
  3. How long will a consultation usually last?
  4. Will you come to me or do I need to come to you?
  5. What if I am only available after hours?
  6. Will Pam's Ribbons & Roses work within my budget?
  7. Do I need to know my budget?
  8. So, how much should I plan for a flower budget?
  9. What if I can't afford that much?
  10. What can be done to help me stretch my ceremony and reception budget?
  11. Do you have any rental items?
  12. Do you do special order flowers for events other than weddings?
  13. Do you have references?
  14. How far in advance should I order my wedding flowers?
  15. What do I need to do to book with Pam's Ribbons & Roses?
  16. What if I need to visit with some other florists, just for comparison?
  17. What is the best way to take care of a flower arrangement?
  18. Who is supposed to pay for the wedding flowers?
  19. What are the delivery costs?
  20. Where is Pam's Ribbons & Roses located?

 1. How do I setup a consultation and will it cost me anything? 

Just give us a call and we will be happy to setup an appointment. We do not charge for wedding consultations, but we do ask that you come prepared so that we have the most comprehensive consultation possible in the time that we meet.

2. What should I bring to when I have my wedding consultation?

The more information you can provide, the better we will be prepared to offer creative suggestions. We want to create a spectacular and memorable event for you. Anything you can bring will be beneficial. Pictures that depict what you have in mind are extremely helpful. Bring a photo of your dress and a sample of the fabric, as well as, swatches and photos of the bridesmaids' dresses, if you have them. Also, think about what style of wedding you want. If you are not sure, we can offer suggestions based on your wedding plans so far. It is also helpful to know how many people will be in your wedding party, as well as how many family members will be receiving boutonnieres or corsages. We feel it is easier to plan your wedding flowers after you have selected your dresses and your location(s) for your wedding.

3. How long will a consultation usually last?

If you already have some great ideas about what you want, plan to be in and out in about an hour.

4. Will you come to me or do I need to come to you?

Because it would be difficult for us to pack up all of our books, magazines, pictures and samples to show you, we recommend that you come to us. This way everything is at your fingertips and you have an opportunity to see all that we have to offer.

5. What if I am only available after hours?

Since we schedule by appointment only, it allows us to be flexible with appointment times and see you in the evening if needed. The only days not available for appointments are Sundays and we are often times not available on Saturdays because of scheduled weddings.

6. Will Pam's Ribbons & Roses work within my budget?

Yes, we have mastered that skill! It is best to be honest about your budget on the initial consultation so that we know what to recommend. By taking your budget into consideration from the very beginning of the planning process, we can give you the best advice on how to place the flowers for maximum effect and what types of flowers will be the best value to achieve your desired look.

7. Do I need to know my budget?

We need to know what you want to spend on flowers, so you should know what your budget is or at least have a ballpark idea. It would be a waste of your time and ours to sell you something you do not need or cannot afford. By researching every aspect of your wedding you will not be in for sticker shock.

8. So, how much should I plan for a flower budget?

A good rule of thumb is to plan to spend 10% of your overall wedding budget on wedding floral and décor.

9. What if I can't afford that much?

That's ok too... We have worked with "minimal" budgets to "the sky is the limit" budgets. Either way, we will come up with creative solutions to get the most for your money.

10. What can be done to help me stretch my ceremony and reception budget?

Besides suggesting specific types of flowers that will work within your budget, we can offer helpful suggestions as to what flowers might be used at both the ceremony and reception. For example: altar designs can flank the buffet or cake table, bridesmaids' bouquets can be placed on tables, etc... We have many creative ideas and ways to make the most use of your budget and flowers.

11. Do you have any rental items?

We have a number of rental items available for rent that can add a lot of style to your wedding while keeping your costs down.

12. Do you do special order flowers for events other than weddings?

Yes, we also do a lot of party events and flowers for bridesmaid's luncheons, rehearsal dinners and some corporate functions.

13. Do you have references?

Absolutely! You can find many of the thank you letters we have received under the testimonials section, as well as a list of major companies that we have done work for. We have more available upon request should you need more.

14. How far in advance should I order my wedding flowers?

Flowers are one of the most important aspects of your wedding day. They set the mood and tone for the event and will be remembered for years to come. We, like many florists, can accept only a set number of weddings on a given day, so it is important to contact us well in advance to begin planning. A good rule of thumb is to contact us at least six months in advance. However, if your wedding is going to be an exceptionally elaborate event, take place during peak wedding season or fall on a holiday, then six months to a year is not too soon to contact us. This will allow us to begin looking for any props or specialty items you might need. Wedding flowers can be highly specific and colors often have to be very precise, so we need advance notice to place flower orders.

15. What do I need to do to book with Pam's Ribbons & Roses?

If you would like us to do the flowers for you, we would require a deposit of 50% based on the estimate we give you at the end of your consultation. You can book with us at the end of your consultation or you can call us as soon as you have made your decision.

16. What if I need to visit with some other florists, just for comparison?

We strongly advise that but we suggest that you tell the florists you are gathering estimates rather than making an appointment for a consultation. Be prepared with a detailed list of your floral needs. The florist will be able to give a rough estimate without a lengthy meeting. If you are gathering ideas and then comparisons, it is best to inform the florist of your intentions.

17. What is the best way to take care of a flower arrangement?

If the flowers are in a container with floral foam, be certain the container is full of water every day. The water should be treated with floral food. Using your finger, feel under the greens for a place where water can be added. Or you can pour water slowly into the center of the arrangement, keeping a finger in the container to gauge the water level.

18. Who is supposed to pay for the wedding flowers?

Although there are no longer any hard and fast rules about who pays for what in a wedding, tradition dictates that the groom pays for the bride's bouquet, boutonnieres for groomsmen and/or ushers and for the fathers and corsages for the mothers. If grandparents are present, the groom pays for boutonnieres and corsages for them as well. The bride's family pays for all reception and church flowers, bridesmaid bouquets, and flower girl flowers. Traditionally, the groom's family pays for the rehearsal dinner and for any flower arrangements they decide to have there.

19. What are the delivery costs?

The delivery fee is a percentage based on the total event cost and services employed. Additional service charges are applied for deliveries out of the designated delivery area.

20. Where is Pam's Ribbons & Roses located?

Pam's Ribbons & Roses is located in Fort Worth but we service the entire Dallas/Fort Worth area.