Wedding Appraisal FAQ
Why do I need an estimate before I go to the florist/ event designer?
A: This independent subjective assessment enables you to evaluate and compare all the other estimates you receive. For example, when you buy a house, you want to know what the value of the home is before you make an offer, so WA works the same way - we provide you an independent estimate before you chose your florist.
How is the pricing/ appraisal determined?
A: Our comprehensive database software allows us to stay current with wedding decor costs. Our design consultants evaluate each item on the list by counting flowers and supplies, entering them into the system, whereas the software creates the customized PDF estimate. In case a product is not yet in the inventory; the consultant will conduct the necessary research for pricing and availability to generate the most accurate assessment.
Do you offer phone consultations? If you have any questions would anyone call me before the appraisal is completed?
A: Two of our Appraisal Packages offer a phone consultation. If some information is missing from your Premium Appraisal form, we will contact you within 48 hours either by email or phone.
Isn't it important to meet with a designer in person to convey my thoughts and inspiration?
A: Meeting with your local florist or decorator is essential. However, all estimates are based on your inspirational images and questionnaire that you fill out whether you do it in person or online. So, there is no need to meet with a designer, before you get an independent estimate. If you feel more comfortable to talk to the designer in person first, choose one of the Appraisal Packages and we will be happy to assist you.
How do I know that your estimate is accurate for my area/ city?
A: Allow that flowers are coming from the same sources all over the world; there could be a slight difference in local markets. We survey local pricing and availability before we complete any appraisal. We use the standard formulas common for event décor estimation, and it should work for every florist, decorator or stylist. However, every business has a right to establish their own pricing, which we don’t have any control over.
What if my local florist will not honor WA appraisal?
A: We have certified florists and decorators in our network that will happily assist you and accept our appraisal in case your local florist does not.
After I receive my appraisal, do you have any vendors you recommend that will offer the services according to the estimated pricing?
A: If you don’t have anyone particular in mind or cannot find a vendor honoring our appraisal, please let us know, and we will refer you to our elite group of event professionals.