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September 12, 2022
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2023 Floral V Designs Budgeting Guide

Image above by Cassidy Alaine Photography at The Meshewa House with KMC Weddings and Events The following price list is provided here for you to give an idea of starting and average pricing.  Remember Floral V Designs is a full service florist and we have no “packages”, all designs are custom to your budget and vision. *Like everything it seems these days, the fallout of Covid has forced farms + wholesalers across the world to raise prices significantly, which have been passed down to us.  Trust us when we say that our entire industry is hoping we see these increases and product shortages settle down and balance in the upcoming years. We have always and will always design with attention to detail and a mindful heart, no matter the budget.   Image above by Odessa James Photography at The Meshewa House in Cincinnati, Ohio with KMC Weddings and Events Bridal bouquets average $250-$395 Maids bouquets range $75-$175 Boutonnieres range $15-20ea Flower crowns range $75-$275 Wrist and Pin on Corsages – $35-45 Altar/Ceremony Arrangements start at $350-$750+ depending on design Arch Arrangements start at $275-$3500+ depending on the design Aisle/pew decorations/bouquets average $30-$75 Tall floral centerpieces average $300-$875+ Low floral centerpieces typically range $100-$375+ Elevated + Custom Installs – these vary greatly, but we see them starting around $1250 and go up from there, typically falling in a $2500-$4500 ranges (depending on the size of install, of course!) Hanging instillations start at $2500-$10,000+ and will also include a professional hanging instillation team ranging from an additional $750-$1500 (licensed and bonded/insured instillation company outside of Floral V Designs) Non floral/Candle centerpieces start at $45 Labor + Design – referring to set-up, Flipping the room/transitioning decor from ceremony to reception and post-event tear down along with general labor costs involved in prepping for […]
August 29, 2022

To us its more than just flowers!

Photography by Sarah Babcock Studio – The Dayton Arcade – Nuage Linens – Table Top by Prime Time Party Rental – KMC Weddings If wedding flowers are a top priority for your wedding day, you’ll want to hire an event florist who specializes in wedding work. There are different types of florists with different areas of expertise. Your local flower shop can design bouquets and centerpieces for you, but they probably don’t offer the extensive rental selection a wedding florist does.  Elaborate custom pieces probably aren’t an option. The type of florist you’ll want to work with depends completely on your vision for your wedding flowers! At Floral V Designs, weddings are our passion, and our team has years of experience creating custom designs to reflect our couples. Cady, Lauren or Kim sit down with each potential client to discuss their wedding day wish-list, priorities, and budget. We will create a proposal specifically tailored to that couple. The proposal is just the beginning, however: weddings are productions that require a great deal of time, skill and effort to bring a couple’s vision to life!   Photography by Sarah Babcock Studio – Draping by Unlimited Events – Dayton Arcade Design and Planning by KMC Weddings When you hire an event florist, you’re investing in a product and a service. It all starts with consultations, crafting custom proposals, sketching concepts.  From there we answer questions and changes throughout the planning process. Next we design and set the wedding, flip the ceremony, and tear down the event.  As you see there is a lot of time and skill that goes into making a wedding event! Many wedding florists, like Floral V Designs, are actually floral and event designers. This means we are often involved with the overall design of a wedding, and not […]
July 27, 2022

We just signed our contract. Now what do we do?

  This is the worst part… the wait for the big day! Feel free to reach out as you continue planing to make adjustments, or to just get advice on different aspects of the day. We have been a part of thousands of weddings and are happy to help you figure out what might work best for you! We will also check in periodically to touch base on outstanding design elements like cake flowers or escort card displays, and if you’re working with a planner we will be in contact with them throughout the process.  By the way – we love planners! SO…when you hire a planner, please keep us in the loop! About 2 months before the wedding things really kick into high gear!  Kristin will check in to make sure their haven’t been any major changes to your guest count and see if you need a final details meeting with our owner Cady.  Cady will go over any last minute additions like styling blooms or additional centerpieces before confirming your wedding flowers. You’ll also get a “Final Details” email from Kristin 30 days before where she will confirm logistics for the day, triple check your wedding party numbers (you won’t believe how many times clients add a bridesmaid and forget to tell us!) and tie up any loose ends. In the weeks leading up to the wedding we’ll also be working with your venue and other vendors to schedule timing and generally make sure all the little details are taken care of on our end.
July 12, 2022
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Im Engaged & Looking for a wedding florist!

  Photography by Odessa James Photography – The Meshewa House at Turner Farm – Design by KMC Weddings If you’re here, you’re likely ready and want to reserve Floral V Designs for your big day.  Well lets start out by saying CONGRATULATIONS!! Even if you have your wedding date picked out, you might not be quite ready to dive head first into the design process. It’s important that you give yourself some time to research and get inspired during the early planning process.  Choose your venue, pick out the dresses, start Pinning images that inspire you. Photography by Amanda Donaho On average, most of our clients book with us 6 months to one year out from their wedding date. That said, we have some couples who book more than a year out, and others who reach out 3 months from the big day. But don’t wait to reach out to your top choice vendors. Especially if you’re getting married during peak wedding season( May, June, Sept, Oct), since most are only able to accommodate a few weddings per weekend! Before you reach out, it’s helpful to have your venue selected and booked, since the location determines so many factors of the day (style and color palette, guest count, etc). Planning reception flowers and décor without a venue is like decorating a house you haven’t bought yet. The couch might not fit and the colors could be all wrong! If you’d like to chat flowers before you book your venue, we are happy too!  Just keep in mind that it will be a more general conversation and things might change once you settle on a space.   Photography by Odessa James Photography – The Meshewa House at Turner Farm – Design by KMC Weddings   Once you have your venue, the […]
May 5, 2022

Seasonal Spring Flowers and Sunshine at Derby Lane Estate

Happy 1 year Anniversary to Zack and Kim!!! What could be better than a spring wedding, full of sunshine, at one of the most sunning venues with a pond? Nothing! Kim and Zack were able to spread the love (and sunshine) at Derby Lane Estate with their beautiful spring flowers. Kim is the lead floral designer at Floral V Designs, and her wedding flowers were something dreams were made of.  She was able to showcase her amazing, in season-spring florals through all the personal bouquets, but also through three wedding arches and reception decor. These wedding arches created the perfect backdrop for their May wedding.  Thanks to Lost and Found Event Rentals for custom making these for us!!!   A bonus was being able to repurpose the flowers on a bridge over the water( a fabulous idea from the photographer), creating an amazing image for the Bride and Groom. Every detail was planned perfectly, even down to the spring palate of dress colors that of course matched the amazing flower choices.. Let’s be real, who doesn’t love a bright spring flowers with sunshine? Congratulations to Kim and Zack, what a perfect day you two created! Photographer: Sarah Babcock Flowers: Floral V Designs  
March 14, 2022

Lainy & Blake : A Classic Black & White Wedding at The Hilton Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati Ohio

A classic black and white wedding, held in the “Hall of Mirrors” on a perfect January day? It was everything Lainy and Blake could have asked for and more. They were looking for an elegant and timeless look for their wedding day and boy did they get it! The Hilton Cincy Netherland Plaza created the backdrop for their classic black and white wedding. Between the beautiful tall floral centerpieces and the gold candelabras, we were truly able to bring their dreams to life. The cream and champaign colored flowers created a timeless look to the entire “art-deco” ballroom. The room was filled with gold candles, to help tie the elegance together! Glamorous dresses and beautiful bouquets helped bring the elegance to a whole new level. And let’s not forget about their 6-tier cake covered in over 200 flowers as well, a statement people will surely not forget! Lainy carried a beautiful brides bouquet of mixed white open roses and garden roses, a classic design for sure! Lainy and Blake, congratulations on your wedding day, it was truly timeless! Photography by Lindsey Logeman  
December 9, 2021
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Beautiful October 2021 Steam Plant Wedding

We loved this amazing wedding at The Steam Plant in Dayton, Ohio photographed by The Carrs!
November 19, 2021
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Meredith, David, & Lox at Canopy Creek Farm

Meredith and David were able to focus on their love under a beautiful wooden arch adorned with fall-colored florals and pampas grass, at Canopy Creek Farm. Their love was shared by their family and friends; but the special guest was their dog, Lox. Lox was able to celebrate the fall colors by having his collar adorned in flowers of his own!  Their centerpieces were lovely short pieces which matched the ones on the cake. Who doesn’t love a pop of color as seasons change at a beautiful barn venue? Photography by Brook Townsend Photography Venue: Canopy Creek Farm         Each photo is able to showcase Meredith and David’s special day and shows off their beautiful flowers throughout their special day. Shown are how we are able to incorporate flowers on a ceremony arch, a cake, through centerpieces in a variety of ways, and even with a beloved pet. Each way is just another unique way in which a couple can show their love throughout their big day.
July 8, 2021
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Resin flower preservation now available!

Have you ever thought about what you would like to do with your flowers AFTER your wedding or event?  Check out our sister company Floral Preservation and Designs newest offerings.  These amazing hand made resin artworks are made with patience and love.  Interested in more information?  Text 937-709-9117 and we are happy to help!       Candle Votive 8×8 hexagon cube 10 x10x3 resin cube 6x6x3 resin cube Trio of ring holders.  Only sold in a set of three. 12x9x3 inch resin cube