Each week the Venia team meets with multiple prospective clients. While setting up the consultation, one of the most common questions is how should I prepare or what information do I need for the session? The previous is a great question, and I will share with you some of the basics to make for a successful session.
First and foremost, you are not expected to know all the answers and have a detailed plan of how you want your wedding design and flowers to look. Nor should you feel like you are a horrible bride and or groom for not having a plan already in place. I will let you in on a little secret. Only a small number of our clients arrive for the initial consultation with a detailed plan for their wedding. For that matter, most of our clients have just a general idea or plan for the wedding.
I will let you in on another secret. Whether you have a detailed plan or no plan at all we can help you design and plan the perfect day. Even if you are all over the map with too many ideas, we can help you hone in on the final solution that makes your wedding special. The good news is that we prepare for all types of couples, and we love the process of helping people down the aisle.
Our first client consultation is a very detailed process. We will ask you a series of questions during the session to help us understand your needs and wants. Be prepared to spend a minimum of an hour and a half with us. To assist you in preparing for the meeting we suggest you do a few things in preparation; for a non-complicated and stress-free consultation.
Enjoy the moment. Don't allow stress to take away your fun. Let us do the worrying for you. The wedding planning process should be fun and not stressful. If the process is stressful, you are doing something wrong. Understand that we are the experts and we do this every day and have team members with over 20 years of experience to help you with the design and implementation of the plan.
Pinterest is an excellent tool for obtaining ideas for your wedding. If you don't currently use Pinterest, I suggest you sign up if only for your wedding. Grooms, this means you too. We promise we will not tell your male friends. The truth is, Pinterest has some pretty cool "manly" stuff on it. Besides, Pinterest has thousands of floral and wedding decoration ideas as well. Pin as much in your board as you can of what you like an what you don't want. Don't worry if the picture is not exactly what you are looking for in a design. At your consultation, you can tell us what it was about the image that you liked, loved and didn't like. Don't worry about trying to come up with a plan or a solution. Use Pinterest as your inspiration board and a point of reference. We review your Pinterest Board(s) before the consultation to help up prepare our notes for any additional ideas and suggestions. Now here is the critical part, a few days before your meeting with Venia:
If you have pictures that are not on Pinterest, please share them as well. You can email them to us a few days before the meeting.
What if you don't have a Pinterest Board and cannot have it done before the meeting? No worries, enjoy the moment and we will help you get where you need and want to be.
If you have some of the details of your wedding completed be prepared to share the information with our team members, here are some examples of the questions we will ask and remember if you don't know the answer that is okay and recognize we are here to help.
Your wedding and the time leading up to your wedding should be fun and one of your fondest memories. That is why it is critical to select the best vendor partners for the journey. We have multiple team members with over 20 years' experience in design and planning on our team. Those team members are excited to meet with you and help plan your big day. We are genuinely looking forward to meeting with you and crafting the plan that is the start of your new life together.
About the author
Frank Royal is a co-founder of Venia Floral and Event Design, Entrepreneur, and 25-year veteran of the Customer Service Industry. Frank has been a Senior Executive and CEO of multiple leading Business Process Outsourcing companies.
About the company
Venia Floral and Event Design provide planning, floral design, event decor, and styling for weddings, corporate events, event productions, and special occasions in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metro area as well as destinations throughout North America.
Venia Flowers is a locally owned, operated and an award-winning florist. Venia Flowers strives to combine creative and logistical forces to plan and create enchanting floral designs and event styling.
We provide full-service planning, consulting, floral and design with a truly artistic flare. Our goal is to ensure your event is distinctive, stylish, and memorable. We pride ourselves on our attentiveness to our clients' needs and our ability to transform your vision for your event into reality!