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Other than services and flowers, what other GOODS are available through Salt Harbor?
Salt Harbor Designs was formed around flowers and design, so we provide all the flowers for our events. We also prefer to provide the day-of paper, but we are open to working with DIY clients or clients who have another print source. We also have a large inventory of décor pieces (lanterns, lighting, furniture, pillows, trunks, vases, chargers, etc.) Contact us for more information.
What additional costs will I have to pay in addition to your service fees?
Our event design and planning fees cover the coordination, design, and implementation of all elements. These fees do not include the cost of goods. For example, our event design fee includes the design of the day-of paper items (menu cards, escort cards, programs, etc), the labor to order and put them together, but it does not include the cost of paper and printing.
What is the average cost for the cost of goods when I book you for event design?
The cost will depend on the types of materials you choose to include in your event. Flowers and paper can differ drastically in price from one option to the next. We have a $4000 minimum for the cost of goods that we provide through Salt Harbor. This can include anything that we provide from flowers to paper items, candles, lanterns, and custom décor items like signage. We try very hard to work with your budget on these, and we send you estimates throughout the planning process so you are aware of costs. We can also send you a general sample estimate upon request.
When I am provided an estimate for goods, am I locked into that estimate?
No. When you contract with Salt Harbor for Event Design or Full Planning, you are locked into that service. You are also required to spend at least $4000 on flowers/ paper/ décor. But all other costs are flexible up until a month before the wedding.
If I hire you for planning and/or design, will you work with other florists?
No. We provide all of our flowers in house and do not work with other florists.
If I hire you for flowers, will you work with other designers/ planners?
We will consider working with other planners on a case-by-case basis. We do not work with other event designers, as flowers are such an integral part of the overall design. The most cohesive events result when the floral designer and event designer are one in the same.
Do I have to use your preferred vendors?
Only for flowers, tents, and power. We provide our flowers in house and do not work with other florists. We also require that you work with our preferred tent and lighting/ power vendors because these are items that could potentially create a disaster if done improperly. Other than these vendors, you are not required to work with our preferred vendors. However, we highly encourage that you use those on our preferred vendor list. They are the vendors that we work with the most, and whom we know are legitimate and high quality service providers. The best thing a planner can do for you is to help you assemble the right team. Choosing the right vendors from the beginning will save you time, money, and heartache in the end. To get our preferred vendor list, please contact us.