Entering into the wedding planning process can be daunting as it’s something that often you have no experience in and haven’t dealt with before. With all of our clients we guide them throughout the whole process and make them feel comfortable, giving experienced advice throughout.
Below we’ve answered our most frequently asked questions for any couples that haven’t booked us yet and are curious about how things work. If any questions have not been answered below then please do get in touch with us, we’re always open to anything you might like to know before starting the design process.
Who are you and what do you do?
Ruth & Emma – Directors at Supernova Wedding Design & Flowers We are a wedding & event design team with in house florists creating luxury bespoke weddings and events.
How do we get in touch with you to design our wedding?
There are many ways to reach us; email, via our website and phone call We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
When should I get in touch with you?
Our availability changes daily so we really recommend you get in touch with us as soon as you are ready to book your wedding decor and flowers. Most clients book 2 years in advance and our diary is filling fast for 2024.
How much do you cost?
We provide decor and flowers of all sizes, and the cost really depends on the design. Clients spend from £5000 with us during peak Saturday’s in the summer months.
What can be achieved with a bigger budget?
Equally, what if I’m really restricted in terms of spending, what can my stylist do to maximise the budget I have? Bigger budgets allow you to have a fully styled design and all the attention to details that will amaze your guests and create the perfect setting for all these wonderful memories. If you have a limited budget then focus on your bridal flowers and centrepieces as these will make the biggest impact to your day. You can always add other items if more budget becomes available.
Can we request something to be made for us?
We have an amazing supplier list of creative designers and trusted wholesalers. Any bespoke items or ideas we don’t already have are professionally designed and created for us. We design a lot of bespoke table centrepieces in house, which we create for the client to see when they visit our studio.
What are the must have items we should book?
1. 100% top of the list is floor length table linen. It’s the one thing that is often overlooked and you absolutely must have floor length linen. Venues do offer linen but as it’s not a main priority this is most likely not the right size or fit for your tables so always check this for a flawless look on your day.
2. Chiavari Chairs look amazing in every set up and we have the largest stock in Scotland with white, black, silver, gold, mahogany, lime wash and exclusively in
acrylic, with every colour of seat pad. We also stock dior and ghost chairs and a whole range of other chair options.
3. Tabletop details such as glass charger plates & candles. Our design team will guide you with ideas and show you options and ideas, which work well practically and with your chosen theme.
4. Bespoke backdrops. Depending on your venue focus on your top table if you are having one and what is in view behind it. Or your ceremony backdrop, consider how everything will look in your photographs and make a real feature of it to frame your vows, cake or to create a fun selfie area for your guests, post ceremony.
5. A statement piece should feature in the day as a focal point and a great backdrop to your photos. We promise you won’t regret this investment!
What types of flowers can affect the price and why?
Seasonally flower costs and availability change throughout the season. Weddings near Valentines Day for example, specific flowers/colours are much more costly. A statement display of purely roses will make the cost increase so we are on hand to make suggestions for alternatives to suit budget if required.
Using seasonal flowers mean they are at their absolute best at the time you get married, we’ve years of experience so can make suggestions if your much loved Peony for example isn’t in season.
What do couples do with their flowers after the big day?
Our brides love to give them onto family and friends at the end of the big day to have at home and enjoy for a few more days.
What about insurance?
What would happen if something got damaged or lost? We encourage every client from the initial meeting to take out wedding insurance. This not only covers them for any loss or damage with us but with all their suppliers but also for other unplanned for elements which can affect plans.
How does the delivery/set up/collection work?
The logistics team will liaise with the venue directly around 2 weeks in advance to arrange access times for set up. We bring our kit and our style team to set up working to a schedule, which ensures we are all set up and ready to go for your guests arriving. If we need to stay to move any ceremony items to reception or re set the room, we factor that into our installation fee for you. Our breakdown & collection team return first thing to collect and pack up everything and leave you to your celebrations.
If we want to supply our own décor items, how do you ensure they blend seamlessly with those we are hiring from you?
We request details and instructions for any additional decor items the couple wish to add in advance to ensure everything works perfectly together.
Do any of your props work better in certain types of venues/for certain themes?
Each venue is unique and having dressed the majority of them over the last 15 years we are great at guiding couples with what works well and where. What lends itself well in one space might not work in another, which is why it’s worth speaking with our expert design team.
Venues with high ceilings or marquees for example always require a lot of height in the decoration - tall table centrepieces and fairy lighting the ceiling will draw the eyes up and fill the space appropriately.