Do you do single arrangements for birthdays, special occasions, or funerals?
We don’t do single arrangements for specific occasions, as we are not a traditional retail florist. However, our Little Black Boxes could serve as thoughtful gift for any occasion. Each box is full of the most beautiful seasonally available blooms and is handmade to order. So, you know you will be getting a beautiful and memorable gift for your favorite flower lover!
Do you have a minimum for events?
Yes, our minimum for full service weddings is $4,000 (before tax) for any event within one hour of Pittsburgh, PA. For any wedding outside that radius, our minimum is $5,000 (before tax). For any other type of event our minimum is $500.
How much will my flowers cost?
Every wedding is unique and the price of your flowers will depend on the type of flowers, the season, and the amount of flowers that you need.
To give you an idea of what each item could possibly cost, most of our arrangements fall within the following ranges:
Bridal Bouquet: $125-400
Bridesmaid Bouquets: $80-200 each
Corsages: $30-55 each
Boutonnieres: $13-20 each
Altar Flowers: $90-400 each
Pew Decorations: $15-100 each
Centerpieces: $50-500 each
Cake Flowers: $50-300 each
As you can see, there is a huge range. This can be narrowed down at our first consultation, after which you will receive a detailed quote.
As a guideline, we recommend 10-20% of your overall wedding budget for your floral cost. It helps to have a specific budget in mind prior to our consultation so we can guide you to the appropriate flowers for your budget.
We provide an unparalleled level of personal service throughout the planning process and we pride ourselves in using the highest quality products available. Our brides and grooms come to us because they are looking for a stylish, luxurious wedding with no hassles. The overall look of the event is extremely important to them.
How far in advance do I need to book your services?
Mocha Rose usually books anywhere from six months to one year from the date of the event. If you have your heart set on using our services, we recommend booking sooner rather than later, as our event calendar fills up quickly. We are able to book weddings up to two years in advance. We are also able to take on smaller events with less notice (ideally, at least 2 weeks), so if you are in need of flowers for a birthday party, shower, corporate event, etc. let us know!
What do I need to do to reserve your services for my event?
Once you have your initial consultation and receive your proposal, to book Mocha Rose for your event we will need a retainer of 30% of the quoted total and a signed contract from you. A copy of our floral contract will be provided at the end of the proposal document.
Can I see samples of arrangements before my event?
Yes! We can provide mock ups of any arrangements you would like to see. These will be available at your final meeting and need to be booked 2 weeks prior to the meeting so we can get the right flowers. Mock ups will be 50% of the final cost of the arrangement if you have already booked our services. If you wish to see a mock up without a contract and retainer, they will be 100% of the final cost.
What will happen to the flowers after my event?
If you prefer to keep them after the event, please let us know. Otherwise, we can donate as many flowers as you would like to Centerpieces 4 Seniors, an organization dedicated to providing warmth and vitality to local nursing homes by reusing floral from events and weddings. Anything left over will be disposed of after the event, during its tear down.
But it pains us to see your flowers meet such an end! Why not purchase smaller vases that your guests can take home with them? Not only do they make the perfect wedding favors but you can also help us reduce post-event waste. If you aren’t into purchasing vases, that’s okay! The flowers still make a perfect gift, albeit a bit more messy as we will have to collect all rental vases.