FAQ's

Décor Hire

Do you hire decor outside the Western Cape?

We are based in Somerset West, Cape town. We only hire our décor to areas in and around the Western Cape and not to any other provinces due to damages that may be incurred during transports.

Do you sale your décor?

All our décor pieces are for hire only and not to sale.

How long does it take to receive a quote?

Once you have placed your enquiry, you will receive a quote within 1-2 working days.

Do you deliver and how much is it?

We do offer delivery services at an additional cost based on the distance to and from the venue specified. Kindly ask us to include delivery on your quote.

When can I come collect my decor?

Your items can be collected from our studio the Thursday before your event and must be returned on the Monday.

Are you open on Public Holidays?

Unfortunately, we are closed on Public Holidays; however we are open on selected Saturdays from 9am-12pm. Please call ahead to double check.

How much do you have in stock?

All items are subject to availability, so we require your function date as well as the quantities to be able to quote accurately.

Wedding Styling

  1. Why is it important to have a Wedding Stylist?

We at Blooming Wonderful, realize how overwhelming it can be once you are engaged and we help steer brides in the right direction when it comes to their ideal wedding theme, colours and elements. We get numerous “Pinterest Brides” who confess to us how confused they are and that’s where we come in. We focus on all the new and ‘on trend’ styles that are surfacing in the industry and advise brides accordingly, without forcing our ideas on any bride. Each wedding is a beautiful celebration, that should portray each happy couple’s love story.

  1. What types of weddings do you organize at Blooming Wedding and of which size?

No event or wedding is too big or too small for us here at Blooming Wonderful. Whether you have a more intimate wedding with minimalistic décor and flowers or an extravagant wedding, we will be there every step of the way!

  1. What makes your styling services different than other stylists?

We can honestly say that we have immense amounts of passion when it comes to your special day! From the start of your quote straight through to the last detail.

  1. How early should I start planning for my wedding?

The sooner the better! We suggest anything from a year to about three months before your date.

  1. What type of packages do you offer when it comes to wedding styling?
  • Premium Styling: With this option, we organise and plan everything to do with décor and florals for your wedding day. We do the setting up, styling and breakdown so you can relax and enjoy without any worries.
  • Pre-Styling: This package includes a consult at our studio as well as a mockup table. You then come and collect all the décor items and florals to set up and breakdown on your own.
  • Style it Yourself: We can advise and create a look for your wedding, but you can style your own wedding on the day as well as breakdown. You can also simply hire décor items from us if you’d prefer.
  1. How soon can we organize a mockup?

About a month before the wedding. This is because, most of the flowers will be in season for the mockup that we will be using during the wedding. We recommend doing a mockup so you have a clear idea of how everything will look on the day.

  1. What venues are you affiliated with or have worked at before?

Just to name a few: Landtscap, Laurent, Cavalli, Webersburg, Waterkloof, Vrede n Lust, Molenvliet, Tokara, Groenrivier, Winery Road Forest and Highberry Estate.

  1. What is the process of booking our wedding date with you?
  1. You can either email info@bloomingwonderful.co.za or weddings@bloomingwonderful.co.za . A questionnaire needs to be completed either over email or over a cup of coffee during a consult.
  2. Once you receive a quote and give a thumbs up, we require a 50% deposit to secure your wedding date.
  3. A mockup table can then be scheduled (at an extra cost) at our studio with all the required décor items. The last few changes can be made at this stage.
  4. When it comes to the day of your wedding, we will be there bright and early to set up and style. Breakdown usually takes place on the Monday after wedding.
  1. Why do we have to pay a labour fees?

The day before the wedding, on the day and the day after is extremely important. Clients usually underestimate the amount of work that goes into planning and styling a wedding. A lot of parties are involved, and we have a big team on the day, each adding their input into making your special day memorable.

  1. What is a reasonable budget for wedding décor, florals and styling?

The norm for a Blooming Wonderful wedding is R30 000 and above. Factors that need to be considered are labour, transport, time and seasonal availability of florals.

  1. If we make use of your styling services, should we use your décor?

Definitely! When we start getting creative, we take into account all the florals that work well with our vases and décor.

Stationery

How long do you need for stationery before our wedding?

Save the dates: We recommend Save the Date’s if you are a super-planner a year or more in advance or if you have a lot of guests overseas. This is a nice way to help your guest with their planning arrangements, as well as give them a taste of what’s to come.

Invitations: Invitations are normally sent out to your guests at least 3-6 months before the day. This will help you to plan a stress-free wedding. We suggest making your RSVP date 1-2 months before, so you can start putting together your final numbers for all your service providers.

On the day: We like to start with designs at least 1-2 months before the wedding. However, you can secure your date way sooner, so you know we have scheduled you in our calendar.

What do you need to get started with the designs?

Once you are happy with your quote, we require a 50% deposit and your stationery wording typed up all in 1 word doc. This helps us to easily copy and paste to get started with the designs.

What is the difference between a set-up fee and a design fee?

If you already have your own designs and only require printing or production from us, then a small set-up fee is charged for our time to set up the printing/production files.

A design fee is more expensive, as it includes 3 drafts of custom designed mock-ups to which you can make changes to. Additional fees apply if you require more than 3 design drafts.

What is included in the design draft?

A design draft consists of a presentation file with all your stationery designs digitally mocked up to give you a good idea of how the stationery will look once it’s been printed.

Can I see a sample of my stationery?

Yes sure! We can do samples at an additional cost of R150 per sample. This cost is absorbed if there are no changes to be made to the samples.

What is your minimum quantity per stationery item?

A minimum of 20 per item.

How long do you need for design?

Once we have received your deposit and wording, please allow 3-4 working days before you receive your 1st draft from us. We try to get your designs to you as soon as possible, but we do have a busy schedule. If you have a tight deadline, please inform our designer and she will try to accommodate you.

How long do you need for production?

Once your designs are approved, please allow 7-14 working days for production. This gives us enough time to order the right papers & supplies. Keep in mind, we are usually working on 3 or more jobs a week. We appreciate your patience.

What happens if I need designs last minute?

Unfortunately, we can’t always accommodate last minute jobs. We recommend getting in contact with us at least 1 month before the date. However, in some cases, we can add a rush order fee to ensure your job is pushed to the front of our production schedule.