Included in the booking fee is the time your florist spends consulting, brainstorming, creating an estimate and an order workup.
Also included is the time spent finding flowers and products and then placing orders. Growers and wholesalers that take better care of and provide better products will increase the costliness of the final product.
The flowers you choose greatly affect the price. Exotic, out-of-season flowers will cost more than readily available and easy-to-grow blooms.
Droughts, natural disasters and other weather anomalies affect the bottom line.
Before your arrangements can be beautifully displayed, the florist must clean containers, remove stickers, and prepare for design.
The stems must be cleaned, flowers hydrated and examined for quality.
The time it takes to plan a design and to create the arrangements.
This is often included if within a certain distance, but may involve an extra fee.