Frequently Asked Questions
so you're a mother-daughter team?
That's right! Cherie (mom) lives in Marietta, GA, and Meredith (daughter) lives in Atlanta. We love working together and log a lot of cell phone minutes discussing flower business. We both create the paper flowers in our respective home-based studios; Cherie heads up our Giving Initiative, and Meredith handles our marketing, website, and social media. We have a lot of fun, except when Meredith gets bossy... Wonder where she might get that from. ;)
What kind of paper do you use?
We use crepe paper, which starts out with a scrunched up texture and can be stretched to form and sculpt flower petals. While there are several weights of crepe, we mainly use 180 gm. We purchase most of our crepe from Carte Fini, and we also use some from Paper Mart, Castle in the Air, and Lia Griffith.
How do you price your flowers?
Our hand-crafted paper flowers are generally priced by the stem.
Our Signature Collection stems are $18 each.
Semi-custom blooms (i.e. types of flowers in our collection, but in a color not listed in our collection) start at $20 each.
Fully custom blooms (i.e. types of flowers that are not in our collection at all) start at $22 each.
Can you tell me more about custom orders?
We are happy to take custom orders and special requests. See question above for stem pricing.
For non-bridal orders that include semi or fully custom blooms, there is a $150 stem minimum plus a $30 design fee and shipping. If you're interested in a semi-custom or fully custom order, contact us about what you have in mind -- we'd be delighted to work with you!
Payment in full is required before we will begin working on a custom order (bridal or otherwise), and coupon codes do not apply to custom orders. Please note that custom orders are typically ready to ship within 1-3 months; bridal orders typically require at least a 3-month lead time. Please ask for a time estimate when you place your custom order. Custom orders are not returnable or refundable.
WHat about BRIDAL ORDERS?
Paper flowers are a gorgeous and lasting option for wedding bouquets and bridal parties, and they can double as your bridesmaids' gifts! We price everything by the stem (see above). There is a $250 stem minimum for bridal orders, plus shipping and a $30 design fee for any orders including semi of fully custom stems. Learn more.
Can you create a paper replica of my Wedding bouquet?
Yes! This is one of our favorite kinds of custom work. We've written more about how that works here.
Do you do Oversized flowers?
Sometimes! We make crops of oversized stems on a limited edition basis. If we're not offering them now, check back for future editions. Oversized blooms on stems start at $30 each. We also used to create oversized flat-backed wall flora, but we are no longer offering those at this time.
How long is your production time?
We try to keep a small inventory of Signature and Seasonal Collection blooms on hand, but actual inventory depends on current order volume and our calendar. That said, our current official production time is 2 weeks for our standard bouquet listings (non-custom orders), which means we will have your blooms finished and ready to ship out within 2 weeks of when you place your order. We usually batch and ship out orders once a week. If we happen to have all of the blooms for your order on hand and can ship in an earlier batch, we will.
Our production time for custom orders is typically 1-3 months (and 3+ months for bridal orders).
How does shipping work?
When your order is complete, we carefully pack your flowers to protect them en route. We ship via 2-3 Day USPS Priority Mail, and you will receive tracking information in an automatic notification email when your order is completed. Please refer to our Policies for further details on shipment and current order fulfillment times. We only ship within the United States.
I'm in Atlanta. can I pick up my order in person?
If you're in the Atlanta area and would prefer to pick up your order rather than have it shipped, we’d be happy to arrange for a local pickup. More details here.
I'd like to shop in person. Do you have a retail shop?
We do not have a brick and mortar store and instead handle the majority of our sales here, through our online shop. That said, we occasionally do pop-ups in the Atlanta area (usually around Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and the winter holidays) and will travel for indie makers' markets from time to time. Check out our events page to see where you can find us next!
do you teach workshops or sell tutorials?
We are so blessed and thankful that you guys keep us super busy! That said, we are not focusing on workshops or tutorials at this time. There are some great ones out there, so we encourage you to start playing and experimenting!
I want to sell your blooms in my Retail shop. Do you offer wholesale pricing?
First of all, thank you for your enthusiasm and kindness! Unfortunately we do not do wholesale or consignment based sales.