Wedding Planning Tools & Tips

Top Ten Wedding Planning Tips 

Don't feel like you are in this alone! We're here to help bring your wedding flower dreams to life and that means you don't need to have it all figured out. Give us a general vision and we'll run with it. 

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Weddings are supposed to be fun! It's about you and your fiance and the love you're bringing, so if you're starting to get overwhelmed, then start simplifying in the areas you can. 

Simplify Where you Can


Be open about your floral budget so we can help you make the best decisions with the most impact for your wedding day. We're happy to talk through what elements are worth the investment and which ones to ditch. Don't know a good budget? Check out our calculator below. 

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Flowers are the perfect way to create an impact for your wedding that makes it feel elevated. Don't be afraid to use floral designs as a way to bring your vision to life through unique color palettes and textural ingredients 

Think Outside of the Box


There are no rules, especially when it comes to wedding flowers. Write down what is most important for you both instead on focusing on what you should do. 

Forget the Rules


Working with real flowers means we are at the mercy of Mother Nature, which means some flowers aren't available in certain seasons. Due to this, we suggest choosing a color palette and letting us deal with choosing the flowers. Don't worry we will perfect the right ones for your aesthetic. 

Mother Earth Rules 


Regarding your design, we suggest focusing on impact instead of quantity. We'll work with you to plan what signature arrangements will be the most impactful for your day and what items you need not worry about. 

Focus on Impact 


Deciding on your wedding aesthetic will help inform many of your design decisions and help your vendor team. We'll help you create the floral plan based on the aesthetic or theme you want for your wedding. 

Choose an Aesthetic


Choosing to have flowers at your event means you're adding an artist's touch. Be sure to give your florist creative freedom to help bring your ideas to life and make them even better rather than wanting them to copy an exact inspo photo. We suggest sharing 6-8 photos of designs you love and staying open to the florists ideas. 

Floral Design is Art


Hire a team of vendors that you trust and instantly feel connected to. If you aren't sure a vendor is right for you, feel free to shop for the right one! This is your day, so be sure you hire a team that you want there to help you bring your vision to life. 

Trust your Team 


 This total is a guide price only and does not comprise a formal quote. Delivery, set-up, pack-down and hire costs are over and above this estimated cost and often add another $500 - $4000 to the cost. Every venue has its own policies regarding set-up timing and pack-down requirements. Labor charges will be included on your formal quote as well as Tax. As a reminder, this is a guide price to give you an idea of what your floral budget should be based on your wishlist.  To use the calculator, enter quantities you need for each item and leave the ones you don't at 0. 

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We know that sometimes you have questions before inquiring, let's see if we can get these answered for you now!

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Q: How do we get started?

Decide on the service you need and go from there. If you want help creating a full floral vision, then our full service is for you. If you are a DIY type of bride but want professional flowers, then check out our A-La-Carte Menu. 

Q: Do I need to know the exact types of arrangements I want?  

A: NO! We love having creative freedom and as long as you have words to describe your day, or a theme in mind, we can help develop designs that speak to you and the vision. Inspiration images are welcomed, however we always create original and cohesive designs.

Q: Do you require a minimum investment?  

A: We do not require a minimum for our A-La-Carte Offering; however, for our Full Service option, we do require a minimum investment of $6500. This is so we can create the best designs with premium blooms. We find most of our clients spend around 15-20% of their overall budget on the floral design. 

Q: Do you provide more than just the flowers?

A: Yes! We also offer candles and arch rentals for your day. Should you need those we can share what we have post booking and at the finalization of your florals. 

Q: How far ahead should I book you?

A: Most of our clients book us between 9-12 months in advance, however we know that some couples decide last minute to incorporate florals into their day. Reach out to check our availability by filling out our inquiry form.

Q: We want to work with you! How do we secure our wedding date?

A: Following the estimated proposal,  If all looks good, we require a 25% retainer to secure your date and a signed contract. From there we are yours for the wedding day! 

Q: Do you travel outside of the Reno- Tahoe Area?

A: Yes we do! We've traveled to the Napa area before and would love to travel to other locations. Reach out with your details and we can talk more.

Q: I had no idea flowers cost this much for a wedding, can you share why?

A: Most people don't realize flowers are an investment into your wedding. When it comes to floral design, you aren't just paying for the flowers. You're paying for the artists time, labor, communication and designing of your day. 

Hear from Past Clients

We were lucky enough to have Kristina at Haven Florals for our wedding and couldn't have been happier. From day 1 she was excited, personable and listening to our design aesthetic for our day while adding her incredible talent and vision. In the end she ran with our ideas and her team delivered something that was so much more than we could have asked for, she went above and beyond what we expected! She is incredibly passionate and talented, and equally as important: she's so fun and easy to work with! We can't recommend Kristina enough - she made our wedding truly unforgettable.

-Hazen Woolson 

Haven Florals is Incredibly Passionate and Talented!

I hired Kristina to do the florals for my son’s Wedding and we were all so amazed by her talent. All of the florals were beyond gorgeous and they were even more beautiful than we ever dreamed possible. Kristina is not only talented and extremely easy to work with, she is also a very kind person who truly loves what she does and it shows. She truly was so easy to work with and understood our vision and made it come to life. I must add that Kristina had me in tears of happiness several times as we saw the beautiful florals coming to life the week of the wedding. All of our guests commented how beautiful, unique and spectacular the flowers were at the Wedding and we are so very happy with our choice to use Kristina and Haven Florals for such a special day.

- Diana A


Kristina did a wonderful job bringing my wedding vision to life. She was able to capture the mood I was going for almost instantly. An incredible amount of planning and details goes into her beautiful floral work, and it shows! I had about ~130 people at my (enchanted forest themed) wedding and every single guest was blown away by the florals. Kristina was so friendly but also very professional and responsive. I definitely recommend her if you are looking for wedding florals, you will be glad you did!


"Wonderful job!"