My most commonly asked questions
I'm getting married and don't know where to start with colours and overall style
Congratulations! I know the feeling, I struggled with where to start too, despite what I do every day… I like to start with a creative briefing to understand you a little better before thinking about colours together. Focusing on the stories and memories you both want to tell and then developing a style for your wedding which will inform all the fine details. We will then look to the venue for style cues to make sure it all works seamlessly together. I’ve written a blog post about this here
Can you help with planning my wedding?
Just Joey on the Moon is a local florist providing a creative floral design and styling service but our sister company Beattie
Will you help with floral styling on the day?
Yes! Have a look at the different wedding services here. Our focus on design is about the entire aesthetic and bringing everything together; styling, flowers and stories
Can you recommend other wedding suppliers?
Through my work with our sister wedding planning company Beattie Bailey we have built relationships with lots of amazing creative suppliers. First and foremost, I believe in always recommending the right supplier for your style, your budget and the story you want to tell; this also counts for your wedding flowers too! We work with lots of talented florists all over the country and would be delighted to discuss this when working together
How much should I spend on Wedding flowers?
It all depends on your priorities. As a general rule of thumb the wedding industry recommends between 7-15% of your overall budget but for some people they want flowers to play a huge part of the day (how wonderful!) and will spend much more that this. If your budget needs to work efficiently for you, we can talk through ways to create impact and re-use items from your ceremony space to the reception during your creative briefing or perhaps you don’t want the full bespoke flowers service. Depending on the time of the year different flowers will have different auction costs due to demand, so its difficult to give really specific prices without knowing a little more. I’m currently writing a blog post about this and will share soon!
Do you have a price list?
No two stems cost the same and different flowers and foliage will cost different prices throughout the year. As with the above question, I am currently writing a blog post about flower costs and prices and will share soon – in the meantime do contact me for a little more information. All my quotes include everything involved in providing flowers for your wedding so there are no extra costs…unless of course your brief changes. I always personally hand-select each stem and the best flowers for your wedding taking huge care from ordering, to collecting and then conditioning before giving your flowers a good drink for 24hours before making your designs; this helps them last longer when they are part of your day. These costs don’t come as an extra, it is just part of providing you the best service I possibly can
Do you offer flower crown workshops for hen parties?
Yes! See our workshop page for more details of our masterclasses. Flower crowns involve a floristry technique called wiring which I personally love. It’s very fiddly (but also very relaxing) and the reason that bridesmaid flower crowns can seam expensive is because more often than not, they need to be made on the morning of a wedding and can take quite a lot of time. Making flower crowns is a lovely, mindful and fun activity for all ages and skill sets, and I’d be more than happy to create a private workshop just for you
I don't even know where to start with funeral flowers, can you help?
Yes, I would really like to help and always recognise the need for a discreet and easy service at such an intimate time. As a bespoke florist, creating natural arrangements, inspired by personal memories is always my focus. I am happy to liaise with your chosen funeral director for all the logistical details, so this is one less thing for you to think about. I have written a short piece on sympathy arrangements and choosing funeral flowers here
Should I book the flowers through my funeral director or will you liaise for me?
I work with your chosen funeral director for all the operational aspects to alleviate this burden. Following a simple discussion about the style of the flowers and any memories you would like me to incorporate into the design of the arrangements, I can smoothly manage the process for you – this is absolutely no problem. Do take a look at my short blog post on sympathy flowers here. I hope you find it answers some questions but most of all please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss further
We're hosting a new brand product launch, how can you help us?
I’ve been so lucky to work with brands all over the world for many years. I’d love to help craft a strategically focused creative brief to bring your brand story to life through flowers; for editorial projects or events. Flowers are a wonderful, communication tool and designing a creative solution to help achieve your goals, however big or small, would be a real delight
Do you provide flowers for hotels, restaurants and shops?
Yes. Large and medium scale arrangements are my favourites because they allow for lots of creativity to come through. Using my experience working with brands I am always conscious to ensure that the flowers reflect your values as a company and aligns with your brand story
There are people at my office who would love flowers available of Fridays, can you help?
I’d love to! With a three bouquet minimum pre-order, I’d be happy to deliver flowers towards the end of the week for teams to take home for friends and family at the weekend. Extra bunches can be added as staff recognition-and-reward from office managers to their staff.
Will you run a private workshop for us?
Yes! See our workshop page for more details.
You mentioned your brand building experience, can you help with my brand?
I work with a very small number of brands on a consultancy basis throughout the year; building brands, helping businesses with their strategy and voice in the market is very much a passion of mine. I have experience with small creative businesses, independent charities, luxury brands, big household name make-up brands, in the food sector and with large global brands stocked all over the world! Send me an email and we can discuss your project further
Do you do demonstrations?
Occasionally for small charities that I partner with. My focus is on workshops, masterclasses and event talks. See our workshops page for more information.
Can you talk at our event?
I’d feel privileged to. If you’d like to discuss this in a little more detail you can contact me here.
We want flowers for a dinner party, is that a job too small?
No! I love providing flowers at home. We have a minimum order depending on the time of the year but wherever possible I try to be flexible because it is such a pleasure to be a part of.
Can you help with Christmas flowers at home?
Absolutely! Mantelpiece arrangements are some of my favourite designs. I also provide Christmas wreaths and run seasonal wreath workshops. Sign-up to receive date releases during the festive season.
Do you deliver single bunches of flowers
Unfortunately not at the moment. As a small business minimum orders are necessary as flowers come in set quantities. So with a single bouquet there would be a great deal of (very beautiful) wastage. Of course, if the bouquet is large enough or multiple items are needed I’d be happy to help you. I always try to be as flexible as possible so please don’t hesitate to just ask, it might be that we have a larger job on at the same time and ordering your flowers from the growers alongside is no problem at all.
Can I choose the colours of your Flower Fridays deliveries
Sadly not at the moment but thank you for asking. The reason for this is that in order to keep the costs at £20 per bunch, including local delivery, I need to keep the orders streamlined. Streamlined, beautiful and wrapped with love and care of course! This doesn’t allow me to create bespoke colours at this price point but the colours will always be tonal, beautiful and in the Just Joey style. Stay tuned on instagram @justjoeyonthemoon for a sneak peek of the colours for the next Flower Friday when it comes around and some previous examples
When is your next Flower Friday delivery?
For the next
How far do you deliver?
As a local florist, working from my home studio, I am happy to deliver at no additional cost between Binfield Berkshire, through Twyford and Wargrave to Henley-on-Thames. I am looking at a new route towards Marlow, Shiplake and Nettlebed and how popular this might be for the local community. Do get in touch to let me know your interest so I can factor this in. It would be really lovely to hear from you
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