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  • Should I have my wedding date and my venue finalized before scheduling a consultation?
    Yes. It is highly recommended to have your venue booked and wedding date decided upon before your consultation. Without a set venue or date, it can be difficult to provide you with tailored recommendations. Additionally, having your venue and date secured will ensure that we can begin the design process in a timely manner. If you need help finding the perfect venue, our planning team can assist you with this process.
  • How do I schedule a consultation?
    Scheduling a consultation with us is easy! 1. Simply submit an inquiry form on our website with your contact information and event details. 2. We will respond via email with a scheduling link to our calendar. 3. Choose an available date and time that works best for you. 4. We'll call you on the scheduled date and time.
  • Do you require a retainer?
    Yes. A non-refundable retainer is required before any services are rendered and covers administrative tasks necessary to begin the design process. The retainer fee for Contemporary Expressions is 10% of the minimum design requirement and is due at the close of the consultation.
  • I plan to DIY half of my centerpieces. Will you provide the remainder?
    Unfortunately, we do not offer this option. At Contemporary Expressions, we believe in creating a cohesive and exclusive design for your wedding. Mixing DIY elements with our professional design can compromise the overall aesthetic of your event. Therefore, we operate under an exclusivity clause that prohibits the use of any design elements that are not created by, prior approved, or introduced by our team.
  • Do you offer wedding décor packages?
    No, we do not offer wedding décor packages. At Contemporary Expressions, we believe that each wedding is a unique expression of the couple's personalities and love story. Therefore, we work closely with our clients to create a customized design plan that reflects your individual style and preferences.
  • Do you design other events besides weddings?
    Yes. We provide design services for social events, milestone celebrations, and corporate events. These include, but are not limited to, company socials and fundraisers, bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays, quinceañeras, bar/bat mitzvah, retirement celebrations, etc.
  • What is included in your signature wedding design services?
    At Contemporary Expressions, our signature wedding design services include a wide range of features. Our team of experienced designers will work with you to create a custom design plan tailored to your preferences and vision, yet still reflect the quality of our brand. Some of the elements included in our signature services are: - Concept development and design - Venue selection assistance - Décor and floral design - Lighting design and installation -Full Room Drapinng (as needed) -Tablescapes, candlescapes, and centerpieces -Unique layouts and seating arrangements - Stationery and custom wedding signage - Event production and coordination - Vendor management and coordination -Personal florals (bouquets, corsages, boutonnières, etc.) -Tabletop décor (chargers, napkins, linens, etc.) -Custom designs (i.e. dance floor wraps, specialty seating, large arrangements, floral installations, etc.)
  • What is the average cost of a Contemporary Expressions wedding?
    Our signature wedding design services, inclusive of floral design, can vary based on the size of your wedding, your expected guest count, the complexity of the design, and other relevant factors. In order to ensure that we are able to provide the high-quality services and designs that our clients come to expect from us, we strictly adhere to a minimum design and décor investment requirement. -For intimate or micro weddings of less than 100 guests, our minimum design investment is $10K. -For larger weddings of 100 guests or more, our minimum design investment is $15K. Please note that these minimums are for the design and décor budget only and do not include service fees. Our fees are structured based on a percentage of your overall wedding cost and are separate from the minimum design and décor investment. To get a more precise estimate, please schedule a consultation.
  • What is the average cost of a Contemporary Expressions social event?
    Our social events require a minimum design investment of $3.5K. Our signature social events consist of full design services that include but are not limited to: -fresh floral, theme-specific, or candle centerpieces -table décor (chargers, napkins, linens, etc.) -custom designs (i.e. dance floors, specialty seating, backdrops, balloon or floral installations, props, etc.) These elements create classic, upscale events that are always tailored to your vision, yet still reflect our brand.
  • Do you offer payment or installment plans?
    Yes, we offer installment plans for our design services. We understand that planning a wedding or event can be an investment, and we aim to make our services accessible to everyone.
  • Should I know my budget before contacting you?
    Yes. Being aware of your budget is essential for us to create a tailored design plan that aligns with your expectations and financial capabilities. Knowing your budget before contacting us will allow us to suggest appropriate design options, the right vendors, and venues that best fit within your financial parameters. We realize that financial comfort zones can change, but knowing where you stand, whether rigid or flexible, can help us when providing design inspirations.
  • How do your prices compare to other wedding design companies?
    We understand that every company has its pricing structure and we do not dispute or react to other companies' pricing. However, we know what it takes to produce a high-quality event orchestrated by Contemporary Expressions and we strive to provide our clients with the best value for their investment. Our pricing is transparent and based on the services we provide and the level of customization required for each event. Our company consists of planners, coordinators, event designers, and floral designers. Our coordinating team is dedicated to ensuring that every detail of your wedding has been executed perfectly. Our design teams consist of experienced professionals who use only the best materials and tools to create stunning designs that reflect our clients' personalities and preferences. Our planning team works alongside and recommends only the most trusted and talented professional vendors in the wedding and events industry. While our prices may be higher than other companies, we believe that the value we provide is well worth the investment.
  • What if I don't have a budget?
    Contemporary Expressions is no stranger to working with clients who have unlimited resources. However, it is important to note that everyone has a budget, regardless of their financial status. Our team will work with you to determine your priorities and provide guidance and recommendations on how to maximize your wedding investment.
  • Do you offer floral design services only?
    Yes, our experienced floral design team specializes in providing floral design services for every occasion. We also offer floral pick-ups, deliveries, and vase/vessel rentals for clients who have a smaller budget or don't require full-service wedding or event design. Please submit an inquiry form to schedule a consultation to discuss the specifics of your wedding or event floral needs.
  • Are all of your floral designs created by your company or do you source out?
    We have a floral design team in house. We also provide all décor products to complete your designs with the exception of furniture which we are happy to source for you.
  • Do you travel?
    Yes. Contemporary Expressions travels both nationally and abroad for weddings and events. Whether you're planning a destination wedding or simply want to bring us to your hometown, we're happy to accommodate your needs. Please note that travel expenses are an additional cost and will be included in your proposal.
  • Do you accept more than one event per day?
    Yes. Contemporary Expressions may accept more than one event per day, depending on the logistical requirements and design elements necessary to execute the event. This is determined per event. Please contact us to discuss the details of your event and our availability.
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