FAQ

Posh-Peony-DeskWhat can Posh Peony offer you?

Please take a moment to learn about us and the type of clients we love to work with before considering applying to acquire services with Cristina Barragan and the Posh Peony event design team. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

 

Who is Cristina Barragan and what is her role in designing our wedding/event?

Cristina: I am the owner and chief creative officer of Posh Peony. I communicate and meet with all clients and design the aesthetics of every event, top to bottom. I make sure that every detail is accounted for and executed flawlessly on the day of your event. My creative team is composed of lead designers that are all trained and experienced for several years in the wedding and special event industry. Each lead designer has a team of assistants that help organize and install our events. Together we make sure that your event is designed, organized, and produced beautifully to create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

 

What sets you apart from other florists and event designers?

Cristina: We believe that there is a great difference a traditional florist and wedding design. We design and pride ourselves in every event we create and make sure that we are completely dedicated to our clients and their vision. We do not offer packages because we believe that every event, big or small, regardless of budget, is unique and one of kind. We cater to each of our clients professionally by not only listening to you, but also creatively offering custom ideas that will enhance your vision that will work best with the overall blueprint of your BIG day.

 

How long have you been designing weddings and special events?

Cristina: I have been designing and producing weddings and special events since 2004. We provide full production services only, meaning we take care of designing and producing your entire event space which includes; florals, linen rentals, and all the aesthetic details. Weddings are our passion, but we also service any special event. All services are custom created to fit your needs, style, and budget.

 

Do you have budget minimums?

Cristina: Yes. Due to our limited availability and in order to ensure that you receive the ultimate client experience and quality service, we require a $4,500 minimum based on 100 guests. Depending on details such as style, guest count, location, and season, our events average $4,500-12,000+ for full production.

 

What is a realistic average floral/event design budget?

Cristina: Although floral costs are based on multiple factors such as floral selections, seasonality, guest count, etc. A good start is to set aside a floral budget that is a minimum of 15-20% of the overall wedding budget. $50,000 wedding = $7,500 floral budget. This does not include linens or rentals.

 

How many events do you design or take on per day?

Cristina: We are a full service floral design studio that services multiple events per week due to our large design and production team. Although it is possible that we provide individual services to other events per day, we do not book more than one large event on the same day. Each event is equipped with a lead designer and assistants to handle every detail. This allows for us to be fully committed to all our clients and successfully manage each event flawlessly on that day.

 

What is your ideal client that you work best with?

Cristina: We work best with clients that are comfortable with a collaborative process to design an amazing event. We enjoy clients who are open minded to new ideas and who are not afraid to try new concepts or give us the liberty to be creative. Our clients don’t always know what they want and aren’t always organized, but that’s okay! It is great to have clients who are flexible and trust our professional opinion in letting us find something that will work best for their event needs and budget.

 

How do I know my investment is safe with you and how do you distinguish yourself professionally?

Cristina: We have been in business since 2005 and hold a valid business license and insurance policy. We have a positive reputation with all of our clients and wedding and event industry colleagues that we have worked with over the years. We continue our professional development by assisting several networking and event industry events. Currently, I am also a community leader for Rising Tide Society where I plan and create networking and educational events for my event industry colleagues. Please click {HERE} to read our client love!

 

Do you have payment plans and do you accept credit cards?

Cristina: Payment plans can be incorporated as monthly, bi-monthly, or whatever works best for you. All finalized details and payments are due no later than 2 weeks prior to your event to guarantee our production. An initial 25% non-fundable retainer is required to secure your wedding date and start the production of your event. We accept cash, check, or credit cards.

 

How do we begin the process to meet with you to design our event?  What is the best way to contact you if we have any questions?

Cristina: The first thing we require is that you submit your application so that we can have some details about your event and to verify our availability. Once we receive your application, we will contact you to schedule your complimentary consultation. During this meeting, I want to learn about you, your event, and to see if we are a good fit for you. I will also create ideas and show you various samples that will fit your personality, needs, and budget. Please feel free to call me at 626-817-3843 or email me with any questions. I look forward to meeting with you soon!