Every Brides walks into a consultation with photos on her smart phone, tablet or laptop. One of the first questions I ask is "what is your vision", that's when the photos come out and the Bride really gets excited because she has a dream and I can see it in her eyes. Its heart breaking when we have to do a reality check and she realizes that her dream flowers are out of her budget. 90% of the time if you are looking at floral arrangements in a magazine, you are looking at something a TOP designer has done. TOP meaning they are know through out the Country and design for shows, conventions and events related to flowers. And then you have the TOP of the TOP, like Preston Bailey and Karen Tran. Yep, we are talking million dollar weddings. Can you, the everyday American Bride afford Bailey or Tran? No, now if you're doing a 40 to 50 thousand wedding, we may be able to do one over the top floral wall or floral panel but that's about it other than your other floral needs. I will give you some examples shortly on what I would price a few pieces for, other designers would price much higher Your best choice you can make when choosing a florist or event designer is to choose one that can and will work with your budget, one that understand your vision and will work to give you all your money can get you, one that you feel comfortable with, one that will go a little extra with the small detail that in the end mean a lot. Give your designer room to work, you will be amazed at how he or she can give you choices that you can live with.