À La Carte Wedding Flowers

À La Carte Wedding Flowers

We often get inquiries about flowers from couples getting married who are either looking to get something made for their wedding in a few weeks (or sometimes days!), don't have a large budget for flowers, and/or don't want to go through an in-depth consultation process because they aren't picky about floral varieties.

In order to streamline our services, we now have a special À La Carte Wedding Flower Collection that you can shop 24/7 on our website! Check it out here.

Simply choose the items you need in your preferred colour palette, set a date for pick up at our shop, and let us do what we do best!



We have compiled a few answers to questions that you may have about the process, but if you still have any questions, we would be more than happy to chat about getting you all set up with flowers for your big day. 

À La Carte Wedding Flowers FAQs:

Can I choose my own flowers?

Yes, and no! The purpose of an à la carte menu is to allow for weddings to be booked in a shorter timeframe than a custom wedding (which is a minimum of 6 weeks). By selecting à la carte, you are allowing us to shop the market and use a variety of flowers.

If there is something specific you are looking for, feel free to add it in the special instructions and we will do our best to include them if at all possible.

If there are flowers you do not want, whether due to specific taste or allergy, you can also include that in special instructions.

Please keep in mind that we use a variety of flowers in various colours, textures, and price points to create our signature style. 

Are you available on my date?

There are a number of factors that go into whether or not we may be available for your date.

If our weekend is full of previously booked weddings, we may not be able to accommodate your request. We recommend ordering early to avoid any disappointment.

If your wedding is taking place during or around a major holiday, like Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, or Christmas, we may not have the capacity to take on your wedding.

If your wedding is taking place in less than two weeks, we may not be able to bring in enough flowers to fulfill your order.

These are all possibilities, but we assure you that we will ALWAYS do our best to make it happen! If you have questions, please feel free to reach out.

Can I rent the vases?

All our bouquets come in a clear glass vase to maintain freshness. If you don't have a use for the vase afterwards, you can return it within 7 days to receive a refund of $10 per vase. 

Can I pick-up the day before?

We always recommend picking up your flowers day-of, our coolers are set to the proper temperature, and we will monitor the water levels and the freshness of the flowers before pick-up.

Pick-ups must be done during our regular business hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm.

If you are picking up your order the day before, we recommend that you place the personals (boutonnieres, corsages, etc.) in the fridge, close to the front (as the back is often much colder.) Bouquets are best placed in a cool spot like a basement, away from any drafts and direct sunlight. Check the water levels in the morning to see if more water is needed. 

Once the flowers leave our shop, we are not responsible for their care or appearance.

Do you offer arch florals, large arrangements or installations?

We do not offer these items as an à la carte option for a couple reasons. Because arch structures vary so much from venue to venue and different rental companies, as well as some weddings with DIY structures, we cannot be confident in the appearance and safety of the structure when adding significant weight to it. 

A floral installation requires on-site design and a team of well trained designers to install the piece.

Large arrangements need specific vessels to make an impact, these vessels are typically expensive and used strictly as a rental item.

If you are looking for any of these things, we recommend that you book a consultation for a custom, full service wedding. 

My plans changed, I don't need the flowers anymore, what are my options?

We know that unexpected things happen and we are happy to help in any way we can, however, due to the more specific skills and product that is required to fulfill a wedding order, we cannot simply refund or cancel the order. We would be happy to offer suggestions on how the flowers could be repurposed. 

Do you offer delivery, set-up and teardown?

If you are looking to have your order delivered, please call us at 204-488-4822 to speak with one of our team members for availability. Pricing will be determined on a case by case basis depending on location, number of items and timing.

We do not offer set-up or teardown for a la carte items, as there are numerous factors that impact the cost for these services. 

I forgot to add something, is it too late?

If you realize that you might have forgotten to order a corsage for your Great-Aunt Shirley, or maybe a floral crown for your flower pal, give us a call and we would be happy to help if we can!


If you have any other questions or concerns, we would love to chat! You can reach us at 204.488.4822 or info@academyflorist.com. We're excited to better serve our wedding clients in new ways! 

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