What To Expect

What to Expect

Thank you for considering Rachel A. Clingen for your upcoming event or wedding. We like to help our potential clients understand what they can expect at their first consultation. Before booking your appointment with us, we encourage you to have your date and venue solidified. This will allow us to ensure we will be available for your event.

Your first consultation

Before booking and appointment with us, one of our client services reps will have a conversation by email or phone to go over some basic and preliminary pricing based on information received from the client. Assuming the pricing is in line with clients expectations, an appointment will be made to meet Jessy or Rachel. The goal of the first appointment is to further educate the client on our pricing structure based on the design requirements but also to further establish the design, including colour palettes and floral expectations.  From this meeting we are happy to provide a proposal and estimate. Upon deposit, the date is booked. Your first free no/obligation consultation will be with either Jessy or Rachel. While Rachel would love to meet every potential customer, it is just not possible. We are not able to guarantee that you will be meeting with one person over another, however, we can assure you that one can expect to enjoy the same experience and receive the same information regardless of your design representative. Rachel and Jessy over see all proposals together in the development stage regardless of whom the client initially meets with. Many of our clients are from out of country and we are happy to accommodate appointments via Skype or FaceTime.

Your second consultation

As a booked client, your second meeting is referred to as the ‘design and detail appointment’. This is usually done four to five months before your special day. At this meeting, creative input and discussion reaches a new level. We will discuss in more detail, your colour palette and the style you would like to see represented at your wedding or event. While some of our clients may have existing ideas they would like us to replicate others may want to investigate new ideas. We are always excited to give creative input to make your event one of kind! Any custom work or additions can be assessed and quoted on at this time.

Additional consultations

Most of our clients can expect to visit us one more time for the final appointment. (Some of our more detailed assignments may require additional time together). This is usually about two weeks before the event. This appointment is to finalize numbers and make any last minute changes or revisions to the file.

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