Frequently Asked Questions
What can Heaven Angel's Creative Designs 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
Joyce Etheridge and Heaven Angel's Creative Designs team. We look forward to hearing from you!
Who is Joyce Etheridge and what is her role in designing our wedding/event?
Joyce: I am the owner and Lead Designer of Heaven Angel's Creative Designs. 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. Together we make sure that your event is designed, and produced beautifully to create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
What sets you apart from other florists and event designers?
Joyce: We believe that there is a great difference a traditional Wedding and event 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 offer custom designs 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 Event day.
How long have you been designing weddings and special events?
Joyce: I have been designing and producing weddings and special events since 1999. We provide full production services only, meaning we take care of designing and producing your entire event space which includes; floral, 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 I still need to hire an event planner if I hire Heaven Angel's Creative Designs?
Joyce: You will need to hire an event planner/director. Heaven Angel's Creative Designs handles only one aspect for your special day. We are an event designer not a event planner. Your venue decor is our only responsibility. The wedding planner/director will assist you in dealing with all the professionals you hire and ensure that a tight time line is followed. The planner ensures that there are no details overlooked and that your event will take place without undue stress or surprises.
Do you have budget minimums?
Joyce: Yes Due to our limited availability and in order to ensure that you receive the ultimate client experience and quality service,
we require a $3,000 minimum based on 25 guests for our intimate events , $4,000 minimum based on 100 guests. Depending on details
such as style, guest count, location, and season, our events average $3,000-25,000+ for full production.
What is included with your design budget minimums?
Joyce: Floral centerpiece-linens-napkins-charger plates-dinner setting, chiavari chairs (gold or silver) and up-lighting
around event room.
Do you design Head tables or sweet heart table only?
Joyce: Yes we require a $2,000 minimum based on 10 people.
Sweet heart table require a $1,600 minimum based on 2 people
Do you design for bridal showers?
Joyce: Yes we require a $2,000 minimum based on 25-30 guest.
Do you design for baby showers?
Joyce: Yes we require a $1,200 minimum based on 25 guest.
What is a realistic average floral/event design budget?
Joyce: 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 event budget.
How many events do you design or take on per Month?
Joyce: We are a full service floral design studio that services two -three events per month . 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?
Joyce: 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?
Joyce: We have been in business since 1999 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.
Do you have payment plans and do you accept credit cards?
Joyce: 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 30 days prior to your event to guarantee our production. An initial 20% non-fundable retainer is required to secure your wedding/event 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?
Joyce: The first thing we require is that you submit your questionnaire application so that we can have some details about your event and to verify our availability. Once we receive your questionnaire application , we will contact you to schedule your complimentary phone consultation. During this phone consultation, I want to learn about you, your event, and to see if we are a good fit for you.
Please feel free to call me at 252-937-0000 or email me with any questions. I look forward to meeting with you soon!