Wedding FAQ

If you have a question that hasn’t been answered here,
please get in touch via the contact form and we’ll be happy answer your questions.

Can I provide my own vases for you to use?

We prefer to use our own vases for the following reasons:

  • We know exactly what it takes to fill them, and it streamlines the planning process.
  • Unless otherwise specified, all glassware is yours to keep. This means your guests can take home arrangements at the end of the night.
  • Extra vases are kept on hand so that in the event that something breaks, we can easily replace it.
  • It’s one less thing to coordinate during the busy days before your wedding.

How do I know what's in season?

Take a scroll through Instagram, for what’s being posted for each month of the year.  Follow along and watch our Stories, which are frequently updated from the field.

Generally, spring’s most bountiful blooms are daffodils, ranunculus, anemones, Icelandic poppies, foxglove, sweet peas, and lupine. Summer’s stand-out flowers are dahlias, sunflowers, zinnias, lisianthus, snapdragons, cosmos, and many others. Autumn, depending on the weather, can see another round of sweet peas, anemones, and ranunculus, as well as heirloom chrysanthemums, and some late-blooming dahlias, to name a few.

Do you provide wedding services during winter?

We primarily use flowers that we grow, and typically have flowers available in abundance from the end of February to the middle of November. Because we don’t grow in heated, lighted greenhouses, availability is limited in the winter. It’s just not sustainable, and it’s not the way we farm. If it’s not feasible for us to provide flowers out of season, we will happily refer you to a florist that can better serve you.

Where is your studio located?

We moved out of our SLO location in 2021 when Courtney bought her farm in Arroyo Grande.  We now do all our design work in a barn there. We are not currently offering tours, or open to the public.

Where is your farm located?

We are just east of the town of Arroyo Grande, and are also farming on leased land closer to Oceano.

May I come visit the farm?

Since we are deep in the quagmire of building out a new farm from scratch (in a pandemic) we’re not ready to be open to the public. We’re aiming for spring of 2023. You can stay tuned about events by following along on social media or by joining our newsletter.

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Farmermaid Flower Full-Service Florals
Full-Service Florals

With full service florals, the Farmermaid Flowers team handles everything from start to finish.  Each package is unique to each couple and includes everything from consultation & custom design services to delivery & installation.

A la carte florals
À La Carte Florals

The budget-friendly, flexible option for couples who want the creative guidance of a design consultation and some professionally designed arrangements, but can handle the set-up & installation themselves.

DIY Florals
DIY Florals

Our bulk blooms & foliage are the most economical way to enjoy seasonal, local flowers at your wedding if you have a background in floral design and are ready to do it yourself.