by brave floral
Our a la carte service provides a curated selection of event flowers, conceptualized from our design team’s favorite color palettes and what we’re most inspired by. Our a la carte collection includes 4 floral design stories and is an accessible pathway to a beautiful and editorial event supported by simplicity of online ordering available for any occasion or scale.
How Does it Work?
Choose Your Color Story
Pick a style from our collections that closely aligns with your wedding or event style. Leave the design to Brave Floral.
Select your Event Florals
Customize your event to have only the pieces you need in just the right amount. Choose pick up or delivery at checkout.
Receive Your Designed Elements
Rest easy knowing our floral designers will use their expertise to create a beautiful set of elements. All you need to do is grab a friend or two to place your flowers around your venue. Easy as cake!
Explore our curated color stories
Frequently asked questions
Soiree by Brave Floral 101
How is Soiree! by Brave Floral different from working with Brave Floral on a custom wedding or event design?
Our Soiree! by Brave Floral a la carte service provides a curated selection of event flowers, conceptualized from our design team’s favorite color palettes, and based on tried and true event-friendly designs. Soiree! orders can be placed directly on the website for pickup or delivery and the examples shown on the website are representative of the items you’ll receive on the day of your event, though exact flowers may vary based on market availability. Soiree! is appropriate for any gathering of any size that begs for thoughtful floral design with an editorial flair.
Our custom event services offer a more robust collaborative design experience that allows for unique installations, fully supported design and production staffing, waste-conscious floral breakdown, and creative direction unique to each event.
Either event pathway will provide blooms for the fun and fearless designed by the Brave Floral creative team.
What will my event florals look like?
Our Soiree! collections of Oui Do, Myrrh the Merrier, Life of the Party, and Tutti Frutti Tiki each have products pictured on our website that provide representative examples of color palette, size, shape, and design which will be similar to the designs received on the day of your event. Please note that the flowers our designers choose will change seasonally and may vary based on local grower and market availability allowing creative flexibility to best represent the selected color palette.
Do you offer mockups of Soiree! items in advance of an event date?
You’re welcome to place a separate order for any of our Soiree! items to be received on a date in advance of your planned event date if you’d like to see certain items in person. However, please note that flowers change throughout the season and we cannot make any guarantees of exact replicas between varying dates. Final floral selection for each a la carte order will be based on the best possible selection for your date, and any substitutions will be comparable in shape, selected color palette and design. If you have questions about what types of flowers are in season near your event, we’d be happy to provide a list of possible flowers. Our website photos for each product are a great representation of what you can expect on the day-of.
How should I best care for my event florals?
We do our best to ensure your event florals are in the best condition when you receive them. Once we hand them over to you, we recommend keeping them out of direct sunlight and away from any heat sources. Inversely, flowers should not be kept in temperatures below 36 degrees Fahrenheit.
Flowers should be kept in a cool, shaded space with a temperature between 37 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit. For smaller personal flowers like corsages, boutonnieres, and hand-held bouquets we suggest keeping them stems in water as much as possible to keep them hydrated when not being carried or worn. For larger event elements such as centerpiece, ensure water levels in the vase are filled, and replenish as needed.
You should pick-up your order from our shop, or have it delivered, no earlier than the day before your event.
Ordering + Communication
Can I chat with someone to discuss my event?
We recommend submitting an event inquiry form and selecting the Soirée! By Brave Floral pathway if you would like to schedule a 15 minute chat to discuss any questions you may have about our a la carte services. We recommend listing on the inquiry form any questions you may have about planning and placing your soirée order so that we can be prepared to assist you. After the initial call, we’d be happy to assist via email which ensures we are able to capture any additional details.
If you’d like a longer consultation or think you may need additional design or event services, we recommend considering our custom event services.
I know what I want and I’m ready to order. What are the next steps?
Feel free to shop the website just as you normally would! Once you have added everything to your cart, you’ll be able to select pickup or delivery. Please utilize the special instructions section on your order if you have any important event notes. If you need any assistance prior to placing your order, we recommend submitting an event inquiry form and selecting the Soirée! By Brave Floral pathway to schedule a 15 minute chat.
After completing your order:
- You’ll receive an automated confirmation email summarizing your order.
- A few days later, we will touch base to provide a ‘here’s what happens next’ check in.
- Then, three weeks before your event date, our Events Manager will reach out via email to confirm the details originally provided. We will be sure to confirm a day of contact, load in or delivery details if applicable, timing, and share any additional information that would be helpful.
We want to make sure you have a stress-free and enjoyable day-of so planning and confirming these details via email at each check in is always beneficial.
Is there an order minimum for Soirée! By Brave Floral?
Our Soiree! Collection of a la carte florals are available to purchase in any quantities needed and there is no minimum order spend. Select as many (or as little) event elements that would best compliment the type of gathering you are hosting. If you would like recommendations on what event elements might best suit your needs, our Events Manager would be happy to advise based on your guest count, venue, and type of celebration. You can schedule a 15 minute call on our inquiry form by selecting the Soiree! By Brave Floral pathway to discuss before placing your order.
When should I place my Soirée! order?
We recommend Soirée! a la carte orders are placed 30-90 days in advance of an event date. A minimum of 30 days in advance of the event event date is required for most standard event sizes. However, for smaller soirées or for orders that may need to be placed with less lead time, we recommend submitting an event inquiry form in order to provide your event details and schedule a 15 minute call with our event team to see how we can best support your event.
If you’d like to place your order further in advance, a Soirée! order can be placed up to 1 year in prior to the event date.
Pickup and Delivery Details
Soiree! by Brave Floral is available for both pickup or delivery.
Pickup can be selected at checkout for no additional fee and all items will be prepared for pickup at our Maplewood, NJ shop for you to collect during shop hours on your selected day. Pickup orders will be packed and ready for you to transport to your event location.
Delivery is also available to locations within a 25 mile radius of our shop depending on zip code.
- For Soiree! orders under $500, our standard zone delivery fees apply.
- For Soiree! orders over $500, our standard zone deliveries fees plus 10% of your order total will be calculated for the delivery fee.
If you would like to have your event florals delivered to two or more different locations, we request that you place separate orders for each delivery location. Delivery is available Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-3pm and Sundays from 11am-2pm. If your event requires delivery outside of our standard delivery window, please contact us directly via our event inquiry form or by email.
Requests + Modifications
Can I customize a color palette outside of the Soiree! By Brave Floral options?
We’ve designed our select color palettes of Oui Do, Myrrh the Merrier, Life of the Party, and Tutti Frutti Tiki to accommodate a variety of popular colors, styles, and compositions that is truly reflective of the types of creative design our team is passionate about and excited to produce. So at this time, we do not offer modifications to the colors or designs.
Can I request a specific type of flower to be used in my order?
We all have our favorite flowers (yes, even floral designers pick faves!) so if you have a particular flower in mind, please share so we can see how to accommodate the request. Our designers select flowers based on seasonal availability, and in order to source the specialty blooms, there may be an additional charge to incorporate them into your order.
Do you offer payment plans?
Payment plans are not available for Soiree! orders. All order transactions are completed online at the time of purchase.
Do you provide additional event elements or provide rental options?
For each Soiree! color palette, we’ve curated a selection of well-paired items and even more hard goods can be explored on <our website> for purchase. We are unable to supply any rented items at this time.
Do you offer any on-site event services like set up or breakdown?
Our Soiree! by Brave Floral collection of a la carte items is intended to be picked up from our shop or delivered, ready for set-up. For events where delivery has been requested, we recommend working with a friend, family member, venue or planner to receive the delivered items and be responsible for placement around the venue.
For select orders, the Brave Floral team may be able to accommodate set-up for an additional fee which is 20% of the total cost of items ordered. This option can be added after an order is placed, once it is determined possible. For this service, an approved floor plan must be received at least 20 days in advance of the event with a confirmation from the client on exact item placement. At the conclusion of your event, all items are yours to keep, or to share with your guests. If you need additional event support, we encourage you to explore our custom event design services.
Cancellations + Order Changes
Important Event and Ordering Details:
Due to the nature of working with fresh and perishable products, Brave Floral reserves the right to make any floral substitutions as necessary. Every effort to represent the product photos shown will be made, but all designs are subject to floral seasonality, floral designer artistic interpretation, and availability of our local grower and market partners.
For pickup orders, Brave Floral is not responsible for the condition of the event elements after they have left the shop. For delivery orders, Brave Floral is not responsible for the condition of the flowers after they have been delivered and handed to the day-of point of contact. Brave Floral is not responsible for the placement or set up of any floral elements upon delivery unless contracted to do so with an additional service fee communicated and paid prior to the event date. It is our goal to make sure the fresh blooms are at their best throughout the event, and provide care instructions in advance of delivery or pickup that should be followed in order to ensure flower longevity.
Placing and completing a Soiree! By Brave Floral order of any size is confirmation of purchase and serves as a contractual agreement that any changes or cancellations are subject to the policies outlined below.
Can I add or remove items from my initial order?
Items may be removed from the initial order and replaced with new items up to 21 days prior to your event date. Any modifications requested less than 21 days can be requested, but not guaranteed. Any remaining balances due to changes in the order must be paid in full within 3 days of the requested change. Any credits due to the client because of a removal or replacement of event elements will not be refunded if changes are made within the 21 day window.
Can I change the date of my order?
Any change of an event date must be communicated in writing to the Brave Floral team with a notice of 22 days or more of the originally scheduled event date. Postponed event dates provided with 21 days or less notice may be subject to the cancellation policy. Event dates that are changed to be earlier than the originally scheduled date must provide notice of at least 21 days in advance of the newly requested event date to ensure availability.
Event dates can be changed 22 days or more from the date of the event, and subject to the policies outlined in our Cancellation Policy.
Due to our production schedule, Soiree! by Brave Floral event floral orders cannot be canceled or changed within 21 days of the event. If a cancellation or change is desired less than 21 days from the event, no refunds or store credit will be provided. If a cancellation or change is desired within 22 to 45 days from the event date a 50% of the order total, less a convenience fee, will be refunded and issued as a store credit. If a cancellation or change is desired within 46 days or more from the event date 100% of the order total, less a convenience fee, will be refunded and issued as a store credit. All requested cancellations of orders must be received as a written communication via email.
A little or a lot,
Whether you need a few arrangements or a few more. Soirée! by Brave A La Carte is fully customizable to work within any budget.