Helen Olivia Wedding FAQ

How do I schedule an appointment?


Please fill out our Wedding Questionnaire; it will be sent straight to our wedding design team, and one of us will reach out ASAP to schedule an in-person consultation. Unfortunately, as a busy floral studio, we aren’t able to accommodate walk-in consultations.


How far before my wedding date should I first meet with you?


We recommend that you wait to meet with us until after you’ve booked your venue; the venue can shape many of the floral details of a wedding. We find that we meet with most of our couples for the first time between six and twelve months before their wedding, but there are plenty of exceptions. Our calendar does fill quickly, so the further we are from your wedding, the more likely we are to be available on your wedding date!


Who should I bring to the consultation?


Our consultations are detailed conversations that generally last around an hour; we recommend bringing just one or two people, or coming by yourself.


How can I prepare for the consultation?


What we love to see at consultations is lots of visual information about your wedding! Please email us your Pinterest board, if you have one, or any other pictures that are inspiring the look of your wedding, floral or otherwise; we also love venue floor plans, linen swatches, and pictures of the bridal gown and bridesmaids’ dresses We also recommend every couple look over our Wedding Pricing Guide.


How much should I budget for my wedding flowers?


It’s often said that that flowers will cost ten percent of your wedding budget; while we have found that to be a useful general guideline, every wedding is different. For more information about our wedding pricing, please see our Pricing Guide.


How can I maximize my wedding flower budget?


If budget is your primary consideration, please let us know as we begin working together; we can offer recommendations for any budget!


Popular ways to maximize your wedding budget include picking your wedding flowers up from our studio, eliminating delivery and installation fees; and returning rental items to our studio yourselves, or using simple glass vases that don’t need to be returned, eliminating the end-of-event pick-up fee.


It is also true that the more flexibility our design team has in flower selection, the more easily we can accommodate any budget; to keep costs down, consider providing just a color palette and general look, and allowing our designers to select in-season blooms to create that look within your budget.


Do you offer wedding services beyond floral design?


We are a boutique floral design studio, and that is our primary focus; however, if you’re still looking for non-floral design elements for your wedding, please ask! If it’s not something we do, we can usually recommend a wonderful, trusted local vendor.


Best Florist Shop in Alexandria, VA & Across Washington DC

Our flower shop in Alexandria, Virginia, caters to a number of special events, like weddings, parties, celebrations or graduations. Our floral design experts are constantly creating stunning floral, gift and plant design arrangements.



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1519 Leslie Avenue Alexandria VA 22301

Our professional florists can help you choose the most beautiful flowers for any individual or occasion. Our flower arrangements and custom bouquets are delivered to most of Fairfax and Arlington Counties in Virginia, Montgomery and Prince George Counties in Maryland and Washington DC.

We offer same-day flower delivery in Alexandria, VA. Our in-house team can deliver orders to your door.

We’re just a call away at 703-548-2848. You may also email inquiries to info@helenolivia.com

Industry Leading Florist In Washington DC

Established in 2005, Helen Olivia Flowers is committed to helping you express your pure sentiments for your near and dear ones with the freshest flowers you can find. We have the perfect hand-made floral arrangements to meet any style or budget. 

No matter what the occasion is, turn to the best flower shop in the historic Old Town Alexandria, VA where our seasoned florists will create a stunning arrangement to delight you. 


We strive for 100% customer satisfaction. Browse our curated collection of flowers, plants and gift baskets online. All our marvelous flower arrangements are hand-arranged and speedily delivered to each door.

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