Friday, February 5, 2010

We just received our floral quote and we are being charged a "strike" fee. What is this for?"Strike" refers to the tear down and clean up of your event. You may hear this term amongst your team of vendors often throughout the planning process. The fee is to pay for the floral staff to come back at 1am, 3am or even Sunday morning at 7am, to remove and clean up the florals following your event. It's a common expense and the later in the evening or earlier in the morning they have to return, the more the fee typically is. While it can never be guaranteed, I do sometimes ask the venue if they will allow a next day strike to shave a few dollars on this fee. However, only venues that do not have an event the next day will consider offering this courtesy.

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