Why Hire A Florist For Your Wedding


Why Hire A Florist For Your Wedding

Flower's aren't as glamorous as one may believe.  Save yourself the stress.

There is this misconception that being a florist means you get to play with pretty flowers all day. That must mean it’s the most relaxing and fun job out there.  Yes, playing with flowers all day can be so much fun, but being a florist isn’t always pretty smells and flowers. 

Being a florist involves getting your hands dirty, cleaning buckets, processing flowers, crunching numbers for orders, logistics of everything coming together, contacting your growers to order all the flowers, triple checking that the peach is the right shade of peach, late nights with physical and mental exhaustion, early mornings with very little sleep and don’t forget the countless times you stab your finger with a thorn or cut your hand with the scissors or a knife. There is so much more to being a florist than just playing with pretty flowers.

I have brides ask me for my opinion about them doing their own centerpieces.  The thought behind this is usually that it’ll be more cost effective for their budget, it’ll be fun to get the girls together and play with flowers the week of the wedding.  Again, playing with flowers can be so much fun and I know working within a budget can be very difficult when you really want the sparkly, shiny, pretty things. 

I am absolutely that girl who has the expensive taste, wants it all, has very little self-control when out shopping with girlfriends, anything with an elephant on it… it’s mine!  So, I get it when you say, “Girl, we are balling on a budget for this wedding.” 

Even though it sounds like it’ll be fun and cost effective, there are a few things I would like to point out. 

·         Girl, IT IS THE WEEK BEFORE YOUR WEDDING!!  Don’t you just want to relax, enjoy the last week of being engaged, bask in the love of getting to marry your best friend?  Don’t you just want to dot your I’s and cross your T’s, finish up the small things?  Get a mani for the close up of that gorgeous ring? 

o   Flowers are not clean.  Your hands WILL be dirty when you’re done.  There will be dirt under your fingernails and your palm lines will be stained green.  It is not glamorous.  I can’t tell you the last time I got a mani because I know the nail polish will just chip within hours of working.

·         Where will you be getting your flowers and greens?  Sure, there is Sam’s Club, Costco and places on-line. But then…

·         What happens when half a bunch of your white roses come in bruised, molded or frozen?  What happens when the 30 white hydrangea you ordered don’t show up and you get stuck in the customer service loop with no answers or solutions?

o   Trust me when I tell you that every bunch of flowers does NOT arrive in pristine condition, with no broken heads, no bruising, or no mold.  This is when having a great relationship with your wholesaler comes in handy!

·         How do you know you’ll have enough roses, hydrangeas, greens to fill all 20 centerpieces?  How do you cost out each centerpiece so you know you’re staying within your budget?

o   We all have that moment of oopps totally counted that wrong.  There have been times that I have needed to call my wholesaler and say… totally counted wrong, I need another bunch of roses.

·         Who will be the one tasked with spending their morning packing, delivering, setting up and tearing down all the centerpieces?

o   Depending on how many details you have on your tables this can be a timely task when your mothers, aunts, or girlfriends should be relaxing and getting ready to celebrate you and your love. 

Flowers can be stressful, very stressful.  It isn’t just playing with pretty flowers all day.  There are so many different stressors that come with designing centerpieces and bouquets for a wedding. This is a very important day and we all want it to be perfect and look better than what you’ve dreamt of. 

Being your florist means I take all of those floral worries off your shoulders.  I hold all the stress that your flowers look perfect, colors flow together, nothing wilts, and your day comes together just as we discussed.

It is my greatest reward when I see your face light up when you first see your bouquet, walk into the reception area and see the drawing board that has come to life.  It is my job to make sure you do not have to stress over your flowers.

Brides, take that week leading up to your wedding to relax, enjoy your wedding bliss, spend the time you have with family and friends who have traveled near and far to celebrate you.  Girl… TAKE the time to get a massage, be pampered with a mani and pedi.  Do not get your hands dirty so that stunner of a rock on your finger sparkles just as bright as the love you two share.

Take that week to love your best friend and bask in that love.  You deserve it.  Leave the stress of flowers to your florist.