The Hidden Value in Hiring a Professional Florist
Beautiful photographs for years to come
I have heard from several clients that they “don’t want to spend a lot on flowers because they are just going to die”. One could argue that nothing from the big day is going to last except the vows you make to your one and only. The food will be eaten, the DJ will stop playing, the linens and tableware will go back to the rental company from whence they came and the venue will not let you move in. Yes, the flowers will die. However, the myriad of pictures taken at your wedding will remain for decades to come, and I am willing to bet the flower farm that at least half of those pictures will have your flowers in them! For something so prominent, you want designs that are thoughtful and well executed by a trained professional. After all, in those glossy magazine spreads that are so inspiring, they used professional floral designers.
Countless hours saved
You really don’t have the time! I have worked on more than 100 weddings and one thing I have learned is that the entire bridal party and family is unbelievably busy in the days just before the wedding, and that’s without floral designing thrown in the mix. Pinterest, that blessing wrapped up in a curse, can make things seem so easy, but creating beautiful works of floral art takes time. Although the flowers are just one part of your big day, there is a lot of planning, number crunching and physical labor that goes into that art. From the creation of recipes, to the sourcing of flowers, flower containers and other goods or props that happen months and weeks in advance, there is also the time spent prepping and arranging the flowers, not to mention, delivering, setting up and cleaning up the arrangements at the end of the night.
Insider knowledge may save the day…and your sanity
Balance, scale and proportion…balance, scale, proportion: a trained designer’s mantra guides them in creating pieces that fit you, your bridal party, your tables and your venue perfectly. Professional floral designers also have the advantage of access to professional publications, local and online florist groups, wholesale to-the-trade shopping and on-the-job experience. Experience which may well swoop in to save the day. For instance, when the wind keeps knocking over arrangements, a professional will have a solution. When somebody’s corsage, boutonniere or bouquet has a mishap, a professional will have the tools and expertise to fix it on the spot. When you suddenly notice a favorite aunt didn’t get a corsage, a professional can make one up right there. A professional will also have scissors to cut off scratchy labels or forgotten tags.