This is the first in a three part series about why wedding flowers are worth every penny. Yes, flowers for your wedding (or any event) can be pricey but let me explain why – essentially you are paying for three important things – quality, experience and hard work.
This first post in the series will address quality.
Yes, I understand – you can go to Costco or Trader Joe’s and pick up a nice looking bunch of flowers for $5, I get it, but I get much better quality flowers as a professional floral designer and I have incredible access to a wide variety of flowers from all over the world. I know which vendors have the best orchids, which have the best roses, I can go on and on but you get it, and really, you don’t really want the flowers at your wedding to look like they came from the aforementioned retail outlets, do you?
The photos of your wedding day will be in your family forever – make sure that you love your flowers so when you look at those photos of the day with your closest friends, family and loved ones you’re not cringing but smiling.
I’ve also developed relationships with my suppliers and they will call and tell me if something I’ve ordered looks less than perfect so we can make the appropriate substitutions. I had one of my favorite wholesale reps running to the airport to pick up the needed hydrangeas for one of our weddings this past summer. That is worth the money!
The quality of the flowers on your big day also depends so much on how they’ve been processed, stored and transported – we’ll talk more about that in the next two posts.
As a professional floral designer I care about the quality of the flowers and the final design we deliver, every design we do has our name on it.