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I'm a Little Bit Country, I'm a Little Bit Rock and Roll


I laugh as I write the title to this blog, because I'm really dating my self!! Donnie and Marie Osmond. Ah, the good old days. I just got off the phone with a customer who is trying to plan an event and needs decor. As I ask the usual questions "Are we going for something fun, funky or elegant?" it reminds me of that song that Donnie and Marie used to sing. Marie loved Country music and Donnie loved Rock. It showed how they were different and it was always a catchy song.

The truth is I am Donnie and Marie rolled into one when it comes to flowers, balloons and decor. It really is all about the client and finding out what their goals are. I often hear about florists who tell brides that they can't do daisies for their wedding because it's too casual of a flower. I've always been of the mind set that my job is to please the customer and interpret what they want. I love that part about my job. Nothing gets me more excited when I see a brides face light up when I start making suggestions that are to her liking.

A bride that I met with recently told me that I was in her "zone" and I got a huge kick out of that. That's my goal, I want to get into the zone of my customer. I've always thought that any mixture of fresh, gorgeous flowers arranged artfully will always be in good taste. So, in the end, does it really matter what I like? I really like having happy customers and so some days I'm a little bit Country and others I'm a little bit Rock and Roll!!
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