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What's On Instagram late March, Early April

Sorry folks, we've been a bit light in the blogging department but it's been a busy few weeks at the shop and so we thought we share what's been going on through the eyes of our Instagram account!! A few weeks ago we created this adorable LEGO themed party. So cute right?  While I was in a Wedding Flower meeting the ladies had a little fun and shot this Selfie! !  Lots of purple flowers leaving the shop like these designs created for a photo shoot at Chauncey Conference Center. Do you like them?  Each week we create lobby floral designs for about 30 companies. Aren't they adorable?  Last but not least, slowly but surely we have been changing over from stock design photos to real photos and here's another one that seem to be a big hit on Instagram. Do you like it?  There you have it, a few photos from our recent Instagram feed. We hope you follow, like and share! 

Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Florist

When I meet with couples, I sometimes chuckle at the questions they ask me. For some they have read the "What to ask your florist" section in their wedding planners and although some are good questions, others are not really telling you what you need to know about the ability of the florist to do a great job on your wedding flowers.  Of course, nothing replaces recommendations from venues and friends and with all the places to view online reviews, this is the first place to start. If the florist is a "busy wedding florist", you should be able to see many reviews that will often stress similar things such as "they got my vision", "they worked within my budget" and the ever popular "they exceeded my expectations". Finding out from others about their experience is easier than ever. Sometimes depending on the review site, you can even email the past bride and ask questions. I know my brides have done it!  If a dear friend was look

How Many Different Ones are There?

My friend Patti always cracks me up... "I'm going to return in another life and sell widgets!" She's my friend but also the person who finds the flowers I need for the shop and they come from all over the world.  I love my job, I love flowers but sometimes I completely understand Patti's battle cry to sell a product that is not: Made by Nature Perishable Subjective and.... Misunderstood Don't get me wrong, the flower biz is just about the best career ever but it can be a bit of an uphill battle. Take for instance a call I had 2 weeks ago.. Ring, ring, ring... Georgianne: Hi, How can I help you? Customer: I just got yellow roses delivered and I think there is something wrong with them. I think they are old. Georgianne:  Oh my, what's wrong with them, are they wilted? Are they drooping? Customer: No, but they are brown along the edge and they look bumpy and they don't look like the yellow roses I've gotten before. The petals look we

Sympathy Flowers - Boxed? That's a Big NG

If you've read my blog before you know how I feel about funeral flowers. Yes, those obituaries sometimes say "In Lieu of Flowers" and you all know, that it does not mean not to send flowers. It merely means if you want to make a donation, yadda, yadda. You know that floral tributes not only express your sympathy for the grieving but don't you think the funeral home looks very sad if there were no flowers there? Sending flowers for funerals is a tradition that goes back ages and the reason is that it helps folks know you care, flowers make them feel loved, make it known the person who has passed was loved. It helps make the funeral more bearable. This blog is not about that. It's about NOT sending flowers that arrive to the funeral home in a box! We are not against ProFlowers, who just happens to be pictured here. They are not the only ones that sell flowers delivered in the mail. FTD and 1800flowers sell those, among others.  This blog aims to make you awar