Ok, it’s not really a day in the life….it’s a little longer than a day. A day would only give you a tiny glimpse of what goes into creating flowers for a wedding. So I’ve split it up into a few blogs.
Preparations for us start many months before the big day and then several days of preparing the arrangements on the actual week of the wedding. After the initial consultation we often send several emails and revised quotes in the months leading up to the wedding to include any little changes or big changes as the case may be to ensure the bride and groom get exactly what they want. Nearer to the wedding, details like final numbers for buttonholes and delivery times are confirmed.
A few weeks before the wedding we get going with the boring numbers part… spreadsheets. We calculate how many flowers we need for every bouquet and arrangement. This part is the least exciting part of wedding preparations. But we know soon enough we will be knee deep in scented gorgeousness, and the spreadsheets really help us see at a glance how many of each flower an arrangement is allocated. Of course this isn’t an exact science; flowers have a tendency to vary in size, so we always order some extra. We then check with our suppliers that there are no problems with the availability for any of the varieties we need. Very occasionally growers just decide to stop growing a lovely rose or Mothers day abroad means certain flowers are in short supply. Once we are happy everything we require is available we place the order with our supplier, ordering the flowers to arrive early in the morning a few days before the wedding.
Next time….the flowers arrive