How to Avoid a Wedding Flower Disaster

How to Avoid a Wedding Flower Disaster

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They don’t happen often, but occasionally some type of wedding flower disaster may occur. And if one does happen, what can you do?

The answer depends on how much value you place on the flowers for your wedding.

Some brides place a high value on flowers, while for others, flowers are not a huge priority.

In any case, here’s what you can do to mitigate a possible wedding flower disaster.

Use the services of a local florist

When choosing flowers for a wedding or special event, I always recommend people use the services of a local florist.

Even if you plan on doing your own wedding flowers, it’s a good idea to use the services of a local florist to do some of the flowers for your wedding.

In one word, here’s why I think it’s a good idea – experience.

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These are some of the potential misconceptions that florists, including myself, commonly run across.

But there can be other challenges as well

When planning an event, things can happen that you can’t control. Weather is usually the biggest culprit, affecting both product quality and shipping. Because we live in a global marketplace, there are other challenges that can cause problems as well.

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For example, I came across this article in Hawaii Magazine concerning the political protests which shut down the Bangkok airport a few years back, halting all shipments of orchids out of the country.

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Unfortunately, there is nothing anyone can do on this end to affect what happens halfway around the world.

Imagine you are doing your own wedding flowers, and are buying flowers from an online source.

Suddenly you get a call or an email at the last minute advising you that your flowers are not available. What do you do?

Chances are, a scenario like this won’t occur, but if it does, being able to rely on the experience and resources of a local florist is a great safety net.

And one that might help you avoid your own wedding flower disaster.

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Greg Johnson

I'm the owner of Greenfield Flower Shop in Milwaukee, with more than 40 years of experience in the floral, wedding, and event business.