Do florists typically only do one wedding per weekend?
I do co-own a wedding planning business, and we do offer floral.
I am curious, since I am not a florist myself, have not had to work with outside florist very often- do florists typically only work 1 wedding per week end?
Question answered by Maria Angela Photography
It depends on who you go with. I know the florist that I network with only does one or two per weekend, however it is just her that does it. Corporate companies do much more per weekend, and some mom and pop places base it on the magnitude of the wedding.
Do florists or funeral homes give away flowers if they are almost dead?
I am getting married on Sept 18th 2010 on the beach and want a rose petal aisle but I don't want to pay for roses or the petals. Do funeral homes or florists or any other place give away roses if they are almost dead?
Question answered by JillyBean
Not usually, because they use the old roses for the same thing. Also for potpourri. If you have a costco membership, they have super cheap flowers (and roses) in store. Just buy a bunch and use those. Or offer $5 for a florists old flowers. Also, try craigslist and post an add for roses. People clip roses all the time and may just give them to you.
What's the main difference between florist's flowers and ones at the supermarket?
I know that florists have a unique skill to arrange flowers in bouquets, whereas employees at supermarkets/gas stations/etc don't have as many years of experience. Also florists usually have more of a variety. I still don't think that this warrants florists to charge 200-500% more than other places. I was wondering if there were any other factors, particularly if the florist's flowers last longer and are of better quality. Thanks in advance for your input
Question answered by gardengallivant
The book 'Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers' is entirely about how the cut flower market has become an enormous industry with product grown and shipped globally. Bulbs and flowers are matured in greenhouses in Guatemala, Ecuador, Columbia or California, harvested, dunked in chemicals, packaged and shipped to the Holland auction house or flown to Miami and distributed to wholesale markets around the country.
A century ago cut flowers were grown locally and a few such places still exist but the mass of floriculture for the cut flower market is industrialized.
A florist has specialty coolers to keep flowers at their peak and people trained in caring for the plants. So you are paying for this and the result is usually a longer lasting bouquet. At a florist you have trained professionals providing services that all relate to decorative flowers presentation and the ability to provide them in consistent high quality en masse for large events if needed.
Grocery stores typically provide cheaper flowers by cheaply packaging them with relatively indifferent care compared to the individualized care a florist uses to keep flowers at their peak. Grocery stores kiosks are good for the odd bunch of carnations or tulips to go but a designed bouquet must come from a florist usually.
What is the holiday that the florists give out a dozen roses to give away to others?
I remember a few years ago when I was in college, people were handing out roses that they had gotten from the florists for free. I went by one to figure out what it was about and it was some sort of holiday where the florists gave you a dozen roses as long as you signed a paper saying you would give them all away. Does anyone know what this day is and when?
Okay it's not one of the regular holidays like mother's day or valentine's day or easter (btw, that's a dumb answer). It was something like friendship day or amnesty day or something odd like that
Question answered by ♥ ♥ stephie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
valentines day because roses symbolize love (that's what they do at my work)
Why do roses from florists have no perfume?
My roses in the garden have a perfume. Roses from florists don't. Why?
And why are supermarket roses cheaper? Are they older? They seem to wilt more quickly.
Question answered by kenneth h
The Roses from Florist shops has been developed for color and perfect flower shapes, unfortunately the prefume has been lost in the process. Home roses are more true varieties and still have their scents. the flowers from supermarkets is a lower grade of Rose and can be bought in Bulk by the franchise stores.
Which kind of sunflower variety do florists use in their arrangements?
I'd like to find out the name of the large type of sunflower florists use.
Question answered by Libby
Florists use different varieties of Sunflowers, depending on what their suppliers are carrying. Also depends on what varieties the farms grow. Mini-Sunflowers, Firewalker, Sunbeam , Sunrich, Starburst, Teddy bear, bi-color varieties of Sunflowers are a few differing varieties available. Call your local florist and find out what variety they are carrying. If they don't have any, their suppliers should have them in stock as they are available year round.
How much do florists make annually and what kind of training is required?
I am looking into becoming a florist and just need to know the basics.
Question answered by Brother Otter
Most floral training is done on the job. Though there are design schools one can attend, most don't - at least not until they've been working as a florist for a while.
If you've got an eye for design, you can learn it pretty quickly. Some people never get it.
Florists pay varies a lot depending on region, but as a rule it isn't a lot. My lady owned a flower shop and it took her five years before she was approaching the mid-level technical salary she'd left behind. The marketplace for retail floral is even harder now with the competition from places like Sam's and Costco and grocery stores.
If you're looking for details, check the US Department of Commerce website and check their Wage information page (link is on the top left side).
My sister is getting married in Tuscany. Reception is in Umbria. How do I help her find a local florist?
Wedding is in September
Need bridal bouquets and button holes etc as well as table decorations etc.
Finding it difficult to locate local florists.
Have a wedding planner but has only offered 2 options and both quite expensive.
Question answered by Animal Lover
My suggestion would be to talk to her contact at the reception area. They should be able to recommend a list of florists in the area.
Does anyone know where to get a job or an internship with a florist or floral designer?
I am looking for a job or internship to learn about floral designing and florists that do wedding and functions like that... I need somewhere near my home in south orange county..
Question answered by Mary G
At a florist... I can't imagine where else.
Is working in a florists good for work experience?
I would really like to work in the local flower shop for my work experience. Is working in a florist good? Do you get to do alot? I'm asking the people that did this and know what it's like?
Question answered by lostinmyown
local florist shop would allow you to see
- how small businesses work
- what is meant my great customer service
- daily operations for the business (managing relationship with suppliers, inventory management etc.)
The point is any experience will allow you to learn things the next thing you want to do. You just have to focus on the transferrable skills (i.e what you can learn and take to your next job).