Flowers for All Occasions 101
Now, we learn how to apply these principles in real life. Celebrations are so much brighter and stunning with a gorgeous choice of flowers. We're here to help you get started on two of the most common occasions that come hand in hand with flowers. For this article we talk about funeral flowers From the planning phase to the wake. From deciding on the theme with your clients up to the delivery or pickup of their orders.
We've created a handy primer for handling orders for a funeral. We'll help you provide stylish arrangements for the grieving family. See our upcoming article for an overview of must-have essentials for every florist.
Making Arrangements with the Client
Flower arrangements, when done right, are an excellent way of paying respect to the loss of a loved one. It's also a way to show deep sympathy for the family left behind. Making floral tributes for them will help them express themselves in a hard time.
It goes without saying, florists need to take careful note of every detail. This will help make the process of organizing go as smoothly as possible.
Here are a few things florists want to know for planning funeral floral decor.
Flowers in Commemoration
There's no one way to comfort someone who has just lost their loved one. But there are a lot of ways to show your sympathy to a grieving family.
Ask if they would like certain flowers included, or what their loved one's favorite blooms are. Keep the arrangement as personal and intimate as possible as a tribute to the departed.
Funeral services are usually held at funeral parlors. But some people would prefer to pay respect by having the funeral in their own home.
Whichever the case, make sure to ask how large the room or venue will be. That way, you can think ahead for your arrangements and designs.
Better yet, plan an ocular viewing of the venue. This is especially crucial if they'll do the wake in their home. With these measurements, you'll be able to make arrangements with the proper size.
Size and Headcount
How many guests are they expecting? How many tables are there, and what size? What's the size of the casket? Any other area your customer wants decorated? Every bit of information is important for the perfect flower arrangements.
Wakes usually stretch over a several days. You may need to change the flowers every now and then. That way, you get to keep them fresh and fragrant for guests.
Budget and Timeline
Naturally, you'll want to know how much your client has budgeted for the funeral's flower arrangements. This way, you can plan and provide top-notch service within their budget.
Arrange a timeline for preparation and delivery of the flower arrangements. Keep in contact with your client to make sure all flowers and designs you've picked are up to their standards.
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