HI EVERYONE , I am going through my craft room and i need to get rid of a bunch of flowers the box i have is about 2 foot tall and about 3 foot long full of flowers there are all sorts of different kinds i need the money right now and i need to get rid of them if anyone would like to buy these let me know there is bout $100 worth of flowers all bought this year
Which school are you attending or are you just taking community ed classes on floral design. You need to be more specific on what style of wreath you wish to make, grapevine, straw, Oasis, evergreen. I am sure any of the viewing florists will be happy to tell you about working from home if you will give more details on what you want. I have never seen anyone work from home yet who had success right out of school You really need to work in a shop first to understand more about flowers and shortcuts, longevity, characteristics of flowers, etc.
I just wanted to update you on the launch of our Same Day Flowers website. We had some database corrections to work through, but it looks as if it is all shaping up now, and the site should be live this week!
Ok, I will hop in. I live in Montana, was a floral shop owner in two different states for years, hate weddings and now teach floral design. I LOVE teaching and I pick and chose the special events I do. Keep visiting, maybe this site will become more active with a go getter like you!!
I’ve been searching for a long time on help to keep my head together, and nobody told me about duct tape until you ! Now, it seems SO obvious ! Thanks, dudette, now maybe something will werk for me head ! LOL You’re the most interesting thing to happen around here lately… someone actually CAPABLE of continuing a conversation around here. What’s the deal with all the other members? Is this forum populated by ghosts? Now I’ve worked with a motley crew of people in this business, and yup, quite a few have been pretty average to boring people. Some have even been mind-numbingly boring. At the other end of the spectrum, there is the less common who have been interesting, colorful, and lively to downright flamboyant and shameless at times. So, by the law of averages regarding floral industry personalities, on the bell curve of life it would seem that we have a large of pool of non-descript folk amongst our membership here who have nothing to say to their fellow designers about… anything at all???
LOL—I got that term from a show they did last year on TV (I think they called it Bride-Zilla too) where they followed I think either 4 or 5 Brides along—-WOW—were they BAD! I told my darling Hubby that I was glad I didn’t have to deal with that mess anymore! As for your head caving in (HA HA!) Try Duct tape. I listen to a national talk show host Glenn Beck and he always says “Get the duct tape out because when I tell you this next thing your heads going to explode!” He says this way—all the pieces of your head are there so they can put it back together again! hee hee What a smart aleck!
I feel exactly the same way as you do. I do dried flowers and whether they are fresh or dried, they still think that they should get them for free. So, I do not advertise that I do weddings. If someone asks me, I say yes, but I tell them up front that I am not cheap. I am not pricey either. I just really try and avoid doing weddings. And I am doing okay by not doing the weddings. Many times, if it is money the bride and groom are trying to save on the flowers. I recommend what simple ideas they could do basically themselves. This seems to work really good. I make a flower sale and also do not have the headaches. Hope this helps.
In the past I have worked with quite a variety. I don’t know many in the group and how they are to work with though. I imagine they are a busy lot here though and probably don’t have time to post. Holidays and Weddings and all. Myself—I don’t usually post this much, just had some free-time on my hands for once. I have worked with the prima donnas/and flamboyant to those who didn’t give a hoot and were boring. I think I fall into the middle there someplace. HA HA! I am quite tame compared to some. I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, but I have ALOT of fun! I like being able to free-lance now too. This way I am not committed to any specific shop. I like doing the craft show thing as well—I’m my own boss there. I had someone tell me this morning I should do this for a living HA HA! I told him I DID for 20 years for someone else. I have a plaque at home I won in 1988, after that I said eh! one’s enough. Sorry about the rambelings—just had some more time on my hands at work (I’m playing receptionist today instead of back in assembly hee hee—so I can play on the computer)
In Broward County, Florida. I am looking to sell a shop that I opened this year due to family illness. It is located in a new and growing area of Broward County. Everything is brand new, including the display cooler and the walk-in cooler. If interested, please let me know. Thanks!
Oh boy does this sound familiar! I designed for retail florists for almost 17 years before I got married myself and now freelance. At all 3 shops I worked at—I was in the wedding department! At the last place-their policy was to never turn down a wedding—I hated this! I love doing the bouquets but like you—I can’t stand the whiney, pushy, mouthy bride-zillas! I still do silk weddings, but I choose WHO and WHEN to do business with. I have a very good friend who owns her shop and she is constantly telling me how lucky I am to be out of it full-time! She says people—especially Brides—are WITCHES these days! At least now, I can say “I’m sorry—I can’t possibly help you that weekend”! After I got married I wanted to be home with my husband on weekends so I took an electronic assembly job. The pay isn’t as good but I have freedom now and my stress level has lessened. I do a couple craft shows a year and 2-3 weddings by refferal from friends and family. I like this alot better! Now you know why there are shops who refuse to do weddings and those who CAN handle the stress—-do ONLY wedding/party work!
Anyway, I’ve been a floral designer for about 7 years, and after working at a few different shops in different towns, I have concluded that I CAN’T STAND dealing with selling people weddings. I don’t mind DOING the wedding work, making the pieces, but I can’t STOMACH talking to ditzy, cheapskate brides and their overbearing, annoying families/friends who come with them to the wedding consultations. I’m sick to death of the negotiations involved with trying to get the stupid bridal parties to part with their money, the cheapskates ! They all seem to think that the flowers should be done for free ! My questions for y’all out there are these: Do any other designers and/or owners feel this way?
Have been in flower business all my life. Am 34 years old. Have been thinking alot about adopting a sister shop. Kind of a way to informally exchange ideas and commiserate (if thats the right term). Kind of a confidant type professional relationship. It seems like it would be a neat idea. Talk to me about flowers. I’d like that.