Sunday, April 25, 2010

Rethinking DIY

Planning a wedding is not only time consuming but can also be expensive. More and more brides are choosing to make their own bouquets and centerpieces in hopes to cutting expenses. But what happens when your perfect plan to DIY is disrupted by mother nature? What would you do? Who would you call?  I  hope this blog will help make you second guess before you decide not to hire a professional florist.

 Imagine you have decided to DIY and make your own centerpieces and bouquets. You have made a plan and decided that because tulips are your favorite flower that you will use them for your spring wedding.  You have recruited friends and family to help you make them the day before and arranged to have someone deliver them to your venue. You know that you can get the tulips at your  local market and made arrangements with them to order you the 300 stems you need to fill your vases and make your own bouquets.  Any bride would be happy with this plan, after all  you are using your favorite flowers and still saving money.  Now Imagine that a volcano has irrupted in Iceland and has shut down all flights to and from the US from northern European countries, thus  preventing your tulips from arriving. Although tulips are grown in many parts of the world a majority of them are grown in Holland and last week yours never made it for your wedding as planned.   Would you know what to do or who to call?  This is what happend last week and it effected all holland grown flowers. Its a scary reminder that you just never know when mother nature will strick. So before you decide a professional isn't worth the expense remember  they will be the ones you are calling when a DIY disaster hits again. 

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