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On the wedding day, you ( and your team) will need to deliver all the wedding flowers to different places. Sometimes, you’ll be lucky and only need to make one wedding flower delivery, but other times you might have to make three separate deliveries at different locations and times, such as dropping off the bridal party items at the hotel in the morning, going to the church for the ceremony flowers in the early afternoon, and finally delivering the reception flowers to the wedding venue in the early evening.
Have you ever been concerned about what would happen if your van or truck suddenly stopped working or if you were involved in a car accident while your wedding flower delivey? Because of the time schedule cannot be changed on the wedding day, so it’s crucial to deliver and set up all the flowers on time. There’s always a possibility that your van or truck might encounter problems along the way.
I’ve been incredibly lucky that neither I nor my team members have ever had car troubles or been in a car accidents while our wedding flower delivery. However, I did have a really intense and scary experience a couple of times.
It happened in August 2020, just a day before the wedding. We were hit by a tropical storm, and the whole state lost power. There were fallen trees everywhere, blocking many streets, and live telephone wires were tangled in the fallen trees. Our street was completely blocked in both directions, so my team couldn’t come to my studio to help me out, and my delivery van couldn’t get out.
My husband decided to use his chainsaw to try and clear a path through the trees ( although I must stress that I don’t recommend doing this due to the safety risks involved!). But there were live wires wrapped around them, so he couldn’t do much. We wasted over one hour trying to figure it out.
Eventually, we decided to drive over the branches, even though we ended up with big scratches on both sides of the van. It was a nerve-wracking situation, and on top of that, I had a big hanging chandelier to install and decorate with flowers at the wedding venue, which was an hour away. Also, I was anxious about the branches potentially causing damage to my tires during the drive over there.
There have been other times when I had to take different routes due to blocked roads. Once, I came across a narrow, windy, and super steep road that I had never driven before. To make things more challenging, I had two large and heavy ceremony arrangements in the back of my seat. I was worried that the very steep road would cause the arrangements to fall over and ruin all the centerpieces.
Luckily, I had a thick and long rope in my van. I used the rope to secure the arrangements tightly, making sure they stayed in place during the drive. If I hadn’t had the rope, all flowers would have been damaged.
These experiences have taught me how important it is to be prepared for unexpected obstacles during wedding flower deliveries. It’s essential to have the right tools and resources available to handle any problems that may come up.
I hope your upcoming wedding flower delivery go smoothly and successfully. If you encounter any challenges, remember to stay calm and seek help if needed. Planning to leave a little earlier can give you extra time to troubleshoot if necessary. Additionally, practicing essential tasks like changing tires or checking and adding oils during the off-season will help ensure you’re prepared for unexpected situations!
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