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I used to create wedding bouquets one day before the wedding day, specifically on Friday morning before beginning work on the centerpieces for Saturday’s wedding. However, I learned that another floral designer made their bouquets two days prior to the weddings and decided to try it myself. This approach proved more effective for me, and I found it to be beneficial for several reasons.
By creating wedding bouquets one day earlier, you have more time to make the hand-tied bouquets. This allows you to work calmly and with less time pressure, making the process more enjoyable. If you encounter any difficulties or make any mistakes while making the bouquets, completing the work one day earlier gives you an additional day to fix the issues and ensure that the bouquets are perfect for the wedding day.
You’ll have a better chance of selecting the best quality materials for the bouquets. When we receive cut flowers and greens from wholesalers or growers, I always choose the prettiest ones and separate them in specific buckets or vases. By doing this, I make sure that no one, including myself, mistakenly uses the best quality flowers for centerpieces or other work. However, even if you have kept the flowers aside for the bouquets, you might break a few stems during the process. If you start creating wedding bouquets one day earlier, you will still have plenty of flowers to choose from before starting work on other pieces.
If you’re taking a long time to create the bride’s or bridesmaid’s bouquets, you might get confused with the color or size balance. In such a situation, it’s better to tie up the bouquets and keep them in water overnight to hydrate and rest. Taking a break from the process also helps. The next day, you’ll have fresh eyes and more energy to adjust the bouquets and complete the process one day before the wedding.
If creating wedding bouquets is nerve-wracking for you, completing them two days before the wedding is a big relief. You can then focus and enjoy creating centerpieces, ceremony flowers, or sign flowers with your team members that need to be done on the last day.
Therefore, if you’re struggling with the process of creating wedding bouquets one day before the event, I highly recommend completing the work one day earlier!
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