I spent my day working with Melanie of Lush Florals and Events. Melanie had a crazy busy today with 3 weddings booked and needed an extra hand to assist her. I had such a great time with Melanie, she’s not only an amazing florist, but she’s an awesome person too!
I love helping out other vendors because it’s a chance for me to see how their side of things are done. The more I can learn about different vendors, the better a wedding planner I become. There’s a few misconceptions about wedding planners, one is that a wedding planner just bosses all the other vendors around. If you have a good wedding planner, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Your wedding planner is there to to give direction and assist the other vendors. Our priority is you! Whatever it takes to make your day as close to perfect as we can for you, we do.
For example, today we had a wedding at an outdoor venue. The wedding was a patio reception, ie: no tent. With no tent, we had no walls to stop the wind from blowing the table cloths all over the place. They were in a ball in the middle of the table, covering the gorgeous centerpieces! The bride had requested that only the table cloths and the centerpieces would be on the table. This wasn’t working. If I wasn’t so type A, or Melanie was a florist who would just drop off the flowers and run, what would the bride have done? She would have had her guests arriving to bunches of linen all balled up on the tables. I went around and pinned the overlays onto the table cloths while Melanie set up the centerpieces. It still wasn’t enough. We asked the venue coordinator if we could do anything to solve this problem. The response was ” well she doesn’t want anything else on the tables…”. Sorry but that doesn’t cut it. We showed the mother of the bride the dilemma and she agreed we couldn’t leave it like that. We ended up placing cutlery on the tables to hold the table clothes down. Problem managed.
My point here is that if we had left without fixing this, who would have done it? The venue coordinator didn’t want to ask the bride or give her any suggestions and the MOB didn’t want the tables to have anything else on them. With no one to take charge and give direction, they would have had guests arriving to a big mess.
Remember, wedding planners are here to help you, the couple. You are our first priority and no matter what tasks we have to take on, we will do it to give you the greatest day ever.
The rest of the day went down without a hitch. We drove all over the Niagara region, delivering, setting up, and doing it all over again! Melanie provided me with invaluable experience from the florists point of view! If you’re looking for a Niagara Wedding Florist, I highly recommend Lush!