One bright Monday morning, a customer came by and said how much he liked seeing our flowers in the lobby of his building each day.
He went on to say that he was celebrating his first anniversary and would like to buy his wife a flower arrangement. After we discussed the details, he arranged to pick up the flowers as soon as we opened the next day.
About 15 minutes later, a woman came by and announced that she loved our flowers and would like to place an order for delivery the next day.
She said she didn't want them to be too feminine-looking, because they were for her husband. She said he loved our flowers so much that she wanted to get him an arrangement to celebrate their first anniversary.
Don't be afraid to use color. And lots of it. Be bold or be boring!
Be whimsical. Event design don't have to be so serious. Go ahead and use those tropical napkins. Just tie it into your theme through color.
Go big. You can create a small table of precious flowers. Or you can get 20 stems of a single color of carnations. Leave them long and put them in a tall vase. Cheap, but impressive.
Borrow stuff. If you want to create drama. Borrow those giant, but lighweight urns setting in your neighbor's garage collecting dust. Fill them with potted plants or flowers. And tada! Your've got a stunning focal point.
Do your homework. There are tons of event design and wedding blogs. You don't need to be getting married to read them. Find some ideas there and create them in your own way. Go on! You have my permission.
I must admit. Baby's breath is not one of my favorite flowers. I was forced to bring it into the shop. People wouldn't stop asking for it. There's nothing really wrong with it. People just keep sticking it in all the wrong places.
Baby's breath is best used alone in my humble opinion. Here are some elegant ways to use it for special events: