Wedding Styling

63 posts
Five Reasons I Hate Word “Simple”

Before I go on, I want to highlight the fact that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what I do. I am really excited about each and every wedding we are a part of. I love meeting new clients, I love hearing their stories and I love it when after all the hard work everything comes together beautifully. I know that today's post will not make me popular, especially not with the couples, and...

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I am confused, do we even need florists?

Today's post is dedicated to the hardworking florists and decorators. Today, I want to salute you, your talent and your dedication. Today I want to applause your hard work and praise your commitment to the art of creating beauty. I know what it is like to style a wedding, pack the decor, arrange the flowers, have bleeding hands and aching back. I know that drive to the flower market at...

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How to deal with shocked customers

In the wedding industry we often deal with couples who are 'shocked' by how much wedding suppliers charge for their services. People really do think that wedding folk are making a killing, and that when it comes to a wedding we are out to get them. The reality is very different. Some couples are simply not prepared to hear the price tag of their dream wedding. I hear this a lot...

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What is the price of your knowledge, experience and ideas

Wedding professionals pride themselves on producing awe inspiring weddings. We spend our days dreaming up and researching ways to make our clients weddings out of this world. How many of us charge for these ideas? In the ideal world we would get paid for our brilliant ideas. In reality  this does not happen as often as most would hope for. Ideas and designs are too illusive and too arbitrary for most people...

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Pricing for wedding stylists, decorators and florists

Today my post is aimed at wedding stylists, decorators and florists. I have recieved a number of requests asking me to discuss how to price wedding styling, decorating and flower arranging services. We are all struggling with clients who are 'shocked' by the cost associated with wedding styling. So many companies out there are working just above that breaking even point. Working this hard for small profit margin is becoming...

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Who creates magical weddings?

Wedding stylists create fairy tale weddings. Wedding styling refers to the design work which starts with conceptualising the look and feel of a wedding using various elements such as flowers, decor items, lighting and other elements to create a breathtaking visual and sensory experience with a distinct desire to impress. So we start with meeting our clients, we establish the vision and then we create beautiful weddings. Right? In the...

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Are you a florist or are you a designer?

A few years ago, someone I respect and admire deeply asked me an interesting question: ” Are you a florist or are you a designer?”. That was when I was still figuring out my place in the wedding industry. However, I feel it was a pivotal questions which gave me direction and aspirations. Then, I never stopped to consider the difference. It was about getting a client, any client, and...

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