How many designers out there have ever been pointedly informed by a client that she (or he) doesn’t want to spend much on flowers because “flowers just die”? Now of course I understand small budgets. And I get that people prioritize differently and for some people flowers just aren’t on the top tiers of the wish list. Fair enough. But for the life of me I can’t imagine not spending money on flowers because “they just die.”
People, do I need to give you a visual on what happens to all that haute cuisine and top shelf booze the next day? Trust me, it’s not pretty. But does that mean you serve peanut butter and jelly? Not likely. And what about the $3,000 dress you wear once? Once! Or the band that plays for one night? Or the venue you get for just one day? Are we starting to sense a theme here?
That’s the thing about weddings, see–they only last for one day. And that is a perfectly good reason not to go overboard on things. But it’s also a reason to say, hey, today is special. Flowers are one way that we as humans mark special occasions. It’s not every day you splurge on flowers, and that’s kind of the point. They’re a way to mark the major occasions—births, deaths, and, yes, weddings. So by all means, prioritize. Spend elsewhere if flowers aren’t a priority for you! But don’t tell me it’s because flowers just die. Turns out, the shelf life on those gorgeous arrangements is actually significantly longer than on that main course swordfish!