I’ve recently become really well acquainted with Amazon. I know. Kind of late to the game, but 2019 is my year to online shop until I drop.
I totally get it too. Online shopping is pretty dang easy. You can read reviews and view pictures and usually snag free shipping somehow.
It’s not just the customer service part, or the part where you can actually see the product in person, it’s also about forming a relationship with the person (or people) who(m) you are investing in so that your wedding can be richer and fuller, and let’s face it, prettier.
When it comes to your wedding and specifically your wedding flowers, shopping local can really be a big benefit. I recently met up with Lady Fern Flowers’ farmer florist Summer Badawi to understand the real advantages of working with a local florist, who grows native flowers #farmtotablescape.
Summer has got some great advice, so here are her reasons to using fresh flowers grown locally:
Fresh flowers grown locally are seasonally appropriate (often grown organically) and they are void of the chemicals that most often accompany imported flowers.
Fresh flowers grown locally highlight the sense of place and belonging. If you have guests coming from out of state it can really but a spotlight on how much you love where you live.
Fresh flowers grown locally last longer because they are cut fresher, within days of use. Your flowers won’t be as stiff because they aren’t grown for shipping in boxes or crates. Local flowers are cut and have never left water, yielding more shapely bouquets and better boutonnieres.
Fresh flowers grown locally make your florals more one of a kind, and much more breathtaking. Minnesota has a grand variety of plants with different shapes, textures and vibrant colors.
Fresh flowers grown locally, purchased for your wedding, supports small businesses that employ real people, skip the 1-800 numbers and call someone closer to home.
Fresh flowers grown locally are sustainable. If you’re wondering what you should do for the 900 months it is winter and the only things alive in the ground are root vegetables, try opting for dried flowers which can really make a grand statement.
The last thing to think about when selecting farm fresh flowers for your wedding: be wary of farmer’s market flowers which might not be locally sourced, but are likely cut when over ripe, not kept cooled and that’s why they droop and wilt before day three.
Ain’t nobody want wilty wedding flowers.
Need help finding the vendors for your wedding? Boy, do I know a lot of people who you should meet. Sixpence clients get access to my preferred vendor page and planning meetings include done for you vendor research, contact me right now to see if your wedding date is available!
Prosperity, Love & Happiness,