Behind The Scenes: Your Secrets To The Flawless Execution Of An Event


Dear Readers:

I really enjoyed reading your wonderful and candid answers to my questions last Wednesday and would like to continue making the blog more about you this week. After 35 years in this business, I still think processing an event “flawlessly” is one of the biggest challenges we face in our industry.

In today’s Behind-The-Scenes blog, I would like to ask the florists and designers out there to answer the following five questions.

I. Do you normally complete setting up your events on time?

II. If you answered yes to the question above, please share your three top management tips in regards to completing your installation of flowers and decor before the guests arrive.

III. Do you charge your clients breakdown costs (removal of the flowers and decor?)

IV. What is your policy on tipping? Do you tip the hotel banquet managers or any of the staff members of the hotel/venue who helped you to set up the event?

V. If any of your property  (vases, candelabras, votives, etc.) is taken home by guests or stolen, do you charge your clients?

Please feel free to answer one, two or all of the questions above. I feel strongly that your answers will help many other beginners in our industry.



Photo by John Labbe


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