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Hi Just looking for some advice really. I currently own a freelance floristry business and mainly deal with weddings which is weekend work usually and that side of things is fine.What I am trying to do is maybe provide flowers for funerals which would be for during the week but cant seem to break into it IYKWIM. What I need to know is this, do funeral parlours/directors usually recommend a florist to use or do they offer the flowers within a package.Would really appreciate any feed back from any of those who have used a florist for this type of occasion.Hope you dont mind me askingThanks
I have bought flowers for a funeral from the funeral directors as part of the package, individually priced though. I have also bought flowers for a funeral from a local florist.
Thanks for that. Would you use the internet to search for a local florist or go to a shop locally?
I used the phone book last time, wouldn't think to use the internet to find a local business.
It's all about contacts i think - same as wedding floristry.Can you email your local Funeral directors and get them to see your work?
personal touch important- being able to talk to the person doing it and talk over different options...therefore, I would always go to a local florist if I had the option and ideally one I had used before or been personally reccommended.
TBH, I think people are so pole-axed by grief when they're buying funeral flowers that they don't look on the internet. They just go with whatever package the funeral director suggests, IME.
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