I’m sure a lot of you are the same as me in that the way I run my business now looks completely different than when I first started. I’ve learned so much along this journey, but there are a few things that stand out to me that I truly wish I would have known at the beginning.Read More
To recipe or not to recipe…that is the ultimate question.
I know, I know - building from recipes sometimes feels like the thorn in all our sides as floral designers. But, it’s the necessary evil of what we do.
Designing from recipes gets a bad rep sometimes, but honestly, I can’t think of any other way that we could run a sustainable and profitable business without doing it. Creating recipes is a big part of what allows us to do 200+ events a year. There is no way we’d be able to pull off so many without a system like this in place.Read More
As you all know, preparation for event and floral designers is KEY. You simply cannot run a successful event without it. I've learned over the years that a big part of preparation is thinking ahead about what could happen and making sure you're ready for it. That's where these must-have emergency bags come in.Read More
I want to get a little more focused in on how this organization actually plays out when we’re prepping to be on-site specifically for a wedding or event floral design. Listen up my floral friends!Read More
Do you ever feel like you're addicted to your work? If you work anywhere in the floral, wedding, or events industries, my guess would be YES. We know what it's like to work hard and have a ton to show for it.
But, what about when we start neglecting those other things in life that we love and care about?
In this video, Marie gives some wonderful tips on how to shift the focus sometimes to start enjoying more of the things that really matter.Read More
Have you ever gone into your closet and said to yourself, “Okay, let's face it - these clothes do not fit anymore. I’m so sick of looking at them. I NEED to purge.” Yeah? Me too. I probably do this once every season! I have clothes in my closet that I think I’m going to wear someday even though I haven’t taken them out of the closet in years.Read More
Today, I want to talk to you all about something that I’ve really struggled with in running my wedding and event business. I hope that what I share will help save you from making the same mistakes I did in the past!
I also want to preface this post with, running a wedding and event business is ever-changing and incredibly demanding, yet so rewarding and borderline addicting. I've cried more tears and questioned myself more times than I care to count, so just know that wherever you are in your journey, you are NOT ALONE!Read More
Friends, if you’ve been paying attention to the blog, you’ve probably noticed that there is a common theme here: the things that I love.
I love to share the things that have really made an impact for me, in hopes they make an impact for you, too.Read More
Do you ever look at a successful entrepreneur and wonder how they do it all?
How they have time to run and grow a business, have a family, a social life, and everything else in between? I don’t know if even the most successful entrepreneurs would say that they have everything completely figured out. But, the one thing I know for sure is: they don't do it alone. At some point in their journey, they were brave enough to admit that they needed help.Read More
Throughout my career in the wedding and events industry, I’ve found myself mentoring and coaching individuals “unofficially” for many years. Being able to help and mentor fellow entrepreneurs has been one of the greatest joys of my journey so far. I love seeing my fellow #bosses succeed. From my experience, I’ve found that the best and most impactful way to begin to help is to take a deep dive right alongside you into your business to help you achieve the results you ultimately want. I like to call this the Immersive Business Deep Dive.Read More