From chrysanthemums to carnations, roses to ranunculus, daisies to daffodils…no matter the type of flower, the floral arrangements are a significant part of a wedding day! As an event coordinator, you want to be sure that all of the flowers, from the bridal bouquet to the petals the flower girl throws going down the aisle, are exactly what the bride has envisioned! After all, flowers play a big part in adding vibrancy and style to the wedding day; you want to be sure they are visually pleasing. Want to be sure your florist is kept in the loop and all floral planning goes properly? Here is how you can use Miilu to work with the florist and be the coordinator of your client’s dreams!
ENSURE ALL FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE PLANNED IN ADVANCE
Miilu’s Collaboration and Messaging features allow all communication to be kept in the app, which makes referencing all conversations easy! Get rid of multiple Google docs, phone conversations that get lost in translation and chains of email messages, and just keep all discussion in one central app! You can invite the florist and client to download the Miilu app at no cost to them by going to the Collaboration feature and emailing them an invitation. Then, you can create a group message with the florist and client and talk about every aspect of the floral arrangements — bouquets, boutonnieres, even the centerpieces for the reception tables!
CONNECT THE FLORIST NOT ONLY WITH YOUR CLIENT, BUT WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Miilu is an event planning “hub” of sorts — and the florist can collaborate with not only the client, but the photographer, as well! This is important because, for example, if the florist is providing floral arrangements that will drape on the ceremony arch, the photographer will want to be sure they capture this detail before the ceremony takes place! Yes, the photographer could talk to the event planner or the client, and have a “middle-man,” but isn’t direct communication easiest?! And, you can choose to be a part of their conversation through a group message, if that is what you prefer, to be certain all details are taken care of!
MAKE SURE THE FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS ARRIVE ON TIME THE DAY-OF
Miilu’s Timeline Feature allows every member of the Miilu app to see the day-of timeline, along with any updates or additions made to the timeline by any member, while planning the event! This means that every member should know what time they need to be where the day of an event by simply glancing at Miilu, meaning your florist will know where to be at ALL times.
MAKE CERTAIN ALL FLORAL DETAILS ARE TAKEN CARE OF
Miilu allows for notes to be made on every timeline event in the timeline. Therefore, the florist can make important notes for every floral arrangement as he/she pleases; things like how many bouquets for the bridesmaids or boutonnieres for the groomsmen are needed, where to place the bouquet to toss so the bride knows where it is at the proper time, the color pallete for the wedding…and every note is in one primary place! You can view these notes as well, and, as reiterated previously, see to it that all details are meticulously taken care of without micro-managing your vendors!
Florals will bring the style and design of your wedding together, and can add an extra touch that guests — and most importantly, the BRIDE — will remember forever! Oftentimes, brides will even press flowers from their wedding as a permanent souvenir. That shows how important making sure the floral arrangements are taken care of is…it’s a way of taking care of your client, and isn’t that what this wedding coordinating biz is all about?!
Have you used Miilu to collaborate with florists and make sure every dreamy wedding arrangement is in place? Let us know by dropping a line or two in the comments below!