It's been exciting being able to sell my dried flower bouquets online. I feel like dried flowers are beginning to have their spotlight, I've been seeing them everywhere on social media recently. Last September I had a bride that asked if I would incorporate dried flowers into her wedding. One of many reasons I'm so happy to be a wedding florist here in Portland, Oregon. I have brides that ask for moodier, wild weddings, rather princess weddings (which are actually fun to do too). This year I'm cross my fingers for a bride that wants all dried flowers.
I'm starting to get a hang of shipping dried bouquets out, even including cards with a R/A stamp, pieces of chocolate, a postcard, and a couple little extra things. It's been sort of a changing process, but I think I'm getting it down, in terms of what to include in it, how to present it, etc. I think back to the first shipment I ever made to a friend in Salt Lake and how wonky it all was, haha. I stuffed a basket of posies (carefully, of course) into a flat rate box. The process has changed quite a bit, although there's always room for improvement. Ah, life, running a business, and the learning process of presentation.
I spontaneously made a short clip of packaging one up. It's been a while since I've made one of these little videos, I didn't realize how much I missed it. Will have to put that in my list of New Years Resolutions, which I think I'll be making a diary entry on soon.