Wedding Business Idea: Feedback Wanted!
I am a regular on here and have my own planning thread at the moment. I have come up with an idea for a business and would like your honest feedback and whether it is something you would consider for your own wedding (not touting for business, just to identify if there is a market for it.)
One of the things I've really been shocked by when planning a wedding was the price of a florist. I know there are many threads on here on this theme, but wow they can be expensive! I am going for a glamorous look so DIY isn't really an option for me, neither is saving money by collecting jam jars etc. I was getting quotes of £1800 - £2500 and I just don't want to pay that amount of money, but I don't want to compromise on the look I want to go for either.
I read some threads about people using fake flowers and started to think: is there a market for people to rent out table centre pieces made from fake flowers? That way, I can use my wedding budget to get the centre pieces made and can rent them out afterwards as a source of income. My Mom is friends with a retired very high end florist (previously done arrangements for Elton John etc) and she would make them for me, so they would be very beautiful. This is the sort of thing I had in mind:
Whilst I have a 'Lavender Glamour' theme, I would do them in cream so they are more universal. I'd also rent out all the mini vases and tea lights that go around the bases. That way people can have the look without the cost involved. Everything would be of a very good quality. I know there is some dislike of fake flowers (TBH my MIL is not keen on the idea at all!) But candelabras pieces aren't meant to be touched anyway. For my own wedding I will probably use fresh flowers for the surrounding groupings which the guests can take home.
So what do you ladies think? Is it a go-er? Fake flower bouquets are getting more mainstream, is there a market for centre pieces too?
Thanks in advance xx