this is my cute husband helping me arrange flowers for a wedding i did this past weekend.
floral design is a hobby of mine, but a few months ago i started seeking out clients just to see what it’d be like. at this point i have done flowers for 3 weddings. tbh it’s Stressful As Hell. i’ve now stopped seeking out clients and am going to avoid doing any more big weddings at least until i graduate.
i was up until 3am one night this weekend because i literally had to make 17 flower crowns and 30 boutonnieres. my fingers are hurting just thinking about it. (actually I don’t have to imagine it because they’re still rly sore.)
also, this weekend’s client texted me after her wedding, telling me she was disappointed that i didn’t make boutonnieres for their grandfathers. she never asked for those!!! and they weren’t in the contract we agreed on!! i told her that and she was like “ok well I just wanted to give you some feedback.” UM ALRIGHT… .. . ……!?!??
i guess that’s just how people are. i’ve never had a client/customer-facing job before this, and i think i’m finally starting to understand why it sucks in a lot of ways.
overall i’ve had good experiences but i would never want to pursue being an actual florist. the whole time i’m wrapping up bouquets and corsages, i’m fantasizing about the comfort of my weekday software development job where i get to create with my brain instead of my achy fingers. i actually can’t wait to go to the office tomorrow, sit at my chair, and know that i have the whole day to think and build and contribute. i really do have it good.
anyway there are today’s ramblings