Mayfield Florist has been creating gorgeous wedding and event flowers since 1982
Reality is that the pandemic in early 2020 had an impact on many things. This included creating a problem for US Florists in receiving timely and complete flower orders from flower farms. It is now strongly recommended that if you are needing to have Wedding Flowers in the next 6-9 months, you should start wedding planning with a florist as soon as possible. Mayfield Florist is the premier florist in Tucson AZ specializing in the floral planning of elegant weddings.
The flower shortage facing all florists is a combination of several factors. One thing is evident and that is most florists in the US and beyond are feeling the pressure. All are doing their very best to find ways to continue servicing their client base in the best way possible. At Mayfield Florist, we have a professional team of wedding planning experts and designers that create stunning flower bouquets. We would be honored and delighted to get started with you in planning your wedding.
Flower Supply Challenges
Global Pandemic – We all understand the impact this horrific event had worldwide. This 2020 event snowballed into effecting many different industries including Wholesale Flower Growers. Many had to shut down farms due to quarantine requirements. This in turn resulted in laying off many workers and destroying tons of flowers. Some farms have not reopened and appear to have gone out of business.
Breaking it down further to real numbers, the National Association of Wholesale Distributors reported that there were 5.64 million employed in the US floral industry at the end of December 2020. That equates to 247,717 jobs lost between 2019 and 2020. That is the lowest level of floral industry employment in the past seven years. Then furthering the problem was the reduced number of flowers that were grown.
Increased Number of Weddings – There is a huge increase in the number of weddings. Many were postponed due to the Pandemic. The U.S. Wedding Report study reported that in 2021 there were an estimated 1.93 million weddings scheduled. That number for 2022 has climbed to 2.47 million. This increase in the demand for wedding flowers coupled with the supply issues is making the problem worse.
Environmental Changes – Climates in some regions where flowers are grown have changed. In South America, they are reporting colder nights and more rainfall which has negatively affected flower production. Then domestically, many farms are located in California which as we know has been suffering from severe drought conditions.
As people have gotten back to normal and begun planning events again, there are now fewer flowers and workers to load trucks. Sadly, many flowers are left to die in the heat because they cannot be loaded onto trucks.
Foreign Political Pressures – In many parts of the world there are political unrest matters. This is true in Ecuador which is a major supplier of wholesale flowers. There are many protests that have blocked major transportation routes. Numerous flower farms are unable or finding it difficult to transport their flowers to shippers.
Mayfield Florist has made adjustments like most florists, in order to best serve customers. Below are a few of the steps we have taken best serve our customers in these difficult flower supply conditions.
Accurate Expectations – The last thing we want to do is over promise and under deliver. When we set up a wedding consultation, we will provide honest and reasonable time frames to ensure your wedding flowers arrive on time and looking beautiful.
Early Wedding Bookings – Your wedding is a very important day. Due to the issues, we are all faced with regarding fresh flowers supply, we strongly encourage advance wedding planning.
Possible Substitutions – Unfortunately, it may be necessary to be flexible with wedding flower choices. While you will have first choices for your dream wedding flowers, it may not be possible in all cases to obtain those exact flowers.
Our mission is to do our very best to find alternatives to try and meet your expectations. One thing we are good at is flexing flowers. This is a technique that makes different varieties of flowers appear similar to the variety you are wanting. For example, Roses can be flexed to look like a Peony or Tulips to look like Gardenias etc.
Mayfield Florist Wedding Flowers
Mayfield Florist is a second generation, family owned and operated floral design firm. We operate two floral design centers in Tucson. Our Tanque Verde flower shop is located at 7181 Tanque Verde, Tucson, AZ 85715. The Central Tucson flower shop is located at 1610 North Tucson Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85716. Mayfield Florist serves the greater Tucson, Arizona area, including Catalina Foothills, Marana, Oro Valley, Sahuarita and Tanque Verde. We provide both same day and 4-hour express flower delivery service, anywhere in Pima County. Mayfield Florist was voted “Best Florist in Tucson” for 2018. We have also received that same honor on a number of other occasions in the past.
Mayfield Florist has been creating gorgeous wedding and event flowers since 1982. Our award-winning design team is one of the best in the state of Arizona. They are known for the unique, luxurious and upscale wedding and event flower designs they create. These floral designs have years of experience. They have provided floral design for some of Tucson’s most prestigious events. Mayfield is one of the largest florists in the city. We are able to handle floral design for any size event or wedding.
We offer turn-key wedding flower packages. These packages include floral design, event set-up and post event take down services. The wedding planners at Mayfield Florist have years of experience. They have handled weddings and events at most of the top event venues in and around the city. No matter what size wedding you are planning, Mayfield can help. With more than 35 years of experience, our firm is truly one of the premier floral design firms operating in Tucson.
Many of the flowers we purchase are bought directly from flower farms. We purchase from both domestic and international floral growers. Purchasing direct offers many great advantages. We pass along as many of those to our wedding and event flower customers as possible. One obvious advantage is the fact we are able to reduce the price of the flowers we purchase. That price reduction is accomplished by eliminating wholesalers.
Another great advantage is flower freshness. Buying direct reduces the time between when the flowers are cut at the farms and when they are available to our floral designers. This ensures that our wedding and event customers allows have the widest selection of beautiful, farm fresh flowers available.
Are you ready to begin planning your wedding? If so, we highly encourage you to contact our floral design center. We offer Free wedding consultations. Our wedding planners are some of the best you will meet. When you come in for your consultation, they will listen intently to the vision you have for your special day. These folks will help you choose the best floral varieties, designs and presentation styles for the wedding venue you have chosen. They can create the perfect wedding flower package for your needs and budget.
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