New florals businesses have been popping up in Singapore recently, with the increasing demand of bespoke bouquets and customized floral decorations for events.
We focus the spotlight on Huahee and today, Claire shares with us how people can spend on florals without having to burn a hole in their pocket, be it a simple bouquet or wedding floral decorations.
First up, what’s with the name, “Huahee”?
All of us are Singapore-born and bred and we’re proud of it! We combined the Chinese character “花” and added “hee (喜)” to form the name “Huahee”, which means “happy” in dialect. Our goal is to make people happy with florals, and we do that by bringing stylish yet affordable flowers to everyone.
Conventionally, most people only give flowers on special occasions. What is Huahee’s take on this?
Florals can be used for many different occasions, such as a birthday bouquet, a housewarming gift, teacher’s day, congratulatory or apology gifts, and more! It’s alright even if you don’t really know which flowers to choose. We can still do a beautiful bouquet by putting the freshest seasonal blooms together. It’s like cooking – when the ingredients are fresh, the dish will be delicious too.
Perhaps, some people are more cost-conscious, especially when it seems like florals don’t last long. Thus, they usually reserve it for the most special occasions. That’s not always the case. If you know what flowers to choose and how to process them, they can be kept longer. It’s as simple as putting them in a vase of cold water. Trimming the stalks every few days helps, too.
Then why aren’t people doing it more?
Questions, questions and decisions. What florals are suitable for what occasion? How do I combine the florals? Must I spend a lot to get a beautiful arrangement?
This is where we can help!
How would you help those who have no clue about buying florals?
Have these questions in mind – what’s the occasion? Who is it for? What’s your budget? What’s the recipient’s personality? What does she/he like?
These are all the info we need to customise a bouquet. Unless you know the recipient absolutely adores a certain type of flower, don’t get too fixated on the choice. And, there are so many other amazing flowers that will impress a lady other than roses!
Sounds simple enough. How about weddings? I’ve heard people spending thousands (sometimes up to five figures!) for floral decorations.
Speak to your floral designer early, agree on a budget. Remember the 80-20 rule: focus your florals in areas with maximum exposure, such as the bridal bouquet and centrepieces.
For instance, you don’t need boutonnieres for every groomsmen. Some pieces can even be reused for different parts of the ceremony. Flowers help to create the ambience and help to “accessorise” your photos; you don’t want your wedding to look like a jungle!
Summarise your advice for the couples who want to use florals for their wedding.
Find a good designer and trust them. Be open to ideas. It’s also important that your designer communicates with you; there’s more than just one “perfect” theme. It really depends on several factors, like the venue, your wedding dress, etc. You don’t necessarily need to know what you like or what you need. If you can just share what you do not like, it’s a good base for your floral designer to work out something.
Have you received some great tips to manage your florals? There are certainly more than 101 tips and details to manage floral decorations for any wedding. If you do love Huahee’s works by looking at these stunning photos, do visit their Instagram at @thehuahee or Facebook to find out more about Huahee’s work!
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Contest will end on 7th February 2016, Sunday! Winners will be announced on 8th February 2016. *All winning floral bouquets will include deliveries.