Bussey’s Florist offers unparalleled personalized service to ensure your event is an enviable success

As we all know and felt, 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 growers. It is now highly 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.  Bussey’s Florist is the premier florist in Rome GA 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 Bussey’s 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 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.

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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.

Bussey’s Florist, similar to many US Florists, has adjusted normal day to day procedures 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.

Bussey’s Florist Wedding Flowers

Bussey’s Florist Wedding Flowers

The floral artisans at Bussey’s Florist offer unparalleled personalized service to ensure your event is an enviable success. We will guide you through every step of the wedding flower and design process. Our expert team has years of experience creating gorgeous wedding and event flowers.

Your Bussey’s wedding consultant will help you define the exact presentation styles, flower varieties, and color scheme to fit perfectly within your overall floral budget. At Bussey’s we are committed to bringing beauty into all life’s moments, and we will do that by creating a tangible representation of your vision.

After working with us you will understand why our award-winning team is the preferred standard in Northwest Georgia.

Bussey’s Florist is one of the premier wedding flower specialists in Floyd and Polk counties. Our award-winning floral design staff creates luxurious, upscale wedding flowers.

We have a wedding consultant available to meet with you. If you are getting ready to plan your special day, we encourage you to give us a call.

We offer FREE wedding consultations. At your appointment, we will listen intently as you explain your vision for the perfect wedding floral package.

Once we understand the atmosphere and ambiance you are hoping to achieve, our wedding consultant will help you create the exact wedding package to meet those expectations.

We offer affordably priced floral packages and are large enough to handle weddings and events of any size.





Bussey’s Florist & Gifts

250 Broad Street Rome

Rome, GA 30161

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