June 15th, 2018 jamesdouthwaite

Win a dream creative wedding kit!

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We’re offering the chance to win a selection of florist-favourite items from our huge range of designer tools and accessories plus a stunning ready-made brooch bouquet of your choice worth around £65 each, perfect for accessorising with fresh flowers and personal jewellery, or stunning on its own!

Head over to our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page and you’ll simply need to Like, comment or retweet the competition post to enter the draw.

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The prize

£50 worth of products of your choice and a ready-made brooch bouquet!

Our ready-made brooch bouquets are huge sellers among wedding planners and bridal boutiques, with a real luxury feel they’re a special choice for your wedding day, and they’re great for florists to hire out as they can be transformed into something individual each time with fresh flowers and personal keepsakes.

An elegant choice for any discerning bride, brooch bouquets are a huge wedding trend and perfect for anyone with a penchant for sparkle, offering a whole range of creative possibilities. They’re easy to hold and lighter than you’d think, and each bouquet can be adorned with fresh flowers, personal jewellery and antiques, or they’ll look stunning carried down the aisle exactly as they are. The lucky winner can choose from our wide range of ready-made Fancy’ diamante encrusted silver brooch bouquets.

Not only are we giving away a dream bridal bouquet, the prize also includes £50 worth products from our huge range favoured by florists and creatives of all kinds. We’ve got hundreds of brooches, buckles, picks and pins in different styles from hot pink crystals to elegant pearls and miniature rhinestone photo frames for including absent loved ones in that important day.

If it’s a rustic celebration choose from our natural jutes and décor accessories, and we can even help with an elegant Kate Middleton-inspired look with our range of lace items.

We even offer a selection of tiaras and hairpieces – sparkling, boho or lace – perfect for wedding florists and hair stylists to use as a base to get creative by adding fresh blooms and accessories, as well as event pieces and accessories like cake stands and rose petals for scattering down the aisle.

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• This competition, hosted by Corsage Creations, is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

• Competition closes at 12pm on Monday 2nd July 2018.

• Entering the competition can be done via one of three methods, and the winner will be selected from all entries across all three platforms:

a) Liking and commenting on the relevant competition Facebook post

b) Commenting on the relevant competition Instagram post

c) Retweeting the relevant competition Twitter post

• Competition is only open to residents of United Kingdom and Ireland, apologies to our international customers!

• The winner will be selected at random from the collective list of entrants from all three social media channels. Depending on the method of entry, the winner will be informed the following way:

a) If on Facebook, we will reply to their comment requesting an email address or telephone number to organise delivery of the prize.

b) If on Instagram or Twitter, we will send them a direct message requesting an email address or telephone number to organise delivery of the prize.

• The full prize is: a brooch bouquet of the winner’s choice from our ‘Fancy’ range (Fancy Brooch Bouquet Elegant – Silver; Fancy Brooch Bouquet Eternity – Silver and Cream; Fancy Brooch Bouquet Everlasting – Purple; Fancy Brooch Bouquet Fascination – Silver; Fancy Brooch Bouquet Glamour – Silver; Fancy Brooch Bouquet Lovely – Silver), as well as a selection of their choice of Corsage Creations products worth £50 (product choice subject to availability and confirmation).

 

Read the full terms & conditions here

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June 11th, 2018 jamesdouthwaite

How to guarantee serious prom sales this summer

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School prom sales are a secret weapon for many local florists. Buttonholes and corsages for teens to wear to their end-of-year ball might seem a lot of effort for little reward, but by selling to youngsters you’re in fact inspiring your own future customers to come back for many years to come. Think Mother’s Day, their next party, their own wedding day and much, much more. Catering to teens also means you can really get creative, so you might find you enjoy every minute of making them, too!

We offer everything you need to tempt local teens with beautiful corsages and buttonholes – check out our huge range of wristlets, accessories and boutonnieres.

Take action – right now!

Now is the time to jump on the summer ball bandwagon as school proms are taking place throughout June and July. Most UK and Ireland school terms end in July this year, so you’ve a few weeks to put plans and promotions in place to maximise sales.

Take our poll below, read on for 9 top tips to prom success, then check out our bumper prom and wedding marketing pack for tons of seriously helpful reading material on how to sell more this season – including template letters for schools, flyers and more.

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Which corsage would be the bestseller for your customers?

No.1 – Your Time Corsage Bracelet & Watch

No.2 – Southern Belle Lace Corsage Bracelet

No.3 – Classic Corsage Bracelet – Hot Pink

No.4 – Princess Corsage Bracelet – Silver

No.5 – Zoey Corsage Cuff

No.6 – Open your Heart Corsage Bracelet

 

 

Top tips to boost summer ball sales

1. Write to prom organisers

Check the dates for your local school proms and find out who is in charge of prom decision making at your local schools; there may be a prom committee, or it might just be the heads of year 11 and year 13. Write a polite email and offer to donate a small percentage of your corsage sales to the school and you could become the official supplier for years to come.

 

2. Set up a pick n mix prom bar

Set up an in-store prom display and have all your wristlets and accessories on display plus a few made-up designs with flowers with prices for everything clearly marked. We sell a range of wristlet display stands, and even a display hand for modelling corsages. A pick n mix prom bar can work wonders as teens who visit the shop are excited to pick their items and add-ons.

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3. Visit local schools

If you visit a school at the start of the day, try offering a few freebies for them to wear during the day (and hopefully they’ll get attached!) Or bring a number of corsages for teachers, secretaries etc. They’ll appreciate the extra effort and as they wear the flowers around school, they can tell everyone about your event and your store. Remember, the staff could be your customers too. Have your offerings mentioned in the morning announcements at the school or college.

 

4. Perfect your prom portfolio

Sort through your wedding and prom photo libraries; pick your best shots from previous years, create catalogues and online albums and make sure you’ve a strong pricing structure to match. Remember, teens have their own tastes so make sure you have lines that the younger generation likes, not just things that you like. The Zoey corsage cuff is perfect for a large design for an individual teen (pictured top).

 

5. Collaborate with likeminded local businesses

Contact local prom and wedding related businesses and see if you can collaborate. Offering packages or simply displaying one-another’s leaflets and sharing social media posts all helps.

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6. Plan ahead with an event

Something to schedule and start thinking about now for next year: plan ahead with promotional events like an open house, design show, prom party or another event to promote your business as the number one place for prom accessories. Make sure you plan the date to give your customers enough time to order what they will need.

 

7. Offer add-ons

Suggest affordable add-on gifts for their prom date or even for mum and dad, to gain their custom too. Try offerings a single short-stemmed rose as an add-on at a discounted price and – especially if the corsage is a gift for a date – they’ll be hard-pressed to turn it down.

 

8. Set up a referral programme

Have students hand out cards with their name on it and for every (xx) cards returned with an order, they receive a free corsage.

 

9. Sell the sparkle first

You might find it’s easier to attract teens with pretty jewellery before getting to the fresh flowers, so really promote the wide range of bracelets available that can all be kept as a keepsake afterwards. The Your Time wristlet – complete with a watch – is great for this.

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