you won't find any of these things in the florist sundries, but they will certainly make the job more pleasurable along the way. no shame in that, son.
clockwise from left to right:
pocket sharpening stone helpfully fits in a pocket. comes with a leather pouch and everything.
£10.50 labour and wait
body shop hemp hand cream i've tried a lot of hand creams in my time. amongst other things, this line of work has given me a recurring case of dermatitis, so thanks for that. sometimes you need to admit defeat and call in the big guns (the steroid sort) but up until that point this happy chappy will be your loyal friend.
satchel perennially smart and always belies the chaos within. carries laptop, sweets, holds secateurs without stabbing your leg. comes in 30 different colours, is completely handcrafted in britain and you can even have your initials embossed on it too, result.
£various the leather satchel co.
cast iron tape dispenser so stable it can be used with one hand. count me in.
your common or garden clipboard the analogue classic. a plethora of uses.
elizabeth arden 8-hour cream posh vaseline and secret weapon to your arsenal.
£25 boots (other retail outlets available)
thermal vest and leggings behind every great woman is a set of these bad boys. if there isn't then she's a mug. a very cold mug.
bach flower rescue remedy the sat nav has taken you to a dead-end field in the middle of god knows where. you've just realised you have a flat tyre. wedding starts in one hour and you, the flowers and the venue are not in the same place. how's your blood pressure?
£9.65 20ml bottle holland & barrett (other retail outlets available)
kirby grips you can never have enough in my opinion. but maybe that's because i've got curly hair.
classic rubber doorstop not sure where i picked up this little gem of a tip, but one of these puppies squirrelled away in a toolbox sure helps smooth any hotel/venue set up involving a zillion vases and big heavy doors. a welcome stocking filler for any self-respecting florist.
pom juice sometimes all you can do when you've just pulled off a 3-day+ stint of 19 hour days is neck a bottle of this: pure pomegranate juice. it tastes of health my friend.