Be sure you have all details from client. The major details should be finalized and you should know exactly what time to deliver the flowers and if there are any tricky things to consider when delivering and setting up. Also confirm all the details from your proposal--are there still only 3 bridesmaids and 10 reception tables or have those numbers changed?
One Month Before:
When we pack a van, we put the hardgoods in first and the flowers last. This allows us to get the flowers out of the hot van and set them up.
As you unload, be sure you've know where you are going. If you don't know where you're going, take small items first and get it figure out.
When we were first getting started with our St. Louis floral shop, back in the days before Curate was even an idea, we set up an advanced Excel Recipe Spreadsheet that was a good stopgap measure until we needed a professional tool. We know that not every florist is in a place where they need the super powers of Curate so we're sharing an updated version of that Excel Recipe Spreadsheet with you to help you until you're ready for a tool made for professional florists.