Hello, everyone! I won't do a full recap on my wedding details because planning has taken a serious backseat to moving back up to school and being in school and I don't have a very legitimate progress post just yet (hoping to do one in late December when more details really come together)! The last time I was here, I was asking advice re: my parents wanting to spend a huge amount of money on a wedding that they perceived to be desirable. Very long story short, I've decided to give in and let them pay for it to preserve the peace on all fronts. I think I can appease myself and save on costs in certain areas anyway, though, and here's one of them:
One thing my mom seems fairly insistent on is a florist.
I'm planning to have a bouquet for myself and each of my two bridesmaids, and a boutineer for my fiance and his two groomsmen. I'm also planning to have flowers in my centerpieces but my idea was to go to the garden center the week before and pick out some nice looking whatever-is-available-at-that-time and stick them in the boxes and be done with it. I was assuming I could ask my caterer to set up the centerpieces (the directions would read: "plop centerpiece into center of table. The end.") and that I could either put together the wedding party stuff myself or order them from the grocery store or wherever it was we got bouts for homecoming/prom back in the day. I guess I'm making the assumption that hiring a florist will be a good deal more expensive than DIY/grocery store route and that for a bunch of flowers that will die, it's not really a big deal. (I do want to do real flowers, although I haven't completely discounted the idea of fake ones.)
What are your thoughts, Wedding Planners?