Post # 1
Here is some background: I was refered by a friend to a wholesale florist. The wholesaler informed me that he would give me flowers at cost and refer me to one of his employees for the design aspect, she would then work with me to determine her design cost. Well, his employee turned out to be a family friend on my fiance’s side…small world right.
When we met and went over what I was looking for there were a couple of “redflags,” but what concerned/pissed me off the most was her comment about my flowers probably dying quickly and not looking nice the entire day simply because we are having an outdoor wedding. Now I understand we are doing everything completely outdoors, and this is AZ, but my wedding is in April, and out here that is a really nice time of year! But of course her comment has gotten in my head and now all I can think about is having dead, wilted flowers at my reception.
Are there any brides out there who have had an experience where their flowers did not last all day because your wedding and receptionwas outdoors?
Post # 3
What kind of flowers do you want to have?
Post # 4
@wildcatjack: I dont remember which specific types of flowers but I know my florist doesnt want to put certain ones in my centerpieces bc be says they wont last without wilting or “dropping.” Why didnt she just help you to pick nice looking flowers that last, are in your budget, AND go with your color scheme? I think that’s the point of finding a good florist.
Post # 5
@wildcatjack: They probably won’t last terribly long during the hottest part of the day, but that’s how live flowers are! I wouldn’t worry about it at all. 🙂
Post # 6
I did carnation clusters – these babies are sturdy! They are also cheap, so if for some crazy reason they died at least they won;t cost you much! You can see what I did here http://happinessiscreating.com/my-wedding/
Post # 7
@mmq5481: Your photos are beautiful! You and your DH make a gorgeous couple! II have to add that I LOVE your DH’s orange striped tie, and your flowers look great!
Post # 8
I think you should take her advice on how flowers will last for the day. If there’s something you really want, then I would suggest doing some investigation on your own – asking another florist, or researching online to see how it might handle being in a wedding but, sadly, there are a lot of flowers out there that don’t last very long 🙁