Post # 1
So, I went to Michael’s to pick up the last 7 or so silk hydrangeas I would need to finish my centerpieces. When I got there, I couldn’t find the ones I have, but then found the most beautiful display of lush, full, colorful blue hydrangeas (for the same price as the ones we have). They’re the new spring stems, and after seeing them, all the hydrangeas I have on my mom’s dining room table suck. They suck big-time.
I called my mom immediately to complain about how disgusting and dinky our already-purchased hydrangeas are compared to these seemingly live hydrangea bushes — these silken works of art, and ask if I should just walk away, pretending I’d never seen them. She said, “We’ll return them and buy these.” We’ve already cut some of them up, so those are unreturnable. Not to mention, I have the receipt, and my mom has the flowers. As tight as I’m being on the budget, I think I’ll have to get them, whether they allow us the returns or not. But I’m excited about how awesome my centerpieces will be!
Post # 3
This is the reason I’m so afraid to start planning and make any decisions about decor, style, etc. I have until Oct. 2013 and I’m terrified that a) I will see something I like better or b) I will start buying things I need and they will be discontinued before I get a chance to get them all!
Post # 4
I think we have all been there. 🙂 I am glad you fell in love all over again though.
Post # 5
Lol @ “these seemingly live hydrangea bushes — these silken works of art”
I’m glad you found the good ones, even if it costs you a little bit more! Could you still use the “dinky” ones for something else (not the centrepieces, but somewhere else in the room)?
Post # 6
Sell the ones you don’t want anymore on the weddingbee classifieds section… One brides dinky is another brides perfect!
Post # 7
@Juliepants: Yeah, we thought about that. We’ll use them on other tables. Guestbook, or program table, maybe the cake table.
@canadianplum: I know! I don’t mean to say they’re awful, the new ones are just so much more real-looking. I think after the wedding, I’m gonna sell the whole lot of hydrangeas, minus a centerpiece if my mom wants to keep one.