Post # 1
I met with a florist today and left pretty disappointed that he didn’t seem to be feeling or understanding my vision. I took pictures, I told him what I didn’t want, I tried to be clear, but he kept pushing for what I didn’t want and trying to add extra details. My FI said to call around and that he’s suprised I didn’t call this other shop first (lol he knows my every inner thought, it’s quite scary at times).
However, I’ve been looking around and I wouldn’t mind doing DIY flowers, but I’m concerned about timing and transporting them. I don’t know… is this crazy? Should I keep looking at florists? My venue charges $25 per delivery, but they also say they can help plan flowers so would I be better off getting the lady to get what I want so i don’t have to deal with it?
The florist I talked to today said I should look for my own vases. Is that normal?
FYI: My vision is all white ceremony and reception. All white flowers. No roses, callas, orchids. Black accents on my dress and in MY bouquet only.
Post # 3
Most florist provide their own vases and all other supplies. IMO, that is weird.
I DIYed my own flowers, so here are a couple things I would recommend you to consider
1. have help! I had about 6 people total helping me to make 16 centerpieces, 4 church arrangements, aisle dcor, 6 bouquets and about 10 bouts and corsages. It took us about 3.5 hours.
2. Order your flower for immediate pickup (we picked ours up the morning we put them together–day before the wedding so they were as fresh as possible
3. have or hire a friend/coordinator be available to transport and assemble everything
4. you need space to store them in a refrigerator in between putting together and the wedding
5. order more than you need. every flower won’t be perfect!
We did a lot of trial and error to assemble them and just kind of winged it. but they turned out fabulously.
You can see more info in my bio about the flowers! http://bios.weddingbee.com/topic/diy-green-and-white-bouquets
Not to sway you one way or the other, just want to be prepared either way. If I didn’t have the volunteered help I had, I couldn’t have done it!
Post # 4
We’re doing our own flowers, too, and I know it’s going to be hard. Do you have some inspiration photos yet? I’m already practicing the arrangements.
Post # 5
If it is not a budget issues, I would just keep looking for a florist or see what the venue recommends and save yourself the headache. Flowers can sometimes get tricky.
Just visit a few more or see if someone you know can recommend one in your area, that is usually a great help and you still have some time!