- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I am getting married on Saturday. Yea!!! Today my mom and sister came to town, we got our manicure and pedicures. My pedicure (gel polish bc we’re going on a 2 week honeymoon on Wednesday) was streaky. I kept telling myself no one would notice, but it was really bothering me.
Then we went to go pick the flowers up. We met the vendor part way between our two cities. I had asked for “LOTS” of flowers for our 16 tables and 10 vases for down the aisle, plus some for cake, gift table, etc. (we were putting the flowers together in vases ourselves) LOTS of dahlias, some grasses and grains, etc, in deep burgundy/purple, bright pink, deep orange, deep yellow/gold. Plus corsages, boutannieres, my bridal bouqet, and a bridesmaids bouquet (which she was putting together). Imagine my horror when she opens her van and there are gorgeous grains/greenery, but only one modest bucket of flowers, mostly big full marigolds (but BRIGHT yellow, which is not really what I wanted…), orange zinnias (I hate zinnias…), and 7 (count them, SEVEN) dahlias in a burgundy. When she showed me the corsages and bouquets, my mom actually asked which was supposed to be my bridal bouquet, because both were so small. 🙁
Well, turns out crisis was averted. We raided a few grocery store floral sections, and my future-mother-in-law brought over a bunch of stuff from her garden (including way more dahlias than the other lady did…). My sister will use my “bridal” bouquet for hers, and she re-did the bridesmaids bouquet to make it a propper bridal bouquet. I now have about 60+ vases full of gorgeous arrangements that we put together, and they’re probably actually cooler than waht we would’ve gotten had the florist given us the flowers we were expecting, because they’re more eclectic and unique (kinda like me and my fiance…). We also ended up with way more flowers than we anticipated since we bought so many at the grocery stores…
Whew. Deep breath. Wedding will be great!
Oh, and I went to go get my toenails redone. They are perfect now 🙂