- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
So we’ve got a little extra room in our budget. Partly because we’ve decided to seat 10 people at our reception tables rather than 8 (that’s just the way they divided up, I would have preferred 8 for comfort), and also because we intentionally over-budgeted for the reception “just in case”. Bottom line is that we have about $400-500 extra to work with.
I cut flowers back a bit when we prioritized some other categories, but now I’m thinking about adding some extra flowers back in for the ceremony.
Our current ceremony decor consists of:
-A brown wooden arch that will be draped in ivory and sage green fabric and sage and cream flowers
-White garden chairs
-Chocolate brown satin chair sashes
Originally, I wanted carnation pomanders (like, obsessed over them for months) but my florist charges $50 per. So I cut them and tried to make my own tissue pomanders and silk flower pomanders, but I didn’t like how they turned out at all. Couldn’t find any for purchase that I liked either.
Now we have the money to add them back, but I’m not sure if $50 a pomander is really worth it even if they can be used to decorate some of the auxiliary tables at the reception. I’ve come up with some other options, including having the venue add more chairs to the rows to make them longer, but with fewer rows so we would only need 6-8 pomanders. Or simply doing petals on the aisle and having large arrangements on caberet tables on either side of the entrance to the aisle (which my florist originally recommended).
Which do you think would give me the most bang for my buck? Or should we just take the extra money and put it toward a kick-ass excursion on our honeymoon?
I meet with my florist on Monday so I’d love some feedback!