Post # 1
I am planning a black and white wedding in a small town in Central Florida, I am having the hardest time trying to find a florist that is willing to do the leg work to find the only flower I HAVE to have in my bouquet and throughout the wedding. I HAVE to have White Anemones with the black center, our wedding is November 13th 2010, and it seems like I have done enough leg work to find out that YES we can get them, but there are some circumstances that could arise (see:act of god, nature) that would prevent us from using them…
My question is how do I nicely tell potential florist that I know we can get them and the risk, with out offending them. I have been told they are not availiable, to I will have to look online…
Any one know of a good alternative if they are not availiable, maybe a back up!
Hive: please advise on this situation!
Post # 3
I would say here is what I am looking for, can you do this, and then Hire them if you can! I am having those in my bouquet too, and they were a deal breaker for me too! I am on the other end, just a bit to early for them. if you did have an act of god or nature btw, could you use silk ones? I looked into it (thank goodness for early spring this year though I won’t need them)
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Post # 5
I agree with vistagirl. Tell them that anemones is what you want and if they are not willing to do it, then you will find someone who will.
Anemones are supposed to be in season from Sept-May, so I don’t see why they can’t get them as long was you are willing to pay for it.
Post # 6
I’m guessing if you ask around, you can find a florist who is willing to work with you. It may take a little more leg work on your part and possibly cost a little extra. I didn’t use anemones, but my florist used them for one of the brides in her portfolio. She said they all came in with green centers, and she hand painted all of the centers black (yowza!) because that was what the bride wanted. Awesome florists are out there! Definitely have a back up plan though, just in case.
Post # 7
I am sure you can find someone who can find anemones for you. My wedding was in late October in Philadelphia, and I also had to have anemones for my bouquet at our black and white wedding. I found a florist who was able to find one. I would think that since it’s warmer where you are in FL, you should be able to find someone who can get anemones for you. Good luck!