(Closed) Do you think this is too risky?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I think it’s a great idea and will be less stressful and more cost effective for you (as long as you can really let them go, not sure I could because I’m kind of a control freak).

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

Will both moms know their way around town? It might add stress to them if they’re unfamiliar with the area or have family in town that they feel like they should be entertaining. I would be more tempted to go visit the farmer’s market with them since it might be less time consuming. You know what you want (I know if I was picking out flowers for someone else I would be second and third guessing my decisions) and you get some quality time with the moms.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

Also, have the moms met? I don’t think my mom would enjoy hanging out on her own with  my fmil for a few hours. They’ve only met a couple of times, so it might be awkward.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My mom has made bouquets before and she never did it before and this was pre-internet so she just used her own artistic instinct. She also picked the cala lillies from her own garden. They turned out FABULOUS. It really is so easy to do if you can find a good discount flower distributor. If you have the time and the help why not, it also makes the another peice of your wedding more personal right!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I say go for it.What better then a mix of non dead flowers. Im sure it will give your mom and your Future Mother-In-Law a bonding experience. They may just have fun doing it too. You will not have to stress unless they bring you dead flower or orchids home right? whats to lose?

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would trust my mom. My mom is awesome with this kind of stuff and wouldn’t half-a$$ my flowers, either.

If you aren’t too specific (as in you HAVE to have X, Y, and Z in your flowers) I think you’re fine! They have inspiration pics so they will know generally what you want anyways. 

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Bouquets aren’t as hard to make as the florists make it sound =]. Just go to Michaels and buy some foam holders, some flower pins, tape, some wire, you’re good!

Post # 11
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Helper bee

That sounds like FUN! I would love to do that myself! πŸ™‚ Will they go together or seperatly? Do both of them know their way around your town? I think I’d be nervous that I wouldn’t get what you wanted but I’d still do it and have a great time! I agree with the poster that said it will help them bond!
This is such a fun way to think outside of the box!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

I would maybe practice this go to town idea first and make sure that you actually see enough yellow and white flowers out there in your local stores, and check on the prices and quality.  Where I used to live in the US, the quality of the flowers in the grocery stores was pretty low (unless you went to a very upscale specialty grocery with much higher pricing, of course).  Plus, the color and floral variety you could get was pretty hit or miss.  Hopefully where you live is a bit better!  πŸ™‚

Have you priced out with any of the online sellers for some of the florwers that are in your inspiration photos, such as roses, mini callas, ranunculus, Oriental lillies, tulips, etc.?

 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Have you thought about a sams club for your bulk flower? they have reasonable prices also. Just a thought.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

It’s tough not having a mom close by to plan… I know that I wish I could share more with my own mom who lives very far away. If you don’t think it will stress you out to make your own arrangements, then you should go with your mom the day before to pick out flowers. Then you can share in it together.

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