- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
So, I have been planning this wedding for a year. The whole time, my matron of honor has reassured me that her mother-in-law, who is a florist out of her home, will be more than able to take care of my floral needs. I was apprehensive, but I trusted her. I thought, well, THAT’S settled, and moved on to other things. I brought it up a few times and she kept saying how beautiful her work does, how affordable she was, not to worry, etc. Okay, so I didn’t.
Now, two months before the wedding, more than half of which I will be working 12-14 hour days and have zero time to deal with this, she is saying she doesn’t know if her Mother-In-Law can ‘give me what I want’ and she is ‘nervous’ and ‘MAYBE I SHOULD LOOK ELSEWHERE FOR A FLORIST’ to make sure I get what I am looking for.
Omg. Panic attack. I have no time for this!!!
I sent a package with detailed diagrams, instructions, and even flower suggestions for alternatives. DETAILED. I sent an email fleshing out ideas and reiterating things. Apparently, not only does she not have email (I had to go through my MOH), but she doesn’t have a computer, so the Pinterest board I made specifically for her with tons of photos and individual comments is essentially useless.
All of this to say…I may need to do some of this myself, and/or come up with alternative ideas.
My question to you guys: (okay, two questions)
1) Do you have any pictures of arches or arbors? What kinds of flowers are best for this, that will hold up? Big blooms like hydrangeas? Roses? What others? If I do this myself, could I do a garland the night before and just throw it up there, or does floral foam and such have to be involved?
2) If I have to do my own centerpieces, do you have any pictures of flowers in bowls? Not necessarily floating in water, but just sitting there? Could I put some moss down and a couple of flower heads/blooms just randomly scattered about? I’m having trouble finding examples that aren’t floating in water.
Thank you, in advance, for helping me cope with this nightmare.