Post # 1
I am attempting to get my flowers in line. I made a mistake and took 6 classes last term so all of my wedding planning got put off for school and we are only 2 months away from our wedding!! :/:/ We are getting mairried at a plantation style home and the wedding will be brunch-10am. We will have a violin player and guitar for the ceremony, and me and the groom are both have classic styles and wants. I am attatching a photo of my dress and venue. I am also attatching my “ideas” but I really don’t know what would look good. All I know right now is that the groom will be wearing a dark blue tux, as that is his only request so I will have to find something to match well. I want to stay very formal and classy, but also know that our wedding will be very bright since we live in Florida (in March!) and want something that will not be washed out by the sunlight that early in the morning. I have asked florists for quotes and they seem to tell me back that my flower choices are extremely expensive and to give them a budget and they could tell me what I could get. I guess our budget is 500 or so? I dont know! We do not want to spend a lot on the flowers since our wedding ended up being over budget! But I want the main boquet to be amazing, and we are only having 1 bridesmaid/groomsmen each so something for them, as well as the boutineers for groom, my dad, grooms dad, brother, my mom, grooms mom, etc. We are going to do the rest of the decor and flowers ourselves.
I don’t know which route to go because I do not want it to look country, as much as some people rock it we are just not country people LOL. Want it to be very classic and breathtaking. I know a good boquet just makes or breaks the pictures.
I know absolutely know nothing about flowers, Im just going by pictures!
If anyone has any advice I would greatly appreciate it! I have to pick something, like now! Here is our venue: (pic heavy)
Post # 2
The flowers you posted don’t seem very bright to me. Do you mean tropical flowers is what you are looking for?
Have you talked to the florist about peonies and hydranderas? I always think vintage and classy when I see those.
Have you also thought about buying in bulk from Sam’s club, or one of the florist places that do bulk and creating your own centerpiecs?
Post # 3
Since you don’t know anything about flowers, I’d just tell your florist to “make something in pink and white with a classic feel using seasonal flowers for $XXXX” and see what they get back to you with.
The size of your wedding party and the number of tables at the reception are what affect your budget the most. That and how pretty the ceremony and reception places are – the nicer the space, the less you need to do with it.
I had a $500 budget for a 30-person wedding with 6 tables, 3 bridesmaids, 2 groomsmen, three parents and two grandmothers for extra bouts and corsages. I had no floral centerpieces, just candles with scattered rose petals and my budget was stretched to the max. My wedding was a casual evening wedding with a laid back feel. Candles at brunch seem silly, but maybe there is something non floral you can do like bird cages, pinwheels made from floral origami paper in your colors, or maybe fancy picture frames?
Post # 4
Thank you! No, not really tropical flowers. I actually really like the classic white because it will be a very classy wedding with violin, harp. It will be a garden wedding in March and my dress is a lace A-line. I have been debating blue dusty miller or greenery pretty much. Since my fiance will be wearing a blue tux I dont want colors that are too bright in the flowers and want to keep it classy as possible. I thought that the green/blue would add a bit of color. I am leaning now torwards the pink, white, and greenery…Am just wanting something pretty for the occasion since the sun will be extremely bright!
Post # 5
Honestly, speaking as someone in the wedding industry I would just show your florist some inspiration photos and the colors (from your pics you seem to like soft and classic, which with your venue and described attire I think is spot on), give them your budget, and just let them create something. The hardest thing for a florist to do replicate photos exactly….because almost always the clients wishes and inspiration photos do not match their budget. Hire someone whose work you love and just trust them to create something beautiful.