Post # 46
My wedding planner says she always feels a little uncomfortable going with a vender she hasn’t worked with or heard of. She has had some pretty bad experiences with brides hiring vendors she didn’t have a relationship with (one time the florist never showed and she ended up at the grocery store making bouquets and centerpieces). So I guess that’s why, but your right, either way it’s my call.
Post # 47
Have you considered using those candles for the ceremony as centerpieces for the reception?
Post # 48
@2dBride:We are not having a cocktail hour so we can’t. I am thinking it may be cheaper to buy the vases myself, or maybe just look for tall candles instead. I am not sure how high they would need to be though…
Post # 49
@Amy43026: One way to reassure your planner would be to just make sure you’ve done your research – look at pictures of their work, read reviews, etc. My local board on theknot was SUPER helpful for reviews on local vendors! I went and jumped over the the Columbus board and it looks like a lot of them are using a florist named Kelly Karsten, and that after doing some research and looking around she was the best price and did great work. There are a lot of reviews though so mayeb check that out.
Post # 50
why not get the tall vases from the dollar store or ROss has a ton!!! place tall pillar candles to line your aisle i have a bunch of slighty used 3X9 pillars for $2.00. and sams club has amazing flowers. my package included, bride bouquet, toss bouquet, 4 bridesmaid bouquets, 6 boutineers, and 4 wrist corsages. they have larger packages that included table centerpieces. i added some bling in my bouquet. i only paid $305.00!!!! for everything and they were beautiful and fresh. came already wrapped in double satin ribbon! if this is what you really envision get creative and make it happen! I made my weding dreams come true on a $5,000 budget for 150 guests for a formal black and white damask wedding. oh ya the vases they are in are from the dollar store and were great!