- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
I haven’t officially started recaps yet but I wanted to share this post to give other brides out there hope if they find themselves in a vendor bind.
Let’s take a journey, shall we? I was getting married on a Saturday (May 28th, 2011 to be exact!) and on the Monday before my wedding, my floral plans fell completely apart. And I started to panic. Ya see, I had a dream bouquet that I kept getting ridiciulous quotes for and slowly, I resigned myself to the fact that, with my budget, the flowers would mostly be carnations and filler. I’d made my peace with it.
And then even THAT fell apart! It was 5 days before my wedding and I was so stressed and sad about the whole darn thing. But then, I saw a great light. And it was The Flower Lady in Seattle! I called her up the Tuesday before the wedding and sheepishly said ‘Hi, I’m getting married this Saturday and my flower vendor has flaked. Any way you could squeeze me in to your schedule?’ She treated me as if I’d given her 6 months notice and I made an appointment to come in that day.
Armed with pictures and a very flexible attitude, I went to see her and said ‘Well, THIS is my dream bouquet but I totally understand if you can’t make that happy. I’ll trust whatever you think is best.”
Ladies, she made my dream bouquet. My bouquet had freesia, roses, berries, carnations, greenery, etc. It was my favorite part of the wedding by far!
Not only that but she made all of this for $300:
1 bridal bouquet, 3 bridesmaid bouquets, 4 corsages, 11 bouts, and flower petals for the flower girl.
For $300!!! It was the best. So, I guess just trust your gut and if a vendor is giving you bad vibes, find someone else. Fortunately, I didn’t lose any more with my other vendor so it came out as a total gain for me.
The DJ on the other hand…. Well, that’s a story for another time but here are some pictures for your internet enjoying pleasure!