(Closed) Sharing Flowers?

posted 8 years ago in Catholic
  • poll: Would you share your altar & sanctuary flowers/decorations with another bride?
    Yes! Let's get something we couldn't afford alone, but can together! : (12 votes)
    67 %
    No, I want to stay true to my wedding style. : (3 votes)
    17 %
    Depends...see my explanation below. : (3 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    It can’t hurt to talk to her!  A lot of money-saving books recommend doing this and it might end up saving you a lot of cash in the end.  For all you know, she might be going for a similar style as you!

    Post # 4
    Member
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    i would talk to her. you might end up getting a lot more flowers for the same price that you were originally planning to spend. if you don’t like her style, you don’t have to do it.

    Post # 5
    Member
    125 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I agree…. if you spit the flower cost… that would be GREAT!!!  You get married 1st, so she is the one who gets the “hand-me-down” flowers…. lol

    Post # 6
    Member
    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I didn’t think about the sharing of flowers until the day before my wedding when I realized there was another bride getting married before me.  But it was too late at that point.

    If my priest would have said something to me… then maybe I would consider it.  I wouldn’t straight out ask, if you wanted to share flowers with me but first ask what your colors are and IF our colors were similar, then I would ask.

    Flowers are expensive and I know it was hard trying to figure out who was going to take the flowers to the reception was annoying.  My parents ended up just donating the flowers to the church.

     

    Post # 8
    Member
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Wouldn’t hurt to call her and let her know what you told us — that you were planning to go minimal because of the second ceremony, but if she wants use of any of your stuff, you’ll let her use/have it for part of the price. She can always add more of her own flair, and you get to recoup part of the cost!

    Post # 9
    Member
    1508 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    If the style and cost worked for me, I would. I used the Sunday arrangement the church had on hand and addeded in a few arrangements of my own. The church lady in charge of flowers was able to accomadate my color request since no special colors had been requested by he person that donated flowers that week. I got more flowers than I could have afforded on my own, however, they weren’t totally the same as my purchased flowers, but in most of the pics sine the arrangement was in front of the alter my Husband and I blocked that arrangement anyway.

    Post # 10
    Member
    987 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I would totally talk to her.  If your colors and aesthetics aren’t too far off I would definitely go for it.  Since your wedding is first it also saves you from having to figure out what to do with the flowers after the ceremony.

    Post # 11
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    2004 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    What were you planning to do with your church-decoration flowers after the ceremony? If you were going to leave them in the church, then you may as well check it out! But if you were going to take them with you to decorate your reception, then it probably wouldn’t work so well. Let us know how it turns out.

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