- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
I had intended to do clay flowers for the bouquets, bouts, and corsages, with real flowers for the ceremony and centerpieces. I have already put a down payment on the clay flowers, and I love them – I love that they’re a gift and keepsake for those who get them, and that we are incorporating out of season flowers that I love and have always dreamed about having at my wedding (lilacs and grape hyacinths – my mom’s corsage is going to be all lilac, and the bouts will be little clusters of grape hyacinths).
We went to meet with a florist, and she didn’t pressure us at all to order bouquets and personal flowers through them, but I saw some bouquets in their fridge, and fell in love. She also showed me a bouquet that was perfect for me and the look we were going for. Of course, my mom, who is anti-clay flowers, was all for me getting a REAL bouquet.
If it’s not a financial issue, would it be crazy to have two bouquets? I’d probably have photos taken with both (swapping them out), use the real bouquet for the ceremony, and the fake for the reception. I’m also planning on giving my real bouquet to my fiance’s aunt, who will be celebrating her twenty year wedding anniversary around the time of our wedding, so that would be nice. And I’d still have my clay bouquet to keep afterwards!
Is this crazy?