(Closed) What is your biggest concerns about your wedding flowers??

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Post # 3
764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m afraid she will make them more country looking than sophisticated.

Post # 4
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I fear they will be less than peak freshness, or they may be skimpy and I got jipped.

Post # 5
4801 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m afraid the colours won’t be what I’m picturing in my head.

This is kind of unique though since I can’t check them out ahead of time (destination wedding).

Post # 6
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I thought about a number of things when choosing my flowers:

 #1 & the most important for me: affordability. My aunt is paying for them as a wedding gift, but her budget is only $200, so I had to be very frugal!

#2 Holding up in the heat…out wedding is in the middle of June so it’s possible it’ll be hotter than…well, you know…and I didn’t want my flowers being all wilty!

#3 Color & Style I’m not big on the bouquets that are popular right now, the tightly fitted hand held rounds that look so put together. I’m more into wildflowers (it’s my theme!) so I wanted something with a bit of a disorderly feel, like I had just gone out to the fields and picked some flowers (which I actually considered doing, since there are lots of flowers I like blooming in the middle of June around my home)

#4 DIY I’m pretty good at flower arranging and so I knew I wanted to do the bouquets myself, but I also wanted to make sure it wasn’t going to take me forever!

#5 Tradition. Even though purple is not one of my wedding colors, my family is 100% Irish (I’m only second generation American) so it was vital that I have lavender in my bouquet

So, how’d things end up? The flowers I chose were Bells of Ireland, Lavender and Baby’s breath. Our venue is in a garden, so we’re not doing flowers for our center pieces, and my Fiance doesn’t want boutinairres, so the only flowers I need to worry about are my bouquet and my bridesmaid’s. I have two vases, one smaller and one bigger, that I will put the flowers in to arrange them. Then, when I have them the way I want them, I will simply lift the bouquet out and wrap them in ribbon to hold the stems together. At the reception, my Bridesmaid or Best Man and I will have vases of water in front of our place settings to put the flowers in.

Hope this helps!


Post # 7
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Everything. I haven’t even met with florists yet because I’m so terrified of picking flowers!!! (that sounded funny, huh?)

1) They will be too expensive. 

2) They will look prom-ish or like a stereotypical ‘send someone something special’ bouquet. I want chic!



3. That my florist will use baby’s breath as a filler.

4. That they will wilt.

5. That the colors won’t match my wedding palette.

But mostly that they will be too expensive.

Post # 9
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Annette1: i am having artifical flowers and on a tiny budget. 

so bride 3 bridesmaids 2 buttonholes and 2 mums quote £176, i was terrified they were going to be tacky and poor quality, my first one has arrived and once  had tidied it up from glue strands etc its almost perfect just needs a little more on the handles. 

also one of my colours is black but i did NOT want funeral flowers again they did a brilliant job. 

mine will have brooches and i am hoping i will be just a little bigger than the one i have already. 

but over all my fears over tacky looking fake flowers have been pretty much put aside


i almost did them myself but in the end the raw materials and my total inexperience in this area and the great quote above made me opt for ready made

hope that helps

Post # 10
235 posts
Helper bee

That my imported peonies will be wilted!

Post # 11
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m terrified my orchids that are attached to branches for m centerpiece will die or fall off the tree … and i’m petrified the kissing balls for my pergola wont be big enough or will be swinging all over the place…

Post # 12
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m REALLY worried that the colors won’t match. 


Post # 13
2853 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m afraid I won’t like them.

I have no idea what I want, I’ve got no strong feelings about flowers beyond a general color scheme – you’d think that would make it easy. I’ve got a photo that’s in the lead right now, but that’s out of like 5 possible ones.

What if I change my mind after they’re ordered? What if they don’t look right in the venue?


Post # 14
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This was a super scary area for me too!! I’m getting married next June & when I meet with the floriest in Sept. he said I had up untill May to change my order & anything I don’t like at the test run can be changed! It’s June, we’re getting married outside, I know its going to be hot, I just don’t want my flowers to look like they were picked a week ago.

Post # 15
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

That my florist won’t be able to force the peonies to bloom. Or that they will be too open, or too tight. They are my main flower and I’m right before the big season.

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