>> Thursday, January 8, 2009
So I can cross another thing off my list! I had my first florist meeting yesterday. I know I initially blogged that I would be doing my centerpieces DIY with calla lilies that I would order online. Well after speaking with my sister and friends they scared me. What if my flowers arrived dead? What if they are not open? What if the wrong flowers arrive? So after accessing all of that I figured that I would set a very small wedding budget for flowers, which we have room for because my mom is paying for our cake.
I decided to use an inexpensive yet pretty flower: the white carnation. If used the correct way this flower can look elegant and classy. I will share more about the design later. I also decided to add some callas in the mix as well, in the low centerpieces. It will not be as many as I initially wanted but it will keep the costs down. Also to keep costs down I will use my own vases and cut my own bamboo from my property. Also the aisle decorations will become my centerpices in the reception area, and the mantle decorations from the ceremony will be moved to decorate the cake table and sweetheart table!
The florist is WONDERFUL, he is very knowledgeable. I went armed with lots of questions and he answered each one with no problems. He just opened his business 2 weeks ago so that’s a plus. His prices will probably be very affordable since he needs to build his portfolio. He is working up a proposal for me, so I will share once I get it. I will still meet with Florist #2 in March because I don’t want to jump on the first train rolling; I need to weigh my options.