For something so pretty, it’s a pain in my ass.
I have to fill out this floral checklist Disney gave me, and this is one area of wedding planning where I feel absolutely clueless! I know one thing about flowers—that I’m really good at killing them. While flowers are gorgeous, it’s just not something that’s a priority. It’s just not in our “top three.” (Thanks, Miss Hen!)
I can’t seem to find a good floral chart with different flowers labeled—does anyone have a good one? I’ve done the best I can—I mentioned a few flowers I think I like (dahlias, ranunculus, cockscomb, carnations), but really, I don’t have a huge preference. I think I just like texture, and different flowers grouped together in the same bouquet.
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I know there are some peonies in there…but I also know peonies are expensive, so I don’t want to put those on my list.The plan right now is to use the bridesmaids’ bouquets as the centerpieces at the reception. I know, I know…they’ll look small. Whatever. I feel like if we make sure those bouquets are really pretty and high impact, they’ll look dramatic on a black & white table, even if they are small.
Something I do know is that for the men’s boutonnieres, we don’t want the classic rose boutonniere. But I also don’t want to spend a ton. We are going to get some floral estimates, but we’re also going to potentially look into non-floral boutonnieres:
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These are actually a DIY clay flower tutorial…I could probably handle this…hmmm…
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I know I said no roses, but this is actually really pretty. (Maybe those aren’t roses? No freaking clue.)
These are the paper ones we like, but at ~$16 a pop, is it any cheaper?
We might do some ceremony aisle decor, but only if it can be repurposed at the reception. Mr. L and I are saying we want “efficient” floral—not a lot, but what there is should be great and used in more than one capacity!
I feel so all over the place with this. I’m sure this post reads like that too. Any suggestions?