Yesterday I came home and gathered the mail out of our mailbox, only to find an exciting discovery- our floral design quote!
Now, before you think I’ve gone and lost my marbles (who gets excited over a bill?!), let me explain. As you may remember, I wrote recently about our fabulous florist. One of the things that quantifies her fabulosity is the fact the she quoted me loosely $500 less than what the other places in town were asking, for way more flowers and gorgeousness! So when I got the official quote in the mail today, I was jonesing to see what the final tally would be.
Get this- for ALL of our flowers, we’re going to be paying $900 (which includes our $50 deposit). HECK YES!!!! We had budgeted about $1500 for flowers, so do you know what this means? Surplus!
Naturally, (in the crazy world o’ weddings) surpluses must be spent. When I called Momma Powder Puff to give her the good news, she had one thing to say to me. “The chairs are in!” Hooray!
Yes, my friend, these are chiavari chairs. Gorgeous, beautiful, and the stuff of dreams for myself and my mother.
The decision to rent chairs may seem frivolous, and very anti-budget wedding. But we have scrimped and saved on so many other aspects of the wedding that we decided that we deserved one impractical splurge (if the budget allowed).
And this splurge is not totally impractical. Believe me when I tell you, the chairs at our venue are ugly. So ugly, that Mamma Powder Puff could barely stand the sight of them. We talked about chair covers, using the same chairs from the ceremony, sashes… everything, including ignoring them (they’re only chairs, right?). Until the fateful day when I showed her a picture of chiavari chairs. Then it was all over… she was smitten! Until I showed her the price. Yikes!
But now, with our uber-cheap flowers, we can finally afford them! And I am going to accept them without a second thought as to the impracticality. It’s in the budget, they’re beautiful, and every bride deserves a little frivolous beauty in her day. This is mine.
What was your most frivolous choice for your wedding?