Anonymous asked: What kind of flowers did you get versus what you originally wanted? Your wedding photos are stunning.
I got everything I wanted. I didn’t really have anything specific in mind, I just knew what I liked and didn’t like when I saw it. I prefer less traditional flowers with some texture, so I chose spider mums, poms, bells and cottage roses in white and green, with tiny touches of yellow and sprigs of eucalyptus.
Also, choosing flowers with full blooms — mums and poms — meant that I could get full-looking bouquets and centerpieces while purchasing fewer flowers. And I loved how modern and clean those choices looked in the long single-bud vases we put on the head tables. (You can see more photos of my flowers here.)
But truly, the only way to get what you want and stick to a budget is to choose what’s in season and not be too picky. If you HAVE to have peonies but it’s fall, you’ll be shelling out to have them shipped from somewhere else in the world where it’s summertime. Think $20 a stem or more, seriously. And, certain flowers are just a lot more expensive than others. Some flowers are $3 a stem and some are $8. And some are more than $10 a stem. If you’re on a budget, consider using fuller blooms to make a big impact with fewer stems, like I said, or simply pass on the pricier choices. No one is going to know or care that you went with one kind of flower over the other.
And trust me, you’ll never, ever look back on your wedding day and wish you paid for the $15-a-stem orchids instead of whatever you chose. The day will be so incredible for so many reasons that things like flowers just won’t matter, at all.