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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Florist Consultation Numero UNO

Flowers.  I feel as if most women fall into one of two categories.  You either looooove flowers, or you can live without them.  I fall into the latter category.  Now, don’t get me wrong; I love to have a garden of flowers that I can enjoy and tend to all spring, summer and fall.  HOWEVER, I am not one the pine over my FH bringing me home elaborate flower arrangements.  
I let him know in the beginning that I was not one to demand flowers on anniversaries, birthdays or Valentine’s Day.  He was relieved, grateful even that he was “off the hook” on this oh-so-expected ritual.  
So why, you ask, is there a flower consultation if I don’t care for flowers?  First, my FH is friends with the florist and they went to hs together.  He’s also the only florist either of us have ever bought flowers from for whatever reason. the florist.
I’ve had a decently clear view of my “dream wedding” style and our beach theme.  But when it came to the flowers I was fuzzy all over.  Submerged flowers?  Giant fish bowls with live fish?  Silk flowers? Low? High? Tropical?  Exotic?  Stay in season?  Import flowers in?  
Well, our florist is a miracle worker.  He is fabulous.  Fantastic! Amazing!  He took my rambling, non-coherent, every-which-way ideas and created a cohesive, elegant, masterpiece.  
The price was enough to give my FH a heart attack.  But it was a ballpark price and included everything we could possible need/want.  I know that I can switch out flowers, provide my own containers and get shells right off the beach to help offset the cost too.  But it is still going to be a large sum of money for things that will potenally die with in a few days.  
Any suggestions?  Ideas on things you have done?  I want something lush, elegant and beach-y.  I will gladly take comments/suggestions/ideas!!!!!


Jaime said...

I don't know how crafty you are, but check out my blog! I'm not doing flowers either, but fabric and button ones!

Leana said...

I didn't really care about flowers until my first floral consultation. I didn't really buy them for myself and it didn't bother me if guys did or didn't get them for me. Then when I went to the consultation I was blown away! Originally I was going to do a flower alternative in bud vases for our centerpieces but now I've changed my mind. I don't think the cost will be a lot different, but it turns out that I did want a few flowers around after all!

Hopefully you guys can come up with a number you are comfortable with and your florist can work around it? There are quite a few options like going with flowers in season, going for things like hydrangeas that are big and full but you only need one or two of. Lots of options!