Should we have flowers professionally done?
July 12, 2011 8:42 PM Subscribe
Help me choose what to do for flora at my wedding: do it ourselves, or pay more than we want to?
posted by brenton to society & culture (37 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm getting married on a budget: flowers are not a priority and we're willing to make sacrifices. Neither my beloved or I notice or care about flowers. The venues we booked are beautiful undecorated. However, we probably will be able to tell the difference between "decorated" and "undecorated" so we want to do a little something for floral decoration.
She and I love the idea of taking an extra day, a bunch of mason jars, and chopping away at nature until we have enough weeds, branches, and bushes to add some accents to what we're already convinced will be a beautiful day.
Everyone we know who has been married suggests that we hire a florist we know who can work on a budget and understands our love of woodsy, natural stuff. But $500 seems to be pushing the florists lower limit and our upper limit.
Should we hire, or do it ourselves? If we do it ourselves, how should we go about that?
(PS: we live in California while our wedding is deep in the South. We'll only be there a day or two early.)