I booked with the florist today. I won't tell you what I'll be carrying - mostly so it's a surprise for family & friends. MOH Jocelyn will carry a bouquet of yellow-orange carnations, which are her favourite flowers. The other bridesmaids will each have a different bouquet of one type of flowers: yellow (with burgundy tips) cymbidium orchids, yellow spider mums and confetti (yellow with red tips) roses. Remember, they're wearing these dresses. (I'm so excited about their bouquets. I picked some of my favourite flowers. The only of my favourites I left out are phalenopsis orchids. The florist told me phalenopsis orchids are "crazy expensive" - I believe those are her exact words. So I nixed that idea and substituted cymbidium orchids. Not a bad substitution, in my opinion!)
Each of the groomsmen will wear silk mini callas, which I posted about here.
My dad, Wade's dad, my grandpa and my brothers will all have matching boutonnieres. My mom, Wade's mom and my grandma will have matching corsages. I won't say what they'll be made of, only because I haven't told them yet!
I had an idea for our pew decorations, but because the pews at the church are not normal pews, to attach anything would be ridiculously expensive! Seriously, it would have almost doubled what I'm now spending on flowers - just for tiny pew decorations. The florist suggested I purchase silk flowers and she could either wire them for the pews, or she could show me how to wire them for the pews. How awesome is that! She'll show me how to do the pew decorations!
All in all, our flowers will cost just over 1/2 of what I'd budgeted, which pleased me. That was largely due to her project suggestion.
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