So a growing wedding trend is brooch bouquets, and ever since I saw one I knew I HAD to have one....
Choices, choices, choices...I finally nailed down my florist after some tossing and turning and begging and pleading. It sounds like a lot of drama....but it was. I met with three different florists all with separate visions of our day but in the end I (we....after some begging and pledding) chose the more expensive one but she also cared the most about OUR wedding.
Here's a cost comparison break down:
This is what I asked for from all 3 florists. Rustic, elegant, earthy flowers, wild flowery, not compact :
Bride Bouquet and toss
2 Bridesmaid Bouquets
1 large vase arrangement for ceremony and guest table.
Rose petals for ceremony
20 table arrangements
1st florist - Came in at $800. Got the rustic, country flowers, not too impressed with overall vision. Didn't get where I was coming from. Seemed like she was just filing another order.
2nd florist - Came in at $1000. Got the rustic, elegance part of what I was looking for. Used flowers that are more common but still wanted something different. Nice and friendly.
3rd florist - Came in at $1300 was inspired and artistic. Got the elegance and rustic feel I was going for but made in unique and earthy in ways that the other florists didn't get. She was just as excited as I was. So excited that she brought the cost of the centerpieces down by $10.
My budget was $1000, so all I need to do is find another $300. I think at the end of the day it's important go with your gut and my gut is saying that I am going to get more bang for my buck with the last florist.
What flowers is she using for my bouquet:
New Zealand Pitt (it's not a flower but a vegetable)
Green hanging amaranthus
(Like someone walked through a garden and picked fresh flowers.)
I have attached some pictures of inspiration that I used to show my florist. The 4th picture was my dream bouquet...most of the flowers are in there.
I AM SO EXCITED!!!!