I heart flowers. I know it’s cliche, me being female and all, but I do. They’re pretty, they smell good…they make me smile. There was a guy at work who said he won’t get his wife flowers because they’ll just die and I was like, do you just eat rice and beans because “it’s all going to the same place” or do you like a nice steak or shrimp dinner every now and then? So I love Valentine’s Day because of the flowers. The other day, my mom sent me these tulips:
For our wedding, The Mister and I (or should I say the bridesmaids and I) will be doing our own flowers. Since I love flowers so much, I knew I couldn’t afford the amount and quality of flowers that I desired by going through a florist, so I’m going through a wholesaler. I’ll be able to do four bouquets, seven boutonnieres, six corsages, flowers for the chuppah, and all reception flowers (I wrote about it a bit here as well) for about $600. Which, for our budget, is a lot, but like I said…I love flowers. Here’s the flower breakdown:
- 100 stems of roses ($60)
- 60 stems of freesia ($60)
- 6 blooms of gardenia for the corsages ($24)
- 50 stems of sweet pea ($40)
- 125 blooms of daisy mums ($30)
- 50 stems of poms ($60)
- 28 stems of lisianthus ($72)
- a whole lot of baby’s breath ($24)
- a whole lot of statice sinuata, another filler ($16)
- a whole lot of ruscus, greenery ($39)
Ladies have been asking me what my bridal bouquet will look like…I tell them that I don’t know, I figure I’ll wing it when I see the flowers and put together a bouquet that strikes my fancy. Those ladies look at me with pity…sometimes they giggle. I miss the joke. I also don’t know what the bridesmaids bouquets will look like, they can choose from the selection as well. I kinda think that the boutonnieres will be similar but not necessarily exactly the same…I’m taking a class on how to arrange flowers, hopefully that helps.. The chuppah and reception flowers will be made up after that. Seems simple enough to me.
But those ladies keep giving me that look.