Wedding Wednesday- the flowers

May 02, 2012

Because I was having a winter wedding, I knew I wouldn't be doing much for flowers. At the early planning stages, I had no idea what I would be able to get in December and didn't want to get my heart set on something and then have it be impossible for that time of year. Right away, I decided on non-floral centrepieces. I toyed with the idea of not having bouquets either, but in the end decided upon them.

In order to stay within our very small budget for flowers, I ordered 150 white roses from Costco.ca. (Which only cost me $150 including shipping! from Florida!) My plan was to have the bridesmaids make their own bouquets and use whatever was left for the church altar and the entrance at the reception. When you order, you type in the date you want the flowers to arrive. I had them come on the Wednesday before the wedding, thinking that even if they were a day late, that would be plenty of time and the flowers would still be fresh. I was confident it would all work out fine until Wednesday came and went, and Thursday came and went and still no flowers!!

I was on the phone every hour on Thursday with the courier company and of course, like they always do, they underestimated the fact that we live in a tiny town in the middle of the mountains and it was winter. You do the math. Anyway, we made a plan to intercept the courier on his route just outside of our town. He was to call me on Friday as early as possible, so we could get the flowers. Naturally, I was panicked!!

Friday morning we got up and a-decorating we went and in the midst of all the decorating excitement, I MISSED THE CALL from the courier!!! BAhhhh!! When I called him back, he said he had "left the roses at Tim Horton's"- WTF?!??!!? I was even more panicked!!! My step dad, Heinz, jumped in the car and RACED to Timmy's to find the darling ladies there LOVED the wedding flower dilemma and had even put the roses in their walk in fridge for us!

So, in the end, it all worked out. After decorating, all the bridesmaids made their own bouquets and we had leftovers for the other arrangements as planned. I had my bouquet done by a local flower shop, also white roses, and it was beautiful and matched the bridesmaid bouquets perfectly.

You are probably wondering... how does one go about making their OWN bouquet??! Yes, I wondered that too, but fear not, in case you didn't know, you can find out anything on the internet. I found this helpful video on Youtube. I also found a picture on Pinterest that solidified the vision I had. I  bought an abundance of blue ribbon in bulk and we used it in varying colours according to the girls' dresses. We used floral tape to secure the roses together before we wrapped the ribbon around them and they stayed together fine and looked just as professional as any florist could do, if you ask me!

My inspiration picture
The bouquets on the morning of the wedding
My lovely bouquet


I just wanted an excuse to share this picture again- all the bouquets in action!



1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your sweet message...and the button! What a great idea for a site! I WISH I could get married all over again!! It was one of the best days of our lives!! Now following!!

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