Needing some advice on which way to go with my flowers.
I talked to a florist on Friday and for my bouquet, 4 bridesmaid bouquets, 6 boutonnieres, and around 40 centerpieces (20 big arrangements for tall centerpieces and 20 smaller arrangements) she would charge about $3000. Which I personally do not see as being a terrible price.
But here's my dilemma. My FMIL worked at a local floral shop (over 10 years ago) and has mentioned a few times that she would like to help with the flowers. While I would love to have her help, I have 3 big concerns about this.
First, I'm afraid the price of acquiring enough silk flowers is going to be about the same/more than the price the florist gave us.
Second, I'm worried she's not going to be able to make the centerpieces like I want since it's been so long since she's really done anything like that.
Third, and probably my biggest concern, is that she is a PROCRASTINATOR. She did the bouquets and boutonnieres for my future brother-in-law's wedding, which was earlier this year. They asked her a year ahead of time if she would do those for the wedding (these were silk flowers, btw) and she didn't finish them until THREE days before the wedding and had to have the bride come help her finish them. And that was only bouquets and boutonnieres and she waited that long to finish them. I'm wanting her to do entire centerpieces for the reception (I'm still going to have a florist make the bouquets because I want those to be real flowers).
What would everyone else do in this situation?