Went to the florist on Saturday, and put down a deposit on what I think I want (1/3 of the total price she quoted). Wedding isn't until October, so I have plenty of time to decide if I want to make any changes.
This is the bouquet I was using as inspiration:
I like it, and still think it's incredibly beautiful, but I'm having some issues. First, trying to find the right rose, in the color I want, is proving to be a huge pain. If I did this bouquet, I would only be using one single flower type through the whole gambit, and only two types of greenery (dusty miller, waxflower). So I want it to be just right. I already asked the florist if it would be possible to see some of these roses in person before making a final decision, but she has to buy in bulk, so that's not going to work. I did choose a couple roses that I liked from the website she was showing me, but after I Googled the roses at home, I don't think I agree with the florist's flower color representation.
I'm also wondering if maybe the style of the bouquet isn't going to go very well with my dress. My gown is fitted through the hips, then has a full skirt covered with three-dimensional flowers. I'll be wearing some sort of tulle blusher or birdcage veil. I'm wondering if the bouquet is just a bit too simple now. I don't think I would go too overboard on colors (wedding colors are eggpant, ivory, and various greens), but maybe it should have more texture, or just a larger variety of flowers.
I also like these...
I would probably be able to replicate the first one easily, but the other two would just be loose interpretations. Pale pink dahlias and subtle hydrangea for the second photo, and definitely the queen anne's lace, purple accents, and hydrangea for the third bouquet.
I guess I'm just lost. I don't think we're paying a ton for our flowers at all (~$300 for bridal bouquet + toss, 4 bridesmaid bouquets, 2 corsages, 12 bouts), and I'm worried that if I want more a more interesting, varied lot of flowers, it will cost a LOT more.
Can someone please share their experience with this?