Ok ladies... I'm getting wild answers about budgeting on other boards, mostly because I think the cost varies by region, so I'm hoping some of you can help me crunch the numbers for the western/central NY area and what to expect as I try to figure this out.
So, first things first. When the heck should I be contacting florists? Wedding is next Sept 2011. Reception and Ceremony site is locked down, so I have an idea of what I need centerpiece/decoration wise - basically about 12-14 tables (although I may do non-floral, or single stem hydrangea centerpieces with grapevine and candle accents)
Then ofcourse the table with escort cards, guestbook, etc., For the ceremony (outdoors at the same place as our reception) we will need a few things although the site gives us a vined arch to use, and I plan to also use paper lanters inside and outside.
I have 4 bridesmaids, and I am not asking for any out of season flowers or extraordinary things. I'd like to use mostly purple roses, green accents, and whatever is in season in those shades.
When is the right time to book the florist, and budget wise what should I be expecting? Any advice is much appreciated!!
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