I met with the people who will be doing the catering and flowers for the wedding last night. They are my friends dad and stepmom and they volunteered the moment we got engaged. We've talked over the last year and met to finalize everything last night. The food went easy and smooth. The flowers were a long drawn out discussion!!!
I LOVE gerbera daisies and wanted them as my main flower. I did my research and they are considered a fall flower so I figured they would be readily available and fairly inexpensive. Boy was I wrong!!!! They are actually more expensive than roses!!!
I took 8 pictures of ideas I liked for bouquets. She sat there almost the entire time with her arms crossed and totally frustrated because I picked this flower. I understand that you enjoy working with roses and are an easier flower to work with. However, this is my wedding and I would like to have my favorite in there in some form or fashion!!!! Not to mention that her ideas took my simple ideas, to the bouquets and centerpieces, and changed everything to be some grandiose show pieces.
We left the meeting and I just felt like my choice was a burden for her. I know that what she has in mind will not fit within the confines of my budget. So I'm pretty sure that by the end of next week the flowers will have to be renegotiated. All the excitement I felt about finishing up these item was totally diminished.