Planning update

After having a great run of wedding planning - we got to an area where we could just hit our heads against a wall - FLORISTS! Ugh!  We met a dynamic woman who had beautiful centerpieces at a bridal show but was pricey and unable/willing to entertain something else more creative, more affordable.  We met with a family friend who runs a floral department at a local grocery store - her ideas weren't very creative and kept coming back to roses and the price went up with each rose.  We met with the hotel's preferred vendor for flowers - they were NOT helpful at ALL - they didn't make one single suggestion instead had us show them photos which they quoted as seen (very high prices) and didn't offer a more creative or less affordable option.  We were ready to give up and order flowers from Sam's online until a friend from work referred me to the florist we met with today - he was WONDERFUL!  I had sent him a lengthy email about what we wanted, a rough estimate of our budget and my desire to find someone who is creative, willing to work with more affordable flowers than whatever is expensive and/or out of season.  He was dynamic, willing to work with our budget and had fantastic ideas!  His initial quote was a bit higher than we would have liked but he immediately came up with ways to trim the budget WITHOUT triming too many pieces and/or lessening the impact that they flowers will have on our wedding day.  I couldn't be happier!


I've about gotten the wedding program where we want it - I'm still dealing with how to dress up the front page.


Our musical line up for our Nuptial Mass has been solidified.  I'm disappointed that our church organist wont be playing our wedding (she will be away at a conference) but she hired a dynamic organist from another parish to fill in for her.  Here's our musical line up:


Bridal party processional:  Love_Divine_All_Loves_Excelling


My processional song:  Mouret_Rondeau


The responsorial is actually a hymn that will be sung in responsorial fashion (it's a nod to the Domincan Order - our parish is a Dominican parish and not a diosean parish):  Dominican_Magnificat


We are using the Celtic Alleluia:  Alleluia


For the presentation of the gifts:  THe_Prayer


Communion hymn:  One_Bread_One_Body


Presentation of flowers to Mary:  Ave_Maria


Recessional (only the music - this wont be sung): Go_To_The_World


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Posted on February 23, 2013 at 3:37 pm
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WOOHOO! You've got it going on in the planning department right now :) Glad you were finally able to find a florist who is awesome :)

Posted on February 23, 2013 at 3:49 pm
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I glad everything worked out in your favor ;happy planning !!!
Posted on February 24, 2013 at 11:13 am
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So glad everything worked out.
Posted on February 24, 2013 at 1:20 pm
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That's awesome to hear that you finally found the right florist for you!!! Can't wait to see what you chose.   Getting the music and having the programs almost done is also wonderful and I'm sure you are getting more excited as your day gets closer.  :-)


 

Posted on February 24, 2013 at 3:41 pm
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I am so estatic you found a florist that will work with your budget and was helpful! You are rolling right along with all the details and your day will be here before you know it!

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 1:38 am
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Glad you stuck with it and found someone willing to work with you for flowers! I'll never understand how they can be so cheap to grow but so expensive to buy...darn markups :) I was going to suggest realistic silk flowers otherwise, you would be amazed at how you can't even tell they are fake! But if you have something you like, awesome!!

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 2:07 am

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