I ordered flowers 2months a head of time. I came in 3 weeks after I ordered them to see why I hadn't recieved a phone call. I was told "We don't carry that any longer." Why wasn't I contacted? I was a little angry, but found something else and was able to pull it together in time. Thanks for the extra stress Michaels!
HOWEVER- I reccomend making your own bouqet with silks. I have mine in a case with all of my other wedding details and am so thankful I have something to cherish.
We did a lot ourselves, especially the centerpieces. We made gorgeous centerpieces that we ended up selling to our florist because she loved them so much - so we made money on the deal! I also bought a plain veil and added beads so it looked like the $120 veil in the bridal shop.