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25
Aug
11

Wedding Plans – Flowers


Please know this is still under construction as I have yet to finalise flower options. As I find out more I will pass on the information by updating this post!

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Bridesmaids / Bride
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Inspiration

I’ve started looking into bridal bouquets. After spending time at a wedding expo I couldn’t belive the cost of fresh flowers! – Costs for a full bridal party are easily $1000, but apparently fake flowers aren’t cheap either!

For a ‘professional’ flower arrangement including:

  • Bride Bouquet
  • 4 x Bridesmaid Bouquet
  • 5 x Buttonholes
  • Tossing Bouquet

You can easily be looking at $400+ [reference]

Given all the other expenses and the standard Oh, it’s a wedding! +150% pricing here in Australia I had origionally budgeted $160 for flowers – including center peices (sounds like a tall order doesn’t it?). I spent a lot of time researching flower options previously (see Inspiration) and have returned to revamp this post with more relivant information, cost comparisons, and to adjust for my change in taste. Ever the fickle bride *cough* bridezilla */cough*, I no longer want blue flowers, I want to use Australian Natives which may be far more difficult to source. Please note this will be an ongoing post, updated whenever my research uncovers something useful.

Center Piece Inspiration

Lantern Center Piece

Lantern Center Piece

5.5' Petunia Garland in Two Tone Blue

5.5' Petunia Garland in Two Tone Blue - $12.99

30 inch Verona Mini Japanese Magnolia Spray in Vanilla Beige

30 inch Verona Mini Japanese Magnolia Spray in Vanilla Beige - $3.99

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Potential Options For Bridesmaids / Bride

Silk Baby Breath - Navy

Silk Baby Breath - Navy - $5.99

27 inch Heather Spray in Purple

27 inch Heather Spray in Purple - $1.89

35 inch Silk Stargazer Lily Spray in White

35 inch Silk Stargazer Lily Spray in White - $3.99

10 inch Muscari Bunch in Blue

10 inch Muscari Bunch in Blue - $0.99

23 inch Royal Blue Silk Rose Bud with a 2 inch Flower

23 inch Royal Blue Silk Rose Bud with a 2 inch Flower - $1.49

23 inch Royal Blue Open Silk Rose with a 3 inch Flower

23 inch Royal Blue Open Silk Rose with a 3 inch Flower - $2.29

20 inch Silk Gardenia Bush in White

20 inch Silk Gardenia Bush in White - $9.99

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Potential Options For Bride

9 inch Mini Daisy Bush in Lavender Purple

9 inch Mini Daisy Bush in Lavender Purple - $1.99

Large Open Rose in Purple with Lavender Highlights - 27 inch Tall with a 4.5 inch Flower

Large Open Rose in Purple with Lavender Highlights - 27 inch Tall with a 4.5 inch Flower - $2.99

30 inch Silk Lisianthus Spray in Two Tone Purple

30 inch Silk Lisianthus Spray in Two Tone Purple - $3.79

English Lilac Spray in Two Tone Purple - 28.5 inch Tall

English Lilac Spray in Two Tone Purple - 28.5 inch Tall - $3.99

Lilac Spray in Purple - 27.5 inch Tall

Lilac Spray in Purple - 27.5 inch Tall - $0.79

26 inch Silk Snapdragon Spray in Purple

26 inch Silk Snapdragon Spray in Purple - $2.99

25 inch Freesia Spray in Purple

25 inch Freesia Spray in Purple - $2.99

22 inch Sweetpea Spray in Dark Lavender

22 inch Sweetpea Spray in Dark Lavender - $1.69

(I will get these set up properly for viewing later)
http://www.efavormart.com/baby-breath-garland-white.aspx
http://www.efavormart.com/mini-tiger-lily-cream.aspx
http://www.efavormart.com/carnation-bush-cream.aspx
http://www.efavormart.com/agapanthus-bush-mustard.aspx
http://www.efavormart.com/gerbera-daisy-purple.aspx
http://www.efavormart.com/silk-Hyacinth-bush-lavender.aspx

http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/28-Gerbera-Daisy-Bush-Periwinkle-p/d25b_arti_1910_perix4.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/36-Agapanthus-Bush-Mustard-p/d31b_arti_5434_mtdx4.htm (LOVE these, and would tie in a nice colour that matches the centerpeice I think)
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/6-Gladiolus-Stems-Cream-p/d33b_arti_1119_ivrx6.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/27-Delphinium-Bush-Cream-p/d30b_arti_delph_crmx3.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/12-Silk-Baby-Breath-Navy-p/c31a_arti_brth_navy.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/72-Leather-Fern-Greenery-p/e25b_arti_800_gr.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/48-Dahlia-Bushes-Ivory-p/c33b_arti_1636_ivrx4.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/21-Lt-Blue-Hydrangea-Bush-sold-p/e34b_arti_hyd_bluex4.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/21-Cream-Hydrangea-Bush-p/e33b_arti_hyd_ivrx4.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/21-Yellow-Hydrangea-Bush-p/e34a_arti_hyd_yelx4.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/4-Cattail-Onion-Grass-Burgundy-p/d32b_arti_6015_burgx4.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/252-Carnation-Flowers-Cream-p/c29a_arti_011330_crmx12.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/36-Agapanthus-Bush-Fushia-p/d31b_arti_9216_fushx4.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/56-Tulip-Bushes-Cream-p/e30b_arti_1675_crmx4.htm

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Inspiration

Fall Brides Boquet

Fall Brides Boquet

Wedding Flowers

Wedding Flowers

Purple Wedding Bouquet

Purple Wedding Bouquet

22 inch Silk Rose and Lily Bush in Pink Fuchsia

22 inch Silk Rose and Lily Bush in Pink Fuchsia - $8.99

Purple Lavender Hydrangea Mix

Purple Lavender Hydrangea Mix - $76.50

Lilac Purple Gerberas and Roses

Lilac Purple Gerberas and Roses - $57.75

Colour wise I think this one is the closest to what I am thinking:

Blue Purple Cream

Blue Purple Cream - $56.55

Blue Silk Wedding Flower 1

Blue Silk Wedding Flower 1 - $269

Blue Silk Wedding Flower 2

Blue Silk Wedding Flower 2 - $279

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18
Aug
11

wedding plans – SHOOOOEEEEESSSSSS!!!!


EDIT: 22nd August 2011 Tried on the dress with the new shoes, looks awesome πŸ˜€

So today I was walking around the shops with PC and I was talking about the sort of shoes I wanted to wear at the wedding. We happened to have stopped right next to a shoe shop that was in the process of closing and right there were the _perfect_ shoes (well, once I check if the colour matches the dress) and they were only $39.95 so now I have shoes, another thing off the check list πŸ˜€

Wedding Shoes

Wedding Shoes

What do you think?

EDIT:
So, I have been considering getting a parasol to go with my dress for the wedding, still umming and arring if I should. The internet pointed me to one I like the look of though, do you think it would go with the shoes?

Emma Lace Parasol - Antique Ivory

Emma Lace Parasol - Antique Ivory

Signing Off – MCL

10
Jun
11

Wedding Plans – The Men


You would think groomsmen would be an easier fashion decision then the bridesmaids – apparently not. Even as far as costs go (and mind you, some of the prices below are to RENT not buy) they are quite steep. I’ve started narrowing down the list, but as we are looking at SIX (at last count) groomsmen this is going to be painful on the purse.

Roger David - Mens Suits

Roger David - Mens Suits

Roger David was one of the few suit places that have the time period we are looking for, but those prices! Ouch *wince*.

Continue reading ‘Wedding Plans – The Men’

08
Mar
11

Wedding Plans – Cake


Wedding cakes cost a fortune. An absolute fortune. Especially considering I’m very simple in my cake tastes. I don’t like very rich and heavy cakes – a nice light chocolate cake or butter cake is fine by me. I came across CakeBitz who offer cake decorating classes – these are also expensive, but at least they would provide me with a skill I could reuse so maybe I should look at enrolling in a couple of classes. I’m interested in doing the following classes:

  1. Cake Decorating Fundamentals – Round
  2. Gourmet Small Cakes – 4 Techniques
  3. Cake Decorating Fundamentals – Structure
  4. Sugar Flowers – Specimen Rose
  5. Royal Icing & Floodwork

That also costs a small fortune.

Continue reading ‘Wedding Plans – Cake’

01
Mar
11

Wedding Plans – Bridesmaid and Flower Girl Dresses


I think I found a dress I’m quite set on (More Pictures Available Here) Though maybe with a change to the shoulder part (please ignore the top they have on underneath).

Bridesmaid Dress

Which could be made to match quite well with the flower girl dress that I’ve fallen in love with!

Continue reading ‘Wedding Plans – Bridesmaid and Flower Girl Dresses’

21
Feb
11

Wedding Plans – Invitations


When it comes to invitations I’m a little bit of a perfectionist. I want the invitations to be right, I want them to match the theme, and I’m more then happy to make them myself (hopefully with some help from my bridesmaids!). I’ve done it before for my 21st – I spent WEEKS making invitations but these need to look better and still need to conform to a budget. We still haven’t determined who is invited or set a number of guests limit but I’m expecting it to be around 60. Even at $5 per invitation that would cost $300! I looked into having fancy invites custom made however it seams the common price is $10+ per invitation so that’s not feasible. I think PC would have a heart attack if I mentioned that I was planning to spend upwards of $500 on wedding invitations. The other problem is that apparently your invitations should match your place settings, so the choice in design has a major impact on how the reception will look.

Based on the vintage style wedding theme the invitations should include some or all of the following:

  1. Lace
  2. Ribbon (Grosgrain or Satin?)
  3. Paper Fasteners
  4. Wax/Wax Inspired Seals
  5. Flocked Paper Couture (Velvet Textured Paper)
  6. Beads or Buckles
  7. Embossed Paper

Continue reading ‘Wedding Plans – Invitations’

16
Feb
11

Wedding Plans – Hair Accesories


One of my lovely bridesmaids started asking me my plans regarding Tiara vs Vail etc and she suggested another option – floral head wreath. So now I’m thinking of the following:

For the Bride

For the Bridesmaids

We are going to look into making custom ones to match the dresses/colour scheme, hopefully that will save a bit of money as well!

Signing Off – MCL




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