Flowers were not an important thing for us so this was one of the last things we organised. We knew since the beginning that we wanted to have jam jars on the table with flowers in them, for a more relaxed and summery feeling, and we also wanted to make sure that it looked as if someone had just gone round on a meadow and picked them.
R booked in three different florists on a Saturday when we were in the area so we had a bit of a chat and a look at millions different flowers. Luckily, I had brought in a couple of photos of what type of flowers and bouquets I liked the look of and by the time we went to the third florist, I knew a lot better what I wanted.
Both R and I are both very much against the idea of having something just for the sake of it so when some of the florists told us that we wouldn’t have a great wedding unless the flowers were right, we both decided silently that they were definitely not for us. In the end, we went with the florist who were half the price of the two others and who realised that us getting married was the main thing – not the flowers.
Laura who helped us, put together a couple of mock bouquets to show me how big they would be (it’s so hard to imagine how it will all look) and she was just amazing. In the end, she sent us more flowers than what we paid for as they had many roses that they weren’t able to sell due to them being slightly damaged. Arranging different sizes and colours of flowers in the jam jars which we had decorated with silk ribbons worked very well and made the tables look less empty. A tip if you have plans of something similar – make the flowers quite short as you want people to be able to see each other across the table! (We had a couple of tables where they simply put the tall flowers on the floor for easier conversations.)