Before speaking to a single florist, I had about 95% of the details all hammered out. The main flower would be hydrangea, with touches of roses here and there, just to mix it up. I wanted the bridesmaids to have very small, tightly-constructed bouquets comprised entirely of green hydrangea, and I wanted to have a bridal bouquet that was formed with white hydrangea instead of green and I wanted one that was a bit bigger, a bit fuller, and had some roses mixed in. The guys wouldn't be in boutonnieres, but they would be donning pocket squares instead. The centerpieces would be a blend of high and low, made of mostly hydrangea, to give the reception room some visual interest. Need some pictures to get the idea?
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Even though I had a clear vision overall, I had one decision that I was utterly positive about. Even though purple is in our color palette - no purple flowers. I thought it would be stupid to have purple flowers held against a purple BM dress, I don't like the purple flowers that immediately come to mind for me, and I wanted the colors to pop, so purple was out.
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Like I said before... there's no way I could be wrong about my dress and wrong about my flowers. No way, whatsoever.
What was your floral vision before picking a florist? Any flowers that were definitely not going to be included?