One of the most difficult times for me in this business is when I meet with a bride who has a tiny budget for flowers, but wants flowers everywhere.
When I meet with her during the holidays, this pinches even more; I end up feeling like the Grinch on the one hand, and annoyed on the other. When I'm pressured to think of creative ways to make a table festive with flowers for almost nothing, and I suggest making the table pretty without flowers, which is then ignored, I know we're not the florist for her.
I may have sawed this log before here, but if a Bride has a tight budget, I suggest a beautiful Bridal bouquet, one large, festive piece, and candles on the table. Her photos will be beautiful. Her guests won't think she skimped on the flowers when she's carrying a gorgeous bouquet and the ceremony is set with an extraordinary piece. " A little something" on the aisle chairs or the tables is just that: " little" and no one will remember it.
I love City Hall weddings, backyard weddings, intimate restaurant weddings as much as I enjoy big splashy weddings. Our goal here, however, is to provide the most beautiful flowers available - flowers that the Bride and her guests will love and remember always.
'nuf said... I'm off to Whoville