For those of you who have previously purchased the fabric for the chairs and to cover the gazebo (I am not sure what to call it)... What fabric did you purchase, where, and how much did you bring with you? Thank you!
After reading several planning threads on this site, I decided to make my own bouquets. Afloral.com has many silk bouquets at great prices. I found Dahlia (the Mexican national flower) on clearance for $6.99 I bought several and took them apart and made smaller bridesmaid bouquets and corsages for our mothers. I bought one green orchid bouquet for $8.99 and twelve real touch ivory roses from Hobby Lobby for $3.00 each and combined them to make my bouquet. I bought a cheaper silk ivory rose bouquet ($9.99 at Michael's) and used some of the of the orchids to make a throw bouquet. Hobby Lobby runs 50% off sales and I bought the groom and groomsmen rose bouteniers for about $1.50 each. I tried to make centerpieces but I didn't like them. Instead I borrowed one former bride's idea and will order more small hanging corsages ($45) to decorate the ceremony aisle chairs and have them placed on each table as a centerpiece with votive candles around them I found votive candles (about 2.5 inches tall in glass) in a twelve pack for $5.99 at Hobby Lobby and I used a 40% off coupon.
I just emailed them today about the flowers I wanted, but I also wasnt impressed by what they had to offer and the amount. I may look into making my own. Do you have a link to the handing corsages that you are talking about?