Ok girls, I made my bridal bouquet last week and I got my flowers from Hobby Lobby. I got a mixture of the "real touch" and just the generic fake flowers, but the way they make fake flowers these days actually look real! I am impressed with the way it turned out, I will try to get you a picture soon. I figure when it is all said and done, as extensively as our picures will be edited, the flowers will end up looking fake anyway. Right? At first we planned on bringing our own photographer, but after talking with my mom about it, she had a lot of points that made me change my mind. I decided to book Stacey Clarke. Has anyone heard of her? Her photos are extremely amazing and she is always so quick to answer my questions. I have a great feeling about her. So back to the flowers, I highly suggest hobby lobby for the flowers. I believe the most they charge for 1 flower is $10, but they always have weekly sales when their stuff is 50% off. I waited for the week their flowers were 50% off and I only spent a total of $47 for my whole bouquet. That includes the tape to go around the stems, and the yard of fabric trim to wrap around it.
JWed, MY Fi Kasey is owner and operator, so most of the time he doesn't get tips. I think it's because the brides know that he already gets 100% of everything they pay. Sometimes he get tips and it has never been more than $100. We are from Bettendorf, Iowa.
So everyone has received their message in a bottle invitations. The response I got from everyone was a lot less than desired. So far my mom, aunt, uncle, his girlfriend and daughter, and Kasey's mom and dad are coming. I might as well count out Kasey's sister, her husband and two kids, because all they see is the dollar amount, despite the fact that they have 7 months to save! Kasey's other sister would rather blow her money on eating out, and gas to drive 6 hrs a week to see her new boyfriend. I hope that RMB has a good sale closer to our wedding date so some of these people will change their minds. It just won't be the same without them. I am not having a wedding party, so it will be a small ceremony as it is.