A lot was happening on the morning of our wedding day as well as all the days leading up to it Our Beautiful (changed at the very last minute) Ceremony. It was a chaotic time to say the least. Though a lot of last minute changes were made, I had been planning this day for two years and we had put thought into certain things well in advance. Among these things was me deciding to make my own bouqets after being given a ridiculously expensive price by three different florists for the simple arrangements I was requesting. In the midst of all the chaos I had forgotten something very important, buying the flowers! The night before our wedding was spent on a frantic flower hunt with my fiancee. We had gotten back so late from going to what was supposed to be a version of a bachelorette party (story for another time!) that all of the flower shops and wholesale flower places were closed! I was panicking, already feeling like nothing was going right and feeling unnecissarily guilty that so many of our family/friends were getting there flights back home cancelled due to the hurricane warnings (they ended up renting cars to get back and I'm pretty sure the airlines made it up to them). We went to the one place that not many people would think to go, the supermarket! A&P saved the day once again Wedding Cake Topper. I purchased some very colorful roses and 12 white roses. I barely slept at all on the several nights leading up to the wedding and literally did not sleep at all on the night right before. The tree we have in front of our bedroom window kept making noise from being blown by the wind that made it sound like rain was down pouring and our furbaby kept looking out the window like her instinct was telling her something was wrong. Needless to say, I was up extremely early on the day of our wedding and decided to put together the flower arrangements single handedly. Luckily, my best friend and bridesmaid Christina (along with almost all the rest of our bridal party) was staying with us and helped me finish my bouquet! I decided to give each bridesmaid three long stem white roses and my bouquet consisted of a dozen colorful roses which matched my colorful nails! The floral arrangements worked out beautifully and I feel content with the fact that I kept to being a bride on a budget!
(Edited personal photo-You can see my bouquet as well as my matron and maid of honor holding their roses in the background)
I used some tips which I had read and saw on youtube DIY bouquet turtorials to keep the roses fresh for the next day.
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