Against using gerbera daisies. Although they are lovely flowers, I would honestly rather use roses. However, roses tend to be the more expensive of flowers (especially red, right?), so I've opted to try out silk flowers! Not only will they be cheaper, but they will last forever, so I'll be able to keep my bouquet for the rest of my life (and maybe even pass it on to a daughter or granddaughter). I've looked everywhere on the 'net (ebay, included) for silk bouquets. Here is one bouquet that I found to be absolutely gorgeous (and so realistic!):
(Courtesy of Ann-eee)
Are they not wonderful? I've found others, too, of course. I'm just concerned, slightly, that if I were to order this bouquet (and a matching one for my sister, plus two boutinierres for Josh and his brother), I will be unable to find flowers to match for other decorations we will be using throughout the church. This is what I'd like to have the flower decorations look like during the ceremony:
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(Courtesy of Erin Elizabeth's wedding)
Of course, we'll be using red & white flowers instead of the yellow ones here... But anyway, what do you think? Should I go ahead and order the bouquets I showed here, or should I just buy my own silk flowers and make the bouquets myself? Josh's cousin will (most likely) be making our flower arrangements because she is a genius at that sort of thing...
I just want to make sure everything matches well. So, give me some advice, please. :]