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I feel fairly sorted, but have a few last min things to get. Would you get a small something for the grooms parents? I’m undecided, there’s been a situation for years and my hubby to be and them are only recently talking due to my pushing them into things. I don’t want another situation where they may feel left out, but they aren’t contributing to the day so I’m in two minds.
i have no idea what to get my maid of honour, she loves wine and debated a glass with maid of honour and the date on, too cheesy? Too short notice to find one?
im in flower hell too, I settled on silk, found someone months ago with great reviews ect, they were meant to be posted last month, and two dates this month, now she won’t reply to any message I send. When do I give up, loose the deposit and go elsewhere, if I can even find elsewhere now?
Also, any thing small you think you wish you’d done, or forgot?
Grooms parents - I'm doing flowers for all the mums (my mum, my stepmum, and fiance's mum). All parents will also get thanked in the speeches. I don't think you need to do much more than that. Although they may not have contributed much to the wedding, they made your future husband, so they deserve some thanks and recognition, but I don't think you need to go overboard. If you have got a bigger present for your own parents, maybe consider giving that to them in private? That way, it won't put your future in laws' noses out of joint.
I think a wine glass is a lovely idea. I went to a wedding on Saturday, and they all had champagne flutes with this on. If you have time and are feeling crafty, you can get a wine glass/champagne flute (IKEA is good) and some glass paint from the range and make your own!
I'm also going to put together a small giftbag for each of my bridesmaids to open on the morning - I'll put some nice toiletries in there, and am making the jewellery for them to wear on the day. I'll also put other things in, like maybe a compact mirror and tissues for on the day use!
Regarding the flowers - do you know where she is based? Maybe pop on round? If not send an email giving her 48 hours to respond or you will be expecting a full refund and taking your business elsewhere. However, do bear in mind that wedding season is drawing to a close, and she may have just been flat out, particularly if she works for herself. Loads of my suppliers have been slow to reply over the last couple of months. So maybe send a nicer email first explaining that you are concerned that you haven't heard from her, and could she get back to you by the end of the week.
Good luck!! How long have you got left to go? x
I just saw your wedding date was in the title - sorry, Monday morning brain fog!
With regards to your flowers, send the email to your supplier, but I would also research other places and get someone lined up as a back up - explain the situation to them.
Or, if this is an option - could you purchase the flowers yourself and rope in bridesmaids/family/whoever to help you make your own? If you're using silk, you can start now. I appreciate it's a stress you could do without, but better than the stress of no flowers on the day.
Good luck! x
I agree with the above that flowers and perhaps a bottle of something is quite enough for parents at the wedding. They know you've forked out lots of money on the wedding already, so I doubt they would expect much more.
The personalised glass is a classic idea but there is a reason why it's classic! If she enjoys drinking wine, it won't be the sort of gift that is put away in the cupboard to get dusty! You can always buy a glass cheaply and take it to an engravers to see if it will be done in time. If they're not too busy, there is no reason why it shouldn't be done in time.
The flowers thing is terrible - any supplier who is experienced in doing weddings should know how nerve-wracking it is for the couple if something falls behind schedule, especially so close to the big day! You can actually find some quite good bouquets for sale in places like the Range or Hobbycraft which aren't very expensive. They are quite small but they look pretty enough, so perhaps buy some of those as back-up just in case? Then you've got something ready to go, so you don't need to worry about walking down the aisle empty-handed. Hopefully your flowers will show up in time though!
Please let us know how it turns out! So excited for you! X
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