Hired a florist and Formal Wear, Trip 2

Posted by barb on Jun 28, 2004 in Wedding |

While in Alexandria yesterday, I popped into a florist shop that was on the list of referrals from our wedding coordinator. They were very busy putting together arrangements for weddings, so I made an appointment to meet with one of the co-owners today.

Andrew ended up coming with me today, due to some long and uninteresting circumstances. We chatted with the florist for a while about what we want, what our colors are, the theme of the wedding. He suggested several things, and I basically just went along with everything he suggested. I’ve had trouble mustering much enthusiasm for the flowers — I love flowers, and I’m looking forward to having them at the wedding, but I have no idea what looks good with the colors and dress styles we’ve chosen, so I thought we could just defer to the expert. He quoted us a price and was going to let us go on our way to discuss things. Instead, we had already decided to hire them if they were within budget (they were), since they had worked with our wedding coordinator previously, and she quite liked them. So, we put down a hefty deposit, and we now have a florist. Yay!

Afterwards we drove off to Landmark Mall, also in Alexandria, to seek out the Oscar de la Renta tux at a formal wear shop there. Unfortunately, that shop seems to have disappeared from the mall. The trip was not completely a bust, though, since we decided to pop into another formal wear shop to see if they had anything. We weren’t hopeful, since we’d been in another of their shops last week at Fair Oaks Mall. This shop had the gray tux we’d seen in the catalog on display, so I was able to determine that I really didn’t like it. However, we asked the guy working there if they had any other gray tuxes to rent, and he showed us one in their catalog. The people at Fair Oaks Mall were not as helpful. This one was a darker gray, which I liked better, but I still prefer the Oscar de la Renta tails. However, this means that we have a back-up plan if I can’t find my first choice.

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