2nd February 2010 17:22Just been to my local florist (Cork area), which I use quite regularly for bouquets/deliveries etc. She is really fab, and she did a friends wedding last year, so I knew her weddings work was quite good too. I've just been given a quote and even if I go with the dearest options, my flowers are going to cost me €440!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's a large rose bridal bouquet, 3 BM bouquets, button holes for h2b, best man, 2 groomsmen and the 2 page boys, corsage for my mother and a presentation boxed bouquet. Anything decorative I wanted added like feathers, diamantes, pearls, or extra foliage etc will be included in the original price. She's doing a special at the moment whereby if you book this year she's offering the following complimentary....... Choice of either 2 bary, cone or topiary trees 2 Wedding service chairs, covers and sashes and floral tiebacks A choice of assorted Unity Candle stands 3 tapered candles with added detail of wedding colours 20 Tabernacle Tea lights in glass holders 5 Bridal Party Car Ribbons to match your colour scheme. I am so pleased with it, I booked it there and then. I am meeting her next week to look at photos etc. But from here on in, I'll be checking out flower in all the mags. Sooooooooooo happy!!! Some of the things I had budgeted for wrong, as not having been married before I didn't know, but got a great deal on photography and flowers and video, so now it's evened up and I'm thrilled with my bargains.