Well, today wasn't a complete loss. We went over to that store at Lansdowne Mall and had a field day picking out flowers for the corsages/boutonnieres. Tradition is pink for the Bride's family and red for the Groom's family.
In Taiwan, they have the different colours so that they can tell who's who. Sometimes, the extended family may not be that well acquainted with the other family. So, to prevent embarrassment, we mark everyone with the flowers. There are two main events in a Taiwanese Wedding (one is the Banquet, but I can't remember what the other one was), each family hosts one, so they need to know who's hosting when.
We're going with this pink/red thing just because I don't have an opinion and Will's Mom does =) We got roses just because it's the biggest variety and selection at craft flower stores. Some large full bloom roses, medium buds, small buds, small danglies and Baby's Breath.
It's difficult finding flowers that
- were in stock and there were enough of them for different arrangements for the different members of the families
- were matching shades of pink with the different sizes
- had a matching style/type in red
- had no water droplets (how retarded would it look if only ONE flower has droplets and the rest are bone dry?)
- looked good together
I still need to go over to Craft Canada to find some red roses with gold trim. I'd like to use the gold trim red roses for the Grandparents.
Anyway, I'm headed over to Bernice's to drop off the flowers and the florist tape.