A bride often follows wedding rituals, such as not being seen in her dress and shooting her bouquet out of a cannon. Start your own traditions with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$400 for a same-day wedding coordination package ($800 value)
- Initial planning consultation
- One or two on-site day-of wedding coordinators for up to eight hours
- Distribution of final payments and gratitudes to vendors if balances remain<p>
$850 for a full-service wedding planning package ($1,800 value)
- Three planning sessions; provide a list of preferred vendors upon contract signing
- Four site visits and vendor meetings
- Help planning wedding date, time, and budget
- Inspiration board, wedding theme, and design
- Bridal-salon and invitation assistance
- Guest hotel-room block coordination
- Monthly timeline and checklist
- Negotiate vendor proposals and contracts
- Detailed wedding-day itinerary
- Final site walk-through with client and all vendors
- 20-page sign-in photo book
- Conduct one-hour wedding rehearsal and coordinate rehearsal dinner
- Two or three on-site day-of wedding coordinators; unlimited wedding-day coordination<p>
The wedding planner can help you select an ideal floral scheme, which might include baby’s breath. Check out Groupon’s guide to learn more about this bouquet staple.<p>
Baby’s Breath: The Chalk-Cherishing Floral Filler
The ubiquity of baby’s breath—the tiny, ice-white flowers that make up so many corsages and bouquets—is somewhat ironic. Although it blossoms in gardens and flower shops across North America, the fast-growing perennial, native to central and eastern Europe, is classified as an invasive species in many states. Even its scientific name, Gypsophila paniculata, is remarkably unromantic; gypsophila means chalk lover, a reference to the dry, alkaline soil in which the plant thrives.
According to popular lore, the transformation of baby’s breath from noxious weed to beloved bouquet staple is due in large part to the gardeners of Victorian England. The flower’s lush, misty appearance and ability to thrive with little care made it a prized filler in 19th-century ornamental gardens, and its delicate fragrance inspired the sentimental moniker. Although some traditions surrounding the plant have faded—such as wearing it to signify innocence or purity of heart—baby’s breath’s classic connotations make its presence in bridal arrangements and boutonnieres likely to endure.