We're planning on doing our own florals. Ever since we saw Ames and Helen (and assisted with the effort) it didn't seem like a daunting task. Of course as we get closer to the actual trip to the SF Flower Mart to pick up the flowers, our budget is quickly shrinking. And here's where being local and using in-season flowers and greenery works to your advantage.
Why? Your budget stretches much further.
How? Let me walk you through what we've decided (and gotten sign off on). My parents' yard is very lush. It should be - my mom has a green thumb and well, one of her daughters (yeah I'm referring to me) and now birds helped/help by sharing seeds. (My greatest achievement was the contribution of two pines positioned directly in front of the huge sliding glass patio doors. They're now gone - a preventative measure. Preventative because well the pines really liked where I put them (right where our dream indoor pool would go) and grew very big and in storms would hit the house.)
So we have been given permission to take as many trimmings as we need.