(Closed) Buying flowers in bulk

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I did this for my wedding and I ended up using growersbox.com to order them. The customer service was great and the flowers were delivered on time and in great condition!

 

This was my bouquet:

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

One of my good friends used Sams Club. Great prices on bulk flowers.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’m going to use Sam’s club! I’ve read some great threads on DIY flowers with them 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I ordered from Sams Club too! I will let you know how everything turns out!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@RiverBride13:  I used Sam’s club. For the most part, they were ok. The roses were inconsistent. The white roses were nice. The lavender roses were a beautiful color, but they bloomed way too fast. Most didn’t hold out well for the wedding. We had them delivered Wednesday for a Saturday wedding. The hydrangeas were nice, but we did lose about 3 stems as they wilted very fast. We also ordered alstroemerias, calls lilies, and spray roses which were nice. Great prices though…you really can’t beat them. I think Sam’s club has more variety and lower prices than Costco for bulk flowers. Fiftyflowers.com is also very good.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I got ours from Sam’s Club, and we also did filler from grocery stores. Total spent on flowers was about $500, whereas my bouquet alone would have been close to $300 retail- GREAT way to save money! I ordered Roses, Calla lillies, and Asiatic Lillies.

Couple of things to keep in mind- you will need to spend about 2 hours the day the flowers arrive, unpacking them, putting in buckets of water (and you can’t have too many buckets.) I had inspiration photos for the bouquets, and I had 3 helpers the day we assembled, which worked out great. (I focused mainly on my bouquet, one did corsages/bouts, another did centerpieces, another helped out others as needed.)

Another friend got hers from Costco, and was pleased with the results. Also- I did a couple of trial runs for centerpieces- for those who haven’t done floral arranging before, it’s a *really* good idea to practice! I found lots of books at the library to help out.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

I found an independent peony farmer, and bought peonies for 1 dollar a flower.  It worked out AWESOME! 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Mrs. Fireworks:  I am still working on flower ideas, any more pics of the flowers from your wedding, and would you be willing to start a new thread about it? 🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@RiverBride13:  

Yes, it’s a club store as well

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Khalessi3:  I can defintiely post more pics here so I don’t think I’ll need to start a new thread. Feel free to ask me any questions.

Overall we used picasso calla lilies, ranunculus, purple anemones, and puprle stock for the bouquets. My bouquet was mainly cream with hints of purple and the BM bouquets were mainly purple with hints of cream. I didn’t want big bouquets so that’s why they look smaller than average.

 

 

 

 

For my centerpieces, half the tables had tall vases with curly willow branches and peacock feathers and we used purple stock in there as well. The other half of the tables had silver candleabras and three bunches of green hydrangeas around the base by the candles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall I ended up paying just $725 for all flowers used in my wedding. Not bad!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Mrs. Fireworks:  thank you so much!!  I appreciate you sharing that with me.

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