Centerpieces…the saga continues

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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Helper bee

I don’t think that’s what florists do. They’d likely loose money/break even. They also can’t guarantee the quality of the flowers you would provide so I don’t think they’d put the reputation of their work at risk.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Toronto2014:  The main reason flowers are so expensive is because of labor costs.

I imagine you wouldn’t save any money this way because you’ll pay twice in labor what you paid for the flowers. And the florist probably could get the flowers and vases cheaper than you anyways. So supplying your own may even cost you more than just having the florist do it in the first place.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Toronto2014:  I understand that. I was on the fence about it for a while too. I decided to go wholesale and do it myself. I think my mom will help out and she’s got an eye for that kind of stuff (I don’t). However, the ones I’m getting are already in boqetes from the wholesaler so it shouldn’t be too bad.

For reference: http://www.costco.com/White-Mountain-Bouquet-(Grower's-Choice)–10-Bouquets%2c-150-Stems.product.100070682.html

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Toronto2014:  You can assemble the centerpieces the day before. Gather a bunch of cardboard liquor boxes. They are great for transporting the vases. You can simply fold back the cardboard partitions to make custom sized holders for the vases.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Toronto2014:  I am providing all the vases for my florist. A friend of mine was just married a few weekends ago and she provided the vases to her florist also. 

I doubt they would accept assembling it all without being able to source the flowers themselves but depending on your florist you may find that you have more options than some vendors let on. 

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