Post # 1
Hey DIY Bees!
I need some advice from those of you who have done your own flowers. I am planning to have daisies and baby’s breath for my flowers, and want to order them from either Sam’s Club or Costco as those are the best prices I have found.
I was hoping to get some advice on:
- How far in advance I need to order them.
- How many I should order (5 bouquets, ~10 corsages and bouts, 30 small centerpieces).
- How many days before the wedding should I have them delivered?
Any and all advice would be so helpful! Thank you!
Post # 2
I had my flowers ordered a few months in advanced, had them delivered two days before my event and stored them in water unrefrigerated. As for the quantity, I would probably recommend speaking to the vendor you choose to purchase through (some vendors sell by the stem or bunch). Hope this helps 🙂
Post # 3
I’ll probably be doing the same for my wedding next year, but my sister also ordered from Sam’s Club and they were gorgeous. I believe she ordered them a month in advance and got them delivered two days before the event.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center
We’re ordering our flowers for the ceremony space through Sam’s Club. I know you have to wait for a certain time to be able to order them; they only let you order so far in advance. I’ve read reviews of the flowers coming in unopened so you should order them a couple of days in advance and let them sit in water so they open up. 🙂
Post # 5
My brother did my flowers (he used to teach floral design at a high school, along with other plant classes). He ordered them about a month in advance from the grocery store floral department. (Where he got the best deal for his classes). I think they came in a couple of days before the wedding. If you are going through a local vendor, I would ask them what is best! Good luck!