Post # 1
My wedding is in October so the bright and colorful will come out to play! We don’t feel like hiring a florist because we can make everything ourselves but when it comes to flowers I am at a complete loss! Trader Joes always has beauitful flowers in stock and we figure that we can pick up as many as we need and make bouquets/boutiners the night before. However, I am not sure if we should risk the chance of there not being a good selection…I have never seen them without a good variety but, what can go wrong will. Not sure if I should do this or not. The flowers would be SO cheap and I could grab whatever I wanted without knowing names of them prior. What do you think?!
Post # 3
@Payless: I think you should speak with the manager and he can ensure they order what you need.
Post # 4
@Payless: I was considering doing this for my maids boquets. But then I started worrying about all the things that could go wrong and decided against it.
Call them up and see what their policy is. I was looking at using whole foods but I would need to go the morning of my wedding, pick out flowers, wait for them to be made and then transport them back to Disneyland. There wouldn’t be a fridge so I’d run the risk of limpy flowers. Too much stress for me to deal with. Good luck!
Post # 5
@Payless: we’re buying ours from the farmer’s for our saturday wedding. we’re buying the flowers for bouts and corsages on thursday (and refrigerate them after we make them). and i’ll ge the flowers for the tables and my bouquet on friday morning (and keep them in water). i thought about getting flowers that morning but i went to the farmers market a couple of saturdays and they were totally cleaned out. i think other frugal brides had the same idea!
Post # 6
Agree with asking the manager what flowers they usually have in stock in Oct – and as the date gets closer, ask if they would hold part of the shipment for you to come pick up the day of.
I DIY all my flowers the night before and had no issues.
Post # 7
@AnnieAAA: I think I will ask them a week before the wedding to save the ones I pick out until the day before. They don’t really have a flower section but have bundles of flowers in tubs by the front of the store. I should probably call at the beginning of October to see what and when they expect flowers to come in that month..THANKS
Post # 8
@ThisDeluxeLife: We have flower gardens out next to our house but the farms always seem swiped clean the moment they bloom! Maybe I will have a word with the owners and see what I can do…Thanks!
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
@Payless: Before you settle on that plan, I would head down to Whole Foods if you have any in your area and tell them what you want. They do wedding flowers and they will deliver them to you on the day of, already arranged, etc. They are also really reasonable (They quoted me about $800 for all the flowers for my entire wedding, which includes centerpieces and aisle decor, plus 6 bouquets and bouts)
If the price difference isn’t that big, it may be worth it not to have to worry about it on the day of, plus you won’t have to spend any money on flowers to practice how to arrange a bouquet.
Post # 10
Just talk to the manager and see what they can do for you. If you’re up for DIYing that’s what I’d do. I wasn’t, lol. I had enough stuff to try and get together…
Post # 11
I wouldn’t have enough faith in myself, or faith in trader joes.
If you won’t be a total mess if they don’t have the flowers you want the day before the wedding, then go with trader joes.
I’m a high strung person when it comes to stress, so I just wouldn’t gamble on this idea.