Grocery Store Flowers for Centerpieces?

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Grocery Store Flowers
    Why not - sounds like a great idea : (64 votes)
    74 %
    Terrible idea - I'll tell you why : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Could be genius, could be an epic fail : (21 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I know someone who used the grocery store for her flowers, and they were beautiful.  I think she actually ordered them thru the supermarket ahead of time. 

    Post # 4
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    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @MsGinkgo:  Idk if grocery store quality would be up to parr (although it totally depends on the stores in your area, I’m only speaking for the Lansing MI area), but there are other cool places like farmers markets, or fresh whole food stores like Horrocks that have very beautiful fresh flowers.

    If your style is very no-muss no-fuss, then I think it’s a great idea, just make sure the store reserves the number of bouquets you want so you don’t get screwed the day before the wedding, or worse, the day of.

    If you are wanting something a little more fancy, like an actual arrangement, I think you should go with an actual florist.

    Btw, idk if you have Hobby Lobby in your area, but if you do they have amazing vases & other cool wedding stuff!

    Post # 5
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    2657 posts
    Sugar bee

    Not crazy at all.  I was going to go this route until I decided on paper flowers.  Spend some time with some online flower tutorials to learn about how to prep them for centerpieces/bouquets.  You could even grab a bouquet now to do a mock-up of your centerpiece.  Just make sure that you have fridge space or a cool room to store them the day before.

    Post # 6
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    1318 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I used grocery store flowers. We ordered them in advance (all white tulips) and dropped the vases off in advance also. They came out beautiful and we saved tons of $$ especialy since tulips were out of season for our August wedding but I just had to have them!

    Our grocery store had a florist there who I spoke to and handled our wedding flowers. She was amazing!

    Post # 8
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    2555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @MsGinkgo:  I’m having a hybrid of bulk ordered roses from sams and grocery store flowers. 🙂 If you have a grocery store with a good (fresh) floral department, I say go for it! The only place I wouldn’t get them for sure is probably walmart- glitter on every single flower? GTFO

    Post # 9
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    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    My FI sister tried to use them. After some more planning, she decided that she wanted to pick certain colors, and our supermarket couldn’t gaurantee a certain color; so she opted out. What she picked was great, but the mixed combination of flowers from the store would have looked amazing with her wedding. I say go for it!

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I said why not but what I would actually do is have them order the flowers you want and then arrange yourselves. You will probably get a better price, and you’ll be sure to get the appropriate colors. We had Safeway do the bouquets and my step mom ordered loose stems for the rest and arranged the centerpieces herself. I don’t know how much it all cost because flowers were her gift to our wedding and she handled it all, but everything was beautiful.

    Post # 11
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    7654 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think you could make absolutely gorgeous centerpieces with grocery store flowers, so I say go for it.

    Post # 12
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    7265 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    We bought flowers from the grocery store/trader joes/Costco and arranged the bouquets, decorations, and center pieces ourselves. We saved so much money this way!

    Post # 13
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    931 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Our flowers were all grocery store ones.  They put together the bouquets, and my family did the centerpieces.  We did order them ahead of time.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Store flowers can be awesome.  If you live in or near a big city it might also be worth looking for “a flower district”, wholesale flower market, or any other type of place.  You might land a bigger selection at a cheaper price.  DYI, grocery store and/or flower market flowers can be alot of fun ‘hunting down’ and arranging yourself.  

    A rose, is a rose, is a rose!

    Post # 16
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    1179 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I was going to do this but I got a great deal on my flowers.

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