Post # 1
Has anyone done this? I generally quote like the boquets at the grocery store (not the neon painted ones) the wildflower boquets, they match my theme and I can generally find them in my colours (white and purple). Has anyone just gone to the grocery store the day before and picked up some boquets for their centerpieces? At $10 each with some dollar store glass vases the price can’t be beat.
Am I crazy?
Post # 3
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
@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
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
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 # 7
@MrsTVLover: this is what I’m thinking I might do. I’ll probably pick up one of the ones I like and try it out at home first, see what FH and I think (and probably show the bee too) and if we think it’s a winner I’ll see what the store ordering policy is. The store here always seems to have nice flowers – there are also several stores in my area that sell them so I don’t think it would be an issue.
@Kat: We’re going for a no fuss country casual with a touch of elegance wedding.
@bleusteel: we have a room at our apartment we call the ‘cold room’ it’s technically a sun room but our window unit AC is in there, if we close the doors it’s like a refridgerator in there.
Post # 8
@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
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
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
I think you could make absolutely gorgeous centerpieces with grocery store flowers, so I say go for it.
Post # 12
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
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 # 14
would love to see more DIY grocery store flowers!
Post # 15
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
I was going to do this but I got a great deal on my flowers.