Grocery store potted flowers

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Would you use potted flowers from the grocery store for wedding flower decor?
    Yes, the price is right, the flowers are nice and they live longer! : (29 votes)
    64 %
    I would consider it. Not sure if I would commit. : (14 votes)
    31 %
    No! Only fresh cut flowers belong at a wedding! : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Other (explain below) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2001

    I don’t have any suggestions but I think it’s a great idea. I myself I’m having a problem spending this much on flowers that will die a few hours later. This way you can plant them in your yard as a memory. 🙂

     

    Post # 4
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    3340 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I considered this! The one thing that turned me off what’s when I heard some people had trouble with bugs on the plants climbing onto the table. For down the aisle I think they would look great! I would just be wary about using them as centerpieces (for the buh reason!)

    Post # 5
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    8425 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I actually looked into this and it was more expensive to purchase all the potted plants than it was to purchase cut flowers.  I would also be concerned about bugs/dirt getting on the tables or into the food.

    Post # 7
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    1861 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    For decor, yes. For on the tables, no, just because of bugs, water leakage, etc. If you wanted to use grocery store plants to make your OWN planter centerpieces, though, I think you could probably make this work, if you were very careful bug-wise.

    Post # 9
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    8425 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @KingsDaughter:  Ah the ones I wanted were $14-$20, so I made my own centerpieces and bouquets.  I like the idea of a potted plant that you, or your guests, could take home, but it just wasn’t in our budget.

    Post # 10
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    1087 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I used potted plants as my centrepieces and I loved them! They were not from the grocery store though. I got them from a nursery and put them into painted terra cotta pots.

     

     

     

     

    Post # 11
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    504 posts
    Busy bee

    I won’t be using them for centerpieces, but I plan on getting grocery store mums for my October 2014 wedding. I’m going to put them at the entrance to the reception.

    Post # 13
    Member
    394 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    We plan on getting potted ivory poinsettas & mini spruce trees for our winter wedding decor.  Although, these will be coming from indoor stores, so we won’t have the bug issue.  We are going to dress up the pots.  I think this is a great option, and you should do it!

    Post # 14
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    710 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I specifically requested my florist use potted plants down the aisle, and then we put them in the windowsills and around at the reception. I think it’s a very eco thing to do, and I loved how mine looked. If I had a place to put them all, like a garden of my own, I probably would have just bought them from the grocery store. I think it’s a great idea. Ours were yellow daisies in ugly brown plastic tubs.

     

    Here they are down the aisle:

     

    We also had them at the edge of the stage and in all the windowsills but the one behind the band. Some seemed a little manhandled by the staff that moved them, but they added a great pop of color to the corners of lots of our wedding pictures, and I liked that the windows had a teensy bit of decor that didn’t cost any extra.

     

    Post # 15
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    724 posts
    Busy bee

    A locally-owned flower shop or garden store may be able to get you a deal on a large potted or hanging plant purchase that would be even less expensive than a general store.

    Also, if there’s a farmers market in your area that allows florists and floral gardeners to set up booths, you might go through an individual without a brick and mortar storefront (thus reducing the cost to consumer considerably).

    Post # 16
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    3047 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think it’s a good idea, as you’re in Toronto – have a look at Plant World. They have tons of stuff and always in good shape, if you sign up for a membership your purchases will even be point generating!

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