Here's a neat idea one of my brides are doing, wanted to share with you!

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Would you order your wedding flowers and arrange them too?
    yes, it's a cinch : (20 votes)
    32 %
    No, way. It feels like a hassle to me. : (19 votes)
    31 %
    to be considered : (21 votes)
    34 %
    Only if I have a few talented friends : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    30284 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @soonmrswhite:  So, we didn’t do this, but I think it’s a brilliant idea and a great way to save some money!  The bride did a great job with the flowers! 🙂

    Post # 4
    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    @soonmrswhite:  Do you know of any of these wholesalers that will deliver internationally? We are doing a DW in Italy, and we were originally planning on sourcing and arranging our flowers after we arrived, but I would be less stressed to know they were chosen and will arrive rather than having to worry about finding the right stuff 🙂

    I’ve tried some googling, but many seem to only deliver in the US, so I thought I’d ask the expert!

    Post # 5
    2057 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

    I’m sort of considering it if I’m planning to have cut flowers for each table. I have yet to visit my FI and my destination venue again. I’m thinking of approaching the local grocery store to see how much they would charge for peonies in June. Peonies and baby’s breath, along with some astilbe.

    Though I’m not sure about boutonnieres, bouquets nor corsages.

    Post # 6
    1102 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @soonmrswhite:   i love the idea but i would be scared to not get ti done or if the flowers didnt like hwoi stored them and they all died it seems intimidating 

    Post # 7
    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Just makes me all the more happy I decided not to do fresh flowers, frankly.

    If you pay a florist, you have your arse handed to you due to the price, & if you do it yourself the stress would be incredible.

    Yay for dried flower petals, which is what I used in my centerpieces!


    Post # 9
    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I did my own flowers and purchased them from Sam’s Cub. I shopped around, looked at Costco and other wholesalers. Sam’s/Costco by far had the best prices, but do not have the same variety as other wholesalers. I choose Sam’s simply because they had the stem count I needed per order. I read the reviews(tons of them) and the vast majority were super positive. Even the few and far between not so positive reviews told of Sam’s making emergency arrangements with local to the bride florists to fill the order to the best of their ability. That was reassuring to me so I went forward with my order.


    I only spent a little over $400.00 and I got three orders of 30 stems of white hydrangea, one order of 100 stems of pink spray roses, one order of 100 stems of greens(which were the more mordern style of greens, no shiny fern leaves, I loved the greens!) and one order of 12 stems of large calla lilly. I order them to arrive the Thursday before the wedding, which they did first thing that morning. The roses looked a bit sad at first, but per the reviews I was expectig that so I followed directions and re cut the stems and put them in a bucket of cool water and flower food and put them in the basement to rehydrate. The hydrangeas were packed beautifully. Each stem came with their own baggy of water around the stem. They were a bit squished, but I did the same, cut the stems, put them in a bucket of water and stuck them in the basement. Within hours I could see a huge difference! They bounced back beautiully! I really couldn’t believe it! I put together the  arrangemets Friday night and had the coordinator set them out Saturday and they looked great I was very pleased with my experience.


    Post # 15
    8389 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @soonmrswhite:  I did my own flowers and it was pretty easy to be honest, although I didn’t do anything fancy like a cascading bouquet.  I purchased my flowers from Costco and fiftyflowers ($320 total) and saved a ton of money.

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