(Closed) I want to make my own bouquets! Flowers are too expensive…

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@CzechBride14:  Costco and Sams sell flowers in bulk. If you search there are a few threads on this topic….I think the thread I rem she got hers from costco

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

A friend of mine did that and she got all of her flowers at Costco… someone else I know got hers from a regular grocery store. Both brides had their moms/aunts/bridesmaids, etc. help them out with making the actual arrangements.

Good luck!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve been buying “True Touch” roses from Hobby Lobby.

http://shop.hobbylobby.com/search/?keyword=true%20touch&match=AND&F_Sort=2&collection=True%20Touch&F_ALL=Y

They’re fake flowers made of latex, so they feel and look much more like real flowers. There are a lot of other online vendors as well, but if there’s a Hobby Lobby store near you, they’re 50% off every other week.

I’m making my bouquet (22 roses), 6 BM bouquets (9 roses), 5 mom/grandma bouquets (3 roses), 9 boutonierres, and 22 centerpieces (4 roses) for $560.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Fiftyflowers.com is a wholesaler. We’re getting some loose stems from them for bud vases. 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m doing this, and I’m using my local Costco.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I’m doing the same thing as you. 🙂

http://www.bloomsbythebox.com/ is great.

Personally, I’m using a lot of dried lavender. If this is something you might want, PM me and I can tell you specific vendors who have been very helpful and inexpensive. I actually JUST was on Google looking at details for how to make the arrangements. I make vase arrangements all the time, and this can’t be much more difficult. 🙂

Good luck to you!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Bought mine from a farmer’s market, actually! I communicated with them a lot beforehand to figure out what they had and what I wanted. 

Here’s how I went about doing it, with links to places that teach you about bouquets and centerpieces. You’ll see my trials in the beginning, and the final things at the end!

My DIY Bouquet and Centerpiece Trial! *PICS*

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Hey there, Texas bee! HEB and Kroger have some really good florists, too!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We got my flowers from a local wholesaler that my husbands mother had bought flowers from in the past. She and other family members (but mostly my amazing mil) made my bouquet, 3 for my bridesmaids, and centerpieces (14ish tables). I was nervous abou the heat (we weren’t staying in a hotel, and we were in Hawaii, but they turned out beautifully. Good luck!

eta: the total cost for all of those +flowers on the cake was about $400, a great money saver.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Costco and Sams Club.

ETA- Last time I checked it was sounr $100 for 100 of the flowers I wanted from both places. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MsCarabiner:   Your flowers were gorgeous!  Jealous!!!

 

I’m doing the same route too and will be hitting up Wegmans, Costco, Trader Joes, etc the day before the wedding.    I might do an order of peony and some hydrangea from FiftyFlowers just to make sure I have those and aren’t left scrambling.  

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@PeachSnapple:  Thanks! We went to the flower place a few days before the wedding to see what they had in stock. Then we called in an order and they put them together for us to pick up (I think, I was not actually part of the picking up). I’mnot sure what other stores do, but if some of them let you order ahead that might free up some of your time. Good luck!

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