Post # 1
Wondering if anyone has any advice for where I could go in or around Seattle, to pick out my flowers, fillers etc and buy in bulk. I dont like any pre made boquets or flowers in a vase sold by most flower places, they cost 85 dollars and arent that nice. I just want to buy like 200 ivory pale pink roses, some other filler flowers and greenery etc and put them together myself. I love the options Central Market has but they dont have enough in inventory to decorate an entire wedding. any advice appreciated. also I checked pike place flower market, they dont have the colors im looking for or the selection.
Post # 3
Have you checked costco? For my Uncle’s funeral my mom made all of the arrangements, she bought them in bulk and they turned out wonderfully!
Post # 4
Great question! First off, I love when brides as this question. I only say that because I have been on all sides of this question. Where you do find the best flowers for the perfect price?
Here is what I would suggest:
If you are on a budget…check out Pike Place Market – like you said. The only difference that I would say is that you need to tell the vendors which month you will be getting the flowers. They probably won’t have the right colors right now for a summer wedding, but they might have it when you need it. If you go during some of their slower hours, you can talk directly with the suppliers. Now they won’t likely have exactly “this type of flower,” but they will be able to let you pick out a general color. You simply need to tell the vendors when you would like to pick up the flowers (day before the wedding or morning of the wedding), how many you need, and how you will transport the flowers. The flowers should be between $5 – $20/ per arrangement and depending on the size: $5 is a mid-sized bundle, and $20 is a very large arrangement.
There are flowers that were from a Farmer’s Market closer to Edmonds.
I would recommend this tactic for all centerpieces; however, I would not exactly recommend this for the bridal bouquet or boutonnieres.
Recommendation for florists:
Here is a photograph of one of the bridal bouquets from there.
Good luck with everything!
Post # 5
@brittanyandjoe: Hello fellow Seattleite! I am in the same boat! I have a hope that Pike Place can help. MANY brides I know were flexible w/flowers and so impressed w/Pike Place! There are many vendors down there, so if I were you I’d take some time and go down there and chat w/them and see who might be a good one to work with (then check out Yelp reviews etc to make sure it’s a good fit). I am having my sister-in-law (to be) take lead on my DIY centerpices while I pay a florist for personal bouquets.
If not, look bulk via a florist and they can help you. Also, QFC and Costco often will order in bulk for you. Can’t hurt to shop around and get some quotes!
I have realized I need to be a little flexible on the shades of flowers (I am doing coral!) in order to stay in @ budget!
I am using fillers like white hydragneas to help w/the cost as they are cheaper and so full! When/where is your wedding?
Post # 6
@kayphillips my wedding is aug 23 on south lake union, Ive beeen looking at wholeblossoms online, not exaclty cheap but I like the different options they have on there. Looking at spending about 700-800 which is higher than i wanted but I think flowers make such a big difference with the over all look. I checked out pike place but they just dont have the colors I want, cream, light pink and ivory roses, queen annes lace, and runaculus (probably spelled wrong )