Post # 1
What are your opinions on grocery store bouquets? I would still have to meet with the florist and discuss my wants and find what works in my price range. Generally, the grocery store florist is a little less than a regular florist!
A hand tied bouquet is basically just the cost of the flowers, the woman explained today. For the maidens, I would do deep purple carnations, dahlias, Picasso lilies or orchids and a little filler all clustered together. For the bouts and corsages, I would get purple orchids and my bouquet would be a mixture of white carnations, orchids, and miniature roses.
What do you think?
Post # 3
I’ve heard rave reviews about Stop & Shop (and other stores) flowers for weddings. I would totally do it. When I buy flowers for my mum or a friend for a special occasion, I usually go to S&S because I love their selection and the quality of their blooms.
Post # 5
I’ve seen ones in Sam’s that look fabo! If you could get the store to get exactly what you want and save money, why not?
Post # 6
I met with the florist at my local Stop and Shop and I am considering going with her – she showed me a few albums full of her work and she has done beautiful stuff. I don’t know if every grocery store has someone with so much experience (she’s been doing it for almost 20 years) but if you met with a ‘grocery store’ florist you might be pleasantly surprised. I also met with a full service (for lack of a better word) florist in my town and a lot of his ideas were the same as the florist at Stop and Shop (his quote was actually a bit lower!) so there wasn’t a huge difference in my eyes. I still haven’t decided what to do yet though…
Post # 7
I went to one of the stop&shops in my town (there are 3 within 8 miles of me!) and the florist person was not there! I will try another store though. The one I went to is newer and not as large so I think I’d rather try a bigger store anyway…
Lately I’ve been thinking about just buying some stems from them 2 days before the wedding and making some myself! Oh, *sigh*, we shall see.
Post # 8
We put our own bouquets together, but used flowers that we bulk ordered through a local grocery store. They were easy to work with, helpful, accomodating AND cheap. We were able to order the flowers at cost, instead of dealing with a huge mark-up from a florist. We didn’t use flowers in our decor, so the only ones we bought were for bouquets/bouts–but we spent less than $80!!
I think grocery stores are an often overlooked source for flowers!
Post # 9
That is exactly what I am doing!!!!!
I am working with her she has over 20 years experience the flowers are 50% cheaper than any of the other florists I’ve talked too!
I am excited that I don’t have to compromise on flowers with my small budget!!!!
Post # 10
We are getting our flowers from costco
They sell bulk flowers online. You can get 100 roses for only $99!! and 150 carnations for $75!
Post # 11
So far I plan on getting my flowers from some combination of Sam’s Club, online stores, and local grocers or flower markets.
Post # 12
The flowers for our reception are included with a really nice and moderately priced florist, but I can’t see paying almost $100-$200 extra for bouquets and bouts and corsages. I plan on going to Stop & Shop or Costco (Sam’s) to buy some flowers that I am interested in and doing a trial run. I want to see if I can do them myself and if so, how long they last afterward (so I know how many days I have to work with before the wedding. I’m a stress-crafter, and since our wedding is at night, I might just do them the day of to relieve so stress! It’s only 4 girls and me!)
Am I crazy?
Post # 13
I have actually heard some pretty impressive success stories with people using discount shop flowers.
Good luck 🙂