Post # 1
Just wanted to get some ideas for cheaper option on using fresh flowers for centerpiece.
I have read post before people go to Costco or Sam’s Club to buy the flowers in bulk.
Have anyone try flowers market to do the wedding? Will this be a much cheaper option than going to the Sam’s club?
Anybody has any experience in this before?
Post # 3
I personally am using Costco. I would also recomend you look into Fiftyflowers.com. You can buy flowers in bulk and make your own arrangements.
Post # 4
I’m not going this route (I worked for a florist for years, so I’m getting mine through them), but I do know that August is a GREAT month for gorgeous local flowers (at least it is here in Michigan).
If you’re up to DIY, I say go for it.
Post # 5
We are using a family friend who is a florist and getting us our flowers at cost. Otherwise, I love the tablescapes where they actually plant pansies, etc into little containers and teacups for the centerpieces.
Post # 6
if you have a flower or farmer’s market in your area, start going now so you can meet and talk with the vendors. Find out what flowers will be available at the time of your wedding.
DIY floral arrangements are easier if you stick with all one color flowers or keep it simple with an arrangement that looks like it came out of your garden.
Post # 7
My brother and SIL bought flowers online and they were beautiful. Or if you live near a major city, you can find out where the wholesale flower district is and buy in bulk for cheap.
Post # 8
We’re doing DIY flowers from Sam’s Club. While I can’t give you a personal anecdote on this quite yet, I can say that from what I’ve read online, they generally turn out great. As long as you have enough time to put them together, the centerpieces ought to be lovely (and way under the cost of a florist). I have decided to do a test run here in the next day or two (with flowers bought from my local Sam’s Club) just to see how they will turn out. I’d maybe recommend trying that if you have the time. 🙂
Post # 9
I am doing mostly succulents and paper flowers, but will prob get a small bunch of natural flowers from my local flower market.