(Closed) Any Atlanta Brides DIYing their flower arrangements?…

posted 8 years ago in Atlanta
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I like Publix flowers, but they don’t have them in bulk like Decatur Farmers Market does.  You can order from fiftyflowers.com.  I have heard really good things about them.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You may want to try out places like Sam’s Club or Costco as well.

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Whole Foods has beautiful flowers at great prices!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love going to flower markets, and I was going to do all the arrangements for the tables myself, but my friend (friendor) who lives here, since I am now having the reception in Atlanta (we’re having a very very intimate, almost eloping type of destination wedding now deep in the caribbean), I’m going to use her for the reception flowers!   She does freelance work and since when she does that, there’s a bit of overhead savings, it makes perfect sense to have her do everything!

Now if you’re going to diy all the way, do not laugh…check out a large publix!  My publix near my home has a very detail-oriented floral department with one person who works there and takes great pride in her work and I’ve asked her…she has the ability to order gorgeous flowers rather inexpensively!  Other than that, I’d go with 50flowers!  Their brides online seem to be very happy and you can see some of their results.

Good luck!  And do go to some flower markets if there’s a vintage-y feel imho.  I love that market!  There is also a large farmers’ market in Gainesville, GA (north near Lake Lanier) but I havent’ checked out if they have alot of flowers though.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I third the publix idea, they usually have a great selection and, at least with the people I talked to, really know their way with flowers.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re doing DIY flowers for the boutennieres, cocktail hour tables and a few other things but not the centerpieces. My mom found a great wholesaler online and ordered a bunch of flowers for a test run. They arrived fresh and beautiful and were very budget-friendly!

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I’m in the same boat as you!  I’ve only found one wholesale flower market and they’re NEVER open to the public.  Grrrr.  I think I’ll probably end up going the Whole Foods route unless someone knows about a flower market here in Atlanta that I’ve yet to find…

Post # 10
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Newbee

Hi everyone – I’m new here.  Planning to DIY the flowers (just lavender bunches) for my Labor Day weekend wedding.  Just wanted to mention that I called Cut Flower Wholesale in Atlanta, and the guy I spoke to told me that they DO sell to the public and they have no minimum.  You just have to know exactly what you want.  You can’t wander around and pick out a stem here and there, but the guy basically said that it’s still considered wholesale if you’re buying bunches.  They didn’t have lavender available when I need it, so I’m not using them, but it’s worth checking out.

Also, I think I’m going to go by the Atlanta State Farmer’s Market one Saturday if I can get out of bed early enough. Even if I don’t end up getting any flowers, it’ll be fun to look around, and they have a restaurant. 

Check out freshroses.com – they have some stuff (like my lavender) that I don’t see on other sites, and you can search by what will be available in your wedding month.

 

 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Francophilix:  Oooh thanks for that tip!  Where exactly are they?  I might put them to work!! lol!

How are their prices vs fiftyflowers?  Just wondering.

Costco and Sams’s have amazing deals on roses.  Very inexpensive and you can pick the length of the stem size.

Post # 12
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Newbee

Belle, I haven’t checked their prices since they didn’t have what I wanted, but they’ve got to be a better deal since there’d be no shipping to pay. 

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ll give them a call later this week after the holiday has passed.  I checked their website.  Sounds promising.  Will check their prices before I use them though.  If good, I’ll def see myself taking a field trip there asap.

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2011

So I am planning on DIYing it for most of the flowers except the bouquet for me and the bridesmaids. I am going with flowers from CostCo for the DIY part. They have a huge selection and the flowers always look great. Just be sure you know hwat you’re doing and have plenty of refrigerated space!

For the bouquets I’m going with Maud Baker Flowers in Decatur, GA. It’s very close to the Dekalb Farmers Market. They have a really cute web site and when I went in to meet with them I couldn’t have been happier with the service and the prices.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Go to  publIx!!! Publix is amazing!!! They can order what i want and i dont have to spend hundreds of dollars!

Especiallly if you want to mix up our flowers. I dont need 150 carnations from fiftey flowers or sams for $150! Thats too mucH money and too many! Crazy!

Publix orders in bunches anD you dont have to get a bazillion of one flower.

The best part is that they actually make the bouquets and corsages for you! They charge 10 percent per item, so if the cost of my bouquet flowers is 20.00 then they charge $2 to put it together with ribbon and pins and all! What a steal!!

 

 

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