(Closed) any Sam’s Club flower brides?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 17
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Newbee

@marabeth – yes the rose’s in the centerpieces were also from Sam’s.  The sparkle are rhinestone pins that are easy and just slide ride into the center of the rose. 

@misschloe – no problem! Best of luck!  they do take time but was worth it and try to relax while doing them 🙂 

Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@NotYourTypicalBride:  I love your arragenement! Are those considered Gerbera daisies? I am going to do gerbera daisies, and I am thinking about ordering from Sam’s. How many weeks in advance did you place your order? 

And is that picture you shared of a centerpeice? Did you use these in bouquets also?

Sorry I am so full of questions, I have very little time and a lot to figure out! lol thanks!

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@MissSugarCookie: No problem, happy to help. Yes, they are Gerbera daisies, from Sam’s, along with green spider mums, white cremon (similar to a football mum) and bells of Ireland. I ordered them maybe 2-3 months in advance and arranged for delivery on Wednesday morning for a Friday night ceremony. (Could easily have made it Tuesday or even Monday – all of these blooms looked even better Saturday/Sunday than they did on Friday and lasted at least a solid week after that.)

The first photo is just an accent arrangement that was on the buffet (we had candle centerpieces). And yes, we used all of these in the bouquets. Here’s a picture of mine:

 

Post # 20
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12 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Anyone who made their own centerpeices by ordering flowers in bulk, did you make your centerpeices before the day of the wedding and transport them that way? Or did you take all the supplies to your venue then make them? I am trying to figure out when to actually arrange/make the centerpeices (I am using Gerbera daisies, mums and other daisies, and simply putting them in glass vases) and I am just nervous about handling the flowers too much, I really don’t want them to wilt!

Thanks for any advice!!

Post # 20
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12 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Anyone who made their own centerpeices by ordering flowers in bulk, did you make your centerpeices before the day of the wedding and transport them that way? Or did you take all the supplies to your venue then make them? I am trying to figure out when to actually arrange/make the centerpeices (I am using Gerbera daisies, mums and other daisies, and simply putting them in glass vases) and I am just nervous about handling the flowers too much, I really don’t want them to wilt!

Thanks for any advice!!

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@MissSugarCookie: I found the gerberas and mums to be pretty hearty as long as you keep them in water and out of extreme heat/direct sunlight. They don’t wilt easily, and they are easily revived with fresh water.

We checked into the hotel/wedding venue the day before, transported the flowers in buckets of water, and made the arrangements & bouquets the night before. It was manageable for a few reasons:

1 – We didn’t have a formal rehearsal/rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding. Instead, we had an “open house” in my sister’s room (it was the biggest, with a full kitchen and big patio), where we had staged the flowers and other DIY stuff. As guests arrived that afternoon/evening, they were invited to come by to say hi/hang out (via a welcome note in their rooms). We put out a spread of sandwiches, salads, pizza, etc. from a local restaurant and everyone helped themselves as they arrived. Many of my friends/family members then pitched in with the flowers and other tasks. It was one of my favorites parts of the weekend, because it was so relaxed and everyone was excited to see/get to know each other. And they were happy to help!

2 – I kept the floral projects to a minimum. We only made two bouquets (for me and my MOH; my BMs carried parasols), 5-6 accent arrangements (centerpieces were candles, not floral), and a few bouts/corsages.

3 – My mom is crafty and good with flowers, so she made the bouquets/corsages/bouts. I wasn’t too picky about the other arrangements, so as my sisters/cousins/girlfriends arrived, I would hand them each a vase and give them free reign to do what they wanted. They had so much fun! We even recruited the girls staying in the room next to us to make one. 🙂

Here are some more pics, from that night:

My oldest childhood friend (40+ years!) helps my mom make the bouts. They hadn’t seen in each other in more than 15 years:

My sister was SO proud of her “minimalist” arrangement:

The arrangements start to come together.  A couple of them needed a little “help” after the fact, but the bulk of the work was done!

Completed arrangements on the buffet table the next day (including my sister’s single bloom) – I know they’re not perfect, but I didn’t really care – they really were made with love!

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