(Closed) Be careful of online wholesale flower companies

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m sorry to hear that! I’m glad that you were able to use at least some of the flowers! I hope that you are able to get a refund?

This is interesting to me, because after reading so many glowing reviews about fiftyflowers, this is the second negative review that I have seen on them in two days.  I wonder if they have different people working for them now, or if their management/policies have changed? I was thinking of going the DIY flowers route, but after hearing some of the not so good stories, I’m starting to change my mind!

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I was going to use them but finally accepted the fact that I have NO DIY skills & doing a bouquet was beyond me.  So we went to a local florist.  I had my heart set on orchids & fiftyflowers has the little ones at what I thought was a reasonable price, $220 for a DIY bouquet.

My local florist is giving me a bouquet with the large orchids for $85 & no DIY on my part, so I didn’t go with fiftyflowers.

But this is an interesting thread since their names come up so often.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I know! I read thru some raves about fiftyflowers so I was set on them. I really want to DIY my centerpieces, but worries because flowers come in 3 days before the wedding, and thats not enough time for backup! I hope you were able to get your refund!! So Sorry to hear this though!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

hmmm…. sorry to hear about that. I am using Fiftyflowers for my wedding too. I did a trial earlier this spring and ordered the same flowers that i will use on the big day. Everything came fine and perfect. I am using orchids though, which are a more sturdy flower. They lasted for almost 5 weeks! I still plan to use Fiftyflowers next Spring.

Post # 7
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232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Sorry to hear that happened to you, we are chooising to do a mix of silk flowers and real flowers. Real flowers from a local florist

Post # 8
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Helper bee

This is interesting to hear because of the great reviews on their website. My cousin is going to do some DIY flowers and I had originally recommended that site to her but now I think we need to just stick to Costco and Sam’s Club. I have had a friend use them before so hopefully they will do better!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@lbreck: The same thing happened to me with ranunculus from that site! And they advertised the flowers as hot pink and they were almost white. I was so disappointed that I actually had to go buy different flowers. Totally didn’t save me any money!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

this is also odd to me since there have been 2 negative posts in as many days, and none before that.  i must say though, i am always skeptical of vendor reviews when the poster has 1 or 2 posts under their belt.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Mrs. Meowerson: it may be flower specific. I only ordered ranunculus, so I don’t have any other flowers to compare it to. But they were in the exact same condition that the OP described.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It may depend on the flower. The spider mums we ordered from fiftyflowers.com were droopy at first but once we clipped them and put them in water for 24 hours, they were gorgeous.

Post # 14
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5889 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

has anyone used sam’s club for the wholesale flowers?

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Sams for wholesale flowers? Interesting… didn’t know that they did that! I want to order wholesale ranunculas, too, as theyre my fav flower, but now a bit concerned. Also, I’m concerned about the actual color. I want a burgandy color but not sure if I can get that.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@samsonite44: I’d go through an actual florist if you want a particular color. Even after 24 hours, mine didn’t perk up, and they were the totally wrong shade of pink. When I went to go talk to a real florist to get replacement flowers, they mentioned that I could have ordered exactly what I needed through them, also at wholesale prices. Worth a shot, right? You woudn’t have to pay labor in that case, just for the stems. Good luck!

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