(Closed) buying sams flowers.. but also florist?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I know the florists in my area will only work with flowers they purchase/you purchase from them, because that is were most of their profit does come from.

$2.00 per carnation does seem pretty expensive. I also got my flowers from Sam’s Club and was able to do the centerpeices for 18 tables for $65.00. I think there were at least 2 carnations (along with other flowers) in each centerpiece…. mind you I was going for the “rustic/fall” look, so they were by no means spectacular!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

That does seem like a lot of money for carnations…so if I’m reading that right that would be $600 per table?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I just looked at the Whole Blossoms Website (Wholesale flowers) and their prices for carnations are : 150 stems – $1.00 each, 300 stems -$0.85 per stem, 600 stems $0.81 per stem.  The prices may go up or down slightly depending on time of year.

And actually, they have some Carnation Flower Heads, which (I guess) are ideal for pomanders.  Here is a link so you can have some more info/idea’s:

http://www.wholeblossoms.com/flowers/carnation-flower-heads-567.html

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

that seems crazy to me, Carnations are one of the cheapest flowers you can buy.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Also, I was told by 2 florists that having pomaders made are expencive because they are labor intensive… If your on a budget and not totally set on the pomader look you might be alot better off doing a few small bundles instead.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

HAve you considered DIY??? Pomanders seem rather simple to DIY… I have seen many turtorials online… you could get foam balls in the size you want, cut each flower down to about a 2 inch stem, and then insert them into the foam covering all the space…

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