Post # 1
I was wondering if anyone had good experience with ordering their flowers online? I am trying to keep costs down, my Fiance thinks over $100 on flowers is too much! lol!! I’m working on him but I am nervous to order flowers online although it seems like the most inexpensive option.
I would appreciate anyone’s stories. I would love to get hydrangeas for our centerpieces and garden roses for the bouquets.
Post # 3
i havent gotten to the ordering flowers part but my Future Sister-In-Law bought flowers from growersbox.com and they were lovely! we spendt friday before the wedding DIYing them. they turned out great and she suggested them to me…though i think i am going with samsclub, its cheaper and i’ve heard good things.
Post # 4
I ordered roses through fiftyflowers.com and they were awesome! It was more than $100, though – I spent about $250 on the roses, plus I bought more flowers at the grocery store.
This is what my bouquet looked like – I had enough roses for this bouquet, plus one for my Maid/Matron of Honor, and there were enough roses for another vase full of them. I did discover that I needed a *lot* of roses for the full, lush look I was going for:
There are some inexpensive options out there – I think one of the bee bloggers even did bouqets out of baby’s breath, and they were super pretty!
Post # 5
My friend didn’t order online, but she used The Fresh Market for her hydrangeas and roses for her wedding this past summer. They were beautiful and she saved a ton of money doing them herself.
Post # 6
to clarify, The Fresh Market is an upscale grocery store like Whole Foods, except they don’t only do organic foods.
Post # 7
I have heard really good things about Sams Club as well. We ended up finding a local florist who is going to do some of our bigger things and ordering DIY flowers in bulk for us. They also gave us a big discout on the centerpeice flowers when we jsut picked two colors and let them do a “field mix” the week of the wedding. Basicaly whatever in those colors is inexpensive and in stock that week.
Post # 8
@liltwinstar:I can not believe you made that bouquet!! That came out beautiful!!
Post # 9
I ordered our flowers from bunchesdirect.com I wanted something like the picture below, the operator was pretty helpful with everything. Their minimum order is $100 though, so it might be a bit over your budget. I heard fiftyflowers is ok too, but bunches direct is cheaper. I think making flowers yourself is a great money-saving option. that’s what I did – loaded up on youtube instruction videos and practiced on flowers from my garden. A bit tedious at times, but it works. My idea was simple to make too, so that helped.
Post # 10
I would NOT recommend Bunches Direct. I ordered 50 hydrangaes, 50 roses, hypericum berries, and a boutineer. Online the picture shows normal size hydrangaes, but when I received mine they were mini hydrangaes. I only received half of my roses and the roses I received were tiny and sick looking. The berries were the only thing that was right. The boutineer was destroyed in shipping. We had to make our own. I attempted to contact the company multiple times through email, live chat, and phone and never received any feedback until 2 weeks later. I was charged $40 in shipping when the actual shipping cost was only $20 because they used the cheapest shipping with 1-5 business days instead of next day delivery. I did not receive my flowers until 10:30pm on Friday. I was scheduled to receive them the next day, but luckly FedEx is a better business model and their supervisor got the flowers to me at 10:30 at night since we were leaving the next day. When I finally got to talk to a supervisor with Bunches Direct he said he couldn’t do anything for me. I also ordered flowers from American Floral Distributors and everything was perfect from them. I had them on time from FedEx next day delivery at 2pm.