Post # 1
So I’ve decided to become a DIY bride (at least in the floral area) to save money and because for the moment I think it will be something fun for me and my bridesmaids to do together…tell me now if I’m completely crazy.
I’m going to order roses and filler flowers from fiftyflowers I think…I’ve heard good things but I’m still not sure exactly when I should have them shipped by and how many I’m going to need to order. (approx. my bridal bouquet, 4 bridesmaids, 5 bouts, about 12 centerpieces and misc. decorations). Our colors are green, white and silver but I like the ivory or cream colored roses much better than the bright white. Has anyone ordered the cream colored roses from fiftyflowers—are they so off-white that they will look bad against our color scheme?
Any advice on DIY flowers in general or any fifty flower reviews?
Post # 3
My biggest piece of advice is to make sure you get a price quote from a florist or two, see how much they will charge you for what you want, and then compare it to fiftyflowers.com.
The reason I say this is because I wanted a lot of different types of flowers, and after I priced out fiftyflowers, I was going to be spending EASILY over $1000 or more to get all the different types of flowers I wanted, and I was probably going to end up with WAY more than I actually needed b/c each type of flower would be in bulk.
We were able to hire a florist and get basically exactly what I wanted, and she’s willing to keep it under $1000. And I don’t have to do any of the work.
If you’re wanting to keep it simple, you should be ok, but make sure you’ve read up on the flowers your ordering (their best seasons, care instructions, etc), and make sure you do some trial runs with the types of flowers you want- even if you just get some from the local grocery that are similar but the wrong colors, you will at least get a feel for handling them and get a visual on how much you really need for the vases you want to use.
Hope that helps! OH! and don’t be afraid to ask them to split boxes. If there is a flower you want in 2 colors, and they are the same price/type of flower, you can chat with them and they’ll usually let you do a split box with 2 colors per box. I was going to do this if I had used them. This will cut down on your cost.
Post # 4
I did my own flowers for my wedding and absolutely loved the experience. I ended up using theflowerexchange.com. I ordered 400 pink roses and they arrived on Thursday for my Saturday wedding. My maid of honour and I made 4 bouquets and 14 centerpieces on Friday morning. It took about 3 hours. PM me if you want details. Good luck!
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Post # 6
I’m ordering all my flowers from Sam’s Club- hydrangeas, gerbera daisies, and roses. They have really good prices roses if you’d like to check them out. My Future Mother-In-Law has ordered roses and greenery from Sam’s, and she was very happy with her purchase. I’m having a Saturday morning ceremony, ordering my flowers to be delivered on Thursday night, and making all the arrangements on Friday.
Post # 7
Sam’s Club and Costco also have flower packages that aren’t much more than buying the flowers in bulk — and you get the centerpieces, bouquets, boutennaires, etc. too…