Post # 1
I am a planner. I like to get my ducks in a row and have a plan, especially when it comes to our wedding.
Centerpieces are going to drive me to drink!
I was against real flowers in the beginning thinking it was a lot of money and kind of a waste. Heres my original centerpiece:
Paper flowers folded by yours truly in a paper lantern. The m&m bowl: not included! haha I had yet to figure out how I’d get the lantern to stand, future problem.
Anyways, the fiance is starting to convince me to take the real flower route. They are beautiful and smell, well, AMAZING. We’d keep it simple with white chrysanthemum daisies and babies breath, seems easy enough, right? :s
Has anyone every bought flowers from a wholesale place and DIY’d the bouquets and centerpieces? Or is anyone thinking of taking that route to save a couple bucks? The idea of the unknown terrifies! We are having an outdoor ceremony by a river and a tented reception, very laid back if that’s any help!
Post # 2
I bought my flowers from Costco and made 4 bouquets, 4 corsages, and 10 centerpieces for about $400. They also have bouquets already made that you can order
Post # 3
That doesn’t seem too bad! And those are the exact numbers I would need too. Thank you! definitely helpful to have input from real people! Do you just order online from costco? I’m such a newb! haha
Post # 4
i did our flowers. I think it depends on what you are looking for. I love your paper flowers.
Post # 5
https://globalrose.com/ that’s where I’m ordering from. I got 60 babysbreath, 50 pink rose stems, and 100 mix n match carnations for $195, plus 3% off that using a promotional code. They get good reviews too. I researched flowers for months, this was the best deal for my needs. I got a great deal on my bouquets, boutonneires, and corsages at a local florist. So you might check them out also! It’s a frustrating job looking for good deals on flowers! Most places quoted me around $1,200 for the flowers I got for $500, at global rose and local florist. Crazy!!
Post # 6
Holy Schnickies! Those are amazing! I dont think I could do that, you are definitely talented!!
Thank you! I’ll definitely check them out!!
Post # 7
nope, not talented- flowers shoved into a floral foam ball in a tall vase! I could never make oragami flowers out of paper like you did.
if you end up using real flowers- I got the hydrangeas from sam’s (price and quality reviews), roses from sam’s (price), and then the other items came from blooms by the box and fifty flowers.
Post # 8
I did a trial run on my center pieces today. I’m pretty excited about how it turned out!
Post # 9
my trial run! not that hard to be honest 🙂 Give it a shot! I dont have any prior experience arranging flowers.
Post # 10
I purchased roses from Costco for DIY centerpieces. I preordered the flowers a few months in advance, gave them the quantity and general color family that I needed, and then picked them up three days before the wedding to start arranging.
Post # 11
beautiful! Did you use a floral foam ball? I’d love to make this for my wedding!
Post # 12
I’m buying flowers wholesale for our engagement party centerpieces, but I will be depending on a professional for our wedding.
Post # 13
I did mine. I ordered the flowers from a local shop and used vases from Walmart. It would have been a little cheaper to get the flowers from Costco or something but I wanted to use someone local. We received a lot of compliments on them.
Post # 14
I bought bulk flowers from Sam’s Club and MoxieFlowers (for accent flowers), and I think they turned out great! I had a simple vision: 1 bridal bouquet, 6 bridesmaids, 1 flower girl bouquet, 15 bouts, and 4 roses for mothers/grandmothers, and leftover flowers went to bud vases and decorating the cake. I think I ordered $350 worth of flowers, and I had plenty left over. As long as you have a vision, I think it’s completely doable and it may seem easier than you think! Granted, I was pretty easy-going about my flowers. I just wanted live ones, and as long as they didn’t look too sloppy, I was happy.