(Closed) Do I dare? Too much faith in the day?

posted 4 years ago in Flowers
  • poll:
    Use Trader Joes! Simple and things should be fine! : (20 votes)
    65 %
    Don't do it, order flowers instead : (6 votes)
    19 %
    Get a florist you dummy! : (5 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    45656 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Payless:  I think you should speak with the manager and he can ensure they order what you need.

    Post # 4
    1044 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Payless:  I was considering doing this for my maids boquets. But then I started worrying about all the things that could go wrong and decided against it.

    Call them up and see what their policy is. I was looking at using whole foods but I would need to go the morning of my wedding, pick out flowers, wait for them to be made and then transport them back to Disneyland. There wouldn’t be a fridge so I’d run the risk of limpy flowers. Too much stress for me to deal with. Good luck!

    Post # 5
    267 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Payless:  we’re buying ours from the farmer’s for our saturday wedding.  we’re buying the flowers for bouts and corsages on thursday (and refrigerate them after we make them). and i’ll ge the flowers for the tables and my bouquet on friday morning (and keep them in water).  i thought about getting flowers that morning but i went to the farmers market a couple of saturdays and they were totally cleaned out. i think other frugal brides had the same idea!

    Post # 6
    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Agree with asking the manager what flowers they usually have in stock in Oct – and as the date gets closer, ask if they would hold part of the shipment for you to come pick up the day of. 

    I DIY all my flowers the night before and had no issues. 

    Post # 9
    6207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    @Payless: Before you settle on that plan, I would head down to Whole Foods if you have any in your area and tell them what you want. They do wedding flowers and they will deliver them to you on the day of, already arranged, etc. They are also really reasonable (They quoted me about $800 for all the flowers for my entire wedding, which includes centerpieces and aisle decor, plus 6 bouquets and bouts)

    If the price difference isn’t that big, it may be worth it not to have to worry about it on the day of, plus you won’t have to spend any money on flowers to practice how to arrange a bouquet.

    Post # 10
    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Just talk to the manager and see what they can do for you.  If you’re up for DIYing that’s what I’d do.  I wasn’t, lol.  I had enough stuff to try and get together…

    Post # 11
    3402 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I wouldn’t have enough faith in myself, or faith in trader joes.

    If you won’t be a total mess if they don’t have the flowers you want the day before the wedding, then go with trader joes.

    I’m a high strung person when it comes to stress, so I just wouldn’t gamble on this idea.


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