Post # 1
I’m wanting to do a lot of DIY flowers, and in looking for wholesalers everyone keeps bringing up fiftyflowers.com….. I went on the site yesterday and they don’t carry half of the flowers I am looking for, and honestly the prices weren’t that amazing either. Am I missing something? Has anyone used them? Did you love/hate them? Any other sites/companies you would recommend???
Thanks guys 🙂
Post # 3
have u tried costco? they have a limited selection too, but it’s cheaper than fiftyflowers
Post # 4
Yeah i looked online at Costco’s selection, but it is very limited. I just am determined to find affordable flowers that are still what I want and nothing it turning up :/
Post # 5
Try a real florist – you’d be surprised what they can get you, and you can just order flowers without them arranging them. I tried to use FiftyFlowers for just my bouquet – wanted pink ranunculus, and they sent me wilted white ones. Even after following the instructions, they didn’t really perk up. After, I serched reviews and that particular flower has a lot of problems from FiftyFlowers – but a lot of other flowers (the hardier ones) got good reviews from people. I ended up getting fabulous flowers from a local florist, and it even cost less (different but even better flowers)
Post # 6
I used them, and LOVED them. They had the flowers I wanted, and at a really good price. They came perfect and lasted a long time!
Post # 7
What kind of flowers are you looking for?
We used fiftyflowers and flowersandfreshness.com for our wedding and I was pretty happy with what we got. We actually had to go to a florist shop for more (I ordered the wrong color roses, my mistake) and I wasn’t as happy with the product.
Post # 8
I used them just for rose petals…and it honestly made me really glad I didn’t do all my flowers myself. The color was a little off, some were already browned when they arrived [Thursday, for Saturday wedding] AND most importantly, despite the website saying “no refrigeration needed” …someone called and told me after they arrived that I SHOULD refrigerate them. My parents ended up making space for them. They were just used for a petal toss but, like I said…full scale DIY flowers I would have been very nervous about…and not had enough refrigeration space for.
My florist was awesome. She was totally willing to work with whatever I wanted to spend, and even suggested upfront what could be reduced in size / type of flower / etc. to reduce cost. I would also recommend at least investigating a few florists…maybe younger / up and coming types.
Post # 9
What about a local farmers market! There always seem to be a couple ladies that bring out some beautiful fresh flowers! Maybe you could get their card and do business with them! =)
Post # 10
Try Growers Box. I’ve used them for non-wedding , like for birthdays, and the prices are great. They have a whole collection on wedding flowers http://www.growersbox.com/catalog/wedding-flowers-3/
Post # 11
I would loveeee to go to a farmers market, but farmers markets in southern az typically have produce, nuts & honey no flowers 🙁
I HAVE met w a florist and didn’t like her, and have plans to meet w two others soon. Our idea is to have the bouquets & bouts done professionally, and do centerpieces ourselves. We will have about 40 tables so you can see why I want bulk! Also, our cake needs lose flowers (pic in my gallery). I want garden roses, queen annes lace, ranunculus & dahlias. Burnt orange & cream shades. Maybe orange sunflowers but I’m very visual and have to see the actual product first.
Thanks so much got the ideas, never heard of the other website, any other useful advice/options/vendors would be greatly appreciated!!!
Post # 12
you can order bulk flowers through Sam’s Club, and the price isn’t bad. I would advise you talk to their flower person and go directly through them to place your order to make sure they are fresh and ready to go when you need them.
Post # 13
I haven’t ordered from them, or from any online flower supplier, but http://www.wholeblossoms.com lets you choose the specific flower variety you want, not just the colour. Plus, they have Queen Anne’s Lace.
Post # 14
if u like dried flowers, save-on-crafts.com has a lot!
Post # 15
I have used FiftyFlowers and they have always had a great selection of flowers, that other florists can’t get. The flowers you say you want, I know they have, not sure of the seasons, but I have used their garden roses, ranunculus, and dahlias with much sucess! You can also chat in on their live chat to get a 5% discount and they have lots of weekly promotions with 10% off. Just my thoughts, but Fifty Flowers is a reputable company and I would be more nervous going through costco or sams club. Good luck!
Post # 16
I used Fifty Flowers for all our wedding flowers and I would use them again in a second. Granted, I stuck to pretty common flowers (roses and carnations but a few dahlias, too). I thought their prices and customer service were fantastic.