Post # 1
Anyone else using a groccery store for their wedding flowers? I had seriously thought about DIY-ing mine (ordering bulk flowers from fiftyflowers or Sams) and then putting the bouquets and bouts together with my family and wedding party in the morning.
However, on a whim, I stopped by the floral department of a local groccery store chain…and ended up ordering all my bouquets, corsages and bouts! For 5 bouquets (including bridal), 10 bouts, and 3 corsages (for MOBs)…the total was $250. We will be using mostly roses. The price was about the same for me to order all the flowers and supplies, and now I’m free of the hastle and stress of doing them myself. Instead of putting my family to work, we can enjoy the morning. They might not be as fancy as something at a high-end floral shop, but I’m sure they will be beautiful.
Post # 3
One of my friends a year ago used a grocery store florist. No one knwe they looked stinking gorgeous and she saved a ton of money. I think it’s smart if it works for your wedding. Honestly you carry it down an aisle take pictures with it and then it sits at a table all night.
Post # 4
It sounds like you got an awesome deal!
I didn’t use a grocery store but after seeing the arrangements at Central Market, I kind of wish that I had explored those options. Texas brides–definitely look into Central Market!
Post # 5
I was thinking of going to a farmers market for mine 🙂 We saw the most BEAUTIFUL sunflowers for sale this August! And just carrying a handful of those would suit our whole thing perfectly
Post # 6
Which grocery store did you use? I am trying to find all options. I only need a bridal bouquet and a bout. but these things are pricy!
Thanks (in advance) for the advice!
Post # 7
I did that for a bridal shower that I threw for centerpieces. I just bought whatever pretty flowers they had that day and put them in vases. Everyone loved them and the whole thing cost $50. I think if you aren’t set on specific flowers, it’s really the way to go.
Post # 8
Using a grocery store florist is our back up if our own flowers don’t come through (I am growing them) or are “out of season” (though they typically bloom from mid june through august, you never know) or if the local farmers market doesn’t have what we want.
As long as the prices are competitive, the florist good/helpful & you like the finished product it can be a great option on the cheap side.
Post # 9
Our grocery store florist (Giant Eagle up here in OH) has a brochure that says they can make a hand-tied rose bouquet for $20. Not bad. I am still thinking about DIYing from wholesale flowers just because I’m kind of a control freak…
Post # 10
@cdpettijohn: I live in the Milwaukee, WI area and went with Pick ‘N Save. Copps is their sister store as well in the area. Just talked with a friend-of-a-friend yesterday who got her’s there for her wedding last year and she said they were BEAUTIFUL.