Grocery store cakes and flowers

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2020 - City, State

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4everhisbee :  Depending on your city, you may have a farmer’s market that has a seller who would do a siple bouquet for you. I mean, it wouldn’t be traditional, but I’ve had many friends who purchased from a farmer’s market seller (with prior discussion and day-of pick-up plans) when they just wanted a basic bouquet of loose flowers tied up with a bow. 

Post # 4
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Newbee

You can order bulk flowers from Costco (and probably other similar places too) for much much cheaper than using a florist. Something like hydrangeas give good volume for a small number of stems, so you could maybe do something classic and simple with that as centrepieces and then save enough money there to order a florists’ bouquet for yourself. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

I second Costco! I had a super small wedding (30 people) and had one long table, I bought 2 of the 25 foot garlands and wired them together to make a fuller look, and then bought white roses at trader joes to fill it and some euqalyptus and roses for my cake. The only thing I splurged on was my bouquet/boutineere (i think that is worth it to get from a flower shop to eliminate some stress)

My florals cost $450 total. 

 

For cake- I would probably suggest a whole foods or somehwere that is a bit more of a high end grocery store. and you could do a small cake to cut, and then just have some other sweets and treats. 

But you can get a 3 tier plain white cake from Sams Club for $70… dressed up with some fresh greenery and flowers would be beautiful!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2018

I had my flowers done through the floral of department of a grocery store (Sobeys, I’m in Canada). It was super affordable and they turned out great – I got married Saturday, and they’re still going strong, even though it was about zero degrees Celsius that day. I just have iPhone photos right now, but included a shot of our bouquets and the altar arrangement that has now taken up residence on my coffee table (classiest thing in the house).

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

i had my flowers done at a grocery store and they were beautiful. i went simple red roses though, hard to mess up

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2019 - City, State

If there is a Hyvee near you, they do amazing with flowers and cakes! Also, Costco is fantastic! 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I had my done by a grocery store in the NYC area. My sister had hers done by a Cleveland area store. and I know Whole Foods has really affordable (I know, shocking!) flowers as well. My store often has pre made centerpieces for $10 each. If you are ok with going with the flow, that’s a super affordable option.

It also looks like Whole Foods does wedding cakes too.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - City, State

We had a similar sized wedding and bought bulk greenery from Sam’s Club and had it delivered to my house.  Then the day before the ceremony I went to  the local Sam’s and bought 3 of their large bouquets of seasonal flowers. From this we did my bouquet, greenery down all of the tables, and 6 sizeable arrangements. Total cost including the arranging supplies was under $150. We had so many complements and it wasn’t difficult at all.  When I get a moment to get some pictures on this PC I will post for you to see. 

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Helper bee

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4everhisbee :  I worked for a little bit in the floral department of a grocery store. So thankful that when my day comes I can probably make my own bouquets  etc in hour or two. But yeah its way cheaper. I would do same with cake. I don’t want to spend a bunch regardless of budget! I say go for it!

I helped with a wedding I was in. Did all the boutineers, bouquets  , etc.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - City, State

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