Post # 1
Flowers are not the priority in our wedding budget, and since we’ve overspent in every other category we need to seriously cut costs here. We’re having the reception in a park conservatory that already has tons of flowering plans everywhere. We are thinking of using a grocery store florist to do our wedding flowers to save costs. Anyone ever use a grocery store florist? Anything we should look out for?
Post # 3
My aunt got her cream roses from Randalls supermarket. I believe she got a good deal and my mother did her floral work. When they picked up the flowers they were wrapped *very* tightly, but my mom thought nothing of it.
When they got them back to her home to work on them (the night before the wedding, and some the day of) all the heads fell off the roses. My mom had to wire them all together so that they would be an actual flower.
I’m certain that it depends on your supermarket and who they buy from but I would be careful. Not that I would dismiss the idea, it could save you a lot of money. Just find out about them before you sign anything.
Also check and see if a florist will sell you flowers without any work so that you can do it yourself. You may get a good deal from them and they’d be more reputable.
Good luck 🙂
I see now that you don’t want to just order the flowers by themself! Sorry, I thought you just wanted the flowers to work with. I’ll leave the post anyway incase it helps somehow.
Post # 4
My wedding isn’t until October 20th (22 days!) but I have ordered flowers from a local grocery store florist. I think it depends on the store…
My wedding is in upstate NY and we have a chain called Wegmans in the area that has a really nice floral shop within it. I went there and checked out what they had in stock at first, thinking that I would just buy some the week of the wedding and put some quick bouquets together, but when I called I found out they can order pretty much anything for you and they do bouquets, boutonnieres, etc as well! They even deliver! I’ve decided to still make my own bouquets (keeping cost down) but have ordered the flowers, corsages, and boutonierres from them. What they had in stock when I visited was gorgeous and I’m not concerned at all about what they’ll look like for my big day. They are SO MUCH CHEAPER than hiring a florist…I’m getting enough flowers for 7 bouquets (white hydrangeas for me, golden poms, red and orange alstroemeria for the bridesmaids) as well as 11 boutonierres and 5 corsages…for about $230. Sweet.
I’m going to stop by there the week of the wedding and take a look at everything that I’ve special ordered. They will keep the flowers in their coolers for me until the morning of the wedding, and I’m having my Future Mother-In-Law pick them up and deliver them to us where we are getting ready. I think it will work out fine and is a great option for someone without a big flower budget. As long as their selection within the store looks good and well taken care of, I think you’ll be fine.
Post # 5
have you considered costco?