Has anybody used Costco or Sam's for bulk florals?

posted 3 months ago in Flowers
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - historical mansion

bluecutie00 :  If you need less than 50, I think the supermarket is the way to go so you don’t have to worry about shipping. Waiting for the FedEx shipment from Costco made me so nervous! Also if you stick to all roses, you can easily make your own bouquet and bouts (see next comment).

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - historical mansion

PS You can see my DIY bouquet here. 

 

Post # 22
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We used them and they were fabulous! What a savings! (Costco)

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - historical mansion

loveyandsweetheart :  Thank you! I really appreciate it! We saved so much money making our own bouquets and bouts and centerpieces. It was time consuming but not difficult.  

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I ordered bulk mini calla lillies (they held up very well in shipping, I’m not sur ehow more delicate flowers would) through SAMs club and made my own bouquets and it worked out great! It was actually easier than I thought to make them. Just make sure you have enough room in the fridge to store them when they arrive.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I just wanted to show how the flowers turned out! I ordered lavender asnd white roses along with baby’s breath from Sam’s Club. I ordered them to arrive 3 days before the wedding. We made 24 centerpieces, 12 bouts, 2 corsages, 7 bridesmaid bouquets, and my Bridal bouquet. I got married 6 days ago and my centerpieces actually look better than they did at the wedding!

In total, I’d say I spent $300 on flowers and supplies (floral tape, wire, shears, buckets, ribbon, etc). A lot of ppl thought I went to a professional florist so I was pleased!

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Update: Our Costco florals turned out AMAZING for our wedding, I am so so pleased that we went DIY! My #1 advice is make sure you have a lot of help the morning of/night before, if it weren’t for my bridesmaids and my mother it never would have worked out. Also buy a lot of buckets! And DO NOT get the flowers shipped to your house, MAKE SURE you pick them up in the store. We ordered greens directly to our house and they were absolutley crushed in a tiny box. The delivery person did not even try to ring the doorbell (five people were home). They left it on the driveway, in 30 degree heat, and we have no idea how long they were sitting there. The eucalyptus was completely unusable and we had to throw all of it away. The flowers themselves we picked up in the store and they were perfect, very well cared for and kept in the cold storage room.

Bride’s bouquet

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Bridesmaid Bouquets

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Boutonnieres

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Hanging jars for aisle runners

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Simple Centrepieces (one vase baby’s breath, one vase carnations, one vase hydrangeas per table)

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Post # 27
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Wannabee

My sister ordered her wedding flowers online http://www.wholesaleflowers.net. They arrived 3 days before the wedding. We had time to DIY and they were gorgeous with reasonable prices. 

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I thought about going this route, but didn’t know how I would store them. I used a local grocery store and my flowers were amazing and they were fine with my small order (my bouquet, 2 smaller nosegays for the moms, corsage for Grandma, 3 boutonnieres for Groom and the Dads, and 5 centerpieces).

Alternatively, I recently discovered that our local Whole Foods has centerpieces available for $10.

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