Post # 1
We are semi-DIYing our flowers; to stay on budget our DOC is going to be making our bouquets, bouts, and centerpieces. We are planning on ordering bulk floral to cut costs on a florists. Do any of you have experience with bulk floral from Sam’s Club, Costco, or anywhere else? How did it turn out? Do you have any advice based on what did or did not work?
We are doing a trial for everything in a couple months and want to get our floral budget figured out, so any advice you have would really help us out!
Post # 3
We ordered the 17 piece white package from Sam’s and they were beautiful. Just follow the instructions for delivery and keeping them fresh and you’ll be fine.
Post # 4
@ItWasntMe: I saw that, it looks like a great deal! I want red roses, so I think our coordinator is going to arrange them herself. How far in advance did you have them delivered?
Post # 6
I did just over a week ago. I bought 300 carnations. A few of them happened to be broken and the orange carnations didn’t happen to be as big and full as the pink. However, overall I loved them. They all looked great and everyone seemed to think I did a great job.
Post # 7
@MM423: We had them delivered on Wed. for a Friday wedding.
Post # 8
I am going to order the “Earth Tone” collection from Sam’s. I’m super excited to see other’s had a positive experience.
Post # 9
I haven’t but thats a great idea for my wedding back home. Thanks.
Post # 10
@ItWasntMe: How far in advance did you order? I’m trying to figure out the logistics of everything.
@FranksMama: That looks very pretty! I really like the colors. We looked at the premade collections but nothing suited the number of peopole in our bridal party.
@Nola: Did you do the arrangements yourself? How long did it take?
I’ve been stalking their reviews and I think I’m going to order from Sam’s. The prices seem very reasonable compared to the quotes I’ve gotten from florists!
Post # 11
I ordered 400 roses from sams for my March 5 wedding. I really could not have been happier with them. Just remember you arent a florist and most likely your “vision” is probably pictures and bouquets that floristsput together. So if you keep your vision realistic you’ll be fine. Our wedding was saturday evening. The roses were shipped to my house Wed and got there about 9 a.m. I had already set up all the buckets (i just got like 10 lowes big buckets) filled them with food and water. Follow the directions on sams website… and it will be fine. I saved a ton of money and did my centerpieces and bouquets. Just look on youtube on how to’s..
We did our centierpieces on thursday…. it would have been too crazy busy to do them on friday… we also ended up doing the bouquets but not cutting the ends off until the DAY of the wedding.
I purchased the rubbery de thorners and the metal ones.. i liked the rubbery ones better.
Hope this helps
Post # 12
My florists were two women who had started a small business and they bought bulk Sams club flowers. They were gorgeous. I guess it just depends on what you can do with them.
Post # 13
I’ve ordered bulk roses and hydrangeas in the past from Costco for an event- not their wedding package, just the flowers. They were beautiful.
So beautiful that I am planning on doing the same thing for my wedding centerpieces- I’m having my bouquets professionally done, but am DIYing all the other flowers to match using costco flowers.
Post # 14
I just placed my order yesterday, requested deliver 4/28 for our 4/30 wedding. I’m keeping it simple I just ordered hydrangea and babys breath. I’ll post a review after the wedding.
Post # 15
@adw2c: My planner suggested it, and it sounds like a great idea. I think it will save a lot of money!
@nkbridemarch: Do you have any photos? I’d love to see! I’m hoping since I just want plain red rose bouquets, they won’t look too “amateur.” We are also planning on ordering 400 roses, so I’m curious to see what you did with them!
@FutureMrs.Taylor: @MiJuneBee: If anyone has any pictures, please share! I’m searching for as much diy flower inspiration as I can find.
Thanks Bees for your help! 🙂