Post # 1
Ok bees, I need some opinions.
I’ve read blog posts from some brides who chose to order their flowers from a wholesale provider like SamsClub or Costco and create their own bouquets/centerpieces; they all seemed to have a good experience and reportedly saved a bunch of $$$ doing so. My mom has been looking at FiftyFlowers.com and they have a beautiful selection. However, to get the variety I want (lots of purple, red, orange with fun fillers) we would need to order quite a bit. We would probably be spending just as much, if not more, as we would if we just hired a florist. What do you guys think? Would it be worth it to not have to worry about it? When I picture this whole process in my head, I see me and my mom and grandma drinking wine and having fun making my arrangements. But of course I know this could also go the opposite way and be a total nightmare. What are your experiences with DIY flowers, and has anyone ordered from this website?
Post # 2
- Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon
LittleMissLeslie: First, you would not spend as much as a florist. Because when you hire a florist, you pay for the product AND the labor. The labor is the vast majority of the cost.
My cousins all got flowers from Costco, and it went great. You have to be a little easy going and flexible about it. You are not a professional florist, and the flowers will not be Pinterest-perfect. But, they will be lovely and no one will know except the people who helped or a professional florist. Also, depending on how many people you have, you’ll need more than 3 people. DIY flowers aren’t necessarily hard, but they are extremely labor intesive and time consuming.
I’ll be ordering from FiftyFlowers, because Costco doesn’t have what I want.
Post # 3
LittleMissLeslie: I’ve never ordered from Fifty Flowers, but I helped a friend who ordered hers from Costco. The arrangements worked out really well – just a single rose with a fern leaf in a slim vase. There were about 50 of them. I’m not sure if it would work out as well with more complicated arrangements, but if you’ve got a whole crew to help you, I think it’s worth a shot! (If a florist is cheaper, though, by all means hire the florist and save the cash!)