(Closed) How was your online wholesale flower experience?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’d like to know this too!  We are planning on ordering a massive amount of roses, tulips and carnations in bulk from Sam’s Club.  Fingers crossed they will be here a few days before the wedding!  I did a lot of research beforehand and found these other great websites for ordering bulk flowers (I’m only listing the ones that looked legit):

http://www.globalrose.com

http://www.fiftyflowers.com – about the same pricing as Sam’s Club

http://www.freshroses.com

Some of them guarantee your order and if the flowers don’t get shipped, they will find a local florist to provide for your event.  Oh and since I have no green thumb whatsoever, we have hired someone to put together our bouquets, bouts and centerpieces.  The funny thing is, our florist (at Hy-Vee!) recommended we do it this way because it’s cheaper!  Happy flower hunting!  

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I used fifty flowers,Whole Blossoms and american floral distributors.I had problems with Whole Blossoms, they didn’t have my flowers avaible (they caled a week before the wedding) and I got a package stuck in customs. Everyone else I worked with was great!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

As of right now – I’m going to use fiftyflowers.com. The reviews were good & our centerpieces are super easy to do so hopefully everything turns out ok.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2007

The online place we ordered from went out of business, but the roses we ordered were gorgeous.  We got 250 roses for $180 (we got to pick up to 10 different varieties, but chose only 2) and since we has a small wedding (less than 50 guests) we had enough for bouquets, corsages, bouts, centerpieces, and a few small arangements.  Plus the guests took extra roses home with them which I thought was nice.  It took about 5 hours for 3 of us to make everything really late the night before.  Well really 2 of us since my maid of honors boyfriend fell asleep in the middle of it all.  We ordered them to arrive on a tuesday since I really wanted full roses but I would not recommend this since the petals were falling off some of the centerpieces and smaller arrangements by the middle of the wedding, the bouquets looked beautiful though and held up through the night.  It was a great way to save some money and I honestly think I saved enough just on my bouquet to almost cover the cost of the rest of the flowers in the wedding.  Be sure to have help though if you have a larger wedding, and remember that flowers are beautiful on their own and it is hard to mess that up.  Good luck to anyone taking the diy route, I am glad I did.  Here are a few photos of my bouquet and a smaller arrangement.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2007

Here is one of my bridesmaids bringing my bouquet upstairs to me and she is also holding hers.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I used fifty flowers as well, and the arrived on time, excatly when I scheduled.

Be aware, that in order for them to remain fresh, they are not delivered fully bloomed. This is the reason I recieved them the day before and then put them in ice water to ensure that they would bloom and then assembled.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I used sams club and was really happy with it – the price was great and they showed up when they were supposed to. my only advice is be sure to give yourself enough time to put the bouquet together and try to find an entourage to help!

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