(Closed) Market bouquets for flowers?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Theater

I think it sounds wonderful, to be honest. As long as you can get what you envision, go for it!

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I’m thinking of doing this too.  I was going to order online and diy but I think I might just not be picky and go pick up these cheap pre made arrangements the day before my wedding.  I am wondering about buckets or how to best preserve the flowers since I don’t really have time day of.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

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tiaralover:  plenty of people DIY flowers.  You can also order from fiftyflowers.com or a place like TheBouqs.com and they send you everythign you need (I think thebouqs.com will even send you the wires and tape you’ll need to make corsages etc..).

Depending on how elaborate you want your bouquet, you might want to do a practice run.  But honestly I think bouquets with all 1 type of flower (like, all white cala lilies, or all pink tulips) are stunning and SO simple to do that I can’t imagine paying someone $200 for it!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I’ve seen some pretty and simple ones at Costco – sort of green and white – that I’m considering. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

We had a 85 person sit down dinner wedding last Fall. Our budget for flowers and supplies was about $250. We did all the flowers ourselves, but came in under budget. We hit up a local flower mart. Was very happy about the results. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2016

yep, my friend did exactly this for her sister’s wedding.  She went to the local market and bought bouquets and put the arrangements together herself.  It helped save a ton of money for the wedding!  Here’s an example:

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Do it!! We got quoted over 2k for the arrangements I wanted from a local florist not including any bouquets.  It was so much easier than we had imagined.  We went to our local Costco the day before the wedding, picked out out a bunch of bouquets that went along with their “premium bouquets”.  Bought all the vases from Walmart just very basic medium height cylinder vases for around $5 each.  My mom ran to the grocery store and bought a ton of baby’s breath.  It took me and my husband about an hour and a half to two hours to assemble them all to perfection. In the end, my husband was having a heart attack that Costco wasn’t going to have the bunches I really liked since we did not call and preorder anything, just walked in and picked from the stock they already had, but after all was said and done he said he would do it all over again and was way easier than what he had thought. We budgeted around $400 for the flowers and actually came in less than that around $350.

 

costco cart full of flowers:

 

all put together and heasing to the venue:

 

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 3 months ago by Sheryl0013.
Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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Mimiz:  Do you have any pics of your flowers?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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islandtime:  we used the green and white premium bouquets from Costco! They were beautiful we just had to buy some extra bouquest to fill in the premium so they were super full.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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Sheryl0013:  Those looked great!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I purchased flowers from costco and made flowers for my four bridesmaids

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We used bouquets from the farmer’s market to decorate the church–we just went the week before to look at the selection and make sure they’d have what we wanted. We got 4 gorgeous bouquets for $5 a piece! We didn’t use flowers for centerpieces or bridesmaid bouquets, but we easily could have for that selection and price!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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islandtime:  I do, I’ll upload them this afternoon or PM them to you. 😀

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