Post # 1
I am new here but love the Seattle Board. I am getting married at the Echo Lake Golf Course in May 2012. I can’t wait to get all the details taken care of for the wedding. I am trying to do a lot of the stuff myself and I found a lot of great stuff on Craigslist.
Any idea on a florist? I emailed one from Craigslist and I haven’t heard back from her. I know it’s a holiday weekend and all, but I thought I would ask who everyone else is using.
Post # 3
No help on a florist but welcome to the Bee!
Post # 4
Welcome. Another Bee from Seattle just posted about her August wedding. They picked up their flowers at Pike Place Market.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2011 - St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle Tennis Club
Welcome, welcome!! 🙂 In terms of florist, what sort of budget are you aiming for?
Post # 6
If you’re having your wedding in May; you may want to scout out local farmer’s market florists in the area. I know many will sell at a discount if you buy in bulk (not sure which ones will actually make arragements).
Pike Place Market may work well too (a lot of flower providers that sell there are from all over the greater Seattle area).
P.S. Did you mean Echo Falls Golf Course in Snohomish? If so I’d DEFINATELY check out the farmer’s market in downtown Everett by the water (Sundays, I believe it’s still running through the end of this month) and google flower/farms in Shohomish County (there are a TON of farms in the area).
Post # 7
No idea on the florist thing!! But HELLO and welcome to the bee 🙂
Post # 8
welcome and congratulations!
Post # 9
Welcome to the Bee!
Hi! I may be the bee that julies1949 was talking about who picked up flowers at Pike Place. We did it the day of the wedding and got flowers for my bouquet and 3 BMs’ bouquets for $20. Hi!
It was definitely low key and very us. I went with my girls and my mom and met the photographer there the morning of our wedding. We could have picked up the flowers the day before to give us more time to arrange everything, but we decided to use some extra time with our photographer there and got some pretty cool pics. (I did get pooped on by a bird, though… watch what you stand under! hehe). The price was great, but we were a little tight on time since we had to make the bouquets ourselves. At least we only had to make four. We did have quite a bit of flowers left over that we could have thrown into the other decorations if we’d planned for that. Maybe if you got a bunch of flowers a day ahead you and some friends could pitch in and make what you need.
I also got some colorful dried flowers that could have been made into bouquets/centerpieces way ahead of time. They’re in my living room and still looking great right now.
I was inspired to go this route after getting a quote from MetMart for a bridal bouquet; it came to $150. Aack! I didn’t get any other quotes after that…
Post # 10
Thanks Ladies! I actually found one 🙂
Post # 11
Did you talk to the florist at the pike place market so she could get the right color flowers?
I really like the idea of getting fresh flowers from local farmers markets but am not really sure how to make it work.
My wedding is next September so I know it’s a ways off, but I like to be prepared 🙂
Post # 12
I’m planning on getting my flowers from Pike Place Market too, but the day before since I have a lot of things to do the day of. It is super cheap and they can look just as good. I’m planning on going a few weeks before and looking/talking to each of the flower vendors and ask for pricing or place an order for like peonies, roses and star gazing lillies or whatever else strikes my fancy. I just can’t shell that much money out for flowers…ouch.