Post # 1
While I still intend to have a florist create the bridal party bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces, I am wondering whether it’s worth it to save a little money and order extra flowers and rose petals online. I feel funny paying $30 for five rose heads worth of petals. It just seems like I should buy a bouquet or roses and separate them myself.
Way back when I started wedding planning, I read about some online sites where one could order various flowers and petals from local (Northern California) growers. I can’t remember any of the names (I think one is a five letter word that starts with "O.") What have been people’s experiences with ordering over the Internet? How did you ensure you got the color you wanted? Any site you’d recommend? Any site that sells food safe rose petals (to place on the wedding cake)?
Post # 3
We are doing what you are. We have hired a florist to take care of bouquets, boutonnieres and also the cake topper. However, we’re ordering the florals for our centerpieces from Sam’s Club believe it or not. A friend of mine outfitted her whole wedding with Sam’s Club florals and they were gorgeous. Flowers aren’t really my thing and I don’t care that they aren’t fancy or exotic so it seemed like a nice option for me!
For my shower, the lady that hosted it actually picked up beautiful white and black magic roses from Walmart. They were amazing and stayed fresh for a week after! I was impressed (and shocked)
Post # 4
Costco has fantastic flowers for very reasonable prices. They get them from VistaFlor and are super fresh.
Post # 5
You can get 6000 rose petals for $139 at fiftyflowers.com. It seems like a really good deal. I think it’s headquarters is in Ojai, CA, so perhaps this company is the one you’re the one you’re thinking about earlier.
Post # 6
I’m getting my rose petals from fiftyflowers.com… I hope they turn out well. Anyone else used/are using them? I wasn’t sure how many to get, so I got the 12,000 petals for $200 to cover an aisle about 20-25 feet long, 6 feet wide. If anyone has any idea if this is too much, not enough, or just right, I’d love to hear from you!
Post # 7
http://www.flyboynaturals.com/index.html this is oregon based but seemed to have good prices & variety