(Closed) Ordering wholesale flowers??

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
773 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

I am doing something similar to you, except that our florist IS the wholesaler for this area. Their bunch prices are the same as fiftyflowers, but I can purchase far fewer flowers from them than fiftyflowers requires. From the research I did, fiftyflowers is great, but you have to buy in HUGE sets (50 stems is the smallest, if you’re lucky) – it seemed for the flowers I wanted I couldn’t buy in numbers smaller than 100. From my florist I get the same price per bunch of 10, and can order them by the individual bunch. So, long story short – look for the local wholesaler – it could work out easier 🙂

Post # 3
2525 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My cousin is doing DIY flowers for the centerpieces for me (really lucky to have her help).  She has a family friend who is a florists and selling her wholesale flowers.  Otherwise, we would have probably gone with Costco, which I’ve heard great things about

Post # 4
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Any chance of a trial run before the big day so you can get an idea of quantity?

If no,  order more than you need.  You don’t want to be forced to use iffy flowers and not everything in the order will be nice enough to use (I processed many an order of wholesale flowers in highschool for a florist)

Florist might be expensive but the inflated price takes into account the wastage in addition to other elements.  When you buy wholesale you have to expect to have wastage too.

Post # 5
597 posts
Busy bee

We had a hard time ordering wholesale for our centerpiece flowers since we didn’t technically have a business. All we wanted were white hydrangeas. Surprisingly, Sams club sells wholesale flowers online for cheap and has great reviews! They are where we ordered ours and have our fingers crossed that they will be okay!

Post # 6
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m getting pre made bouquets for costco, I want real flowers but I don’t want to spend a crap ton on them.

Post # 7
1 posts

We used Sam’s Club for our DIY centerpieces and had a local florist do our bouquets and bouts. They turned out perfectly! Something to be aware of: roses have “guard petals” – there will be instructions when you get them. Basically the outer petals are all damaged. This worked out WONDERFULLY because we only had flags for people to wave as we left. We had TONS of these petals and everyone threw them, unplanned! It was gorgeous!

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