Post # 1
I am ordering flowers from a local florist and then assembling them DIY. So many of the flowers in the price and availability list say $XX.XX per bunch. I can’t get a direct answer from her about how many are in a bunch. I just want to know so I know what to order. Is there a general rule for this? Flower obsessed bees… HELP!
Post # 3
@engleman10513: Good question! I didn’t know, so I went looking. Here are some answers, they seem to vary, so sorry if it doesn’t totally help haha!
Post # 4
@pengoala: Thank you! It’s like pulling teeth getting info from this florist. haha
Post # 5
@engleman10513: well, as a floral designer, I gotta stick up for your florist! Lol, its not an easy question to answer unless you are inquiring about a specific flower. “A bunch” refers to floral sold in groups of stems. AAAAND of course every type of flower comes in different sized bunches.
some standards: (be aware this may vary by location and market)
spray roses- 10 stems/per bunch (but obviously more than 10 roses)
hydrangea is sold per stem.
that mini calls come in bunches of 9.
Post # 6
@MrsB161718: Thank you for the info. I guess it would just be easier if my florist actually read my emails. haha
Post # 7
@engleman10513: lol, yikes! Yea any response is better than NO response! I have to say, I am surprised she is ordering you bulk floral to diy! I dont know any private florist that would do that, but good for you!! If you havent already looked at fiftyflowers.com, do so and compare the prices. They are at a higher cost than a floral business is able to purchase them at elsewhere, but at least its a good reference point for you. You will get a relative idea for volume and price.
They also offer preassembled floral DIY kits. I dont know if the floral comes in pre-processed or not, but its worth looking at! Especially since it ships free and is guarenteed. Might be a better option than the local florist that MUST be adding some mark-up to make it worth her while to place the order for you. Did you ask her to process the floral for you as well? Is she charging a handling fee? (Now I am curious if this DIY market is something I should expand into!!)
Thanks for giving me “the other side” perspective!
Post # 8
@engleman10513: Your florist should be able to detail what the ‘bunch’ means, for each of the flowers she is selling to you. As mentioned in another response, it depends upon the flower. 10 stems is a ‘standard’ bunch, but there’s many exceptions, such as roses. And, if you’re getting any ‘local’ flowers, such as lilac, for instance, then a bunch is done by weight vs. stem count! Might be time to give her a call. 🙂