(Closed) Where can I buy flowers to practice my DIY centerpieces?

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I purchased fake flowers for my my trial-centerpiece from Hobby Lobby. I will be using real ones for the actual reception. You can also get loose fake flowers from Joann Fabrics, and Michaels. If you don’t have those stores in the area, check out Hobby Lobby’s website they may deliver the flowers you are looking for.

Good Luck!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Using artificial flowers as FallBride100111: suggested is a great idea. You can arrange and re-arrange until you are happy with the look. You will be able to calculate how many flowers you need to order,you will have a model to work from when you do the fresh arrangements, and you can keep the artificial arrangement as a souvenir if you want.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Any florist can order you a certain number of specific flowers without arranging them (ie you only pay per stem). That’s what I did for my bouquet – way cheaper than buying in bulk because I only got exactly what I needed!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@MrsP-to-be: I found spider mums at Wal-mart. My sister used yellow ones in her wedding and I wanted to do a trial run. I will say the the spider mums I ordered in bulk were much bigger than the ones at the grocery store. I have also seen the green buttons in the “spring mix” floral arrangements at Wal-mart. You will end up with “extra” flowers that you won’t use…but you can just slap them in a vase and display them at home or work. 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

Check your local area for wholesale florists. Some flower shops also act as wholesale florists – where you can buy flowers in bulk. But first check if it’s open to the public (as in you don’t have to be a business to buy). They would also have a lot of good supplies to use to make your arrangements and they’re knowledgeable about how to care for flowers, how long they last and what other greenery/fillers you can use. Good luck!

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Trader Joe’s (if you have one in your area) always has very nice fresh flowers

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