Post # 1
Does anyone have any suggestions on where to find reasonably priced flowers for an August wedding? I was told to try Sams Club and order them in bulk. Has anyone else ever done this? How did it work out and would you do it again?
Post # 3
My Aunt suggested flowers from Sam’s. She’s ordered from there and says the flowers have always been lovely. I plan on ordering from Whole Foods because there is more of a variety. There are also a few wholesale websites you can order from that I’ve heard good things about. http://www.wholeblossoms.com/ and http://www.fiftyflowers.com/
Post # 4
We’re getting ours from a local farmers’ market.
Post # 5
We did Sam’s Club flowers and they were beautiful! My awesome florist suggested them and had me ship them to her — she said the white orchids were the nicest orchids and in the best condition of any orchids they have ever gotten from any supplier. We got 2 types of orchids and daisies and I was extremely happy with the results. The downside was not having the flowers ahead of time to be able to do mock-ups, but I had played around enough with other flowers to have my plan in place when they arrived!
I was trying to find a picture that showed the flowers….didn’t have anything too great! Sorry!
Post # 6
You can order from SAMs I heard they were pretty good. You should also check into your local farms. Often times they have a pretty large variety and mine charges $.50-$2 a stem.
Post # 7
We ended up ordering 100 white and peach roses from Sam’s Club. We also had filler flowers in the form of dried lavender (purchased from Simply Lavender on Etsy.com) and babies breath (purchased from save-on-crafts.com). Since you asked mainly about the Sam’s Club flowers, I’ll go ahead and give you a breakdown on how they worked for us. 🙂
I ordered the roses about two weeks out from the delivery date of June 14th (two days before the wedding). They came packaged very tightly all in one big box. We followed the directions to a t (which is very important) and kept them hydrated in cool water in a shady spot of the house all the way up until we put them in their individual vases on the wedding day. They bloomed beautifully and looked (and smelled) lovely at the wedding. The only part I didn’t like is that we ended up with mostly peach roses (about three fourths of them) but ultimately, they still turned out very pretty. We actually ended up having extras so we cut some of the rose buds completely off of the stems and scattered them around the cake table and gift table which was totally awesome. To give you an idea, we had about 20 tables (round ones that fit 8 people at each), a dessert table, a gift table, the buffet table, and the bar and the 100 roses (plus filler flowers) were plenty for us. 🙂
Here is a picture of one of the roses on the big day (I don’t have any professional shots of them yet but hopefully this will do). 🙂
Post # 8
Somebody just wrote a post about this: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/diy-sams-club-flowers-lots-of-pics
You can also search the forums for “Sams Club.” I know other bees have used them for flowers.