(Closed) Wholesale flowers?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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491 posts
Helper bee

I don’t really have much to add here, but a few days ago a bride posted about http://www.bloomsbythebox.com/  It seems like a cool idea if you want to put together you rown flowers. You can get one type of flower or  a pre-set grouping. 

 

I just feel like an advertisement now, so I found that post  http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/to-wholesale-flowers-or-not-to-wholesale-flowers 

There are only a couple of other responses though. 

Post # 4
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495 posts
Helper bee

I did the flowers for my friend’s wedding. I had never made a bouquet before, and it was a pain in the behind — and we didn’t even have to do centerpieces.

She ordered two or three 5-gallon buckets of wildflowers in her preferred colors — she just told them ‘oranges, yellows and whites’ — and someone picked them up that morning (other colors would have probably been a lot harder to order by the bucketful for a reasonable price); I think she paid around $50 a bucket, but I bet this varies widely.

I was given floral tape and told to go for it. We made 3 boutonnieres, 5 smaller bouquets and a bride’s bouquet, and stuck flowers around the ceremony space on the fireplace and window ledges. It took a few hours with three of us working (me, her cousin and her grandma, and grandma was the only one with even a tiny bit of experience in flower arranging).

They looked fine but not professional by any stretch (boutonnieres were much easier than bouquets as far as keeping them fresh and tidy). All of them were wilting by the time the ceremony started in the late afternoon (Texas summer).

If I were having flowers at my wedding, as the bride, there’s no way I’d want to be involved in making arrangements the day of or the day before. Lots of work, and it makes a decent mess, too, with stem ends, leaves and water getting everywhere. And I don’t have friends I’d be willing to ask — if you do, it might be worth it (particularly in terms of saving money).

Post # 5
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248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m doing mine wholesale from Kroger Grocery store. If you have one, its a great option. Their florist sat down with me and is ordering everything for me and is putting together the bouquets, boutineers, corsages, and our simple floral arrangemnts. I am making my own vases but she is arranging white hydrangea bundles and putting them in water buckets for us. The only draw back is that we have to pick them u but its just down the road from our home and our venue so my aunts and Nana are in charge of picking them up and putting them in the vases. It’s unbelievalbly cheaper!

Post # 6
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245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Definitely wholesale flowers! You will save so much money! I am doing this for my wedding, although my wedding is in May of 2014. My friend used Bloomsbythebox.com for her flowers, and they literally came out so beautiful. She reccomended me to them, and said the service is really nice. Try visiting their website, it is really helpful.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Approximately how long did it take to DYI the bouquets and bouts? 

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