(Closed) would you try this

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: would you try this
    yes : (3 votes)
    9 %
    no : (29 votes)
    91 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    If you are on a tight budget, do your own flowers. Ordering online is not cheap once you add shipping costs, etc and many do not deliver what they promise (pictures are often stolen from professional florist sites that they claim is their own work and the end result doesn’t resemble the photo in the slightest, among other issues). Also, unless you are getting exotic flowers or ones that are out of season, it is actually less expensive to get real flowers.

    Post # 4
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    1810 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I only said no because things like that make me really nervous. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t– it sounds really cool and legitimate. I wonder if they could make centerpieces to match too?

    Post # 5
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    2058 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I wouldn’t only becuase I feel they have too many stipulations written in the details of what exactly you’re getting. Not to mention its very clear that all sales are final and you have no say in what you receive. Have you thought about picking exactly what you want (in season to save $) and having your local grocery store or costco order the flowers for you?

    Post # 6
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    2249 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    we used costco for real flowers and they are a safe bet! (you can return them to your local costco if they aren’t right! I think that is an easy way to go.

    Post # 8
    Member
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Most grocery stores have a floral dept and will arrange the flowers for you. Let them know your budget and ask what they can do for that price. Find out if they deliver or if you need to pick them up.

    Post # 9
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    2058 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @ashleykaye15: gotchya – – – lets do some more brainstorming there has to be a solution for you…..Why don’t you post it on the boards, have you already? 

    Post # 10
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    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I voted no because I would DIY before I ordered without seeing.  Although they ask your colors, I doubt they would sign a contract which means in the end you could end up with anything.  If you don’t care, then by all means do it. 

    Are you really getting married in January?  I am and I have decided to go with baby’s breath.  Cheap and still within my romantic winter wedding theme.  Sam’s club has 100 stems for 44.87 plus tax and shipping I’m sure.  It would only take 4-6 stems to do your bouquet so I think for $100 you could get baby’s breath for bouquets and bouts and add roses to combine with the baby’s breath for corsages. 

    Post # 11
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    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I just read further down…did you see the flowers aren’t real?  I think you could DIY fake flowers for less.

    Post # 12
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    194 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    It’s artificial flowers.  I would rather have real flowers.  You can buy artificial flowers at Dollartree and do them yourself for probably under 20 bucks for you and your bridesmaids. 

    If I were you, I would just check out the grocery store and DIY your flowers.  I tried doing this and all I needed was the flowers and some floral tape. 

    Post # 13
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    1777 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    If it looks clear with the BBB, I would absolutely do it.  If you are adventurous and willing to take a risk, why not?

    You might wind up with something really cool and interesting.  And it will be an interesting story to tell!  Since they do customize it to your colors… you can’t really go wrong.

     

    Let us know how it turns out.

     

    Edit- just saw the fake flowers part… I retract!

    Post # 14
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    1729 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Noooo way. Artificial flowers have to be very high quality to not look “cheap and tacky” like you’re afraid these will. I’m 99% positive they would. DIY!!

    Post # 15
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    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Well, if you don’t mind fake, and your the adventuresome sort (you’re not picky about EXACTLY) what flowers you have…then go for it! Me, I know I’m a stickler for real, and yes, I’m being picky. But, I’m also having a cousin order the flowers wholesale through a local store, and then she’s putting the boquets together. You might look into something like that, it’s not too expensive if you go with less expensive options.

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