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Florist - Yikes

Ok, I'm an idiot in the wedding world.  I would have never guessed that fresh gerber daisies would be more expensive than fake.  Holy Cow, almost triple the cost!   And I wasn't pleased with her having no desire to help in any way. 

I'd be willing to check with another florist but if the cost is the same, looks like I'll be doing the silk!

Told her I would need about 40 individual flowers - her price $160!!!!
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Re: Florist - Yikes

  • Check out bulk flowers from Sam's Club or Costco.

    If you just want some stems to put in vases (as opposed to 'arrangements') it is a pretty decent way to go:

    http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/category.jsp?categoryId=1246

    80 gerber daises for $60?  seriously...

    I'm going to be getting orchids from them for my AHR in July.
  • DItto shytown. If you want to buy the flowers and make the arrangements yourself, a florist isn't the way to go. Check with Costco and similar places; also check with your supermarket. Or if you live in a big city, you could probably buy straight from a wholesaler in bulk.
  • I'm going to Sams!  Thanks for the link!  I say it again, ya'all are AWESOME
    !!!
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  • Lisa50Lisa50 member
    2500 Comments 5 Love Its Combo Breaker
    What about a wholesale floral market nearby??
  • My flowers for my wedding are $550

    This is what I am getting:

    Bridal bouquet - $100 - round hand tied - orange roses, dark red calla lily, black eyed susans, gerbera daisies, wheat, & season accents

    3 - BM bouquet - $50 ea - mix of gerbera daisies & sunflowers

    Grooms bout - $15 - seasonal leaf, wheat, orange rose & calla lily

    Groomsmen 3 bout - $10 ea - seasonal leaf and orange rose

    My 2 sons - 2 bouts - $10 ea - seasonal leaf and orange rose

    Moms - 2 corsage - $20 ea - orange roses

    Sweetheart table centerpeice - $50 (fall theme)

    Cake topper - $25 - gerbere daisy mix

    Ceremony flowers - my personal request - 2 big buckets of black eyed susans (out of season - but very important to me) $80

    Delivery & Set up - $40

    "friend & family discount of $25"
  • needle&threadneedle&thread member
    Ninth Anniversary 100 Comments
    edited May 2011
    Try this...  50flowers.com ...thats who I'm using...

    As a matter of fact...here is a link directly to some daisies...

    http://www.fiftyflowers.com/product/Gerbera-Daisy-Blooms-for-Special-Events_17.htm

    HTH
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  • Those have no stems
  • Yikes - that would not be good - stemless.   Best deal I've found is from Shytown - Sams club.  We don't have anything else around these parts, no workstudyprograms.   I don't mind the $60.  Much more do-able than 160.
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  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_40-plus-brides_florist-yikes?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:69dea60c-2319-4015-8380-4a5cc0f18476Discussion:0ef2ac77-fc7e-486e-acf7-16b1bdf2b02cPost:0ad0dd25-b9df-4972-b314-7d6dd46b0c1a">Re: Florist - Yikes</a>:
    [QUOTE]Those have no stems
    Posted by coralee715[/QUOTE]

    ...my fault...but she can look at the site...they do have daisies with stems!
    S and CJ image image When is my wedding
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