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florist recomendations

I am trying to figure out if I should do flowers on my own or just do the traditional getting flowers from a florist. Does anyone have any good places they would suggest?

Re: florist recomendations

  • lala90lala90 member
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    edited December 2011
    OMG! Do not do your own flowers. I helped a friend do her flowers 2 years ago and it took forever. I'm not joking....like 12 hours straight and we had 3 people and they didn't look that great. Plus, we had to help set up/transport and it was not easy. So, that is why I hired a florist as soon as I booked my venue. I love my florist, Amy, at Bride and Bloom Wedding Flowers. I highly recommend her. I know she does great work because I have already been to 2 wedding that used her. However, she is not in the IE. My wedding is in Long Beach and that is where she is based but I know she travels all over LA and OC. Seriously...her stuff is amazing and she has great prices. www.brideandbloomflowers.com
  • edited December 2011
    DO NOT DO YOUR OWN FLOWERS. Unless you plan on having silk flowers that you make ahead ,which some girls on here have done, then I would pay a florist. I did my own centerpieces and so wish that I wouldnt have. I used to work at a florist and thought that it wouldnt be that big of a deal. I ended up spending the day before my wedding running around picking up the flowers and making centerpieces. I had so many people in from out of town that I would have much rather have spent the time with. If you are on a budget and need a florist in the IE I used a shop in Redlands called Bouquet Florist. He was less than half the price of all the other florist quotes I had. The guy is a little kooky but he saved me about $600. HTH
  • SandraRay2008SandraRay2008 member
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    edited December 2011
    DO NOT DO YOUR OWN! There is way to much last minute stuff unless you are haveing a very small wedding and you wont have much to do. I had so much other crap going on the last few days that I would not have wanted to add flowers in the mix.
  • edited December 2011
    I used Bloomers in San Bernardino. I dont remember the pricing but she did work with our price range. In my opinion my flowers were really pretty.
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  • edited December 2011
    I did my own centerpieces the night before- it actually wasn't that bad but we had a small wedding-only 50 ppl. I would never ever ever do your own bouquets they just never look right...You should go to Sandra's florist-she did it fairly inexpensive I believe and they were super pretty!
  • edited December 2011
    I was originally going to do my own centerpieces. However, our venue is a little over an hour away and FI suggested that we just not deal with it. If your centerpieces aren't that involved you could do them and then just have a florist do your bouquet...like Christine did. Our florist is in San Clemente. I don't know where you are getting married but it is Krista from Downtown Flowers. She is awesome and is very reasonable.

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  • edited December 2011
    Again, you guys are the best that is what I was thinking my sister said we could do it ourselves but I agree I need the time to visit with my friends and family from out of town because there will be alot. I am getting married in Orange County (Santa Ana) to be exact so I will take a look as those in that area and hopefully something pops up. I am sure if need be I can cut out something else to get some flowers. Thanks again, I was going along the line of saying no to making them but I just needed some expert advice! :)
  • edited December 2011
    Hey, I second Bride and Bloom Flowers..love their stuff.  My best friend used her a a florist a couple years ago.  Good Luck!
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  • SandraRay2008SandraRay2008 member
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    edited December 2011
    If you want to give me your email I will send you my flower ladies info :)
  • mrs.payne2010mrs.payne2010 member
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    edited December 2011
    san- i want the info!!! [email protected]
  • edited December 2011
    that would be fab! [email protected] dont laugh i have had that email since i was 15 :)
  • hischiquita!hischiquita! member
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    edited December 2011
    Hey San, I'd like that info too! hotdevil1123 at hotmail dot com
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