Buying wholesale flowers for the first time (or even every time) can be very complicated, overwhelming and even frustrating!
Not only do you have to make a decision of what flowers you would like in your arrangements you also have to figure out how many stems of each flower you will be need, how many bunches of greenery and you also have to try and stay within budget.
I have always thought that this is the kind of stress that is not needed during your wedding planning. I want flowers to be the fun, gorgeous part of your wedding! Even leading up to your special day :)
My favourite way for filling wholesale flower orders eases the confusion and stress of ordering and you know you will stay within budget.
You just need to have trust in us and know that we will blow you away with your local flower wholesale order!
Here is My favourite way for filling wholesale flower orders:
First we need to know what colours you are wanting in your flowers.
"I am looking for blush pink, dusty pink, white and Burgundy flowers!"
Second we need to know what you are planning on making.
"I am making 10 centrepieces, bride bouquet, 2 bridesmaids bouquets and putting extra flowers around the ceremony."
Third we would love to know what style of wedding you are having or if there are any must have flowers.
"our wedding is ____ and I love roses!"
Romantic, elegant, country, chic ...
Fourth is your budget!
"My budget is $300... $400... $500... before taxes"
For this blog, we gave ourselves a budget of $275 before taxes. Just look at all the local flowers we could fill it with! And everything you see here was in our wholesale cooler this week!
Some flowers are more expensive then others, but we try and balance out a couple higher priced flowers (hydrangeas for example) with more affordable flowers (spray mums for example) so you have a lot of flowers to work with as well as a great mix of gorgeous locally grown flowers!
Another reason why we LOVE filling orders this way is because if I see anything unique and different at the flower auction that I feel would fit with the order, I can work it in to fit within your budget.
For example, those ornamental black berries usually aren't available at this time of year, but this week we had 5 stems available! This is something that would not have worked as a pre order, but only by ordering through my favourite way.
Now we just need to come up with a name... what do we call this way of ordering flowers??
My favourite way for filling wholesale orders is just not going to cut it lol
Comment your ideas below, we would love to hear them!