4 Things You Should Know Before You Buy Bulk Wedding Flowers Online

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It’s no secret that a lot of brides today are choosing to do their own wedding flowers in order to save money.

If you’re searching online, you’ll find a lot of sites selling bulk wedding flowers.

While many do offer some very good values, the thing to be aware of is the shipping and handling methods they use.

All of the online bulk flower vendors use overnight shipping services. Although fast, the flowers are not shipped in a temperature and humidity controlled environment.

That can have an adverse impact on the condition of the flowers when they arrive.

Here’s a real-life example of what can happen: 

Wilted flowers teach bride a lesson about buying online.

Commercial flower growers use specialized floral-only freight services when shipping flowers from their farms to local wholesale florists. These freight services feature door-to-door temperature and humidity controlled handling and shipment of floral products, which minimizes shipping stress, to insure arrival of top quality flowers.

To be fair, I’m sure the example I cited above isn’t an everyday occurrence when shipping flowers overnight, but are you willing to take that chance when there could be a better way?

Wedding Flowers in Milwaukee

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Today, I believe the best value on bulk wedding flowers can be found by buying them locally. Here’s why.

Today, a growing number of retail florists offer “a la carte” wedding services for the bride who wants to do all or some of her own flowers.

For example, at Greenfield Flower Shop, we work with many brides who just want to buy the flowers for their wedding or reception, and do the work themselves. We do this through our bulk flowers sales site, MilwaukeeFlowerMarket.com.

If you want to do your own flowers, here are four ways we can help you save time and money:

  • We offer “close to wholesale” pricing on all bulk wedding flower purchases.
  • Based on your input and our experience, we can suggest the proper quantity of flowers that you will be need to do the job right. This minimizes waste, saving them money.
  • Our product sourcing, much of it from local growers, is better than what you will be able to find on your own, so you can be assured you’ll get the best quality flowers available, at the best price.
  • As our customer, we also serve as a reliable backup, in case things don’t go quite as planned, or last minute changes are needed.

And that’s just one example of the “a la carte” wedding services we provide. If you are getting married and would like more information on purchasing bulk wedding flowers, be sure to visit MilwaukeeFlowerMarket.com, our bulk flower sales site. Or just give us a call at 414-383-1003. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

If you’re not in southeastern Wisconsin, it’s worth checking out local florists in your area. I’m willing to bet there are more than a few who offer similar services.

I'm the owner of Greenfield Flower Shop in Milwaukee, with more than 40 years of experience in the floral, wedding, and event business.