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Costco is not only a place to purchase a jar of mayonnaise the size of your head, you can also score some great wedding bargains like flowers* and booze.
*I’d like to note, I’m very much an advocate of supporting local florists. We used a small, non-flashy florist for our wedding and they price beat EVERYONE out of town…so you know… (Image courtesy of our wonderful photographer Louisa Bailey)
A couple of things to note about Costco (that may vary from country to country)
- You don’t always have to be a member to purchase alcohol.
If the liquor store is a separate entrance, you can walk right in. If it’s inside the store, just go to the customer service desk and ask for a ‘Temporary Alcohol Shopping Pass’ which should let you buy (only) booze.
There is a huge range of options when it comes to wedding flowers at Costco.
A BIG money-saving option is buying fresh cut flowers in bulk and pop them in vases yourself…like the photo here.
I searched and found for $114 (USD) you get
- 18 European mini-bouquets 15 stems each, 270 stems in total per box (vases not included)
- Flowers include: Roses, Spray roses, Asters, Foliage (Hypericum/Ruscus/Eucalyptus/Assorted Greens), Achillea, Baby’s breath, Mini Gerbera, Campanula, Godetia and more
- Colors: Vibrant color assortments
- Vase life: 7 days (approximate)
A vase life of 7 days means you can order ahead of time and arrange the flowers a couple of days beforehand depending on your flower selection. Grab some vases at IKEA (Oh there’s a whole show on that coming up soon!)
If you’re looking to not have to do any work yourself and just want a bouquet, perhaps this option floats your boat.
$229 (USD) will get you…
10-Piece Wedding Collection includes:
1 Bridal bouquet
2 Brides Maid bouquets
4 Attendant boutonnieres
1 petite bouquet
Here is a handy PDF about ordering your flowers and how to store them.