Warehouse Clubs as Wedding Florists?

I just recently received an email from BJ’s Wholesale Club about their wedding flower packages….what?! I had no idea that BJ’s offered flowers let alone wedding packages. I may have taken advantage of this while I was planning my big day! I decided to visit the site and peruse a little. You can order simple selections of flowers for more than 50% off what you would be paying to a florist! However, this means just flowers and bouquets. You would have to arrange the flowers for centerpieces and provide your own vases. You can get simple vases at places like the Dollar Tree for $1 and weigh them down with stones or glass gems to create elegant and affordable centerpieces. Reviews are pretty good too for the places I researched but you may want to research reviews on your local warehouse stores…not just the chains.

 

Here are some of the wedding options I found through warehouse clubs! Membership is a must (but you might enjoy having that anyway…who doesn’t love 10 gallons of mayo?!) If you use your membership to purchase flowers,bridal party gifts, jewelry…a honeymoon…well you just may be saving in bulk!

All packages include shipping but not taxes:

 

 

 

This 40 Piece Collection of Red and Pink Roses from BJ’s retails for $799.99 with free shipping and an arrival time of 2-4 weeks.

You get a lot!:

 

1 bridal bouquet

1 bridal toss bouquet

1 maid of honor bouquet

4 bridesmaid bouquets

2 mothers’ bouquets

1 set of flower girl petals

12 corsages

1 boutonniere for the groom

10 groomsman  boutonnieres

5 centerpieces

There are many collections to choose from in all different price ranges. A package of 100 white roses is $97.99.

 

This sunflower wedding package from Costco has rave reviews. It is similar to the package offered by BJ’s bit less expensive since it is sunflowers not roses. The price includes shipping. It includes the following:

 

  • 1 Bridal bouquet
  • 1 Maid of Honor bouquet
  • 4 Brides Maid bouquets
  • 1 Toss Away bouquet
  • 2 Mothers petite hand-tie
  • 12 Corsages
  • 12 Attendant boutonnieres
  • 6 Centerpieces (vases not included)
  • 10 Rose Petal buds

 

Calla Lilies are extremely pricey (especially in the off-season) but this Costco package just might be in your budget for under $400 with shipping and handling included! Again, this package has great reviews:

 

                          1 Bridal Bouquet:

  • 30 mini Calla Lilies
  • Satin ribbon
  • 12 pins

 3 Bridesmaid Bouquets:

  • 15 mini calla lilies (each)
  • 14 pins (each)
  • Satin ribbon

6 Boutonnieres:  

  • 1 Calla Lily (each)
  • 1 blade of Bear Grass (each)
  • 1 pin (each)
  • Satin ribbon

4 Corsages:  

  • 1 Calla Lily (each)
  •       1 piece of Eucalypto seeded (seeds only)
  • 2 Pins (each)
  • Sheer ribbon (choices are moss green, black, white or ivory)

 

 

Sam’s Club has different package options. There are smaller packages for under $300 for 17 pieces. There are 33 piece collections for $615.00 and 43 piece collections for $896.00. Check out two examples below:

 

 

This gerber daisy package includes 17 pieces for $314.00.

Collection Includes:

  • 1 Bridal Bouquet
  • 4 Bridesmaid Bouquets
  • 1 Toss Away Bouquet
  • 6 Boutonnieres
  • 4 Corsages
  • 1 Box of Petals
  • Clippers

Bridal Bouquet Contains:

  • 3 Hot Pink Gerberas
  • 9 Hot Pink Roses
  • 5 Orange Spray Roses
  • 3 Green Dianthus
  • 3 Green Hypericums
  • 4 Italian Ruscus

Bridesmaid Bouquet Contains:

  • 3 Orange Roses
  • 7 Hot Pink Roses
  • 4 Green Button Poms
  • 4 Green Hypericums
  • 3 Italian Ruscus

Toss Away Bouquet Contains:

  • 5 Hot Pink Roses
  • 2 Green Dianthus
  • 4 Orange Carnations
  • 4 Hot Pink Carnations
  • 4 Green Hypericums
  • 3 Italian Ruscus

 

There are also several Calla Lily packages (mini Calla Lily) at several different price points. The 33 piece set is $869.00. A larger set is available for just over $1000.00.

 

 

 

This set includes:

  • 1 Bridal Bouquet
  • 1 Toss Away Bouquet
  • 4 Bridesmaid Bouquets
  • 1 Grooms Boutonniere
  • 9 Boutonnieres
  • 6 Centerpieces
  • 10 Corsages
  • 2 Box of Petals (counts as 1 unit)
  • 1 Clippers
  • 20 Flower food
  • 1 Care instructions
  • 2 White Wedding shipper box

Bridal Bouquet Contains:

  • 30 Pink Mini Calla’s
  • 4 Plumosa Fern
  • 7 Salai

Toss Away Bouquet Contains:

  • 12 Pink Mini Calla’s
  • 3 Plumosa Fern
  • 3 Salai

Bridesmaid Bouquet Contains:

  • 15 Pink Mini Calla’s
  • 5 Salai

Grooms Boutonniere Contains:

  • 1 Pink Calla
  • 1 Italian Ruscus
  • 1 Limonium White

Boutonniere Contains:

  • 1 Pink Calla
  • 1 Italian Ruscus

Corsages

  • 2 Pink Mini Calla’s
  • 1 Italian Ruscus
  • 1 Limonium White

Centerpieces Contains:

  • 5 Pink Mini Calla’s
  • 9 Pink Roses
  • 4 Pink Lisianthus
  • Pink Matsumoto
  • 4 Pink Limonium
  • 3 Salai
  • 4 Plumosa Fern

Box of Petals Contains:

  • 7 Medium Pink Rose (take petals off)

Sam’s Club doesn’t have as many reviews on their site as Costco or BJ’s but they have the most options and packages. I also prefer that they include a description of exactly what comes in the bouquets. Shipping is also included. Wedding Wire has some great reviews of Sam’s Club flowers if you search by location. I love their abundance of packages and options so I think they just may be my top pick! Please share your experiences below to help some other brides to be!

Something Blue “I Do” Shoe Decals!

I have been off this week because I was traveling for two weddings but I am back and loaded with inspiration! I just found these adorable “I Do” shoe appliques that you can use as your something blue for your wedding day! They go right on the bottom of your shoes in the sole area. These would be adorable for your photos! They are also inexpensive! Most are under $6 for the set. Some even include shipping (don’t pay nearly double the price for the shipping…that’s nuts). This is an inexpensive way to dress up any nice heels to make them shoes for your special day!

Here are some of the ones I found!

You can probably make them yourself but it wouldn’t save you that much and they seem to be time consuming as well! However I know the Silhouette Cameo does have a feature for making stickable gemstone designs! Check them out!

 

 


Multiple Photo Deals from Amazon Local! DIY Guest Books!

It’s the season for weddings, graduations, communions and Fathers’ Day! Amazon Local is ready! Right now Amazon Local is offering some excellent photo gift options at great prices. Remember it is free to sign up for Amazon Local. It works just like Living Social and Groupon. You may also want to check out deals in your future vacation areas! Check out some of the photo deals below!

Custom Hardcover Leather  Photo Book with Free Shipping from Printerpix $12 (orginally $42.94)

This would be an excellent guest book! Fill it with pictures of you and your spouse to be and supply a permanent marker or gel pen for guests to sign! We did this for our reception and it was a huge hit! Easy customization and it’s about the same price if not cheaper than the typical guest book! Orders must be placed by May 26, 2013 for June 16, 2013 delivery but the promotion value is good until June 17, 2014! The reviews for the customer service from this site are AWFUL and apparently it takes a long time to get your products so pay close attention to those delivery dates. Good reviews for the products.

Find the deal here!

Custom Image to Metal with Free Shipping from Image to Metal 11×14 for $28, normally $101!

This would be an amazing display for a wedding photo or as a bridal party/parents gift! The promotional value is good until March 31, 2015! They have bad reviews for customer service but the products receive great reviews (it will be a matte finish and double-check your cropping).

Find the deal here!

$35 for $90 to spend on canvas photo prints from Canvas Lifestyle. Offer includes shipping. Promotional value expires June 8, 2014. Orders must be placed by May 27, 2013 for delivery by June 16, 2013.

This is another option for printing your own wedding photos (and saving some major money!). This is also a great bridal party gift! This company also received awful reviews for their customer service and internet site but decent reviews for the products.

Find this deal here!

* Most likely all three of these companies are under the same company. Poor reviews for customer service are consistent with excellent to decent reviews for the products.

Abacus Photo Booth Deal for NJ Brides Abacus Studios and Amazon Local!

 

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I posted previously that I receive many photo booth deals but  I only post the ones that I feel produce quality work and who use real photo booths (not just a curtained area with a photo that looks like it was produced fifty years ago …with a lightbox…trust me…I’ve seen some!). I have to say that after researching and speaking with the representatives of Abacus Wedding Studio,  I feel comfortable recommending this photo booth deal from Amazon Local! Abacus Wedding Studios has also received full five-star reviews on Wedding Wire  (my go to review site) and other wedding sites.

I spoke with the  Abacus Photo Studios to find out the details of this package. They were very friendly and helpful too (an added bonus). There are so many great included and add-on customization options that won’t break the bank. Your guests would love to participate and walk home with these strips as favors! You can contact Abacus Wedding Studios first to make sure that your date is available and to purchase add-ons to the package. Be sure to mention that For Beer Budget Brides sent you!

Here’s the deal:

If you sign up for Amazon Local here (it is free and works just like Groupon and Living Social), you will be eligible to purchase the following deal from Abacus Wedding Studios for a photo booth rental!

3 Hour Photo Booth Rental from Abacus Wedding Studios for $595, 50% off the regular price of $1,200!

Package includes:

– 3 hour photo booth rental (this is a real boardwalk style photo booth, easy to set-up and take away!)

– three poses per photo session

– 2 strips per photo session

– a booth operator

– You choose a song of your choice to play inside the photo booth…AWESOME!

– promotional value expires November 27, 2013

– does not include sale tax or gratuity

You also can add-on the following extras:

*  box of props $95

*  custom welcome screen $45

*  custom logo to appear on prints $49

*  scrapbook for the bride and groom $95

* all images on a cd $95

Find the Amazon Local deal here and learn more about Abacus Wedding Studios here!

Inexpensive Acrylic Diamond Confetti= Inexpensive Vase Fillers for Centerpieces!

Right now Amazon has this awesome pink diamond confetti on sale! You get 2000 pieces for only $5.59 for pink and $6.50 for lime green, clear or purple! You can sprinkle these acrylic diamods on tables but I think they would be amazing vase fillers for centerpieces and the price is outstanding. These originally were priced at $14.99! The shipping is also free! The items are being sold by Kacey’s Store through Amazon. Check them out here!