Bulk Flowers for Weddings & Events
buckets of freshly-picked luxury blooms for the diy bride
Are you a bride wanting to do your own flowers?
If so, this option is for you. We offer buckets of seasonal blooms for do-it-yourself designs for weddings and special events.
Flower Bucket Pricing
Our flower buckets are available as mixed flowers for R850 per bucket or by colour for R1000 per bucket. We make every effort to offer simply wonderful unique flowers for you to work with for that high-end wedding feel.
Please be advised that design and consulting are not included in this DIY option. There is a minimum order amount of R3000.
These flowers are grower’s choice. The buckets are filled with what’s in season and flowering that week, along with greenery and fillers.
our advice for diy brides
Contact us at least 8-12 weeks before your wedding date to check what flowers are in season and to make booking + payment arrangements.
Plan to collect your flowers a day or two before the wedding. Collect them in a closed vehicle with air conditioning, especially if your wedding is taking place in summer.
Do not try and do it all yourself. It would be best if you had a team to help you arrange your florals, as flowers take time, lots of effort and energy. Prepare your flowers the day before your wedding.
At the venue: make sure you have lots of buckets, half-filled with clean water. Make sure to add a flower preservative.
Flowers need to be kept in a cool place. Create a working area, put a large canvas or plastic sheet on the ground under the work tables. You will need oasis or chicken wire to add structure and support to your vases, tape to secure it, a few pairs of sharp garden secateurs, and a team of people to help you. Always have a “flower toolbox” of pins, cable ties, wire, pliers, florists glue and tape, a hammer, and some nails.
Ensure your team works neatly; otherwise, when they’re all tired, you’re going to be left to clean up a huge mess. A cleanup team is always a win and worth every cent!
Frequently Asked Questions
Before you decide on whether our bulk flower service is for you, we encourage you to consider the following questions:
Do you have enough time?
The week of your wedding can be a hectic time for many couples, and it’s easy to underestimate the time you’ll need to complete your floral designs – from flower pickup and preparation to final setup and placements at your event. Make sure you have sufficient time and help to complete the tasks at hand.
Do you have enough people to put together the arrangements?
Floral design for weddings isn’t something you’ll want to tackle alone… especially beginners. We typically have a team of three experienced designers working on wedding flowers for 2-3 days prior to weddings.
Do you have work space to do the design work?
Floral design is messy work; you’ll need a space that is cool, has access to water and where it won’t matter if the space gets wet and dirty from all the cut leaves and stems. Remember to get a few more hands to clean up as you work.
Do you have the tools you will need?
You’ll need heavy-duty clippers/garden secateurs, oasis, vases, trays, wire and more.
If you have answered ‘yes’ to all these questions, then DIY designs with fresh, local, seasonal flowers from Farmgirl Flowers can be a great option for you!
Yes, you will need to order at least R3000 worth of flowers.