We all know and love Whole Foods, the health food mega-store that has locations across the U.S., with each store offering a curated selection of groceries and home essentials. But along with checking off your grocery list when you head to your nearest location, you can also use Whole Foods for part of your wedding planning. Enter the Whole Foods floral department.
Opting to go the grocery store route may be convenient for your needs, and it might even help you save on wedding floral costs. Ordering Whole Foods wedding flowers allows you to choose from an entire floral package or a la carte items. Or, you might even consider grabbing a bunch of stems from Whole Foods and crafting a DIY bouquet, instead.
Below, learn everything you need to know about how to order wedding flowers from your local Whole Foods store.
How to Find a Whole Foods Location for Wedding Flowers
The key to finding wedding flower options at Whole Foods stores is to first check with your nearest local store. Or, double-check with a location near your wedding venue. Not all Whole Foods locations offer wedding flower services specifically, especially in smaller areas. However, some stores do have an on-site specialist you can contact regarding wedding flowers. Start by calling or stopping by the floral department at the location you’re hoping to order from and go from there. If that particular store doesn’t offer this service, there may be nearby locations that do.
How to Order Whole Foods Wedding Flowers
Once you’ve determined the store you wish to order from, be sure to build in time for placing your order. In general, you should give the floral department at least one month of notice ahead of your pick-up date. (This is especially true if you’re requesting particular flowers that need to be shipped in to the Whole Foods location near you.) If you choose classic blooms such as roses, three weeks ahead of time should be sufficient.
However, as with many components of wedding planning, the sooner you order or book, the more likely you are to avoid any issues. If you’re looking into the option of Whole Foods wedding flowers, put this task on your wedding planning timeline six to eight months before the big day to at least look into whether your nearby store can tackle it.
Whole Foods Wedding Flower Packages
The store locations that sell wedding flowers offer a specific wedding flower package—this option runs for about $1,000 and includes a variety of wedding floral essentials such as a bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres, and small or medium-sized centerpieces.
Options for A La Carte Wedding Flowers
If the flower package option isn’t the right fit for your needs, there’s also the option to order individual stems. Bridal bouquets cost $150 to $250, while bridesmaid bouquets run $75 to $150, typically with a limit of 10 bouquets. Boutonnieres and corsages are priced between $20 to $60.
Centerpieces can be designed in small, medium, and large sizes with a price range of $30 to $150-plus. Of course, pricing varies for all items based on the types of flowers requested, seasonality, size, and intricacy of design. The store’s floral specialist will be able to give couples a complete idea of offerings and accurate pricing depending on needs.
DIY Whole Foods Wedding Flowers
The other option for wedding flowers from Whole Foods is to go the DIY route. If you, or a member of your family or wedding party, is confident in their ability to tackle this task, Whole Foods is a great place to grab bunches of blooms and greenery. Grab your favorites and consider crafting simple DIY centerpieces, or even put together your own DIY bridal bouquet or DIY boutonniere.
Single bunches of flowers including ranunculus, hydrangea, tulips, roses, and more are offered based on seasonality and availability. Bunches are priced in a range of $8 to $16, with the option to purchase bunches of greenery as well.