I plan on getting mine at DAC its a local produce market. And then across the street from DAC there is a local florist that you can buy long stem cut flowers from called Floeria IRIS or something. I tried to attach a link from everythingplayadelcarmen.com but it didn't work.
I had done some research early in my planning and found out about DAC. Anytime you can support the locals vs big corps hand down Im on board!
We are not doing an altar either. We are placing flowers in a circle in which we will stand in for the service.
I might check out Walmarts selection for some things, but really look forward to being surprised the morning of to see what the freshest flowers are at the market and buying from them anyway.
Im planning on doing my own candelabra centerpieces with the flowers in the center in a piece of round floral foam attached to the center candle stick. Some maybe flowers around the base of the candelabra in a wreath piece of floral foam.
I want to have some local fresh monster leaves under my plate chargers or some other palm green ( hoping for monster leaves)
I actually look forward to buying and arranging beautiful vibrant flowers the morning of my wedding, Having my husband and kids take part of it if they want. Drinking coffee just kickin it.
We rented a pretty big condo btw so we have taken all things into consideration for prepping the flowers, big kitchen table, large fridge, sink, etc.
If staying at a hotel I wouldn't do it myself, and if staying somewhere that I had to drive to pick up the flowers and take back and feel pressured I wouldn't do it.
Good luck ladies!!