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Flowers on the Cheap

For those of you who don't know, I started a new job about a month and a half ago as an event planning consulting for a marketing agency in town.  My first big event, The Princess Ball, takes place this Friday and Saturday. The Princess Ball is an adorable night for fathers to take their little girls out for food, dancing and fun...and of course to let them feel like a princess for the night.  Because the event is two nights and will have 200 guests each night, the budget definitely had to be stretched.

I knew for certain that flowers for the centerpieces were a must, though.  And even though I had to buy enough for 28 different centerpieces, I knew it would be possible if I got them from one particular place... SAMS CLUB!  Specifically Samsclubonline.com.   That's right, Sam's club isn't just good for huge candy bags or enough toilet paper to last you all year, they are great for flowers!  And even if I buy nothing else from Sam's for the rest of my life, I will always buy their flowers.

They have a wide variety of bulk flowers that you can for a 1/3 of the cost of a florist.  I kid you not.  Now obviously you have to arrange them yourself once you get them (unless you order their pre-made bouquets), but that's the fun part.  I even ordered all of my wedding flowers from there.  I made bouquets, centerpieces, decorations...all from my flowers from Sam's.  And they were great quality, many of which flown in from Columbia, and lasting weeks after the wedding was over.

So naturally, when I knew I wanted to do flowers for the Princess Ball, I went to Sam's.   And once again, they did not disappoint.  So for the next baby shower you throw, dinner party you host or just the next time you want to fill your house with fresh flowers, check out Sam's first.  You can order 7-30 days in advance and select the exact delivery date you want!  It doesn't get much better than that.  

I will post pictures of my most recent purchase soon!  For now, I'm off to decorate some more...only 1 more day until the ball!
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