DIY Floral Supplies


by Meg Keene, CEO & Editor-In-Chief

On Sunday, (which was our minus-one anniversary of the start of our honeymoon!) we went to see a Giants game. By some cool act of fate, we ended up sitting next to Emily and Rob of Emily Style, for half of the game. Before I moved to San Francisco, I imagined that it was a magical world full of good weather, delicious food, and bloggers who all knew each other. As far as I can tell, all of my preconceptions are true.

Emily and I spent part of the game chatting about doing our wedding flowers from scratch, and she gave me tips about the San Francisco Flower Mart, which we’ll be using for our dry run next week. Even more valuable, she told me about Jamali Garden Supplies, which she described as being “as cheap as those online import shops, but with taste.” And indeed it is! If your looking for affordable vases, ribbons, sea shells or willow, go check it out. Being your own florist is a huge money saver, and pretty fun at that.

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com. #NASTY

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  • ha! this truly is a magical city!

  • I would also recommend IKEA for cheap vases and floral containers. I’m planning on using there white pots to hold all my flowers.

  • i’ll happily second (or third?) the love for jamali garden – our lifestyle editor adores them, and has used their stuff for home / garden / entertaining shoots for years!

  • MLE

    You might also try the Oakland Flower Market, the prices are great and the selection is great and there’s no need to have a wholesaler license to get there early. I did my sister’s wedding flowers last weekend (7 bouquets, 8 bouts, 6 corsages) for about $100 and had some flowers left over .