Today’s Wifey Wednesday Spotlight goes to a local Jersey Shore Bride, who had her wedding at The “Sunset Ballroom“, of Jack Baker’s Lobster Shanty, and purchased her flower arrangements at ShopRite. Yes, the food store. While you as the busy Bride are out getting groceries, you can meet with a ShopRite Floral Consultant and plan away! This is getting a lot done, even before you put dinner on the table. Check out this Q &A, it may save you BIG money!
What made you choose ShopRite? My mom had worked with a woman who had her florals for her wedding done by ShopRite and when I saw pictures you could not tell the difference. Since flowers were not a big deal to me, I decided to get some quotes and then take that info to ShopRite and price out the exact same thing through them to see if it would be cost effective.
Did you get quotes anywhere else? Yes, I went to a florist in Point Pleasant and had a sit down consultation with the owner.
If yes, what were your savings by using ShopRite instead (estimated)? I saved about $700, which was more than 50% by using ShopRite.
Did you just use ShopRite for your bridal party flower arrangements, or also your centerpieces? Just bridal party, groomsmen, parents and grandparents flowers. Centerpieces were included at our venue.
What location ShopRite did you use? Brick, NJ.
Why pay less on floral? I am not a huge fan of flowers and when I received the first quote from the florist in Point Pleasant I figured I would rather cut corners here and have it go unnoticed than skimp elsewhere and have it look imperfect.
Did you get opinions from others because you chose ShopRite over a “fancy” vendor? I actually referred a few friends to ShopRite who were trying to save money in an efficient way.
They say floral can cost the most when planning your wedding, where did you spend your savings instead? We ended up changing our menu at our venue to the highest option available since we found extra ways to save money.
Did you have to pick your bouquets up at ShopRite, or did they deliver to you day of? They delivered the morning of the wedding.
How did you come up with your flower colors and flower style? I wanted my bouquet to “pop” against my white dress. So I chose a bouquet that was pink and yellow with a little bit of white thrown in. The bridesmaid bouquets were basically the same, just more white and less color so they contrasted with their fuchsia dresses. The florist at ShopRite was actually able to spray paint some of the flowers in my bouquet to match the girls dresses perfectly.
If you have a Wedding planning experience you would like to share, email Denise@ajhentertainment.com, and we will feature you on our “WIFEY” Wednesday Spotlight. It does not matter if your planning has just begun, or is in the past. Let’s face it, we all love to talk about our wedding regardless of when it was, or will be. Just a reminder, our BIC consultant will be at The Sunset Ballroom at Jack Baker’s Lobster Shanty on March 8th!