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Why Publix was our favorite vendor - Flowers and Cake

Frugal Gator, on December 20, 2016 at 1:52 PM Posted in Planning 2 38

For those who don't know, Publix is a grocery store in the South-east. They did our cake and flowers, and they deserve to have their praises sung. Plus, I've seen a few "Has anyone ever used Publix?" threads.

They were well-priced, they followed instructions well, and everything showed up on time. We had no idea what we wanted for the flowers (other than orange and blue), but their floral designer made it work, and we loved it all. The day before our wedding, they sent us a thank you email that had me in tears--I was quite emotional at the time, but still. I couldn't recommend them enough. Oh yeah, and the cake was delish!

In the comments, I'll include pricing information and more pictures.

For those considering Publix, I'd be happy to answer any questions you have.


Latest activity by aray, on December 21, 2016 at 3:15 PM
  • Frugal Gator
    Master May 2016
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    CAKE $400.74

    • Tiered cake at $270 (feeds approx 65 people not including top tier)
    • Upgrade to cream cheese icing $27
    • Add strawberry filling $14.50
    • Delivery $30
    • Sheet cake with strawberry filling and cream cheese icing $59.24 (feeds 40)

    FLOWERS $544.02

    • 1 bridal bouquet at $84
    • 4 bridesmaids bouquets at $23
    • 2 altar arrangements at $97
    • 2 wrist corsages at $20
    • 3 pin-on corsages at $18
    • 1 groom's boutonniere at $10
    • 8 groomsmen and fathers/grandfathers boutonnieres at $5
    • Delivery $10
    • Taxes ~$20

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  • Danielle
    Expert May 2017
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    Used to grocery shop at Publix when FH and I were living down south for his grad school...

    Their coconut custard pie is insane. Awesome bakery for sure.

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  • OG Brittany
    Master December 2016
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    Of course Publix did a great job...they can do no wrong. lol I don;t know what I would do if I lived in a state without a Publix. Your cake and flower looks gorgeous by the way!

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
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    Thank you Frugal!!! So happy to see you around again Smiley smile

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  • Sweetmosey
    Expert May 2017
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  • CJ
    VIP May 2018
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    I wish I had Publix - everything looks great!

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  • Kayla V
    Expert July 2017
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    Beautiful!! I keep hearing rumors of a Publix coming to our town so my fingers are crossed!

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  • Amanda
    VIP October 2016
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    Great post! Publix has wonderful cake & your flowers were beautiful too! (I would've used publix for cake if my caterer hadn't required I use her for cake too). I had no idea publix did such a great job on flowers though! Glad you got a good deal & quality products!

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  • MrsAO
    Devoted November 2016
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    We had a Publix cake as well! It was carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. SO good!

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  • SpringBride2015
    Super June 2016
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    I used publix as well. I knew for our DW in Destin we would use publix for our cake and cupcakes. Their cakes are delicious and they were very easy to work with. They even added our cupcake wrappers for us. Here is a pic of our cake.

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  • Chip
    Master March 2018
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    I really want to use publix! FH really wants to use "real" vendors, but i can't get enough

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  • Bee
    Master April 2017
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    Ugh I wish we had a publix here in NY. I've only heard really good things about their cake. Didn't realize they delivered these things too!

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  • Dena
    Master April 2017
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    I am traveling back to South Florida for the holidays and there are 2 things that are a must: Key West wings from Wings Plus in Weston, and a slice of Publix cake!!!

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  • Grechen
    Super August 2017
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    I don't have a Publix near me Smiley sad I'm keeping my fingers crossed they'll show up someday!

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  • Carrie
    Devoted September 2016
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    We had a publix cake and it was so good! And beautiful too, along with being very well priced. Smiley smile I grew up in Florida loving publix and I need them to come up to Virginia! Kroger is just not the same haha

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  • Jessie
    Dedicated October 2017
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    FH and I are thinking about using Publix for our cake. So glad y'all had a good experience with them! It's great to hear

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  • Venita
    Devoted November 2017
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    Awesome post, I was JUST wondering about this today!!!

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  • MNBride
    Master June 2017
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    No Publix up here :o(

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  • KentuckyWineBride
    VIP November 2016
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    Publix has the most amazing key lime pie. Lawd!

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  • Jess
    Savvy November 2017
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    What?? I had no idea publix could do flowers for a wedding! Though why should I be surprised...they're amazing! Can you give me some more info (I live in FL) how you went about getting in touch with them to get prices?

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