Hello, I’m Emily Inman. I was a very obsessive, detail-oriented bride. Here’s what I learned about Costco.com’s Flower. PROS: Cheap, fresh, easy to use, and can order a year out CONS: No customization, must use own vases, must be there to receive flowers, little communication, credit charge will be on day of delivery or during the next week eating up credit limit while on honeymoon, and if payment does not immediately go through, then Costco will try repeatedly until it does and this may take so many times that your credit charge company thinks it is fraud and takes the money back. Tips to Make Your Life Easier: 1. Think about ordering the larger package to break apart the centerpieces and harvest the flowers (it’s cheaper than ordering bulk and works wonderfully if you need only 3-6 flowers for your centerpieces, turning the 6 centerpieces into 17+ centerpieces) 2. Be able to wait 2 days for pick up, preferably the 2 days right before the wedding 3. Double check your credit limit is high enough to make the payment a few days before the flowers are due to ship 4. Have lots of cool spaces (40-60 degrees F) and vases ready to use once the flowers arrive The Verdict: Costco’s flower department gets a 4.1 for being cheap, having very fresh flowers, being one of the easiest to deal with vendors pre-wedding, while creating head aches during the honeymoom because of their payment policy. I would recommend Costco for flowers but only if you can deal with the limited selection and transport to the wedding site(s). It’s a wonderful deal if you can accept those aspects and follow my tips. I hope this helps! I wish you the best of luck brides- and grooms-to-be, may planning not be stressful!
I can't believe I'm the first to rate this place. This isn't just Asian/Oriental. They also have lots of Hispanic foods, and I always see African immigrants shopping there too. (The current owners are Filipino.) They have a HUGE selection of rice. At least 20 different varieties or brands, in sizes from 5 pounds to 20 pounds. Short grain, long grain, basmati, Thai/Jasmine, brown, and sweet. They have a HUGE selection of asian noodles, regular wheat, plus ramen, somen, soba, rice, bean, and tapioca. They have a HUGE selection of pre-packaged pre-flavored ramen in bowls. They have a HUGE selection of beans. They have a HUGE selection of hispanic spices, a whole rack of probably 3 dozen kinds and styles of chili pepper. They have a HUGE selection of canned goods of hispanic and asian origen. They have a HUGE selection of candies of asian origen. This is another MUST SEE on the West side. They are on the point where Tibbs intersects Lafayette Road. They are on the EAST side of Tibbs, and the WEST (or South-West) side of Lafayette.
This is a well-stocked Asian grocery. Owned by Koreans, and most of the Asian customers are Korean. They have a dry food, canned food, fresh produce, refrigerated and frozen food. Also a small section with rice steamers and cooking/eating utensils and dishes. I go here regularly for brown rice, various somen and soba noodles, ITO-WAKAME (string seaweed), and huge pre-packaged bowls of noodles (with included spice and dehydrated veggies/meat). Another favorite are all the exotic snacks (exotic/weird to us westerners, that is) that I like to take to social gatherings and pot-lucks You can get bags of various rice from 5 pounds up to 25 or 50 pounds, and ramen by the case. If you're a regular shopper, ask for their VIP bonus card and get 5% credit back on your purchases. The guy who runs it is very nice.