Post # 1
We’re working on the flowers for our July wedding. Small, rural town in North Idaho, without a flower shop (or a gas station!). My mom seems to think that ordering flowers to be delivered the day of is the way to go. I’m inclined to agree- less fuss!
Flowers aren’t one of my priorities for the day of. As long as I have something to hold I’m good, so I’m not going to get too worked up about them.
Anyone have a good experience with delivery flowers?
Post # 3
Are you talking about something like FTD or another service like that?
I used Sam’s Club for my flowers. They were all loose, so it you want a bouquet, you’ll have to make it or have someone make it for you. You also need to order 3-4 days before the event to give them time to recover and open. My wedding coordinator took care of all this for me, so the process from my point of view was super simple. They looked great and lasted really well too.
Post # 4
Yes, I’m talking about some kind of service that will deliver to my door. Our lake place is an hour from the nearest Costco/ Sam’s club, and that’s hassle I want to avoid if I can. We have no place to refrigerate them for a day…
Post # 5
I’ve been in the floral industry for 10 years, spending most of that time in a retail flower shop. In my experience, services like FTD or Teleflora are really just a way to get customers’ orders to florists that are local to the recipient of the flowers. The order would be filled by the nearest florist, anyway, so I’d say look around for a florist that will deliver to the site of your wedding, and place the order with them directly. There will be less chance for miscommunication. Just my two cents!
Post # 6
I used fiftyflowers.com and I had them delivered 2 days before the wedding because I wanted them to be fully bloomed (many times when you order them they are still pretty closed, therefore they recommend you have them arrive 2-3 days before.) We didn’t refridgerate them, just kept them in water and let them bloom.
Also, whats great about fifthflowers is that you can specifically choose your date of arrival so that way there is no confusion.