Post # 1
I need help!! I am trying to get certain flowers (gardenia, Hydrangeas, orchids) I have seen some bad reviews on here about fiftyflowers.com but they are old reviews so I wanted to know if anyone has used them recently. I talked to the live chat person on the site and they told me to pick other flowers that were sturdier but I want what I want so I’m wondering if anyone knows of other online flower options that will work with me. Fiftyflowers also will only deliver until July 3rd and the wedding is July 6th so some of these flowers probably wouldn’t make it. If anyone has tips on keeping these guys alive that would be good too.
Did anyone use an online flower retailed for orchids, hydrangeas or Stephanotis? How were they?
ETA: I saw Whole Blossoms did anyone use them?
Post # 3
My cousin used BloomsByTheBox.com, the flowers came out GORGEOUS! I helped her put them together and the flowers were on time, cheap, the customer service was great and all the flowers looked amazing. We used the DIY Flowers 101 guide before receiving the flowers and it really helped when we put them together. Hope this helped!
Post # 4
I used fiftyflowers, but I’ve heard that delicate blooms don’t ship well. My flowers came in droopy, but perked up after a couple hours in water. If you are planning on using hardier stems, I would recommend them, however more delicate flowers are probably better off being purchased locally. I also purchased flowers from myu local Costco as fillers (ecuadorian roses and alstroemeria). Here are a few pics.
Post # 5
costco online flowers are gorgeous thats where my husband gets all the flowers he sends me..
Post # 6
I’ll check it out.
I suggested this to my mother who is in the area where the wedding will be, and I will speak to her today. We didn’t need too many gardenias or Stephanotis so I’m hoping the cost difference isn’t too much.
I am going to get the few hardy flowers from the 50 flowers but I’m still looking for a supplier for the orchids because I need a lot of them. I’m looking to the tie dye orchid. The reviews from 50 flowers about them seem to be okay.
Post # 7
Thank you for the help. If you have any more suggestions keep them coming. 🙂
Post # 8
@Mrs Christopher: I didn’t use the company but I did want to add that shipping hydrangeas would be a very delicate task. They are quite prone to drooping/wilting even if you use a professional florist and must be specially treated to last. I would suggest that if you are set on hydrangeas (totally understand, they were my main flower) to go with either a local wholesaler, professional florist or perhaps Costco/Sam’s Club.
Post # 9
Hydrangeas need to be submerged in water upon delivery and have thier stems cut under water. They need lots of hydration. Gardenia and stephenotis are also difficult for an amature to work with because they typically don’t come with stems and need to be wired.
Post # 10
are actually for the bridesmaids, I think they would look stunning with thier purple dresses. I considered carnations and still would if need be but I’d perfer the hydrangeas.
My bouquet will have the tie dye orchids but once I read up on the hydrangeas
I got really worried. I think I will do my best to get a local florist in on the hydrangeas
per suggestions and also I don’t need a whole of them like I do for the orchids so the price point shouldn’t be too bad. Thank you for the suggestion. 🙂
Post # 11
I did see that in my research. Hmm, okay I will surely have my mother contact her go to florist for these flowers. I don’t mind paying extra for someone who knows what they are doing to handle these flowers.
Post # 12
I used them for sending carnations to my sorority for rush, and they turned out really well.
Sorry it’s not for a wedding, but I had a good experience, at least 🙂 They needed to come a few days prior because they had to open up.
Post # 13
Thank you to all who replied in the end we did not go with fifty flowers at all and choose a local florist who did a terrific job for about the same price the wholesale flowers would have cost. 🙂