Everything went really well! I ordered both the 10 piece and the 17 piece Bright Collection. That way I had enough Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets and boutineers for our large party without having to do floral centerpieces. The only thing is that I ended up with two bridal bouquets, but I just picked out the ‘better’ one to use.
I did my homework by printing and reading over their info packet, so I had purchased a fridge thermometer from amazon and set my fridge to the right temp. I bought buckets at the Dollar Tree for the bouquets.
I had them delivered Thursday morning for my Saturday wedding, and the estimate of being between 8 am and noon for a city was correct. I got two email confirmations with UPS tracking numbers Thursday morning around 8:45, and I greeted the UPS guy around 10 am.
The flowers were beautiful! They came packaged very securely in two large boxes. They were wrapped in tissue paper around the flowers themselves, and the stems were wrapped in an ivory ribbon with those pearl pins. I got to work unpacking everything, using the included clippers to trim the stems, and putting it all away.
By Saturday the flowers had opened up a bit and looked beautiful. I put them back in the tissue paper and into the box again to travel to the hotel where my girls and I were getting ready. I asked the girls to remove any stray wilted petals and that was that!
I do wish the bridal bouquet was a little bigger, but that was my one complaint. I could’ve unwrapped the other one and added more to it, but that would’ve been way over my head.
I think Sam’s Club is a great option for someone like me; I knew I wanted fresh flowers for the bridal party but I had a smaller budget and ZERO DIY skills. We were able to cover the 5 Groomsmen and 6 Bridesmaid or Best Man, me and the groom, and then of course the FOB and FOG, MOB and MOG, Grandparents, step-parents, etc. We had plenty for everyone and two boxes of flower petals. With the $40 Sams membership, under $20 for the buckets and thermometer, and then $583 for all the flowers, I was overjoyed at everything.
Here’s a close up pic of my bouquet. I ripped off that random broken green bud. And then below that is our sweetheart table. All of my BM’s put there’s on our table, along with a decorative brooch bouquet that I borrowed from my sister for decor.