Don’t you guys just love love? I sure do. This weekend, I got to stand beside one of my lifelong friends as she married the love of her life. And let me tell you, the romance-filled festivities have me feeling all the feels.
But aside from the heartfelt moments shared between the bride, groom, and their loved ones, do you know what my favorite thing about weddings is? The flowers! I love seeing how the bride’s unique style comes to life in her wedding florals and how they set the tone for the entire look of the venue. But beautiful flowers often come with an expensive price tag, not to mention the stress of trying to nail down the perfect florist. And let’s be honest, as pretty as they are, they don’t last forever. Total bummer, right? Right. BUT, I have a solution for you — a happy medium, if you will.
When I got married, there were a couple of things that were non-negotiable for me. I wanted a great photographer and beautiful flowers. I was on a pretty tight budget, like $5,000. That seems like a lot of money, but let me assure you, in the wedding world, it is not. Anyways, while she was worth every penny, paying my photographer put a major dent in our already limited fund. So, when it came time to find a florist, I was shocked and a little distraught to learn how quickly the cost can add up when you take into account bridal and bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres, center pieces, and the works. That’s when I stumbled upon FiftyFlowers.
FiftyFlowers is a wholesale flower company that offers bulk flowers shipped straight from the farm to your door. What’s even better is that they have put together a ton of curated collections, many of them designed specifically for weddings, which take the stress out of having to sort through hundreds of options to put together a combination that achieves the look you are going for. And even better than that, their customer service was a dream. A green thumb I have not, but they provided me with such specific instructions for caring for the flowers that I was able to keep them alive until I got them into the capable hands of our awesome family members who worked tirelessly to turn them into the arrangements straight out of my Pinterest boards.
Here is a list of what I purchased:
And finally, a few tips for making sure you have the best experience:
- When you visit FiftyFlowers’ website, check out the “Flower Stories” (top right corner). These are testimonials from ladies who have used FiftyFlowers in their own weddings and have been kind enough to share exactly what they ordered and how many arrangements were made for their special day.
- Do a trial run. If you are having a bridal shower or other celebratory event in the months leading up to your wedding, that is the perfect time to order a much smaller scale of the flowers you plan to use on your big day so you can pick up some tips on how to best care for the flowers, practice making some arrangements, and be sure you are getting exactly what you want.
- Review FiftyFlowers’ “Flower Care & Preparation” page and follow their instructions. Flowers are delicate and require lots of TLC. They’ve laid out a plan for giving them the attention they need, you just need to follow it.
- 1-2 days before your flowers ship, you will receive a call from FiftyFlowers. A customer service representative will confirm the details of your order and provide you with care instructions. As someone who considered this a huge investment and was a little uneasy about ordering my flowers wholesale and having them shipped, I found this very reassuring.
- And finally, remember that it takes a village to make your wedding visions become a reality. Even if you’re a control freak like me, I highly recommend putting together a team of family and friends to help make the arrangements. Just because you can do something for yourself, it doesn’t mean you should. This is your day. Your people want to help you—let them!
I truly hope this post helps make your dream wedding/event become a reality. Should you choose to purchase from FiftyFlowers using one of my links, I may, at no additional cost to you, receive a small commission. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today and for helping me support my dream.
P.S. You can gather more inspiration from my DIY wedding [HERE]!
Until next time,