It’s officially wedding season and all of us at FiftyFlowers can definitely feel it! Recently, we’ve noticed a lot of brides are getting married on… July 7th! With the 4th of July landing on a Wednesday this year, you may be wondering when you should have your flowers delivered? So, let’s start with the shipping logistics…
- FedEx and UPS will not pick up or deliver on a holiday (aka 4th of July), which is why Wednesday, July 4th, and Thursday, July 5th are not available on our product calendars.
- FedEx and UPS will deliver on Tuesday, July 3rd and Friday, July 6th
If you decide to have your flowers delivered on Tuesday, July 3rd, we suggest picking hardy flowers that are long-lasting. Our flowers are shipped fresh from the farm and most of our flowers will be sent in bud form, so they require a couple of days to fully open. Each flower is prepped for the journey based on their individual needs and is shipped with priority overnight delivery service. In the rare case that there is a shipping delay, your flowers will be delivered on the 5th. Some of our long-lasting flower suggestions include:
- dahlia style cremons
- alstroemeria (also known as peruvian lilies)
The other option would be to have the flowers delivered on Friday, July 6th. We typically don’t recommend Friday deliveries due to the risk of a potential delay because we’re left without any buffer days for the “what ifs.” Although delays are not common, it is a possibility and we like to caution our customers. However, if you are interested in any particularly delicate flowers, this may be a risk you would like to take. Just keep in mind, if there is a delay, you will not get your flowers until after your event.
Our customer care team is available to help answer any question you have from before your order is placed to after your flowers are in water and ready to be arranged. We will call upon arrival to give you tips and tricks so that your flowers bloom beautifully!