FiftyFlowers.com

Decent, But Not What I Was Expecting

Sarah (Bride) BROOKFIELD, WI
I love hyacinths and my entire life I've dreamed of having a wedding with tons of hyacinths. I wanted people to smell them and later in life every time they smell hyacinths remember the fun time they had at our wedding. Hyacinths are a picky spring blooming flower, and our wedding was originally planned in spring. It got delayed due to COVID to fall so I was THRILLED to find this site and many varieties of hyacinths. I wanted pale pink and white and they had both for fall season! I inquired where the flowers were coming from, because all the local florists I spoke with could not find any hyacinths for fall, even from Holland and South America indoor farms. I found out they were coming from Holland, ... great. I asked what happens if the flowers I ordered are not available, and I was assured the farm would contact me before sending substitutes. I was so excited to do my own flowers for the small wedding! My soon to be husband and I started planning and gathering the materials. Thursday before the wedding the flowers arrived and they were a bright pink and purple, no white or blush pink hyacinths like I ordered. And, they were short/didn't even send the correct number of flowers. I contact FiftyFlowers and there was nothing they could do since the flowers were flown from Holland a new batch would not be delivered in time. In the end, I am grateful I had hyacinths at all. And also glad I ordered other flowers from Costco since all my flowers from FiftyFlowers did not arrive. Looking back would I do it again? Yes. I loved taking care of the flowers with my husband. Please be aware IT TAKES WAY MORE TIME THAN YOU MIGHT THINK TO TAKE CARE OF THE FLOWERS!! LADIES, ENLIST HELP EARLY!!!!!!!! It just completely changed my entire outfit vibe planning to have a white hyacinth bouquet and then having to have bright purple. I knew it was a little risky ordering my wedding flowers online, and I read a lot of reviews and did a lot of research to prep. I wouldn't change it looking back. My disappointment lies with not being informed my order was not going to be able to be fulfilled as promised and no back up plan. I had the option to get roses overnighted but I didn't want that. Show more

Arrangements Made

  • 19
    All
  • 4
    Boutonnieres
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 0
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 12
    Centerpieces
  • 2
    Corsages
  • 0
    Other

Flowers Used for Sarah's Arrangements

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Corsages, Boutonnieres

I wanted a specific hyacinth look for my wedding, and these blush pink hyacinths looked perfect. I thought it might be too good to be true, and I asked before purchasing what happens when the exact flower you want is not available, and was assured that the farm would reach out to me if that happened. The Thursday before my Saturday wedding the flowers were delivered and included zero of these flowers. They substituted with purple and a darker pink. I was upset because no one told me about the changes and here it is right before my wedding and I now have flowers without the color I wanted (blush pink!). My incredible husband helped me piece things together. I was happy to have some hyacinths rather than none.

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Corsages, Boutonnieres

I wanted a specific hyacinth look for my wedding, and these looked perfect. I asked before purchasing what happens when the exact flower you want is not available, and was assured that the farm would reach out to me if that happened. The Thursday before my Saturday wedding the flowers were delivered and included zero of these flowers. They substituted with purple and a darker pink. I was upset because no one told me about the changes and here it is right before my wedding and I now have flowers without the color I wanted for my bouquet, white. I had to have a bridal bouquet with purple instead of white, quite a drastic change. I was happy to have some hyacinths rather than none.

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