Wedding Practice Run, So Much Fun!

Kate Norris (Bride) LOS ALTOS, CA
My dear friend Nora offered to help me with the flowers for the wedding and suggested a practice run, so we looked up flower vendors and decided to use FiftyFlowers based on price, selection, and reviews. The test run allowed us to test the service and practice with the flowers allowing me to learn when to order the flowers for the wedding. The box came in the morning to my doorstep and was immediately recognizable. I also got an email ping right away notifying me that they had been delivered. A few minutes later I got a call asking if I wanted any flower care instructions. They seemed pretty simple. One thing I would note is that the online instructions tell you to leave the cardboard on ... for at least four hours, which I did and the in the box instructions showed you cutting the stems underwater as individual roses. I took strong flower sheers and cut them all in a bunch in the cardboard. A single bunch fit fine in a vase, but for the wedding I'll have to buy some buckets. When we prepped the flowers I took off ~3-5 guard petals and found the next day that I probably should have averaged more like 5-7. We got some greenery and irises from the market and did 2 practice centerpieces and a bouquet. The last 2 pictures are Saturday and Sunday respectively after arranging Friday, the night I received the flowers. We also found that we will need to order more irises than I originally thought we would need. There was only one brownish rose that we received and next time I would throw it out. However one bad rose in 25 is pretty good! This was a very positive test, it was easy to prep the flowers and easy to use them. I will be ordering from FiftyFlowers for the wedding with confidence that my wedding flowers will be perfect. Show more
Flowers by Nora

Arrangements Made

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    Bridal Bouquet
  • 1
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 2
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Flowers Used for Kate Norris's Arrangements

Lavender Roses ( 25 Roses, Allow 4 Business days for delivery )

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridesmaid's Bouquets

Will be ordering for the wedding! Looked wonderful and very easy to use.


Me and Nora