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Wedding Trial Run

Catherine (Bride) OMAHA, NE
I bought this pack for a trial run, thinking I might use this pack plus some focal flowers for my wedding later this year. I would highly recommend doing a trial run! It is really helpful to see how long it will take to prep the flowers and arrange them. The practice of arranging the flowers is invaluable. The YouTube tutorials make it look easy, but I had to practice repeatedly to make bouquets and centerpieces that were even and nice looking. And it really helps to see the flowers in real life! Also, you can see that I supplemented the pack with flowers from my garden to try different looks. The flowers themselves were great, but I realized I needed different flowers for the look I was going ... for. I'm not very good at answering my phone, but FiftyFlowers calls/texts/emails to make sure they get ahold of you to discuss problems. I mis-typed my zip code, and they called soon after I placed my order to get that fixed. The peach hypericum berries had to be substituted, and they called and gave me 2-3 other colors to sub. The moment FedEx delivered the flowers, FF gave me an automated call to tell me my flowers had arrived and options to listen to care instructions or talk to a rep. The box came with instructions on care and a couple packets of flower food. I prepped my buckets and had my supplies ready before the flowers came, which made everything go more smoothly. The flowers in this particular pack are pretty hardy, so they weathered the international journey really well. The flowers arrived Wednesday and I was planning to make centerpieces/bouquets on Friday, but I had to go out of town unexpectedly. I left the flowers in cool water in my basement, hoping they would be okay until I returned. I returned Sunday, and the flowers were still in pretty good shape, so my mom and I assembled bouquets and centerpieces. Centerpieces lasted 2-3 days after that. A boutonniere we made, misted with water, and put in a closed container in the fridge lasted for almost 5 days (almost 10 days from delivery!). Overall, a good and useful experience! I recommend doing a lot of research to make sure you know what you're getting into. If you're comfortable with DIY projects (and this is like the mother of DIY projects), FiftyFlowers is a great resource! Show more
Flowers by Kris

Arrangements Made

  • 5
    All
  • 1
    Boutonnieres
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 1
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 2
    Centerpieces
  • 0
    Corsages
  • 0
    Other

Flowers Used for Catherine's Arrangements

Make Your Own Flower Centerpieces Combo Box ( Make Your Own Flower Centerpieces Combo Box )

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Boutonnieres

They arrived fresh in bud form and were as described. The light pink spray roses are lovely, although they didn't quite open fully for me (most likely user error). I left some of the guard petals on and forced them open, which gives them a lovely ruffled look, almost like mini garden roses. Aster and berries are hardy and hold up well. Ruscus is indestructible - makes good boutonnieres!