Tips for Buying Wedding Bouquets Online

There is a growing trend to buy wedding bouquets online for a variety of reasons. If you want to think through this option, this page will give you some tips on what to look for and what to check when buying your wedding flowers online.

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Wedding flower bouquets are frequently the most significant source of color in your overall theme. Sometimes you choose colors for your wedding based on your favourite flowers and sometimes you want a specific color scheme and then try to find flowers that match your color scheme.

Choosing your flowers first is the easier option but it doesn't always work out that way. Also, picking flowers that are in season will help keep your floral budget on track.

Although the choices of seasonal winter flowers are not nearly as plentiful as spring and summer flowers, there are still some sensuous colors and textures to choose from.

Many brides will work with a local florist for their wedding day flowers, however there is a growing trend to purchase flowers online.

If you Purchase Wedding Bouquets Online

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Be sure you know if your flowers are coming right from the farm where they were grown or if there is a middle-man. This is very important because if you are receiving them directly from a farm, you are receiving your wedding flowers at the same stage that a wholesaler would.

This means that you will be receiving flowers at an early blooming stage, which may be several steps earlier than you might be accustomed to.

Flowers need to be well hydrated when you receive them and it is important to follow the care instructions carefully.

  • Check your order as soon as it arrives to make sure you get what you requested. Call the customer service department immediately if there is a discrepancy.
  • Depending on the bouquets you have chosen, there may be outer petals that are discolored or another shade of color. These help protect your flowers during travel and need to be removed.
  • Be sure you know how many days are required for blooms to open to look their best. For example roses will generally open within a few hours while certain lilies may take up to 5 days to open. Schedule delivery accordingly.
  • Flowers may require a light spritz of water to help keep the blooms open and vibrant.
  • It is best to keep your flowers in water at a cool temperature and in a spot with good ventilation. The recommended temperature is above 35 degrees but below 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Warmer temperatures will help your flowers bloom while the cooler temperatures will help them last longer. Avoid storing your flowers near fruits and vegetables. The gases the fruits and vegetables produce can cause your flowers to wilt.
  • Since you can't submerge a corsage like you can a bouquet, prevent them from wilting and fading by spraying with a light spritz of water, including the stems of each flower then place each corsage in a resealable plastic bag. Because the corsage is in a sealed bag, you could store overnight in the fridge with no damage caused from the gases produced by fruits and vegetables. TIP: Label each bag with the name of the person who will be wearing it for easy distribution.

Ensure your wedding flower bouquets look their absolute best by following the care instructions carefully. 

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