Today’s post is a ‘Just In Time!’ post for all of you summer brides and grooms. So. I know that piles of you are planning to do your own flowers, like we did. Others of you really WANT to do your own flowers, but you don’t live in a major metropolitan area with a flower mart, so you think you can’t. Well, into that breach steps the fantastic Blooms By The Box. who deliver wholesale wedding flowers all over the US.
Blooms By The Box has been sponsoring APW since, well, a long long time. What I’ve consistently heard from you guys over the last year is that their flowers are fresh and their customer service is unbeatable. They have knowledgable florests on staff, so you can call them and ask questions like, “About how many flowers do I need for XXX, and when do you think I should have them delivered? Do they need time to open?” and they will totally help you. Even after all this time working with them for more than a year, my mind is pretty blown at how great that is. Beyond that, Team Practical members have stepped up to say that when they had last minute emergancies and called Blooms By The Box FREAKING OUT they day before the wedding, they both calmed them down, and fixed the problem. Which? Awesome.
About a year ago, Blooms By The Box actually sent me flowers to arrange. When I came home that day, I was like, “Oh god! The flowers actually show up, on your doorstep, fresh, in a box!” (Cue, head exploding). As you guys know, we used a flower mart for our wedding flowers, and it was kind of a pain in the *ss. If I had to do it over again? I think I’d just get the flowers delivered. Seriously. I’d get to work with nice people and not have to worry? Sign me up.
And finally, you should go look at the Blooms By The Box blog. They have how-to videos and tricks (including my favs the flower color wheel and alternatives to peonies), and um, it would have saved me a lot of pain if it had been around back when I was first figuring out flowers. So go browse already, and then buy some flowers.
Pictures: The amazingly helpful flower color wheel, arranging Blooms By The Box flowers in our kitchen, David’s and my respective arrangements