Back when I was planning my very low-budget wedding with very little help, the detail that intimidated me the most was the flowers. And when something intimidates me, I tend to procrastinate. So I procrastinated flowers so much that the only reason our vintage thrifted vases got filled with anything at all was because my one of my friends turned out to have spent a few summers working in the floral department of a grocery store, and when he found out the day before the wedding that we had, um, zero plans for flowers, he was off and running.
The resulting centerpieces were nothing short of a wedding miracle, but I always look a little longingly at other people’s wedding flowers (allow me to tell you in great detail about the succulents and anemone bridesmaid bouquet I once carried) and wonder what we could have done if I had, you know, planned ahead. And if I got that wedding flowers do over? The first thing I would do is reach out to Blooms By The Box.
Blooms By The Box offers the same unique selection and affordable price points as a local flower market, except, you know, on the Internet. So you can do your own flowers even if you a) aren’t getting married somewhere near a local flower market, or b) want the comfort of knowing exactly what flowers you can get, with the convenience of ordering them from your living room. (Yay for sweatpants.)
The best thing about Blooms By The Box is that they offer their wholesale flowers in bunches of ten or less, with very small overall order minimums (starting at just $50!). Which means you’re never required to order more than you need, and they totally have you covered if you’re just here for the bouquets and bouts. (Plus they even have prepared flower packs that do all the thinking and designing for you.) And the second best thing is that all APW readers receive a 10% off discount on orders over $300 (keep scrolling for all the deets on that below).
Now, I know that the idea of ordering your flowers while wearing sweatpants and sitting on your couch sounds fantastic, but it can also be kind of overwhelming (I feel you. I mean, there’s a reason I procrastinated so hard). So if you’re feeling a little like, “This is great, but what do I do now? Where do I start?” Blooms By The Box has you covered. Here are four ways they can help you get started:
- If you haven’t even begun to think about flowers: Check out the Blooms by the Box blog for inspiration from real weddings and styled shoots, as well as step-by-step tutorials and flower tips.
- If you aren’t sure WHAT you can pull off: Check out Blooms By The Box’s YouTube channel for video tutorials on how to create bouquets, centerpieces, and more. With a few basic pointers under your belt, making floral arrangements can be easier than it sounds!
- If you’re wondering how much money YOU CAN actually save: Check out this example of a bouquet for the price of a florist versus Blooms By The Box’s price using the same flowers and their price using less expensive flowers, and see this article on making the most of your budget.
- If you’re feeling like you want the #lazygirl Option: Check out my personal favorite option, Blooms by the Box’s prepared packs. These come complete with all of the flowers, fillers, and greens you need to make gorgeous arrangements. Our faves include the tone-on-tone succulents and silver pack and the super-saturated sunset desert wedding pack.
If you do a bit of research and have questions, or maybe you have a few ideas that you saw on Pinterest but aren’t sure how to make them happen—give Blooms By The Box a call! We promise (and tons of glowing reviews agree), that Blooms is staffed by real live, super nice human beings who actually want to answer your questions and help you with your floral plans:
We offer personalized consultations tailored to your exact floral needs, style, and budget; we’ll help you pick your blooms based on your color scheme, favorite flowers, or inspiration photos, figure out how much you’ll need to order, and show you how to care for and arrange your flowers once they arrive. We love working one on one with couples, whether that’s helping them pick out flowers, researching fresh ideas for arrangements, or keeping them under budget. It’s so rewarding to know that we can give every couple the opportunity to have beautiful flowers at their wedding regardless of budget. We love seeing photos after a customer’s wedding! Time and time again, we are so impressed by the ideas, creativity, and talents of our customers and the beautiful one-of-a-kind arrangements they create.
So if doing your own flowers is on your list, here’s my final advice to you. Do a bit of research, ask for a bit of help, and then go order from Blooms By The Box. They are offering 10% off site wide on orders over $300 with code APWBLOOMS until 4/25/18 11:59 pm EST. (The promo code can only be used once per customer and cannot be combined with other offers.)
APW readers receive 10% off site wide on all orders oVER $300 when you use the code APWBLOOMS!