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Considering ordering wholesale flowers online to arrange your own wedding florals? Check out this real bride’s review of popular online flower wholesaler Blooms by the Box!

blooms by the box - a real bride's review
abby murrish

It’s good to be back here and blogging as a married woman!  Mr. M and I were married on May 25 and it was glorious. You can read the recap and my musings on the wedding day here. Now that my big day is behind me, I’m excited to share some of the details about my wedding flowers, and specifically a review of the flowers and experience from Blooms by the Box! 

I decided early on that I would be using wholesale flowers for my reception decorations rather than hiring a professional. I was pleased to be given the opportunity via The Budget Savvy Bride to receive some fresh flowers from Blooms by the Box in exchange for sharing a review with my unbiased opinion as a budget bride. I’m so grateful this allowed me to explore this budget-savvy way of incorporating real flowers into our wedding.

What I Ordered from Blooms by the Box

After perusing the Blooms by the Box website, I ordered the following for my wedding reception:

We had the flowers arrive on Friday morning (my wedding was on Sunday) and my mom and I immediately cut the stems and placed them in water, per directions provided by Blooms by the Box.  On Saturday morning, my mom, aunt, maid of honor, and I DIYed away.  My aunt is a flower genius, so she led the charge with the flowers.

Blooms by the Box Review from a real bride
The beautiful roses!

How We Used The Flowers I Ordered

We wired the roses using floral wire to keep the roses from falling as they opened up. Note: This was my aunt’s suggestion and something we hadn’t thought of doing until Saturday morning.  Fortunately, my mom had a stash of floral wire that we used.

Blooms by the Box Review from a real bride

We started the centerpieces, by filling the (thrifted) vases with a few sprigs of Baby’s Breath and some Leather Leaf Fern.

Blooms by the Box Review from a real bride

We added 2-5 Geraldine roses (depending on the vase size) and finished off the arrangements by filling in with more Baby’s Breath and more Leather Leaf Fern.

Blooms by the Box Review from a real bride

And, voila!  We were finished.  We did this for approximately 25 tables and it took us just about three hours (including clean-up). Check out my post on the wedding to see how the flowers so beautifully accented the day and for some other ways we used the remaining product we didn’t use for the centerpieces.

The flowers are packed up and ready to go!
The flowers are packed up and ready to go!

Reasons Why I Loved Using Blooms by the Box for My Wedding

Blooms by the Box was a pleasure to work with, and here are just a few reasons I would recommend them to brides like myself:

  • The staff are friendly and helpful and willing to answer your questions about the products you’re interested in.
  • They have a variety of products to choose from that really do meet any budget.
  • Their blog is chock-full of great ideas.
  • My flowers arrived exactly when expected and they were in great condition.
  • They have great care guides for your flowers to make sure your flowers are in great condition for your event.
  • Did I mention the flowers were BEAUTIFUL?

If you’re a bride on a budget with a love for fresh flowers, I’d say wholesale flowers might be a viable option for you.  Blooms by the Box exceeded my needs, and because of them, I was able to have the reception decor I dreamed of.

My MOH and me with one of the bouquets we made for the church using the remaining roses.
Me and my MOH with one of the bouquets we made for the church using the remaining roses and filler.

*Blooms by the Box graciously gifted me $250 in product in exchange for a review.  I spent approximately another $200 on additional product to use for my wedding decorations. All opinions about Blooms by the Box are entirely mine!

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Considering ordering wholesale flowers online to arrange your own wedding florals? Check out this real bride's review of popular online flower wholesaler Blooms by the Box!
Considering ordering wholesale flowers online to arrange your own wedding florals? Check out this real bride's review of popular online flower wholesaler Blooms by the Box!
Considering ordering wholesale flowers online to arrange your own wedding florals? Check out this real bride's review of popular online flower wholesaler Blooms by the Box!

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abby murrish

wrote about her wedding at The Budget-Savvy Bride in 2013 and 2014. She loves sharing info and advice with brides about how to create beautiful weddings that they love. Abby lives in the Midwest with her husband and dog.