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Buying Wedding Flowers Online-A Beginner’s Guide

With this being the first post of our blog, we could not help but to talk about… you guessed it: FLOWERS! Because wedding flowers are such an important part of a wedding, choosing and purchasing them is a time-consuming process at best.  If you have considered buying wedding flowers online, but you are not sure whether or not it is the right decision, take a look at the following five things to keep in mind:

1. See if it is the right fit for you.

As with any other purchases, there are many options available for brides when it comes to buying wedding flowers online. Some brides would like to add their personal touch to their wedding decoration and decide to buy wholesale flowers.  Other brides prefer to have the wedding flowers already arranged for their wedding. Both are options offered by online wedding florists so you just have to decide how much involvement you can have when it comes to your wedding floral decoration.  Yet other brides prefer to have personal contact with a florist even if that increases the final cost of their wedding flowers.  That is the beauty of the wedding industry; there are options for every single bride out there.

DIY Wedding Centerpiece with bulk hydrangeas

DIY Wedding Centerpiece with bulk hydrangeas

2. Buy from a reputable wedding florist.

One of the biggest fears of buying wedding flowers online is that the flowers will not arrive on time for the wedding, or not knowing what the flowers will look like.  Although those are valid concerns, a lot of effort goes into making sure that the wedding flowers are in pristine condition for the wedding date and delivered with enough time to make changes and/or replace the flowers in case that the bride is not happy with them.  Additionally, there is a difference between buying food from a recognized catering company and buying food from a recognized wedding catering service. Although the two can handle big orders and make really tasty food, one lacks the experience needed when it comes to weddings.  The same holds true for flowers. The flowers you buy from a professional online wedding florist will be selected, cut and handled to meet higher quality standards than those for regular supermarkets or florists.  If you decide to buy your wedding flowers online, make sure you read the florists’ reviews and testimonials from other brides to make sure they will come through with your flowers on your wedding day.

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Bridal bouquet from Bridesign.com

Bridal bouquet from Bridesign.com

3. Ask for a satisfaction guarantee.

No bride wants to get married holding dollar bills in their hands; that is why refunds do not work when a bride is not happy with her wedding flowers. It is important to inquire what happens in the event that you do not like the flowers you receive. One of the advantages of buying wedding flowers online is that some online florists offer a back up service by which the wedding flowers are replaced on time for the wedding and at no additional cost to the bride. This is extremely important if you are considering ordering your wedding flowers online, because no matter how much money you are saving, it can all be a waste of money and time if you do not receive what you expect.

Wedding Centerpiece

Wedding Centerpiece

4.  Do not be afraid to ask for customization options.

One of the biggest fears that many brides have when it comes to buying wedding flowers online is that they cannot customize the wedding flowers for their wedding.  Although many wedding florists have set wedding packages, it is possible to ask for different colors of flowers, ribbons, additional pins or gems. There is nothing wrong with asking how much you can personalize your wedding arrangements. At the end of the day, you want your wedding bouquets to be as unique as possible for your wedding day.

Blue hydrangeas

Blue hydrangeas

5. Contact the online florist of your interest.

Even though live chat options have made it possible to buy pretty much anything online without actually speaking with somebody, you want to make sure you establish a relationship with a customer service agent. This will not only make your experience of buying wedding flowers online very easy and stress-free, there is an added convenience of having someone you can call any time and who can give you real time information about the status of your wedding flowers.

 

So… what do you think? Would you still consider buying your wedding flowers online?

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