The Millennial Bride’s Guide to Buying Flowers Online

 
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Every bride wants their big day to go off without a hitch. However, in order to do that, she must be able to properly plan out every aspect of her wedding to ensure that everything comes out just as she (and the groom) wants it to be. However, planning a wedding can sometimes be a full time job. From finding the perfect venue to picking out the bridal party attire; getting to and from every place that you need to be is often…well, time consuming. The good news however, is that the internet can be a huge help in various stages of planning your big day. It allows you to shop for the things you need most without having to leave home (or work).

Buying Flowers Online  Aside from the wedding attire and venue, one of the most important parts of pulling off a beautiful wedding is the décor. From the bridal bouquets to the centerpieces strewn throughout the venue, having the perfect décor is what really gives your day that romantic feel. If you’re looking to incorporate flowers into your wedding décor, then you’ll need to find a florist and sooner rather than later. However, finding a florist, looking through their various arrangements, and finding the perfect flower arrangements for your wedding day takes a lot of time. Instead, you might consider shopping for them online! Shopping for flowers online saves you time and money all in one shot. This will certainly put a smile on the bride – and the groom’s face.A Method to the MadnessThere has to be a method to the madness if you’re going to get the perfect flowers for your big day. Since you’ll be purchasing the flowers online and not actually seeing the arrangements in person, you’ll want to take your time so that you can assure that you’ve made the best choices possible. Below are a few pointers to keep in mind as you begin shopping:1.  Only work with reputable online florists – there are literally hundreds of floral websites offering quality products for a decent price. It is important that you take extra precaution when picking your florist. After all, this is your big day and choosing the wrong vendor could mean gathering wild flowers from the nearest park or maybe even the landscaping if you’ve chosen an outdoor wedding venue, before the big day. When looking for the ideal florist online there are several factors that you’ll want to consider: the quality of their products, customer service, and reliability. Before making a purchase from any online vendor selling flowers, be sure that you’ve checked the Better Business Bureau for outstanding complaints, and also check consumer review sites to see what other brides have experienced when using a particular vendor. This will help you in discerning whether or not it’s a good fit for you.

2.  Satisfaction guarantees are important – Let’s say the flowers show up to your home and you find them to be nothing like what you imagined. Since it’s likely that the flowers were delivered close to the day of your wedding, getting your money back is not going to be the most effective solution. Therefore, you want to work with a florist that provides a satisfaction guarantee. If, for whatever reason, you’re not happy with the floral arrangements, they should have a backup plan or a delivery service in place that can get you the arrangements you do want in time for your wedding day. It should also be at no additional costs to you.3.  Customization is ideal – When shopping for wedding flowers online, you want to work with a vendor that will also allow you to personalize your wedding flowers. Whether you want an array of colors, ribbons, or gems, look for an online floral shop that can accommodate your needs. However, if you’re looking to get discount wedding flowers, purchasing them wholesale can save you a decent amount of cash and you can customize them yourself once they arrive.

4.  Call before placing your order – though you’re essentially ordering your wedding flowers online, it is a good idea to reach out to the florist. Calling them allows you to establish a better relationship. It also gives you the opportunity to express what your needs are so that you can assure that you’ve made the best choices with your online purchase. They can also answer any questions or concerns you may have and give you up to date information on the status of your orders.

Keeping these four bits of advice in mind as you begin shopping for your wedding flowers online should help you to have the best experience possible. Ordering flowers online poses many benefits and frees up your time to focus on other areas of concern for your big day.  Hopefully, after all your planning and stressing, your big day will turn out just as you imagined it to be.

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  1. Hello,
    You provided some great tips for buying wedding flowers online. I have been considering this option for purchasing my wedding flowers. After reviewing your checklist, it appears that Costco meets the four bits of advice. Believe it or not, they have a beautiful selection of wedding floral packages. The customer reviews are very promising as well. Thanks for your advice!

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