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  • Writer's pictureLauren Emmert

Blooms on the Move: A Guide to Shipping Wedding Bouquets with Ease

So, you've tied the knot, your special day was a blooming success, and now you're left with a bouquet of memories in the form of beautiful wedding flowers. You've chosen your floral preservation artist and now it's time to ship them. It sounds a little unheard of to mail flowers but don't worry, it's simpler than you might think. Follow these easy steps to ensure your wedding flowers arrive at our doorstep as fresh as when you first held them.

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Your Wedding Day: Important tips for Wedding Bouquet preservation

I always recommend putting someone in charge of the bouquet after the ceremony. It's important to keep the flowers hydrated, cool, and treated gently. Flowers show bruising easily so it's best to avoid the bouquet toss! You can request a small bouquet from your florist if you really want this to be a part of your day! Now that you have your flowers well taken care of, it's time to move on to shipping!

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies (and a Dash of Enthusiasm)

Before the big day, channel your inner organized guru and gather everything you'll need for this exciting flower-shipping endeavor. You'll want to make sure you have your supplies ready so you can quickly package them after the big day. ( Pro tip: have someone else be in charge of shipping your flowers for you if you are leaving for a honeymoon.) Quick action is key here!

Step 2: Trim, Wrap, and Secure

Alright, now that your wedding is a memory, let's give those flowers the VIP treatment they deserve. First, grab your trusty pair of gardening shears and trim those stems at a stylish 45-degree angle. Then, wrap the trimmed stems in a damp paper towel. We want to keep them happy and hydrated on their trip. To avoid any unfortunate mishaps, secure the paper towel-wrapped stems with a plastic bag secured by rubber bands or tape. But wait, there's a flower-saving hack here: don't wet the petals! We want those petals to stay dry so they don't transform into tiny moldy marshmallows.

Step 3: Pack with Care and Creativity

Imagine you're playing a game of Tetris, but instead of blocks, you're arranging crumbled paper, paper towels, or even newspaper in a box. This is all about creating a comfy cushion for your precious petals. What's the rule? No plastic allowed! We're all about letting those flowers breathe. And here's a little trick: grab a smaller box, nestle it in the bottom of your bigger box, tape it down, and cut a neat 'X' in it. This is your personal flower holder to keep that bouquet upright during its journey.

Step 4: Seal, Ship, and Smile

You're almost there – the finish line is in sight! Seal up your creatively packed box, add your address with a flourish, and wave it off on its journey. Overnight or 1-2 day shipping is your best bet to ensure your flowers don't take a scenic detour. And just like that, you've successfully sent your bouquet on a post-wedding adventure.

So, there you have it – a simple and fun guide to shipping your wedding flowers. With a bit of prep, a touch of creativity, and a sprinkle of care, your floral memories will arrive at our doorstep in pristine condition, ready to be cherished for years to come. Now that wasn't so hard, was it? Happy shipping! 🌸🌼📦

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