I love fresh flowers for the home and as a gift, but I hate making a special trip to a florist and paying those high prices for a fresh arrangement and then having to transport it. That being said, I am also a little leery of ordering fresh flowers online and having them sent as a gift because you just never know what you're going to get from a new internet-based florist. I've used a couple internet florists before with varying success. When I was given the chance to try out FromYouFlowers.com, I was excited to see what their product would look like.
I received a Christmas Cheer bouquet via UPS. It was scheduled to be delivered on Friday afternoon, but I was going to be out of state until Sunday evening and for some reason I wasn't able to hold the delivery with UPS. The flowers sat in their box at my mailbox out in the weather from Friday afternoon until Sunday evening.....I was really worried at what the flowers would look like after being without water for that long. I opened the box and was pleasantly surprised to find that the flowers were beautiful and still very healthy.
My bouquet didn't come with any greenery or baby's breath like in the above photo, but it did have beautiful smell and color. This bouquet has roses, mini carnations and several classic ornaments that really made for a beautiful yet simple centerpiece on my table.
|The flowers came wrapped in florist paper and plastic for easy transport|
|Beautiful colors and plenty of unopened blooms for later|
|Sparse looking unless you have some filler or bunch it together more|
The vase was a very beautiful red glass and not a cheap plastic type. The only drawback to the vase is that it wasn't tall enough to hold the arrangement without having to cut off a good 4-6" from the flowers and wooden sticks holding the ornaments. The opening was a little too wide for the amount of flowers and decorations, leaving the arrangement looking pretty sparse and bare without putting a ribbon around the flowers to bunch them together more or adding some greenery/baby's breath.
The package came with a very nice card, instructions on how to care for the flowers, a packet of flower food to add to the water. The entire order was packaged securely and was easy to open and get the flowers out for display.
I think I've definitely found another online florist that I'll be using in the future for gifts and special occasions. This will also be something that I'll probably use this year for a gift of Christmas flowers for my mom.
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