I purchased a sampling of the flowers I will be using for my wedding to do a trial run for my bridal shower. The flowers arrived on time, and I was notified when they were on their way.
I unpacked them right away and put them in buckets of water to allow them to open, just as directed. The roses took about a full day to open completely. The hydrangeas were beautiful right out of the box and lasted almost a week in wet floral foam.
The rose sample box was very helpful, not only for deciding on a color for the wedding, but also which varieties held up the best/longest. The variety of greenery was what I expected, but I now know which varieties I liked the best. I had plenty of green filler from the small pack left over after making 8 small centerpieces.
I was very happy with the flowers I chose, and feel much more confident about doing my own wedding centerpieces!