I did not want to deal with a florist or go through the expense. It was a backyard wedding so we could be more casual. We also used the white centerpieces as a starter and that worked great. I was a bit scared the flowers would not go well together but it went more than perfect. Our only small complaint is that the Lillie's did not bloom in time. They started blooming day 7 and some died before then. But the roses and other flowers more than made up for this tiny issue. The customer service was amazing at making sure I knew my flowers had been delivered. Very important because we were out running errands and it was extremely hot so I could call a neighbor to put them inside for us.