We ordered these flowers to arrive at our home the day before we left for the venue. Once we got there, we kept them in water until the day of when our family friend came to help arrange them. She did a beautiful job with everything and we got many compliments about the florals. We wanted simple, yet sophisticated. The flowers lasted for days and were so fresh and beautiful! We are ordering again for my second daughter's wedding in June 2016 and can't wait to use Fifty Flowers!