We received the flowers on a Wed and my event date was a Sunday. I would recommend getting them 4 days or less for your event as 5 days was a little much. The flowers still looked amazing on my day and were very easy to take care of. We cut the stems, put them in tall vases with black river rocks and they were PERFECT. So elegant and beautiful! ALSO! Somehow I actually got an extra bunch of flowers so it was esp. awesome.