The flowers arrived mid-morning on the requested day (Wed for a Sat wedding). The staff from fifty flowers had forewarned me that the ranunculus typically wilt during shipping, but revive after clipping the stems and putting them in water for a while. They suggested I put them in a container that would support the heavy flower heads. This worked well and the flowers were perfect for Saturday. I used the smaller flowers in 24 small vase arrangements and the groom's boutonniere and included the larger flowers in the bouquets. We loved the color variations of the petals--really a beautiful flower.