From the moment we were engaged, I knew I wanted to arrange my own flowers. Everyone thought I was crazy but Fifty Flowers made the process so easy and fun. I spent months on the website trying to narrow down my flower choices. I knew I wanted it all to look effortless, like I went out to a field and picked the flowers myself. I received 4 separate shipments of flowers on a Thursday morning and I got started. It took me 2 hours, by myself, to prep all of the flowers and I stored my 10 Home Depot buckets in a cool place with no drafts. The flowers were in pretty good condition when I received them and It wasn't until the next day that I realized how thirsty they had been because they all perked up and looked even better on Friday. Saturday afternoon came around and it was time to put the bouquets, boutonniÃ¨res and centerpieces together. I had help from 2 of my bridesmaids and it only took about 5 hours. So much fun to see your vision come to life. My centerpieces were mismatched glass vases that I had been collecting and couldn't have been more simple to arrange. The bouquets required a bit more planning because I wanted all 8 of them to be somewhat uniform. The boutonniÃ¨res required the most patience but I loved them and so did my (now) husband. The thistle was his favorite. We transported all of the vases by cutting holes into the boxes that the flowers were shipped in. Worked perfectly. Our wedding had many DIY elements, my husband spent the morning stringing bistro lighting, he made all of the signs himself. We didn't have much decor, our venue was beautiful on its own, but flowers were very important to me. I'm so grateful that Fifty Flowers could help me achieve the look I wanted without costing me a fortune.