Posts by Kerry


Taking care of fresh cut flowers is a lot like taking care of a pet – to make sure they live the longest, happiest life possible, you have to give them water, feed them, and pet them. Just kidding about the last one, but giving your DIY blooms love and the right amount of attention is crucial for ensuring they look stunning on your big day! How you care for your flowers directly affects their “vase life,” or how long they last after you receive them. Properly caring for flowers isn’t as hard as it seems, but we’ll show you how to do flower care right – and the wrong way to do it, too!

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Tips for Hydrating, Arranging, and Beyond! from the Blooms by the Box Pros

Creating your own arrangements for your DIY event can seem like a daunting task, and we completely understand why! For most people, this will be the first time they arrange their own flowers – and the last time they do it on such a large scale. No need to worry, though! We’ve got some tips that will make this process a lot less intimidating. From hydrating your flowers after you receive them, to getting you beautiful handmade arrangements to your venue, we’re here for you with expert tips every step of the way!

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One of the questions we get asked most often is, “What do I do with my roses after they’re delivered?” Don’t panic! The process of re-hydrating and caring for your wholesale flowers (i.e. making sure you don’t ruin them before your DIY event) is actually really simple. We’ve broken down the steps for caring for your roses to ensure they’re looking their best for the big day!

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Blooms By The Box's Save or Splurge - Peony and Rose Bouquet

As seen on Martha Stewart Weddings, photographed by Delbarr Moradi)

So, you’re getting married – feeling overwhelmed yet? A lot of planning goes in to pulling off the big day, along with a good chunk of your savings, so figuring out where you’re going to “save or splurge” in your wedding budget is important. If you’re trying to keep your wedding costs under control, DIY wedding flowers are a great place to start. Our flower experts are going to show you some creative ways to keep your flower budget down so you can have the wedding of your dreams – and still have some money left over for the honeymoon! The stunning bouquet we’re featuring on this week’s Save or Splurge from Martha Stewart Weddings is chock-full of lush peonies, garden roses and eucalyptus.

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Blooms by the Box's Rustic Romance Centerpiece Recipe

February is the most romantic month of the year, and a perfect month for a wedding! Adding candles to a centerpiece instantly sets the scene for romance. They also give your guests a warm, cozy vibe while they celebrate the love between you and your soulmate! This gorgeous little centerpiece from Ruffled (photographed by Tree of Life Films) is the perfect addition to any DIY tablescape that needs a dreamy touch, highlighting rose hearts, thistle, and stock. Follow our simple step-by-step recipe to create this rustic romantic centerpiece for your own winter DIY event!

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