If you haven’t heard about Wish Upon a Wedding yet, get ready to have your heart strings tugged! Wish Upon a Wedding is the world’s first non-profit wish granting organization providing wedding and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life-changing circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation!
The recipients of these dream weddings get a day to completely forget about their sickness and celebrate the love that has been their everything in times of struggle. The love between these couples is the single most beautiful thing you can imagine, through sickness and in health. They deserve to pronounce those very vows to the family and friends who have seen it to be so true. They have endured life’s struggles together and deserve a beautiful memory that will stay with them as long as they both shall live.
Elizabeth Guthrie, the founder, realized the need for wedding wish granting when she participated in a large scale wedding giveaway, it was heartbreaking to see how many couples needed and deserved a wedding. She decided to do something about it. Wish Upon a Wedding got it’s start in 2010 and has provided over 70 couples with beautiful weddings all over the United States.
If you want to see how important this cause is please take the time to watch these videos, you might need a Kleenex! It is truly beautiful what Wish Upon a Wedding has done for these couples.
In an effort to raise awareness and funds for this amazing organization, BloomsByTheBox will be donating a portion of ALL proceeds during the month of December 2014 to to Wish Upon A Wedding. Please consider making a purchase or donating to Wish Upon a Wedding. Thank you we appreciate your support!
Looking to maximize your Valentines Day Fundraising? Blooms By The Box has you covered. With a huge selection of flowers at low wholesale prices, we also have the resources to help make your venture a success. Let’s talk about options.
Roses vs. Carnations
Demand: Roses are consistently the most in-demand flower for Valentines Day Fundraising, with red roses topping the charts. With this being said, they can get expensive. If you are targeting higher-income customers, then roses are the way to go. However, if you’re fundraising in a school, then carnations are a cheaper alternative that students will be able to afford.
Tip: Roses are priced by the length of their stems – the longer the stem, the higher the price. If you’re looking to increase profit margins, go for shorter stems, such as 40 cm.
Care: Buying wholesale will save you money, but you will be getting your flowers in the condition a florist would. Roses have thorns to strip and leaves that need to be trimmed. For those who don’t have the time and man power to do this, carnations may be a better option. With easily removable leaves and hardy stems and flowers, there is a lot less prep work. As long as they are properly hydrated and kept cool, both flowers will stay fresh for a long time.
Tip: If you need to receive your flowers more than three days in advance or sell them for multiple days, flower food is a must.
Colors: Both roses and carnations come in a wide variety of colors, with red, pink and white being the most popular for Valentines Day Fundraising. If you’re looking for a large variety of colors, you might want to consider our boxes of assorted color roses (no red roses will be included) and assorted color carnations.
Stem vs. Bouquet
Prep Work: A single stem will be easier to sell, but a larger bouquet will sell for more money. It’s important to accurately gauge how much work your organization will be able to handle. If you can have a fun, stress-free day of flower arranging with plenty of help, then bouquets may be the way to go. Otherwise, single stem roses or carnations are still a great option for Valentines Day Fundraising.
Demand: It’s important to know your customer base. Will your customers be more interested in purchasing a large, possibly expensive bouquet, or would they be more likely to buy a single stem for less money? Maximizing sales will allow you to maximize profit.
Questions? Ideas? Let us know!
Choosing what kind of fundraiser to do for your organization can be tricky. You want to pick a fundraiser with a high profit margin, does not require too much out of pocket expense, and will be easy to sell. Well, we have the perfect solution. Sell flowers during Valentine’s Day! It is incomparably convenient to order roses or carnations, bunch them together in pairs with some greenery and sell mini bouquets for the best results. You can make anywhere from $6-$15 on each mini bouquet you sell! Or you can even sell roses by the stem!
The fact is, people hate spending $100.00 on a dozen roses but still want to bring something home for their loved one. Offering a small 3-6 rose bouquet with filler and greenery is a perfect way to help people spend less while helping you make more.
If you don’t want to fuss with the flowers you can get prepared rose or carnations bouquets. All you need to do is get the flowers out of the box, cut the stems, put them in water, and sell them!
This type of fundraiser is especially good for college organizations such as sororities, fraternities, and student organizations. Selling mini bouquets in high traffic areas such as student centers, bus stops, and classrooms will yield a high profit. The convenience and low price will make it an easy purchase choice for students passing by.
What about a church fundraiser! This is a great chance to raise funds and provide low cost flowers yo a congregation. Sell them at weekly meetings or a church service to get the best results.
Like we said earlier, it can be difficult to raise funds for a cause or organization but when you are supplying flowers, an affordable price, and convenience on a day like Valentine’s Day people are extremely likely to buy. To find out more about fundraising flowers check out our availability and wholesale flower pricing.
Anyone else have more idea about where to sell roses and carnations to make a profit?
It’s amazing what the bridal blogger community can do! Yes, they provide brides-to-be with inspiration and adorable DIY projects, but when tragedy strikes they have recently proven to come together and use the blogosphere to benefit those in need. So without further adieu, I present Lucia and Henny of Utterly Engaged and Lydia of Ever Ours, who are the pioneers of For Japan With Love.
According to Lydia, “What started off as “I hope we get 50 bloggers involved” and “I hope we do raise $5,500″ turned into something far beyond what I had ever imagined.” As of today, the ladies are responsible for raising $54, 237 for ShelterBox and a movement that has spread awareness to the tragic devastation from the Japan earthquake and tsunamis.
Just fyi, ShelterBox was one of the first organizations asked by Japan to help and were on hand on the Saturday after the quake. Each large, green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items.
Ladies, I can’t commend you enough for all of your efforts! You have done an extremely admirable and amazing thing, and we should all follow in your example. Thank you for such a wonderful cause!
Click here to donate.
Keeping with the Valentine’s Day Fundraising theme, I would like to introduce you to your new best friend if you decide to sell roses on V-Day… the thorn stripper. If you have previously ordered wholesale roses, you know this, but for all you newbies out there I must forewarn you that when you buy roses from a wholesaler they are thorned! So #1. Be very careful! and #2. Make sure to use a thorn stipper on your roses to avoid people from hurting themselves when they buy them.
The most popular flowers used in simple fundraising events are carnations and roses. Carnations are very affordable, easy to prepare and handle, and are long lasting and durable. They come in a variety of colors with red, white, and pink being the most popular for fundraising. They can be purchased in bunches of 25 stems, with discounts given as the quantity increases. Typically, they can be sold at 200-300 percent mark up for a tremendous profit! For an even more profitable item, we suggest a simple bouquet of 2-3 flowers and adding a stem of leather leaf fern and a stem of gypsophila (baby’s breath).
Roses are also very popular for fundraising, especially for the Valentine’s Day holiday! As with carnations, they can be sold by the stem or simply arranged. We recommend using 40 cm or 50 cm stem roses for most events as they are less expensive. All roses are sold in bunches of 25 stems, with a discounts given at larger quantities. For Valentines Day, red roses are the most popular, but their prices jump dramatically, so plan your pricing ahead of time! For a higher priced and more profitable item, we also recommend a simple bouquet of 1 rose with a stem of leather leaf fern and a stem of gypsophila (baby’s breath).