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I was very excited when I was contacted by The Bouqs to review their products! Who doesn’t love flowers, especially when they are eco-friendly?! My excitement grew as I saw they had my favorite flowers ever: Calla Lilies, in this case, mini Callas.
I’m sure you are wondering how are these flowers eco-friendly? Well, for starters they cut your flowers when you order. That means no wasted flowers sitting around in a warehouse somewhere. That also means you get freshly cut flowers. They also pay their farmers a livable wage and provide benefits like healthcare, which is awesome!
The Bouqs also offers a neat concierge program. Never want to miss Mother’s Day again? Enter the info into the concierge program and you will have a Bouq sent directly to Mom always in time for Mother’s Day! Pretty useful!
I’m sure you want to know about my experience, so without any further ado here it is!
They had a great selection of flowers to choose from on their website. Flowers for any occasion, or just because! I really loved that they had callas, I don’t usually see them! They have 3 different levels of flower arrangements, so you can choose flowers that suit your price point and your bouquet needs. Ordering was straightforward and simple. I received my flowers about a week or so later. They were shipped right to my door by FedEx.
Unfortunately, that’s where things went wrong. It seems my flowers had a heck of a time in shipping. My poor box was all sorts of crushed. FedEx did them no favors! I looked at my damaged box and hoped the flowers inside were still okay.
I carefully undid all the packaging. The flowers seemed to be packed securely. I especially liked the friendly note that came with them 🙂
Unfortunately, there was some damage to the flowers. However, I have to say they weren’t that much worse than the callas I ordered for my wedding (not being a florist I don’t know if callas ship particularly well). The flowers had bent stems, and ripped petals (from being crushed). A few of the white ones also had little brown spots, I don’t know what causes those. It might just be natural, as I do remember the ones I got for my wedding also having those spots (the only callas I’ve grown have been yellow and purple). My flowers were dry, but I followed the directions and cut the stems then put them in a vase of water and the stuff that makes flowers last longer. After a while they perked up!
In spite of the damage, the flowers still looked pretty good together in a vase.
So how do I grade The Bouqs? Hard to say! It seems to me most of the damage was done in shipping, which obviously they have little control over. So FedEx, you get a D. The package did make it to me on time, but it was pretty banged up (worst package I’ve ever had delivered to me actually). However, The Bouqs does have a nice return/refund policy, so rest assured if your Bouq arrives in rough shape like mine you should be able to get it taken care of.
Would I give The Bouqs another chance? Yes, definitely, because they are eco-friendly (and I’d rather support them instead of conventional growers), also the quality of the flowers looked good, and the prices were very reasonable (I thought they were cheaper than what you’d get elsewhere for the same thing, plus no filler greens!). Additionally, they don’t totally spam your inbox! If you sign up for emails they send you them occasionally, but NOT like the OTHER flower guys.
So become a Bouq’aneer today and give The Bouqs a try! If you do let me know what your experience was like in the comments!