Loose Flowers

Let your creativity flow!

Receive bunches of curated blooms and foliage, hand-selected to your color scheme, and arrange them yourself! This can be a great option for crafty couples and those with slimmer budgets.

Loose Flower Pricing

Focal Flowers$26/bunch
Supporting Flowers$16/bunch
Foliage$14/bunch

How does it Work?

To order Loose Flowers, you’ll first need to decide what arrangements you want to make with them! Then, you will have to figure out how many flowers you will need to bring your vision to life. More on that below.

Once you have a rough idea how many flowers you’ll need, it’s time to reserve your date with us. Fill out our inquiry form to start the ball rolling!

When you reserve your date with us, we’ll create a Style Sheet for you showing your chosen color palette and the flowers that are likely to be in season the week of your wedding in that color palette.

One or two days before your event, you’ll need to come to our farm and pick up your flowers. We will give them to you in buckets of water, ready to be transported to your home or venue.

After that, it’s up to you! Time to get crafty!

We recommend that you keep both the loose flowers and your finished floral arrangements in a cool (preferably with AC) place out of direct sunlight and away from pets and small children. Keep them in water and change the water daily. Flowers should be fine in these conditions until your event 🙂

How Many Flowers do I Need?

When ordering loose flowers, you will have to figure out how many stems to order yourself. If you would like our help figuring out how many flowers to order, we offer DIY consulting calls at a rate of $45/half hour call.

The following is a loose guide to help you figure out how many flowers you will need.

Type of ArrangementStems Needed
Small bouquet20-30 stems
Large bouquet50-60 stems
Mason Jar / Small Vase10-15 stems
Large Vase30-40 stems
Compote Centerpiece60-80 stems
Bud Vase3 stems
Boutonniere3 stems
Flower Crown15-20 stems

Doing the Flower Math

You’ll need to do a bit of flower math to figure out your order!

Loose Flowers come in bunches of 10 stems. So, if you need 45 stems, you should round up and order 5 bunches.

Example Flower Math:

12 Mason Jar Table Centerpieces: 12 * 15 = 180 stems
1 Large Bouquet: 1 * 60 = 60 stems
3 Small Bouquets: 3 * 20 = 60 stems

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Total flowers needed: 180 + 60 + 60 = 300 stems = 30 bunches

To keep costs down, help with flower math is not included in Loose Flower packages. If you need assistance figuring out what to order, we can do a DIY consulting call with you for $45/half hour.

What About Bloom Types?

We offer three categories of blooms: Focal Flowers, Supporting Flowers, and Foliage. Read more about these categories! When you order, you’ll need to tell us how many bunches of each type of flower you want.

In order to make well-rounded arrangements, we recommend ordering a mix of 1/4 Focal Flowers, 1/2 Supporting Flowers, and 1/4 Foliage.

Types of Loose Flowers

We offer loose flowers by the bunch, where a bunch contains 10 stems. We offer blooms in 3 categories: Focal Flowers, Supporting Flowers, and Foliage.

Focal Flowers – $25/bunch

The stars of your floral arrangements! These are large and in-charge primo flowers. Focal flowers are typically, though not always, a round shape. We recommend that 1/4 of your flowers be Focal Flowers.

Examples of Focal Flowers
Spring: Tulips, Ranunculus, Peonies, Hellebores, Anemones
Summer: Lillies, Lisianthus, Roses, Sunflowers, Dahlias
Fall: Dahlias, Sunflowers, Heirloom Chrysanthemum

Supporting Flowers – $16/bunch

Arguably the most important flowers in an arrangement, supporting blooms will give your arrangements shape and texture. Supporting blooms can be disk-shaped, delicate, airy, fluffy, or spike-shaped. This is a wide category with lots of different kinds of blooms. We recommend that 1/2 of your flowers be Supporting Flowers.

Examples of Supporting Flowers
Spring: Feverfew, Yarrow, Sweet William, Geum, Larkspur, Lilac
Summer: Queen Anne’s Lace, Zinnias, Foxglove, Calendula, Snapdragons
Fall: China Asters, Celosia, Amaranth, Veronica, Strawflower

Foliage – $14/bunch

Beautiful foliage is the base for most great arrangements. It’s a must for natural-looking, organic-feeling florals. We recommend that 1/4 of your flowers be Foliage.

Examples of Foliage
Spring: Mint, Asparagus, Cress, Bupleurum, Ferns, Solomon’s Seal
Summer: Basil, Scented Geranium, Lemon Verbena
Fall: Eucalyptus, Sage, Raspberry Foliage, Foraged Branches

Loose Flower FAQs

How do I store my flowers before my event?
Keep your flowers in water, and store them in a cool place (preferably with AC) out of direct sunlight and away from pets and small children. Change their water daily.

How many flowers should I order?
See the information about Flower Math above on this page! You’ll need to figure this out yourself, or pay for a $45 DIY consulting call with us.

Is there an order minimum for Loose Flowers?
Yes, there’s a $150 order minimum for Loose Flowers.

Can I order both A la Carte Flowers and Loose Flowers?
Yes! Make what you feel comfortable DIY-ing, and let us make the rest 🙂

Can I choose a color palette with Loose Flowers?
Yes! We can accommodate most color palettes with Loose Flower orders.

What tools do I need for DIY flowers?
We recommend buying special floral snips, like these. Chicken wire can be helpful for larger arrangements, as can floral tape, both the wax kind (for bouquets and boutonnieres) and the waterproof kind (for securing chicken wire). Floral wire is also important for boutonnieres, garlands, and crowns.

How do I make floral arrangements?
That’s a big question! Let us recommend some online resources for you.
Mayesh Hand-Tied Bouquet Tutorial
Mayesh Compote Centerpiece Demo
Gardenista Floral Arrangements 101 Article
Team Flower Floral Design Tips for Beginners

I really love [insert flower type]. Can my Loose Flowers include these?
We cannot guarantee that Loose Flowers, or any of our floral arrangements for that matter, include specific varieties of flowers. Our flowers are 100% seasonal, and we will give you the best of whatever is blooming the week of your event. We’re happy to hear what flowers you love, though, and if they are in season we will definitely include them in your order!

Can I specify what kind of Focal Flowers I receive?
No, we cannot guarantee specific types of Focal Flowers (or Supporting Flowers, or Foliage). We will give you the best Focal Flowers (and Supporting Flowers, and Foliage) that are blooming the week of your event.

The Fine Print

There is a minimum order amount of $150 for Loose Flower orders. Loose Flowers are available for pickup at our farm in Accord, NY. We recommend you pick up your flowers 1 or 2 days ahead of your event.

To keep costs down, help with flower math is not included in Loose Flower packages. If you need assistance figuring out what to order, we can do a DIY consulting call with you for $45/half hour.

Loose Flowers pair well with À La Carte flowers! Make what you feel comfortable DIY-ing, and let us make the rest 🙂

To reserve your Loose Flowers, please click the button below!