BloomsByTheBox D-I-Y Wedding Flowers

Watchung, NJ


Price Range

$ – Inexpensive

Wedding Categories

Centerpieces, Decorations + Accents, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Corsages, Flower Arrangements

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Contact Info

775 Mountain Blvd, Watchung, NJ (908) 791-0487

Reviewed on 11/07/2017 Kristi D

We ordered $100 of Ivy from this company for our wedding. It did arrive on time and was green but it was very shriveled and limp. The directions say don’t worry it will rehydrate overnight, so we followed the care instructions and waited. The next day of the wedding it looked... Read More more shriveled and limp. We were only able to use 6 of the stems. I sent pictures to the company and described the condition of the ivy but they refused to refund our money. They said they didn’t feel like the ivy looked bad enough and we only had 24 hours to send photos and request a refund. No one had time to do this the day of the wedding. DO NOT order from this company. Good thing I ordered our wedding flowers from Costco and they arrived and rehydrated beautifully.

Reviewed on 10/17/2017 Julie B

I ordered my wedding flowers from Blooms and they were gorgeous. The bouquets were easy to put together. They were delivered at the exact time the email said they would be, and the prompt delivery gave me plenty of time to prep the flowers. The directions were easy to follow,... Read More and the flowers were safely packaged. The price cannot be beat!

2017-10-18T09:32:29 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for the kind words! We pride ourselves in excellent customer service and we are so glad that you had an amazing experience with our company!!

Reviewed on 10/17/2017 Mike J

We set the flowers to arrive two days before the wedding day and it worked out perfectly. We bought bulk roses for our centerpieces while and they arrived looking smushed, but we trusted what they said in instructions, cut and watered them and by wedding day they looked... Read More beautiful. You might be able to get more perfect-looking flowers from a florist, but if you need many flowers and “very good if not quite perfect” does the job, you can’t beat the deal. We paid almost as much for five corsages at the florist as we paid for 100 roses from BBtB.

Reviewed on 9/12/2017 Katie S

I ordered several different types of flowers for my sister's wedding with the intention of putting them together myself. I ordered hydrangeas, sweetheart roses, baby's breath and seeded eucalyptus. Unfortunately, most of the flowers didn't make it to the wedding day, however,... Read More we did have enough to make all of the bouquets. I followed the directions to the T once they arrived. I unpackaged the flowers, cut them on an angle under water, put them in cool water and left them in buckets in a cool space from Thursday until Friday evening. At least 3 of the roses fell apart just as I unpacked them from the shipping box and 1 bunch of eucalyptus was brown and a second was starting to turn. I changed the water on Friday afternoon to keep it fresh. By the time I went to put the bouquets and arrangements together on Saturday, only about 1/3 of the roses were usable as they were falling apart or turning brown. Half of the eucalyptus was too dry to use. The hydrangeas were still in decent shape. Luckily we were able to piece together bouquets from the hydrangeas, the few roses that were left, babies breath and a little bit of eucalyptus but there really wasn't anything left for decor anywhere else. It was a lot of money to spend for six bouquets and I was disappointed because I followed all the directions very closely.

2017-09-15T14:38:16 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, and we are so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your order! Unfortunately, as flower are live products, there is always a small chance that they can react negatively to... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 8/29/2017 Allison B

Our flowers arrived on Thursday in pretty good shape for my wedding on Saturday. We followed the instructions on rehydrating and refreshing our flowers. On Friday, we DIY'd bouquets. The flowers looked better than the day before. By Saturday morning, the flowers looked PERFECT!... Read More We could not be happier. Also, before purchasing, we received very honest communication about the number of flowers we needed to purchase to accommodate what we needed to make. I was originally nervous to trust an online source for our Big Day, but BloomsByBox really was outstanding and the flowers bloomed perfectly! Nothing to worry about.

2017-08-30T12:16:38 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for your kind words!! We would love to see photos of your floral creations!!

Reviewed on 8/21/2017 Meghan B

For the most part it was perfect, but they called me the day before it was supposed to be delivered to say that they didn't have my color available for one of the flowers and would I like pink instead of peach. I said only if it matches and they said it would.... but it... Read More definitely did not. It was hot pink while everything else I had was white and light peach. I had more than enough flowers to cover for them and ended up getting a refund for those pink ones since I couldn't use them. I was pretty happy overall, but a little disappointed since they originally said it would be in season and available. I would have rather had extra white instead of adding in a new color that didn't match anything.

2017-08-22T11:16:23 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! Unfortunately, a lot of factors go in to availability, and our team works very hard to provide the next best option for substitution when we cannot get an item in stock on... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 8/15/2017 Margie H

Beautiful flowers, arrived in good shape. they were just what we wanted and we had more than enough to create bouquets and boutonnieres. I would highly recommend this company.

Reviewed on 5/31/2017

Blooms by the Box you are the best ever! This is my first time doing an arrangement and they turned out fabulous!! I have never in my life been more concerned about a delivery item than I was about the Hydrangea's I ordered for my mother's 95th birthday celebration. When... Read More they arrived they were wrapped and protected to the "Nines". I followed all of the instructions by your polite and wonderful customer service and the arrangements turned out perfect! The flowers really do come back to life once hydrated. I borrowed bins to get them started as soon as they arrived. Then the next about 36 hours we started the arrangements. (The night before event) The morning of the party they opened and fill out even more and looked fabulous in the vases. I recommend this organization highly. I you have the time, do it yourself, save money and go with Blooms by the Box!

Reviewed on 8/28/2016 Silje I

YES! I ordered the Pantone 2015 Colors Pack and the 16 Feet Garland Single Green. The flowers arrived 2 days prior to our wedding day in perfect condition and exactly as pictured online. I prepared them according to their online instructions and the morning of our wedding day,... Read More they were in full bloom and looking even more beautiful than when they arrived. I saved a lot of money by choosing BloomsByTheBox and absolutely recommend this vendor to other DIY brides.

Lovely Flowers!

Reviewed on 8/13/2015 Mindy G

We ordered our flowers through Blooms by the Box and put together our bouquets with my mom and aunts. The flowers showed up two days prior to the wedding, and were put together the day before. I am amazed at how well they turned out. We used them for our bouquets, for... Read More centerpieces, and for boutonnieres. They lasted all night and looked lovely! I highly recommend if you are trying to save costs and are a DIY bride.

Gorgeous Dahlias

Reviewed on 7/07/2015 Kate L

After researching the many online bulk flower sites I chose Blooms by the Box due to selection. I was ordering dahlias, but other sites do not let you choose more than one color without it costing more. Even without free shipping, ordering 100 dahlias here was much cheaper and I... Read More got to order a variety of colors. They arrived sleepy and wilted, like they warned. Within an hour of being in fresh water they were awake and gorgeous. I loved that they track the shipment so I had a good guess when they would arrive. I would absolutely order from them again. My centerpieces and bouquet were perfect.

Flowers turned out amazing!!

Reviewed on 6/24/2015 Briana K

I could not be any happier with how my flowers turned out!! Ordering was simple (aside from determining which flowers I wanted) and selecting a delivery date was easy. The flowers came the Thursday before my Saturday wedding and they were under bloomed (as expected) and by... Read More Friday night they were close to full bloom. I assembled the flowers on Friday night and had more than expected. My bouquet turned out beautifully and we were able to save ourselves some money!!

Excellent products - everything arrived in great shape

Reviewed on 4/12/2015 Anne B

We ordered flowers for all of our centerpieces from Blooms by the Box. I was a little nervous about what shape the flowers would arrive in, but decided to trust their customer service policy and all the reviews that said any issues were quickly and professionally resolved. Our... Read More flowers showed up dormant as expected, my mom followed their very clear instructions, and everything perked right up beautifully over the next day. The flowers even kept impressively long - many of them still looking great after we got back from our honeymoon! The only drawback, or at least point to be aware of in your planning, is that the flowers the website says are available or unavailable in a certain month aren't always accurate. I had skipped over one flower option that was listed as unavailable only to have my mom (ignoring the website) order and receive it. The opposite also happened, where one flower we picked wasn't actually available.


Reviewed on 9/03/2014 Sophia A

I ordered flowers from this company and Costco Bulk Flowers. The flowers from this company did not make it to my wedding day. I ended up deciding not to use them. They wilted and started turning brown as soon as I took them out of the box. I kept these flowers in an air... Read More conditioned room up until the Wedding Day. They were not worth the money I paid for them. My Maid of Honor ended up using the extra flowers I had ordered from Costco to make our Bouquets and Reception flowers. I would not recommend this company's services to anyone. I ended up with garbage and unnecessary stress.

Great Quality, Fun Experience

Reviewed on 5/03/2014 Hayley C

I was so nervous about using Blooms by the Box - I am not particularly crafty - but everything turned out so great! The website is so straightforward as far as giving suggestions for how much to order and how to store it. There are also a number of tutorials with suggestions for... Read More supplies you need and how to go about arranging the flowers. The quality of all the flowers was just amazing, and they really know what they're doing because everything arrived 2 days before the wedding and was just perfectly peaking on the day of the wedding. Definitely make sure you have lots of hands to help arrange your flowers, and make sure you have LOTS of buckets to keep the flowers in water, but overall, this was a really great value and a fun experience, too!

Excellent for DIY

Reviewed on 10/13/2013 Leslie M

I bought three wildflower boxes for my wedding. We had 5 bridesmaids, and four groomsmen + one grooms-maid. We had 200 had our wedding with 26 tables. I had more than enough flowers and was able to decorate the whole farm with little random mason jars of wildflowers after we... Read More finished the bouquets and boutonnieres for the wedding party, parents, and grandparents. It was perfect and a fun time making it all with my wedding party the day before. The flowers came out beautiful except for one batch of roses; but, honestly, we had so many flowers it didn't matter. I probably over-ordered because I was afraid more might not bloom right or go bad early. They lasted more than a week and we sent all our remaining table bouquets to a nursing home to cheer up their residents!

Beautiful Flowers!

Reviewed on 9/22/2013 Katie K

I ordered most of my flowers from, but for my bouquet I wanted pretty vibrant flowers. I ordered two different types of Garden Roses and I combined them with white roses from the other vendor and they were gorgeous. We got everything before 5pm on the day of... Read More delivery and they were outstanding. Great Quality! I called Price Chopper to see what it would be if I picked up the same type of flowers from them and they told me it would be $7 a stem. After shipping, these flowers were a little over $4 a stem. Great bargain for DIY flowers!!!!

Our Day 7/6/13

Reviewed on 8/11/2013 Tamara G

I was nervous to order flowers but determined to do the floral myself as a way to save money and personalize our event. We did all the floral ourselves and it turned out gorgeous. The flowers arrived on time and in beautiful condition. The staff at BbtB were so very helpful... Read More with assisting in how much to order, how to store and hydrate and provided video tutorials for instruction in making bouquets, boutinnieres, centerpieces etc. We saved a bundle, created memories in the making of our own bouquets, etc., and had a beautiful end product. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Great DIY wedding flowers

Reviewed on 1/29/2013 Brittany V

I am very happy I chose Blooms By The Box for my wedding flowers. I am not really a flower person by any means, but after researching the cost of a florist I felt like DIY was my only option. Blooms By The Box made it very easy for me. They emailed me a guide that described some... Read More of the most popular flowers, which flowers complemented them, how to prepare them, and how to arrange them. They even post YouTube videos that show how to arrange and assemble a variety of bouquets. I chose white roses, blue hydrangeas, green hydrangeas, and lavender calla lilies for my bouquets - each of my three bridesmaids had different combinations, but I had all four flowers in mine. When the flowers arrived from UPS, I was incredibly nervous to start prepping them, but it was actually fun! Which reminds me - DON'T FORGET to order the DIY starter prep kit for this part, because no way would I have been able to use the stuff I had around the house for prep work! My sisters and friends helped with the flower prep and arrangements and I was very pleased with the end results - many of the guests and even the photographer complimented me on my choices. Just a few things I feel the need to mention though - in the DIY starter prep kit I ordered came a canister of LeafShine. None of the instructions on the Blooms By The Box website seemed to mention this product, so I didn't use it. My flowers arrived on Thursday and by Saturday, the day of the wedding, some of the roses were turning a little brown and wilting more noticeably. I read an unrelated DIY flower guide after the wedding and it mentioned using flower preservative to keep flowers from browning. I have no idea if that's what the LeafShine product was, but if it was indeed floral preservative, I feel like Blooms By The Box needs to mention it more clearly in their DIY directions. I was probably the only one who noticed the browning at the beginning of the day on Saturday, but by the end of the event, all the boutonnieres and some of the bouquet flowers were wilted and sad. If preservative could have prevented this, I would have appreciated being informed sooner. That said, I believe the savings behind doing your own wedding flowers far outweighs this one drawback. It was a nice project for me to work on in the few days before the wedding, and for someone who hates flowers, I found it to be pretty fun and rewarding!

Good Option for DIY Brides

Reviewed on 12/02/2012 Erin F

I wish I could give a rating of 3.5. The flowers were pretty much what I expected, except that the calla lilies never really re-opened after shipping. Everything arrived on time, and the roses and carnations looked great! I also found their online resources and suggestions very... Read More helpful :)

Blooms By the Box came through.

Reviewed on 11/14/2012 Ruth Z

I was super nervous about ordering flowers for my wedding and I just wanted it to turn out right without having to hold the hand of a florist throughout the whole process. I ordered the flowers on the website a month ahead and set the delivery date for two days before the... Read More wedding. The flowers arrived right as scheduled and were just as promised. We let them sit overnight and made up arrangements the next day. It was so great to get all the flowers I wanted at such a reasonable price. Thanks for making my wedding beautiful.

I would do it again!

Reviewed on 10/19/2012 Tanya L

I didn't want to spend thousands of dollars on flowers as I had a very small wedding. All the florist in Vail, CO were so expensive! I took a chance and I ordered flowers and supplies from Bloomsbythebox. For the most part the flowers came in good condition. I ordered more... Read More flowers than they suggested just in case and I'm glad that I did. My only issue with this company is that I also ordered supplies and they arrived the day after my wedding. Obviously that was a great inconvience but they quickly appologized and refunded me my money. I would buy the flowers from them and get the supplies some where else if you need supplies. Other than the supplies, they were very helpful and guided me the right direction on which flowers to pick and how to assemble. Overall, I was very happy. My flowers turned out great!!

Table Flowers

Reviewed on 10/14/2012 Angela K

I order 100 white roses for our table arrangments. The roses were beautiful! Arrived ontime and in great condition.

Great flowers but...

Reviewed on 10/04/2012 Elena S

A few of the flowers arrived in bad condition, so need to order slightly more than you actually plan to use. Otherwise, all the flowers were beautiful and arrived in one day, as promised! The company is located in NJ, by the way.

Beautiful, but a little pricey

Reviewed on 9/30/2012 Amanda T

We did our own flowers, so I went to a flower farm for most of my flowers, but I did want orange flower petals for my aisle, so I ordered them through BloomsByTheBox. They were very easy to order, and came quickly, as promised. I stored them how it said to and they were... Read More beautiful. My only issue is, I got ALL my other wedding flowers for the same price that I paid for petals alone, sooo not really cost effective. I guess its a lot cheaper than hiring a florist, but not the cheapest option out there. With that being said, I knew I wanted petals, and Im glad I got them. They were perfect for what I wanted.