My parent's anniversary dinner is coming up and since it's a Destination event that we're hosting, and the only florist in the area is a grocery store florist, I'm going to likely be ordering the flowers online and taking them there with me. (I'm leaning towards the Sam's Centerpiece flowers) I'm not new to arranging my own flowers, but I am new to ordering online for delivery and don't want to break the bank since we're hosting.
1) How many days ahead did you order them to be delivered and did they open up nicely?
2) Which online florist did you use, and would you use them again?
3) What did you learn that you wish you'd known BEFORE embarking on this project?
4) Vases - online or just run to pick up a pack of canning jars and call it golden?