Ordering orchid plants online

I'm looking into buying potted orchid plants for our centerpieces, and I've found a few websites where you can order them and it is much cheaper than through the florist.  But I'm a little hesitant to do this since I'm worried they will look bad.  Has anyone ordered orchids online?  Any recommended sites?

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Re: Ordering orchid plants online

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    flower_divaflower_diva member
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    edited December 2011
    my opionion is not to.  The foliage is very sturdy but the stems and blooms are not. The stems are very brittle and many times the blooms/buds will be traumatized by shipping and will fall off.The plants are not attractive by themselves. In my opinion you are taking a real gamble doing this.If you do order them, have a plan B just in case it doesn't work out.
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    edited December 2011
    In my opinion, you would be better off going to the florist area of a grocery store or a Wal-Mart or similar store and buying a potted orchid plant there. I received one as a gift for my home about 2 months ago, the blooms are still there and look healthy, and you only need to "feed" it 3 ice cubes a week. If you do it that way, the flowers only cost $15-$20 a pop.
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