From late March through October, Renfrow Farms offers bulk buckets of beautiful blooms and foliage from our farm for economical do-it-yourself designs for weddings, showers, and other special events.
Each buckets contains a seasonal mixture of focal flowers, filler flowers, and foliage for your artistic enjoyment.
Contact Pressly@RenfrowFarms.com for pricing and availability. Read below for FAQs and more details.
Are Bulk Buckets of Blooms the option for you?
Do you like the idea of designing and arranging flowers for your special event? Are you looking for a way to keep costs down but want something more unique and special than the standard supermarket flower look? Buying bulk buckets of Renfrow Farms flowers and foliage is a budget-friendly option for those who have time to exercise their talent before the big event, or have friends and/or family members who do so.
Do you have the tools and equipment needed to create your own floral designs? Heavy-duty floral snips, vases, & other supplies may be needed, depending on the items you are making. Bridal bouquets and boutonnieres typically floral tape, wire, corsage pins, ribbon, etc.
Do you have a space to make your designs and arrangements? Flowers are messy! And they need to be kept out of heat and direct sunlight. And access to water is a must! We typically lay a tarp underneath the table where we are working, to catch all of the excess stems & leaves you remove.
Do you have a way to transport the designs to your event’s venue, if you make them somewhere other than the event space?
Do you have enough time and/or helpers to make everything?
Typically, for weddings, we recommend planning on having 3-4 people committed to designing for a solid half-day or more. We do not advise attempting to make everything on the day of the event.
Making bridal and maids bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages is not easy for a beginner to attempt alone! If these specific pieces intimidate you & your helpers, check out our wedding A La Carte option.
If the answer to all of these questions is YES! then Renfrow Farms’ bulk buckets of blooms are a fantastic way for you to use exercise your creativity while using beautiful, local, seasonal flowers for your wedding or event.
How do I place my order for bulk flowers?
Please email Pressly at RenfrowFarm@gmail.com to confirm availability of bulk buckets on your desired pick-up date. Once your order is confirmed, we ask for a down payment of 50% of your order. The balance is due when you pick up your flowers at Renfrow Hardware or the farm, location depending on quantity ordered and when you need them.
How many stems come in a bucket?
The buckets are filled with a mixture of focal flowers, secondary flowers, filler flowers, and foliage. Stem count varies slightly depending on the season and what is available, but averages around 45 stems.
How many arrangements can be made with each bucket?
This depends on the shape and size of your vases, but one bucket typically makes 4-6 quart-sized mason jar arrangements, depending on how full you make them.
May I request specific flowers in my buckets?
We do our best to accommodate for specific requests, but ultimately the contents will depend on what we have blooming that week! If you want large quantities of premium focal flowers, such as sunflowers, dahlias, and lisianthus, they are priced separately and may be added to your order. Please let us know via email if you are interested in adding any 10-stem bunches of specific focal flowers.
How long will the flowers last?
If properly cared for, most varieties we grow last at least a week, oftentimes much longer! Use clean vases, cut stems with sharp, clean clippers, and change the water daily.
Do the flowers need to be refrigerated?
No, but keep them out of direct sunlight and away from food and pets.
When should I pick up the flowers?
We will work with your schedule and make your flowers available for pick-up at either the farm or at Renfrow Hardware, depending on the situation. For most Saturday weddings, we advise picking up and arranging the flowers on Thursday, but once again, we are willing to work with your schedule to arrange pick-up between 8am & 5pm, any day but Sunday.
Do I need to bring my own buckets?
No, we will have plenty of very clean buckets for you to transport everything. We will recycle and reuse the buckets, so you may return the buckets to the hardware store or our Tuesday farm stand after your event.
Do you offer design consultation/tutorials and assistance in planning order quantities?
Floral design assistance and planning is not included with bulk bucket orders, but we host private design consultations, by appointment, for $50/hour. Pressly used the book Fresh from the Field Wedding Flowers & its accompanying instructional videos when she grew and arranged all of her own flowers for the first time, for her own wedding. This book is a fantastic resource and is geared directly towards DIY brides wanting to use local, seasonal, farm-fresh blooms.