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Get your Perfect Flower Match!

Our BunchesDirect team is so excited! We have launched a new campaign on Kickstarter.com to produce Perfect Match Wedding Flowers!

Our talented floral consultants have received a lot of requests over the years, especially as BunchesDirect operates out of three countries. Many brides and event planners are looking for something very custom and entirely unique for their special day. Mother Nature provides us with a wide range of flower colors, but sometimes a certain shade just isn’t available. Occasionally our customers ask if we can provide flowers in unusual colors, flowers with glitter, two tone flowers, or other creative ideas for their bouquets, centerpieces, corsages or other florals. While some of these options are available with silk flowers, there is just nothing as beautiful as fresh flowers for special occasions.

Our team of professional florists put their heads together to evaluate how we might provide more unusual or custom colors in flowers. The team began experimenting with new ways to tint fresh flowers, and “Perfect Match” was born! With the Perfect Match service, wedding or event customers could send a swatch or color sample of their desired flower color and select the type of flower they prefer (such as roses). BunchesDirect will then tint the flowers to match the color sample! This means our customers would be able to purchase flowers in a virtually limitless range of hues and effects.

To achieve this, BunchesDirect wants to invest in the latest professional techniques for tinting fresh flowers, and in staff training to perfect the process for different types of blooms.

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The Perfect Match service will be available to custom tint bridal bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, or centerpieces for weddings or events. Flowers can be matched to virtually any element of the decor; for example, you could match shoes, bridesmaids’ dresses, table linens or other special accents.This means your wedding or event flowers can now be custom made, and totally unique to your needs.

But we need your help to get things rolling! We launched a Kickstarter.com campaign with various levels of pledges available. Each pledge provides a completed color-matched product to the backer. Be part of creating a brand new way to customize flowers: funds will be used to help purchase the latest professional color technology flower treatments and to support the testing process required for perfecting the techniques. Costs of flowers and labor will also be addressed. Pledges range from $10 to $75 and every pledge gets you a custom colored flower product, such as a corsage or bouquet. For additional information please read the Press Release.

Check out the campaign on Kickstarter.com. Any support or input is much appreciated, and we would love to hear your creative ideas! Help us get the “Perfect Match” started and be part of something new and exciting in the floral industry.

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BunchesDirect is very happy to announce its National Partnership with Brides Against Breast Cancer! Starting in July, 2015, BunchesDirect will provide free bridal bouquets for every gown purchased through this worthy cancer support initiative.

Brides Against Breast Cancer (BABC) is a non-profit organization that contributes to programs for cancer patients and their families. The BABC brings the “Nationwide Tour of Gowns” bridal shows to over 100 cities annually across the United States. The revenue generated at gown shows and events helps ensure that thousands of children and adults impacted by cancer have the support and education they need. Proceeds from the gown sales help fund the Health Support Network, which provides free online education, networking, and support programs for patients, families and caregivers impacted by cancer.

Brides-to-be, these shows provide you with a fantastic chance to find your dream gown at incredible savings, while supporting a great cause! The mobile bridal shows feature all brands of highly discounted, new and “gently worn” designer and couture wedding gowns for all shapes and sizes. Gowns are generally priced between $75 and $1800, with the average price being $600. BABC also runs a permanent bridal boutique in Sarasota, Florida offering hundreds of wedding gowns in various styles and sizes from 4 – 22. The boutique also offers bridal accessories like tiaras, veils, slips, jewelry and more.

Pretty in White Bridal Bouquet

To support this amazing cause, BunchesDirect is pleased to announce that for every dress sold over the next year, the purchaser will receive a free bridal bouquet  of their choice from BunchesDirect.com, up to a $100 value! Now you can save on a gown, and your wedding flowers. You’re welcome! Most importantly, we are all thrilled to help support this important cause in the fight against cancer.

Click to find a BABC event coming to a town near you (and watch out for that Big Pink Truck!)

Ugly Bridesmaid Dress CONTEST!

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Always a Bridesmaid, but now a BRIDE! You had your turn at being bridesmaid at assorted weddings of friends and families. Finally, you are the bride! You get to be in charge. And you get to learn from the challenges of the past…like wearing a truly heinous bridesmaid dress down the aisle.

"It was the 70s" is Still No Excuse

Okay, so we’ve all been there. We are asked to be a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding, and it’s an honor and it’s supposed to be fun. We go dress shopping. Things get decidedly less fun. The bride has distinctive tastes and you end up with a disaster of a dress that makes you look like a reject from a bad 80s musical.

It’s not that uncommon. Even Hollywood has played off this theme, in movies such as 27 Dresses, Bridesmaids, and Confessions of a Shopaholic. Many of us have one, or maybe like, five, such offensive garments lurking somewhere in the back of our closets. Maybe we keep them so we don’t feel like the money we just spent on this ugly dress (not the mention on the ugly matching shoes) was completely wasted, we don’t want to insult the bride, or we feel we are going to re-purpose the thing somehow.  Maybe re-design it so that it is actually wearable in sane society, or use it for other occasions (Hallowe’en costume, painting the house, scaring off a bad date, need for curtains, etc.)

Let's Save Money and Sew Curtains...Oh Yes, and Bridesmaid Dresses

So why does this happen so much? You might even suspect closet sabotage so that the bride will look even better, or perhaps she really doesn’t like you. (Is she getting you back for that time you borrowed her best heels to wear to a club, danced for five hours, walked home in the rain, then tried to sneak them back into her closet?)

And why do we wear these less-than-flattering creations? Realistically, there isn’t a lot of choice. A bridesmaid can try to voice her concerns to the bride (with extreme tact and diplomacy), but if the bride gets upset? Suck it up, and wear the bridesmaid dress.  It’s the bride’s day, and it’s the job of the bridesmaid to support her before and during. If that means flaming orange satin with royal blue trim, then so be it. And also, chances are you truly care about the bride and want her to be happy, so what’s a little gold satin between friends?

Disco is Dead...Please Bury these Dresses

Of course, now that it’s YOUR turn to be the bride, you will select dresses for your bridesmaids with kindness and the very best taste…and you can have your fun showing off the bad bridesmaid dresses you endured from the past!

The Ever Popular "Disney Princess on Crack" Look

Yes, ladies, it’s the Bunches Direct UGLY BRIDESMAID DRESS CONTEST!  We are looking for photos or videos of the ugliest bridesmaid dresses of all time. Send your photos to me, Sue, at [email protected], along with a short description of the event. Be aware that photos or videos will be posted on our Bunches Direct Facebook page, the blog, and our other sites. BEST PHOTO OR VIDEO (i.e. Ugliest Dress) WINS A $500 SHOPPING SPREE AT BUNCHES DIRECT!! Yippee! Free flowers for your wedding!

Contest opens TODAY, and contest closes on SEPTEMBER 17, 2014. Good luck!

(And see, you were right: there really was another use for that ugly dress!)

Terms & Conditions

1. By submitting your story and/or photos, you agree that they become, as submitted, property of BunchesDirect, and allow BunchesDirect to post your submitted materials publicly on Bunches Direct media sites.

2. Please include “Ugliest Bridesmaid Dress” in your subject header.

3. The ugliest dress will be determined by a panel of BunchesDirect employees, who will take the Facebook likes and responses into account.

4. DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES is Wednesday September 17, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

5. The winner receives a $500 gift card to use at BunchesDirect.com or BunchesDirect.ca for the purchase of any flowers of their choice. One entry per bride please. Winner may not combine their gift card with any other discount/promotional offer.

6. Contest open to residents of the United States/Canada.

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.
The winner was Sarah I. 
Thanks to everyone who participated!

If you’d like to enter a contest to win a $50 bouquet from BunchesDirect, click HERE to check out the details. Deadline is Nov. 24, 2013.


TELL US YOUR ENGAGEMENT STORY AND

WIN A $1000 SHOPPING SPREE

FROM BUNCHESDIRECT!

CALLING ALL BRIDES-TO-BE:

Think your proposal was romantic, creative, or unique? Maybe it was just a simple intimate moment, or a public proposal that completely caught you off guard. In any case, we’d love to hear your story.

We’re looking for the best engagement story we can find. Whether it’s touching, romantic, funny, wild, heartwarming, or anything else, we want to hear it!

With a large selection of Bridal Bouquets, Centerpieces and Farm Fresh Flowers delivered directly to the consumer, this $1000 giveaway will make one bride very, very happy…

That’s right, just for telling us your unique engagement story, you have chance to win a $1000 credit toward your Wedding Flowers from BunchesDirect.com or BunchesDirect.ca.

HERE’S HOW TO ENTER:

1) Write up your story – it can be anywhere between 100 and 1000 words. If you have any pictures to attach to it, all the better! (but please, no more than 2MB in size per email.)

2) Send it to [email protected], either in the body of the email or as an attachment to enter. Please include the words ‘ENGAGEMENT CONTEST’ in the Subject Line of the email.

3) The contest winner will be announced on BunchesDirect.com and BunchesDirect.ca, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BunchesDirect , and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FlowerGuide at a date to be announced.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

1. By submitting your story and/or photos, you agree that they become, as submitted, property of BunchesDirect, and allow BunchesDirect to post your submitted materials publicly on sites including but not limited to, BunchesDirect.com, BunchesDirect.ca, BunchesDirect.org.

2. You agree to allow BunchesDirect to contact you, and if necessary, others, for the purposes of verifying the legitimacy of your story.

3. The winner will be chosen by a panel of BunchesDirect employees at a date to be specified.

4. Contest is only open to residents of Canada and the United States.

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BunchesDirect, an online flower retailer that has grown into America’s leading supplier of Bulk & Wedding Flowers, experienced record traffic on its websites this past week resulting from a promotional offer of 50 free roses.

Close to 300 orders were fulfilled on the back of the promotion, which was offered as both a thank you to existing clients, and an enticement for new business.

“We’re absolutely thrilled with the exposure that this promotion has provided for the BunchesDirect brand,” said Mark Camphaug, Director of Marketing for BunchesDirect. “We’ve had thousands of new customers come to Bunches Direct, which was the intention when we put the offer together.”

The 50 Free Roses promotion has been a resounding success for BunchesDirect in the United States and Canada.

BunchesDirect has websites tailored to the United States (BunchesDirect.com), Canada (BunchesDirect.ca) and Australia (BunchesDirect.com.au.)
Last week, the Free Roses promotion was offered first to BunchesDirect’s extensive mailing list; following the overwhelming success of that, the offer was opened  up this week to the general public through the company’s social media accounts on Facebook (facebook.com/bunchesdirect) and Twitter (twitter.com/flowerguide.)

“We certainly experienced high volumes of traffic on our sites, the likes of which we’ve never seen before,” Camphaug said. “Our customer service team did a fantastic job of keeping up and making sure our customers’ orders were fulfilled in a timely manner.”

The Free Rose offer will be available for the coming month before the promotion ends.

Established in 1999, BunchesDirect grew from a local wholesale florist into America’s leading supplier of  Bulk Flowers and Premade Wedding Flowers. The company maintains its primary distribution center in Miami, Fla. and several throughout Canada.

BunchesDirect recently started offering wholesale and bulk flowers by the box, ideal for weddings and functions.

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this year has been filled with beautiful weddings, including Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Martin’s Wedding (BunchesDirect Customers).

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Martin wedding was filled with beautiful elements, including a Model T. One of our favourite elements is that they stuck with a theme throughout the entire wedding. The red and white wedding flowers, pin-striped suits, the brides dress, hair, and make up; and even though it rained on their wedding day, the umbrellas added a whimsical touch to the ceremony.

The bride and groom also chose to use two distinct rose colors through-out their wedding. While the bride held a beautiful red rose bouquet with woven bear grass throughout with a base of Aspidistra (called the Rose Wrap Wedding Bouquet), the groom wore a luxurious red rose boutonniere. The rest of the wedding party was paired with beautiful white roses. The men wore a classic white rose boutonniere while the ladies held classic white rose bridesmaid bouquets.

We were extremely happy that the bride and groom truly loved their flowers and had a wonderful wedding day.

“Like most brides I have had a vision in my head from the time I was a little girl of what my wedding would be like. I have to admit this was not what I imagined… It was so much better!!! My fears came true when it rained on my big day. However, by the time I got there it didn’t matter! I honestly thought I was at the wrong wedding! LOL I thought “oh man I must be at some really important persons wedding!” but low and behold it was all ours!!!”

Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Martin for choosing BunchesDirect to be part of your wedding!

If you would like to share your BunchesDirect Wedding Story, please email us at [email protected]