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Samantha and Chester's Intimate Wedding

College sweethearts say ‘I do’ with premium silk wedding flowers from Something Borrowed Blooms.

After a long engagement delayed by job changes and COVID-19 reschedules, Samantha and Chester finally tied the knot accompanied by their closest family and friends. From the perfect dress to the flowers, the couple's wedding day was a fairytale adorned with beautiful wedding flowers from Something Borrowed Blooms.

Keep reading to learn how SBBlooms Bride; Samantha, styled the wedding of her dreams using the Olivia Collection!

When planning for wedding flowers, the most important thing for Samantha and Chester was to keep affordability and convenience in mind. With our easy and stress-free ordering process, SBBlooms was the perfect fit!

“...We paid for most of our wedding on our own, so we wanted an option that would fill the space while still fitting within our budget. I also wanted to be able to customize my florals as much as possible since most of our decor and setup were all DIY. I loved being able to see and feel my flowers ahead of time and get an idea of how I wanted everything set up before the day came.

Once I read all of the incredible reviews about how real the flowers looked I was sold. My biggest fear was that my flowers would end up looking stiff or plastic, but you would never know from my photos! Even on the day of the wedding, I had guests asking how my flowers hadn’t wilted by the end of the night.

Being able to go into the day knowing exactly how my bouquets would look was a huge stress relief and one less thing I had to worry about.”  

(The photos speak for themselves!)

The search for classic and modern wedding flowers was short, as the Olivia Collection was exactly what the couple was looking for! The Olivia Collection is our gorgeous, Italia-inspired design. The rustic, hand-tied collection is made of ivory roses, mini ranunculus, rosemary olive bushes. And it’s a sophisticated palette for weddings in every season. Sam decorated her ceremony arch with the Olivia garland and paired the collection with Taylor boutonnieres for the groom and his guys, a true testament to the versatility of our collections.

“We wanted something that felt somewhat traditional, but not too dated. Olivia is so classic but still has these beautiful little details that make it feel modern and elevated. The colors were exactly what I wanted for my decor and matched my bridesmaids beautifully. Olivia is a perfect neutral option to be able to decorate around!” 

“I cannot rave enough about SBBlooms and their staff! We had a last-minute change on our order and they were able to resolve the issue overnight! Being a part of the SBBlooms Brides Facebook group was also super helpful during the planning process and eased a lot of nerves!”

Congratulations Samantha and Chester!

We love hearing from our #sbbloomsbrides. Share your favorite wedding details and memories with us below.

For more inspiration browse our floral collections, follow us on Instagram, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for DIY tips and collection reviews.

17 March, 2022

3 Reasons to Choose Silk Wedding Flowers Over Fresh

Silk wedding flowers triumph over fresh flowers when comparing cost, convenience, and sustainability


Something Borrowed Blooms has been helping couples save thousands of dollars on wedding flowers for over five years, serving over 15,000 weddings to date. We know what couples want and need in wedding flowers and understand how important it is to stay within budget. But it can often be hard to stick to when going with fresh flowers. And you might be left feeling like you’re settling when considering silk flower alternatives. But silk offers many benefits over fresh flowers - so settle no more! You can have it all with silk flowers. Here are the three main reasons to choose silk blooms over fresh; cost, convenience, and sustainability.


On average, Something Borrowed Blooms saves couples over 70% compared to a traditional florist. When looking at the cost for each item, the difference in price can make or break your ceremony and reception, not to mention your wallet! If you’re still wanting fresh florals, consider mixing in silk for the reception to save on cost.

An average wedding order with Something Borrowed Blooms is just around $500, compared to the national fresh flower average of $3,500. A bridal bouquet with a fresh florist can cost you anywhere between $175-$250, but with SBBlooms, you can rent the bridal bouquet of your dreams for only $65. With a price difference this major, it’s pretty hard to say no, especially when guests can rarely tell the difference!

Read our raving reviews here!


Silk wedding flowers can also be more convenient than fresh flowers. The silk flower market is more predictable and reliable in terms of pricing, selection, and availability, meaning there are no day-of surprises. You may show your fresh florist inspiration photos and color palettes, but there's no guarantee you’ll receive exactly what you’ve envisioned. Our Brides appreciate the ability to see exactly what they’ll receive for their big day!

Want to see our blooms in person before placing your wedding order? Ordering a preview pack is a great way to see our blooms in person, get a feel for the colors, quality, and how they’ll fit into your vision. Our blooms stylists are also available to meet over a virtual call and help you style the wedding of your dreams with a live styling session.

Schedule a live styling session here!


When it comes to sustainability, silk flowers are the best option. For most weddings, flowers are used for a few hours before being thrown away. What a waste of beautiful flowers and money! Our bouquets are re-used multiple times, with our production team refreshing between each use, upwards of 26 times per year before being recycled, never thrown away.

At SBBlooms we are committed to reducing the average amount of waste with our products and packaging. We source packaging from Sustainable Forestry Initiative suppliers, which means our boxes are corrugated, 100% recyclable, and also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

With all of the reasons to go silk, why wouldn’t you go with the budget-friendly, stress-free, and renewable option for wedding flowers!? 

Tell us, what are the main reasons you’ve decided to choose silk over fresh?   

09 March, 2022

Spring 2022 Wedding Flower Lookbook

Trending color palettes for 2022 Spring and Summer wedding season

As winter turns to spring, a shift in wedding inspiration takes place with lighter and brighter tones taking center stage. We’ve pulled together our top trending color palettes for the new season in our latest lookbook, showcasing perfectly coordinated wedding flowers to complement each look.

Take a look at our top four color palettes for Spring and Summer 2022.


Neutrals are always on-trend no matter the season! Say hello to our NEW Bianca Collection. She is the essence of spring and all things lovely with a soft, feminine color palette featuring pink and creamy white roses, accented with textured beige pampas grass, curly willow, and pittosporum greenery for depth. This color pairing is the perfect combination of modern rustic and chic simplicity. We especially love this color combo paired with one of Willowby’s newest bridal dress designs, dusty hibiscus Rane top and Innika skirt

Accent this collection with our Modern bud vases filled with our cream and tan pampas grass picks and gold glass votives for ambiance. This collection features two bridal bouquet styles, a lush hand-tied large gather, and a simple and classic garden-cut rose bouquet.

View more ‘Hay Hues’ inspiration here!


Don’t be afraid to step outside the boundaries with color! This upcoming season, we’re anticipating color-block pastel palettes used in unexpected ways to create memorable spaces. The Audrey Collection is a timeless collection with the ability to pair with any wedding aesthetic. Have your girls wear a softer shade of one color used in the color block palette, like the sage Franklin gown below, to effortlessly match.

The vintage silver vase in the Audrey centerpieces gives a mixed-metal look, easy to combine with various metals. Mix it up with gold tulip candlesticks, white glass votives, and natural selenite votives to tie it all together.

View more ‘Rainbow Vibes’ here


Colorful wildflowers from our Kinsley Collection create a bold eccentric look, fit for the bohemian bride. A variety of spring and summer's most colorful blooms, paired with deep hues of orange, green, and amber, are sure to make a statement on your special day. Decorate the scenery with jewel-toned furniture and macrame wall decor to add to the aesthetic.

Scatter Gold and rattan jugs filled with our needle-nose eucalyptus stem to add more elements of greenery.

View more ‘In Bold Color’ inspiration here


‘Very Peri’ is this year's Pantone color of the year. And it just so happens to be one of our favorite shades! Our Millie collection is the perfect floral fit for this trending color palette. It’s timeless and romantic with just enough color to make it pop.

View the full 2022 Spring/Summer Lookbook here!

We hope these gorgeous color and floral combinations help you visualize your dream wedding! Tell us, which look is your favorite?

21 February, 2022

The Ultimate Wedding Checklist

Check all things floral and decor off your to-do list with this planning guide from Something Borrowed Blooms

Here at Something Borrowed Blooms, we consider ourselves wedding flower experts. We help thousands of couples plan for stress-free and beautiful wedding flowers each year. And so, we’ve created the ultimate wedding flower checklist to help you too, as you plan for your special day!

Let’s Begin 

First things first, determine your wedding style! Are you traditional, modern, rustic, or bohemian? Do you have specific colors or flower varieties in mind? If you’re unsure, our Bloom Styler is the perfect tool to help get you started. By answering a few simple questions about your wedding, the bloom styler will match you to a collection and even calculate the number of flowers and products needed to create the wedding of your dreams… all the hard work is done for you!

Once you’ve decided on a style and a floral collection, you’re ready to move on to the details.

The Details

Start by making a list of all the personal and wedding party flowers needed for your special day. Don’t forget to recognize family on your special day, after all, they’ve been there since the very beginning. Here’s a quick checklist to ensure you’ve thought of everyone.

Within each group, there are some choices and considerations to be made. For example, your Bridesmaids, do you want full-size florals or something understated? For full florals, choose bridesmaid bouquets or for something more understated, consider using posies for your bridesmaids. For the mothers, we recommend a posy for a more modern look, but some mothers prefer a traditional floral corsage which is always a safe choice. Give your mothers a choice to see what they would prefer! For the Flower Girl(s), consider their age when making a floral selection. Under two years old may do best with a floral crown. Two to five year olds do best holding the pomander ball down the aisle. Anyone five or older, you may consider a posy. And how could we forget your fur babies? Dress your pup in lavish florals with our adjustable dog collars.

The best part about renting with Something Borrowed Blooms is the ability to get creative and mix and match products from different collections. For example, if you want to have a pop of color in your Bridal bouquet but want something more neutral for your bridesmaids, order a Millie Bridal Bouquet for yourself and Audrey Bridesmaid Bouquets for your girl gang. Want something smaller for both you and your party? Opt to hold a bridesmaid bouquet and rent posies for your bridesmaids. Your groom and his guys can sport matching boutonnieres to perfectly coordinate with your florals. 

Wedding party – Check! 

The Setting

Creating a gorgeous ceremony and reception setting has never been easier or more cost-effective. Start with your altar decor, are you getting married under an arch, gazebo, or do you have to create your altar setting from scratch? Our custom garlands are gorgeous, easy to install, and versatile so you can use them for both your ceremony and reception. Easily attach the garland with zip-ties and assign a person after the ceremony to clip the ties and move it to the reception. Lay it on your sweetheart table, add some candlesticks or lanterns, and you’re done. Rent centerpieces for the dining tables and add decor elements for a finishing touch.

Using four grand centerpieces with two tall and two short stands can create a stunning dimensional look, with you and your fiance saying ‘I do’ as the focal point. Move the tall centerpieces to the entrance of the reception as welcoming arrangements, and the short centerpieces on your dining tables for an elevated look.

Consider other areas of the reception that may need florals, such as the welcome signs, gift table or bar. If you’re having a cocktail reception ahead of the reception, you may want to include small centerpieces, candles or lanterns for that space as well. See a full list of areas to consider for your ceremony or reception here. 

Ceremony and reception - Double check!

If you’re still unsure of what you need or you’re just looking for some reassurance, lucky for you our talented team of floral experts are here to help every step of the way. Schedule a FREE LIVE styling session with one of our floral stylists to see our products virtually, receive one-on-one advice, and the best tips and tricks for your special day.

Happy Wedding Planning!

06 February, 2022

Silk vs. The Rest

Premium silk wedding flowers from Something Borrowed Blooms stand against the rest when it comes to cost, convenience, and sustainability.


If you are open to fresh flower alternatives for your wedding date, you might be surprised to learn that there are many options on the market. Most all offer savings compared to a traditional wedding florist, but you might be wondering where to start or what’s right for you. From silk flower purchase or rentals, foam flowers, farm-to-door fresh, wood flowers, or even dried there are so many options! When making your decisions there are four areas to consider 1) Quality 2) Cost 3) Convenience 4) Sustainability.  Premium silk flowers from Something Borrowed Blooms shine when ranking quality, cost, convenience, and sustainability, and here’s why!


Silk flowers are the closest comparison to the real thing, but it’s important to note that not every silk flower is the same. The quality of silks varies greatly from retailer to retailer. For example, if you purchase a peony from your local craft store vs. a premium retailer like Pottery Barn or Front Gate there's going to be a noticeable difference. One will likely trick the eye, while the other will probably stand out as being artificial. Other artificial floral options, such as wood, foam, or even dried flowers, have a harsh texture and color which results in a less natural look. It’s often easier to know these are flower alternatives in photos and IRL. If ranking the quality of all faux floral options from most realistic to least, premium silk would be at the top of the list followed by foam, dried and wooden in that order.

At Something Borrowed Blooms, one of our top priorities is to provide the highest quality silk flowers for rent, at a fraction of the cost of traditional fresh flowers. Each one of our stems is hand selected and designed by a professional fresh florist to ensure the most natural color, shape, and design of each of our wedding bouquets and arrangements. When held side by side with wood, foam, or dried, the difference in life-like resemblance is jaw-dropping!


According to our friends at Weddingwire.com, the average cost of wedding flowers in the U.S. is around $1,500 for small to medium size weddings and up to $5,000+ for large weddings. Typically, farm-to-door-fresh flowers will offer savings compared to the average wedding flower cost, however, this option is still significantly more than fresh alternatives such as silk, foam, or wooden. For example, an average wedding order with Something Borrowed Blooms is just around $500. Whatever your wedding budget is, it is safe to start with 8-10% of your total budget dedicated to the florals. From there, you can work your budget up or down based on your needs.


Many fresh floral alternatives boast cost savings, but it’s important to know what you’re getting into! Be sure to understand if the faux wedding flowers you are considering include design and assembly. Unless floristry is a hidden skill set of yours, you’ll want to ensure your wedding flowers arrive done for you to ensure your bouquets are beautiful and you’re stress-free!

At Something Borrowed Blooms, we pride ourselves on the simplicity of our ordering process! All of our products come as they are photographed on our website, so there's no guessing or DIY involved. Know exactly what you’ll receive on your wedding day, no day of surprises here! For extra peace of mind, sample our products before ordering for your wedding with a preview pack! With the option to choose between two bridesmaid bouquets, two centerpieces, or one of each, you can preview our products in the convenience of your own home. If you want to see a bridal bouquet in person, visit our ‘Find Blooms Near Me’ page to find a sample bouquet near you.

Our customer portal allows for edits to your order up until 30 days of your event, which means if you decide to completely change your collection or add and remove a few items all you have to do is log in and make your changes. How much easier can it get?


Any fresh wedding flower options produce a lot of wedding waste. Used for just a few hours and then left to die, wedding flowers are typically discarded at the end of the night. Artificial flowers eliminate the wedding waste, but renting over purchasing is the most sustainable choice of all.

Our arrangements are rented out an average of 26 times per year! Our design team replaces stems as needed to ensure the highest quality standards. Being eco-conscious is the foundation of our brand, so even our packaging and supplies are sourced with sustainability in mind. Case in point, our packaging is sourced from SFI certified suppliers, which means our boxes are corrugated,100% recyclable, and also reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

When compared to foam, wood, and fresh, our products are the most environmentally friendly simply from the waste reduction. Choosing your wedding flowers is a big decision, but we’re here to help. Schedule a complimentary styling session with a member of our team to learn more. With all of this in mind, it’s easy to say YES to premium silk flowers!

26 January, 2022


From Lauren’s Desk | Co-Founder & CEO

Hello and Happy New Year! Lauren here, co-founder and CEO of Something Borrowed Blooms. It’s been a while since I’ve popped in on Just Bloomed The Blog and I’m so glad you’re here too. As we’ve grown over the last few years my role has changed… A LOT! From the early days of picking and packing orders to today, stepping back on the day-to-day as our amazingly talented team leads content creation and order fulfillment and I steer the ship into the future. But one thing has remained consistent; my passion and dedication to revolutionizing the wedding flower industry. We’re still following the original mission to modernize the industry; making wedding flowers more affordable, stress-free, and sustainable than ever before!

This past year has been an exciting year for us as we raised our Series A investment last spring which allowed us to invest in the future of the wedding flower industry. While we’ve been hard at work to deliver on our mission, I wanted to share with you what we’ve been up to and where we’re headed for the new year.


We’ve tripled in size this year, expanding our warehouse and headquarter location to 15,000 square feet! With a larger facility, our capacity to serve the growing demand from couples across the country increases. This past fall was a record month for us, serving over 900 orders a month. Looking forward, we’re well equipped and positioned to provide the same great service to over 2,500 couples monthly.

Last month, we shared our new warehouse and office space with investors, partners, family and friends at our Grand Opening event and the energy in that room was high! It’s always heartwarming to have others share in the excitement and see the future as we do. 


Our e-commerce platform is one of our top priorities. It provides our customers with an industry-leading online wedding flower planning experience. We’ve made several releases this past year that continue to enhance the overall experience – 1) Our Bloom Styler, providing a perfectly curated shopping cart based on your specific needs and vision 2) The Customer Portal, allowing for each customer to be in complete control of their order at all times and providing the freedom and flexibility to change and edit their order in real time 3) Extended Rental Options for couples wanting a longer rental period for destination weddings and so much more. But we’re not stopping there! We have many more enhancements underway to provide you with the best planning experience.


We continue to invest in our team by hiring the most talented workforce that shares our company’s vision and mission. We’re proud to be a team of ALL females, supporting one another through teamwork, connection and empowerment. Through our hard work, creative freedom, and pursuing our passions we hope to inspire others through our female-led company.

I probably don’t have to tell you how amazing our team is, because if you’ve interacted with us on social or reached out to customer service, you likely already know this. If you’d like to get to know our team better, join us on the SBBlooms Brides Facebook group or follow us on Instagram @sbblooms. We all love to interact directly with our Brides, providing recommendations and affirmation pre and post wedding day.


There are some big plans in store for our brand and we can’t wait to share more. This year be on the lookout for exciting brand extensions, providing our customers even more to love. We’ve invested a lot of time and energy in photoshoots, video assets and content over the past year and we’re committed to investing even more in 2022 in order to deliver the best inspiration and imagery to aid in the planning process.

Customer Service

There’s always a common theme in post-wedding reviews – “customer service is amazing!” And it’s our goal to continue to innovate on the customer service front, by providing more visibility to order status, more convenient interactions with our customer service team, and self-service tools to provide the most stress-free floral offering on the market.  But we’ve also listened very carefully to the constructive feedback received and have used the feedback to enhance our quality control measures and web experience. We’re always listening, so keep the suggestions coming or take our current survey here to provide us with more insight. 

This past year we also rolled out complimentary virtual styling sessions and so many Brides have provided feedback on how it’s aided in the ordering process. If you haven’t scheduled your 1x1 styling session, you should do it… like now! We’ll take the time to meet you one on one, virtually of course, to show you all the up-close details, side by side comparisons and so much more.  

We’re excited to watch 2022 unfold as “The Year of the Weddings.” And we’re ready to take on the challenge as the industry experiences the biggest boom in weddings since 1984. If this year is your wedding year, cheers to you! We can’t wait to be part of your special day!  

10 January, 2022

2022 Wedding Flower Trends

Top 4 floral trends of the new year

2022 is upon us and it’s going to be the biggest year for weddings in decades! With every new year comes new inspiration and trends and we’re here to share with you our top floral trends for 2022. Keep these four trends in mind to achieve this year's most sought-after floral looks as you start the wedding planning process.

1. Color is here to stay - Last year, bold colors started a comeback and it’s here to stay for a while. More and more couples are opting for bolder color pallets so expect to see lots of bright pinks, purples, reds, and oranges this year.

The Nina, Gemma, and Kimpton Collections are at the top of our colorful floral picks this year, but hands down the number one showstopper for bold florals has to be the Gemma Bougainvillea Bridal Bouquet.  Make a modern and edgy statement walking down the aisle carrying a premium silk floral bouquet with lush hot pink blooms.

2. Earthy Neutrals are a close second - Muted hues are running for a close second in the color trend predictions. Perhaps a compromise between the neutrals of the past and the bold of the future. Sunset, mauve, rust, and amber tones will make an appearance as a safe alternative to full color. 

We’re not surprised to see the sunset color pallet again in 2022. The Nina and Wren Collections are our favorite muted neutral selections. Looking for something a little more subtle? The Taylor Collection will not disappoint. With antique beiges, creamy roses, and soft greenery, this collection is a perfect match for any colour palette.

3. Texture on Texture - Wedding and rental trends tend to follow interior design and with that, it should be no surprise that rattan, pampas, and dried floral elements will be a popular choice this year. You’ll see this trend pulled into florals, along with ceremony and reception decor as well. Don’t be afraid to add texture to your decor.

We can’t wait to share our newest collection, debuting early spring. We’ll leave the color palette as a surprise, but know that it will include all the texture and dried elements creating a beautiful on-trend arrangement! Join our SBBlooms Brides Facebook group for a sneak peek of the new collection debuting soon. In the meantime, explore our NEW loose stem inventory with select stems available for purchase! Get creative with adding to your collection and creating gorgeous ceremony and reception set-ups.

4. Larger than Life Florals - We’ve seen over the top florals on the celebrity front this year. You may recall Paris Hilton’s ceremony floral install, which included over $100K worth of fresh flowers to serve as the ceremony backdrop. Expect full-floral arches and larger than life ceremony installs to be the focus in 2022. 

You too can achieve Paris’ floral look at a fraction of the cost with The Audrey Collection. Create a luxurious floral install with the Audrey Grand Centerpieces and Garlands for your ceremony and reuse them at your reception to save on cost! 

We love hearing from our #sbbloomsbrides! Tell us what floral trends you’re waiting to see this year.

For more inspiration browse our floral collections, follow us on Instagram, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for DIY tips and collection reviews.


The SBBlooms Team

27 December, 2021

How to Plan a Wedding Under $10K

Six helpful wedding tips to keep your wedding under budget. 

Although the cost of weddings have decreased over the past two years (thanks, but no thanks COVID), the average wedding is still well over $20K. But your wedding doesn’t have to be! There are so many ways to have a beautiful and memorable wedding day without going into debt or overextending you and your family. 

Before setting your budget, we always recommend making a list of your top priorities - your non-negotiables that you know will make your day just as you’ve dreamed. Once your list is defined, then you can start to shift your budget in other areas to ensure your top priorities get the appropriate share of the budget for your wedding. For every couple, those non-negotiables look different. If you’re set on the perfect venue, then scale back on your guest list to make it happen. Or if having a large guest list is what your heart desires, then get creative with the catering and bar set up. 

We’ve outlined a few of our favorite tips for keeping a wedding within a $10K budget, but give yourself permission to splurge in some areas and save where you can. It’s all about the balance.

Tip No. 1 

Opt for a small backyard ceremony

This is by far the most effective way to drastically reduce your spend since the venue is always the biggest ticket item for the wedding day. Think about unconventional venues, like the home of a family member or friend or a unique AirBnB. COVID has definitely shown us all how special and absolutely beautiful a well-planned backyard wedding can be. If your guest list is already on the small side, this might be a great option for you.

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Reserve the backyard for a beautiful ceremony space. Guests can transition inside for cocktail hour as the backyard is transformed into a reception space. Be sure to hire a caterer and day of coordinator that can accommodate the flipping of the space, while you and your guests enjoy. 

Tip No. 2 

Trade fresh flowers for faux rentals 

We may be a little biassed on this one, but premium silk floral rentals are another great way to pull in major savings in the wedding budget. And it just makes perfect sense, because fresh flowers die... DIE! Used for just a few hours or sometimes even minutes and never touched again for the rest of the reception. By renting silk florals from Something Borrowed Blooms for the ceremony and reception you’ll save thousands of dollars in your overall wedding budget without having to sacrifice on quality or style. Our premium silk flowers are guaranteed to be picture perfect and most wedding guests don’t know the difference!

Wedding flowers

Choose from 20 premium silk floral collections that include bridal bouquets, bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, centerpieces, aisle markers, garland, floral hair accessories, even decor! Select only the items that you need; no need to stick to predetermined packages or minimums. Your beautiful silk blooms will arrive three days before your event date, giving you time to set up and decorate your venue.

Tip No. 3 

Get smart with the dress

Selecting a wedding dress can be overwhelming - so many styles, materials, designers and the list goes on. If you’re wanting to narrow down your options and your investment, stick to reputable online retailers that offer well-made, affordable little white dresses or even full gowns. ByWatters is one of our favorite brands of little white dresses with a FAST turnaround time. The brand offers high-quality designs from Watters, but quicker and more affordable than ever! They have options for just about any type of celebration - ballroom, courtyard, backyard, or whatever!


Tip No. 4

Narrow down your photographer's focus

Photos and memories are some of the only keepsakes from the wedding day, so instead of skimping on talent, we suggest you narrow down the time with your photographer. Instead of opting for a full 10-12 hour day, stick to 6-8 hours and really maximize their time with you. While shortening the window, your photographer will be most focused on capturing the best images from the most meaningful part of the day. What happens before and after their time with you is typically best caught on camera phones anyway! 

Tip No. 5

Scale down your cake

A cake from your local bakery always seems reasonably priced for most celebrations, but tack the word wedding onto it and the price increases exponentially! Cut down on the expense with a smaller cake for the statement piece and pictures, and have a sheet cake or cupcakes in the background to feed the majority of your guests. Dessert bars have also become increasingly popular over the years and can also offer savings compared to a traditional wedding cake. Enhance your cake or dessert bar with cake florals that coordinate with your wedding flowers for a cohesive look!

Something Borrowed Blooms Wedding Cake Flowers

Tip No. 6

Choose eco-friendly invites

Evites eliminates the waste associated with mailed invitations and pulls double duty in the savings category, eliminating the cost of print and postage! Your guests will appreciate less paper waste and the convenience of electronically adding the date to their calendar. Support your evites with a beautiful wedding website and your guests and you will have everything centrally located, including the responses! 

There are so many ways to save on the wedding day, but sometimes you just need to give yourself permission to think outside of tradition. Hopefully, these tips have helped to ease some stress and inspire your wedding planning. We love hearing from our #sbbloomsbrides, so please share your favorite wedding savings tips with us below! 

For more inspiration browse our floral collections, follow us on Instagram, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for DIY tips and collection reviews.

24 October, 2021

Erin & Harrison’s Fairytale Garden Wedding

College sweethearts tie the knot at an intimate northwestern estate, adorned in beautiful flowers from Something Borrowed Blooms.

Newlyweds, Erin and Harrison met in the early days of college with dorm rooms just steps away from each other and studying the same major. The two instantly began a friendship that would soon blossom into love after just one date. When planning for their wedding, COVID-19, like many other couples, steered their plans in a different direction but ultimately for the better!

Keep reading to learn how SBBlooms Bride; Erin, styled the wedding of her dreams using the Millie Collection!

Erin’s original plans shifted not only from COVID-19, like so many other brides in 2020. But interestingly enough, the delayed wedding allowed for the wedding flowers of her dreams with a new collection release from Something Borrowed Blooms! She originally planned to use the Audrey or Olivia Collection but instantly fell in love with our Fall 2020 release, the Mille Collection.

“...The Millie Collection was the perfect collection for us - she is elegant but has enough variety to be interesting. I love the hydrangeas and the colors of her! I actually was able to pick out the fabric for our custom napkins based on the colors Millie used, so everything coordinated so well. The centerpieces for Millie are gorgeous and can stand on their own as a feature piece.  As a last-minute decision, we even used the centerpieces to line the aisle, before moving them to the table.”

(LOOK at that beautiful Millie Bridal Bouquet!)


As Erin was searching for a wedding flower vendor, convenience, transparency, and design were top of mind! In comes Something Borrowed Blooms...

“... No surprises the day of, and you can easily coordinate decorating without worrying about real flowers wilting, etc. I was doing all of the wedding planning myself, so I loved being able to know what the color palette was, what kind of flowers were included and the final "look" I was going to be getting.”

“The team at SBBlooms is amazing! Via the SBBlooms Brides Facebook group and Instagram, I saw how attentive and accommodating they are. I could email, direct message, comment, and someone would always get back to me. They also have so many different collections to choose from to cater to every type of bride. I think a big benefit to brides considering SBBlooms is that they have built a large community of customers, so you can see real photos and ask questions. You never feel alone in the process!”

Erin and Harrison’s wedding was definitely a romantic garden dream. Elegant, intimate, and stunningly simple. The Millie Collection fit perfectly into their vision not only as a breathtaking floral collection but doubled as a convenient, stress-free, and cost-effective wedding decision.

Congratulations Erin and Harrison!

We love hearing from our #sbbloomsbrides. Share your favorite wedding details and memories with us below.

For more inspiration browse our floral collections, follow us on Instagram, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for DIY tips and collection reviews.

04 October, 2021

Best Wedding Flower Collections to Mix & Match

Create your dream wedding florals with endless options from SBBlooms

When it comes to choosing your wedding flowers, you probably have a specific vision and budget in mind. Whether you’re hoping to have your blooms all match perfectly or a variety of different styles throughout the ceremony and reception, it’s never been easier to make your dream wedding flowers a reality.

With Something Borrowed Blooms’ rent and return wedding flowers, the options are truly endless. Couples can choose from twenty different collections and styles and mix and match products to fit their needs. For some couples, pairing premium silk flowers with fresh flowers provides a great solution for a maxed-out budget. Others love to take advantage of ALL the savings by opting for silk florals for the entire wedding day. Offering full flexibility and unlimited pairing options from different premium silk floral collections, there are no packages or minimums. You’re in charge! Pick and choose your wedding flowers to perfectly fit your individual needs.

There are so many combinations that work beautifully together. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite combinations here!

Audrey & WTOO

Our traditional all-white Audrey Collection pairs beautifully with almost ALL of our premium silk floral collections. With luscious white florals including ranunculus, peonies, and hydrangeas, it’s hard to find a collection that doesn’t pair well. Our favorite combination of all is paired with the Wren Collection.

SBBlooms Bride; Kaylee, mixed both of these collections for a stunning luxe look for her special day. By using the WTOO for most of her ceremony arrangements and subtle hints of Audrey, the neutral pops of color complimented her gold decor perfectly. She completed this romantically lit reception area with our Classic Gold candlesticks, small and large gold votive holders, small Wren centerpieces, along with our Wren and Audrey garland

Want to see these two collections together? Order a preview pack or sign up for a LIVE styling session here!

Nina & Laurel

The perfect pairing DOES exist! Two of our most bohemian-inspired collections used together can create an irresistible, natural look. So much so, that we often encourage all of our SBBlooms Brides renting the Nina Collection for their special day, to incorporate products from the Laurel Collection to enhance the organic vibe. With the Nina Collection having this season’s most sought-after color palette of rust, light lavender, and deep plum, the coleus leaf and lavender sprigs of the Laurel collection peak through to match ever so perfectly.

SBBlooms Bride; Mady, incorporated both of these collections for her wedding reception and we couldn’t be more impressed with how it all turned out! Pictured below, is the gorgeous Nina garland used for her sweetheart table with the Laurel garland placed on both sides with Nina cake cluster stems placed throughout.

Want to see these two collections together? Order a preview pack or sign up for a LIVE styling session here!  

Jane & Stella

A tried and true pairing that’s been a favorite for years! Our beloved Jane and Stella Collection will always be a gorgeous pairing. With the neutral green and white color palette of the Jane Collection, much like the Audrey collection, she goes with almost all of our 19 collections. But, when paired with the moody marsala color palette of the Stella Collection, it brings to light a whole new romantic wedding flower collection. 

SBBlooms Bride; Angel, used the Stella Bridal bouquet for herself and paired her red bridesmaid dresses with the Jane bridesmaid bouquets. With her bridesmaids carrying a soft neutral bouquet, her bridal bouquet allows her to stand out more with pops of color. 

Want to see these two collections together? Order a preview pack or sign up for a LIVE styling session here!

Which collections are you mixing for your special day? Tell us in the comments below!

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19 September, 2021