Queen Bee Flowers
The Farm Tour:
Our Queen Bee service is as close to walking through a flower field and picking armfuls of blooms as you can get! This unique experience offers a behind-the-scenes look at where your wedding flowers come from.
Butterbee Farm owner Laura Beth will show you the farm, pointing out the blooms and foliage ready for your wedding. Your tour should be about a week before the big day; family and friends are welcome (up to 6 people is perfect). Tours are usually about an hour.
You'll order your flowers within a day of your farm tour from an emailed list with photos, pricing, and descriptions of each flower, so need to worry about taking notes- just relax and enjoy our farm!
Ordering your Flowers:
Within an hour of your farm tour, we'll email you the availability list with photos, descriptions, and pricing. With the flowers fresh in your mind, you'll order from the list, much like our florists do.
We have some tips for figuring out how many flowers you should order on our resource page. Flower availability is subject the season. We won’t have peonies in October, or dahlias in June. However, there is a bounty of beautiful blooms at every stage of the season, in every color imaginable.
We'll have our flowers listed by the bunch (10 stems = 1 bunch). An example of an order might be: 5 bunches eucalyptus, 2 bunches burgundy dahlias, 4 bunches wine zinnias, and so on.
Getting your Flowers Home:
The Butterbee Farm team will harvest your flowers right before your delivery or pick-up date, so they are fresh as fresh can be!
You can pick up the flowers from the farm, or have them delivered. They'll be in buckets of water, which can easily go on a car seat or floor. You can either provide your own buckets to take the flowers home, or keep ours.
Butterbee Farm goes to great lengths to ensure good vase life and perfect performance for their flowers, and is in no way responsible for the proper care of the flowers once they are in your hands.
How to Book with Us:
First, peruse our Resource Page to make sure DIY is right for you!
Then, coordinate your farm tour and pick up/delivery date with us. An inquiry form helps us keep all of your information in one place, but you can also email us at email@example.com.
When your dates are set with us, go ahead and submit your contract and $200 deposit below. We will put your deposit towards your final invoice.
When you submit your contract and deposit, we will email you a draft invoice. We'll update the invoice once your place your order after the farm tour. Please pay the final invoice through Quickbooks online, or with check or cash upon receiving your flowers.
Flowers: Our flowers and foliage average at $16/bunch (we bunch everything with rubber bands, 10 stems per bunch), or $1.6 per flower. Foliage like basil and lemon verbena will be on the lower end of the spectrum (closer to $1 per flower), while flowers like delphinium and lisianthus will be on the higher end (closer to $2 per flower). The only outlier are dahlias in the fall, which are $3/bloom. Maryland sales tax applies (6%).
Buckets: You can take our flower buckets for a flat rate of $35, or provide your own clean buckets. That's $35 for all buckets, not per bucket! They're yours to keep.
Delivery: Delivery is $2/mile, or you can pick up from the farm for no charge.
Minimum: Queen Bee flowers start at a minimum of $500; most couples spend between $500 and $2000 on their blooms.