Queen Bee Flowers
How it Works:
Want to be your own florist at your wedding? We created this service for you, and many like you, who have a specific color palette, want local flowers, and are excited to DIY. You’ll order your Queen Bee flowers in two steps: first, you’ll come to the farm to see what’s blooming. Then, you’ll order the flowers from our availability list, just like our florists do.
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!
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.
Ordering your Flowers:
We'll email you the availability list with photos, descriptions, and pricing right after your tour. With the flowers fresh in your mind, you'll put together your order.
Our Resources can help you decide how many flowers to get. 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:
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.
We go to great lengths to ensure best vase life and perfect performance for our flowers, and are 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 Resources 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we’ve got you in the calendar, submit your contract and $200 deposit below. We will put your deposit towards your final invoice.
Flowers: Our flowers and foliage average at $16/bunch (we bunch everything with rubber bands, 10 stems per bunch), which is about $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.
Banner photo by Jenn Manor Photo
Top left and bottom left bouquets by Local Color Flowers, made with Butterbee Farm flowers