FTD Online Flower Delivery Review

The FTD flower delivery site has a variety of bouquet options, and the flowers we received were healthy but not as strikingly beautiful when compared to some other arrangements.

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Our Verdict

The flowers we ordered from FTD arrived healthy and beautiful but had smaller blooms that never fully opened.

For

  • There are several upgrades you can select from for each bouquet.

Against

  • The flowers are boxed and therefore difficult to open.
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The bouquet we ordered from FTD came in a box and required assembly, so make sure anyone you send an arrangement like this to has scissors or a box cutter.

The bouquet we ordered from FTD came in a box and required assembly, so make sure anyone you send an arrangement like this to has scissors or a box cutter.
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The blooms in the Red 18 Long Stem Roses bouquet from FTD arrived rather closed and were smaller in size than some of the others we received.

The blooms in the Red 18 Long Stem Roses bouquet from FTD arrived rather closed and were smaller in size than some of the others we received.
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We spent about 20 minutes with each bouquet when it arrived unpacking, cutting and arranging the flowers as the instructions stipulated.

We spent about 20 minutes with each bouquet when it arrived unpacking, cutting and arranging the flowers as the instructions stipulated.
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The Red 18 Long Stem Roses bouquet from FTD, pictured here a day after we unboxed it, came with extra greenery and baby’s breath.

The Red 18 Long Stem Roses bouquet from FTD, pictured here a day after we unboxed it, came with extra greenery and baby’s breath.
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The blooms on the FTD bouquet, pictured here about one day after we received them, took about four days to fully open.

The blooms on the FTD bouquet, pictured here about one day after we received them, took about four days to fully open.
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This FTD bouquet also included baby’s breath that looked healthy and vibrantly white.

This FTD bouquet also included baby’s breath that looked healthy and vibrantly white.
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A few of the external petals on some of the rose blooms from FTD were damaged when we received them.

A few of the external petals on some of the rose blooms from FTD were damaged when we received them.

The FTD flower delivery site has a variety of bouquet options, and the flowers we received were healthy but not as strikingly beautiful when compared to some other arrangements. You can customize your FTD flowers by upgrading from the “good” bouquet – the smallest, least expensive option – to “better,” “best,” or “exquisite” versions, which gradually progress to larger and more expensive. We ordered the “good” version, which was the FTD Long Stem Red Rose Bouquet of 12 red roses.

Just like all the flower orders that came in boxes, the bouquet was hard to get out even with scissors and a box cutter, but we realize secure packaging is a necessary evil. Keep in mind, whoever you’re sending flowers to might have to assemble them at their desk. The box didn’t include a vase but contained instructions and plant food, something all prearranged bouquets lacked.

The blooms were smaller compared to other bouquets like the one from Teleflora, but they were in great shape. There was no petal bruising or tearing, and the stems themselves had some thorns but most had been cut off and were dull. We could definitely see enjoying the arrangement either at home or at work. This bouquet included extra greenery and baby’s breath, despite baby’s breath not being pictured or listed on FTD online.

The majority of our testers said this bouquet was worth the cost and that they would recommend the company in the future. Overall appearance scores were also high and smell was mid-range to low, but these flowers were one of the first to wilt. Only about half of the blooms in the bouquet opened all the way over the course of about three days and the entire thing was wilted and unattractive a mere three days after that.

Just like at 1-800-Flowers.com, you can purchase extra gifts including snacks, chocolates and stuffed animals and include them with your flower order from FTD, something we found really convenient. The FTD website is easy to use, but shipping costs, which vary by state, are difficult to find. Shipping costs alone can run between $10 and $20 depending on how much you’re spending and where you’re ordering from, so keep in mind you’re going to pay more than the sticker price.

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