I loved these flowers. I was a little scared at first trying to make my own centerpieces and bouquets. The flowers arrived the Wednesday before the wedding and did look a little wilted but I did not panic and put them in a cool dark bedroom in six 5 gallon Home Depot Buckets with water as instructed. Out of all the 27 centerpieces I only lost 1 in the process. The day before the wedding we just picked out any wilted/brown pedals, the spray roses looked incredible. I used extra greens for a little filler because this pre made center piece has more roses than expected. Dont be afraid ladies, It will save you a fortune to make your own flowers.