Shipping Guidelines

Sunny Meadows ships flowers nationwide with special care. We ship Monday-Thursday via UPS Next Day Air and Southwest Cargo Fresh Fast. Our flowers are hydrated with fresh wraps when necessary and shipped tight to preserve their freshness. Each bunch is wrapped in newsprint and padded with extra paper to protect the blooms. All boxes are packed with at least one ice pack, and the box is strapped down to ensure maximum protection during shipping. 

NEW for the 2024 Season: You will be charged your total shipping cost at checkout. This season we've introduced flat rate shipping, so you may notice the checkout process being a little different this year. The good news is that there will be no more surprise charges for shipping after your order has been completed. 
Your order will be shipped to arrive on the date requested with your order, and you'll receive a shipping notification along with your tracking number when your order is in transit.

Your total shipping cost includes:
Shipping Charges - The cost to ship your order, passed on from UPS or Southwest Cargo directly to you with no markup. These rates are subject to change due to fuel and other surcharges, and tend to fluctuate throughout the season
Boxing Fee - Our flowers are bunched and fresh wrapped (when necessary) and wrapped in newsprint. Our boxing fee includes the cost of the box, packing material, and labor required to tetris each box together.
Package Protection - A small fee is included in your total shipping cost at checkout to cover any additional costs due to packages that are delayed, lost, or damaged in transit. Please see our policy below about reshipments.

Receiving Your Order

UPS: Orders do not require a signature for delivery. Boxes will be left without being released to a person. Due to the perishable nature of flowers, please be sure someone is available to receive your order on the day it arrives.

SOUTHWEST CARGO: Your order will be shipped to a Southwest Cargo facility at your nearest airport - be sure to check if there is a location near you before selecting this option (see if there is a location near you using this map). With Southwest Cargo, your flowers are stored in a cooler before takeoff and upon landing until they are picked up. Every box is $75 which includes the cost of shipping, our package protection guarantee, and a boxing fee. 
IMPORTANT: Orders shipped via Southwest Cargo must be picked up at the airport; orders are not delivered to your door. 


Unpack your flowers and recut the stems. Hydrate for 3-8 hours to allow for proper water absorption.

Refrigerated storage is suggested to properly care for and preserve the flowers. Do not store produce in your flower cooler as the ethylene gas being released will accelerate the maturation process.

For an event Saturday, we suggest you ship Wednesday for Thursday arrival to ensure blooms have time to open fully.

We also recommend incorporating a safety factor into your recipes to allow for imperfections and breakage - not every stem will be perfect when dealing with a natural product, and some damage may occur during transit. 

Reshipping & Refund Policy

All sales are final unless your order arrives damaged or incorrect. Please keep in mind we are shipping a perishable product that can be affected by weather conditions and transit times in unpredictable ways. We are not responsible for losses due to improper handling or storage.

If your flowers are not in satisfactory condition after the rehydration period, send us an email with your order number in the subject line along with photos of the flowers and the shipping box. Repack any unusable flowers back in the box and wait for further instruction in case UPS requests to pick up the package during the claims process.

We will work with you to determine if we can send a replacement order, issue a credit to use on a future order, or refund your money minus the shipping cost.


Sustainable Shipping Guarantee

In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, we have minimized the amount of plastic we use in our shipping program. We utilize paper tape to seal our boxes; Kraft paper to wrap our bundles; and to keep flowers hydrated we will use either paper towels, or biodegradable fresh wraps . These fresh wraps can also be reused for foam-free design. You may receive a box that has a different logo or contains bubble wrap or other non-paper packaging that has been reused to reduce our consumption. We encourage you to repurpose your packing materials as you transport your beautiful arrangements. Save and send back your ice packs and we’ll credit your next invoice $0.50 per pack!