Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. So many brides are finding unique ways to have affordable and more eco-friendly weddings. Renting your wedding flowers is one way to cut costs, reduce waste, protect family members with flower allergies, and remove the hassle of live flowers.
Something Borrowed Blooms is a highly rated, extremely well known rent and return wedding flower service based in the United States. They've served thousands of couples, including Canadian brides. However, some Canadian brides may be concerned about the high shipping cost (you are responsible for shipping and return shipping), unexpected import fees, and shipping delays due to border crossing.
For brides that want to stay local, here are some of the top-rated flower rental services in the Toronto area in 2023:
1. Bushel & Bloom
Bushel and Bloom is a luxury rent and return flower studio just north of Toronto that has some of the most competitive pricing for wedding flowers. With bridal bouquets starting at $60 and no minimum order, this is the perfect option for couples looking for the basics.
Pros: No order minimum, transparent pricing, most affordable, customizable pieces
Cons: Still new to the industry, limited reviews, solo-owned business
2. Vintage Bash
Vintage Bash is a well-known decor and flower rental service in the Toronto area. They have every rental item you'll ever need - table numbers, candles, vases, arches, flowers, and much more. They have staff members too, not just a single person. With a small minimum order and one of the largest inventories of rental items in the area, definitely reach out to them. The only downside of this vendor is that they don't offer as much customization on florals. This is a great option for couples who need to rent a lot of things, and want one person delivering it.
Pros: Highly trusted rental business, many amazing reviews, tons of rental items to pick from
Cons: Not as much customization and personalization on flowers
Jamilah Florals is another well known small business in the area that creates and rents wedding flowers in the Toronto area. She has over 60 Google reviews, and a large Instagram following showing her past work of huge and elaborate ceremony setups and centrepieces. She delivers all over Ontario, but also has a high minimum order. The only downside of this vendor is some recent Google reviews reporting couples not getting their damage deposits back (please do your own research and reference reviews). I recommend this vendor to brides doing large weddings with 20+ centrepieces and grand ceremony setups.
Pros: Lots of Google reviews, custom flower pieces, well recommended in the Toronto area, proof of floral expertise and lots of past work experience with large setups
Cons: Largest order minimum, some complaints about damage deposits not being returned
I encourage all couples to do tons of research on their vendors, look for reviews and social proof, and actually book a phone call or video call with the vendor to ask them questions about the process. Referrals from friends are always the most trusted reviews, so speak with people you know who have had weddings in the past. If budget is your number one priority, it doesn't hurt to get a quote from each vendor.