LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — One Lafayette company is revolutionizing a facet of the wedding industry, shipping their product around the nation and worldwide right out of Lafayette.
The average American wedding cost about $32,000 with brides spending almost $2,000 for flowers alone. A local company has created a way to cut down that cost.
“We really thought about wedding flowers and how they are so expensive, but you only use them for a few hours and then they end up in the trash,” said Lauren Bercier of Something Borrowed Blooms. “We thought that was such a waste and we wanted to change that.”
Bercier is the co-founder and CEO of Something Borrowed Blooms.
“So we decided to start Something Borrowed Blooms, where we offer couples beautiful on-trend silk wedding flowers that they can rent that saves them over 70% compared to a traditional florist,” said Bercier.
The company ships out flowers for about 600 weddings a month right now and even saw growth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I think it proves that our concept, what we’re doing, and how we are changing the wedding flower industry,” said Bercier. “It really resonates with them on a couple. It’s proven through the fact that not only did we survive through COVID-19, with all those months of COVID impact in the wedding industry. But we really thrived we were able to grow the company by 35% last year.”
Something Borrowed Blooms is starting a 10,000 square-foot expansion on their existing facility
“We are growing here, and I’m really proud of the fact that we are able to serve such a huge audience nationally and internationally from right here in Lafayette,” said Bercier.