I tend to go for tissue, brown paper, water bubble (made from cellophane) with a satin ribbon to match the flowers, and if the bouquet is to the value of £30.00 or over I provide a box shaped bag, However, I have twice recently been asked to provide bouquets to go straight into the owners vase. They look stunning on arrival as well - expanse of tissue, brown paper and ribbon.
For the recipient this can be helpful, as a perfectly hand tied bouquet of flowers with long stems can then be cut to fit the vase rather than the florist (me!) best guessing vase sizes. However, I do tend to aim for longer stems now.
Whatever bouquet you receive some top tips are - even if you receive your flowers in a water bubble - remove all
packaging, but leave the tie round the middle that holds it together.. Chose a container that will provide room round the stems so they can take up water easily, so not jammed in the vase. Make sure the container is squeaky clean - either been put through a dishwasher wash or soapy water and then drop of bleach then filled to brim and rinse. Snip all the stems at a slight angle which helps with the uptake of water, fill your container about half way with fresh water add flower food if provided and swish round, add flowers and admire. If you are brave you can now snip that tie that holds your bouquet together - not essential though!
To make the most of your flowers, they do not like to sit in a hot spot, or in full sun or near fruit and vegetables - delicate things that they are - change the water every two or three days, and if you have time lightly snip the ends again. Remove any flowers or foliage from the arrangement that are looking tired - not all flowers in a bouquet have the same vase life - and this will prolong the life of those left from your bouquet.
Enjoy your flowers.