It's that time again! Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I'd like to help point you in the right direction when making your flower buying decisions.
My first piece of advice is to shop local! Every dollar spent generates twice as much income for the local economy! It helps create local jobs, helps the environment by conserving fuel with less transportation, and ensures your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong - in your community!
Instead of ordering online, take the time to call the shop directly. This is very important: Let's say that you order online (not directly from the floral shop), you spend $49.99 on a beautiful bouquet, delivered. What happens next is that order gatherer sends the order to the floral shop after taking their cut of the profits. So now your order is $39.99 and delivery still has to be taken out of that. Your $49.99 bouquet is now $24.99 in flowers and $15 is for delivery. Don't let the "middle-man" take a cut of your money, call the shop directly.
Everyone loves roses for Valentine's Day but the new trends are not just a bouquet of roses, it's a mix of other beautiful flowers! Roses are expensive this time of year because florists pay much more during this period of high demand and limited supply. Get creative - even an orchid plant staged with decorative branches in a beautiful container can be a showy statement piece! Even a bunch of one type of flower can make a big impact, like 2 dozen french tulips or ranunculus.
If you want to get even more creative, have your florist create beautiful flowers to wear! A floral crown, corsage, floral ring or necklace can be a stunning way for your special someone to wear their flowers on Valentine's Day.
Best of luck and remember to get your orders in earlier than later!
Hello and thank you for checking out my first blog! There are many things to know when ordering your wedding flowers and choosing the right florist. Following this blog will help you along the way!
First and foremost, I'd like to address the most common question us florists get: "How much are your wedding flowers (or bridal bouquets)"? There are many variables that come into play when pricing wedding flowers and individual items like bridal bouquets.
Pricing is determined by what type of flowers you want, their seasonal availability, and the quantities of these flowers being used. Some flowers are available year round, some are not, and some are available but more costly during off-seasons.
The key factor in getting the best price for your wedding flowers is to being open the what flowers are used. Your florist should be able to replicate your style with similar product.
I prefer to meet clients in-person to talk about these details and narrow down everything in one consultation. Consultations are short and a good way to "connect" with the person handling a big part of your special day.
And most importantly, if you receive a quote from a florist you really connect with and the quote is above your budget, instead of shopping around, be sure to ask what items they suggest be removed or what can be lowered in cost.
I hope this helps with your pricing questions and be sure to check out my "In The News" article for more information and advice!
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