8 Shopping Tips For Buying Flowers

Once you have made the decision to buy flowers it can be a little overwhelming when it comes to actually choosing which ones to buy.  There are so many choices that you have to make, which flowers, arrangement, size, shape, or colour you choose will have an impact on the how the person feels when you hand them the flowers.

If you’re unsure of what you need to get for that special someone or event then read on so that you can buy flowers like a pro.

1. Don’t always get roses

There will be dozens of flowers to choose from at your local flower market. You don’t always need to buy roses or the first flower that you see. Taking the time to have a really good look at what is on offer may surprise you. You may discover a new species of flower that you simply can’t stop thinking about.

2. Think about why you’re buying the flowers

If you are buying them for your significant other, you will probably already have a clear idea of the type of flowers they like. If you don’t, then try to think about any conversations that you have had about flowers in the past. If you have some lead time before you buy the flowers, you can always bring up the idea casually to try and get some information on their preferences.

When buying flowers for another occasion think about the message that you want to give as you hand them over. Does the bouquet look cheerful or sorrowful? It is important to match the flowers to the tone. Also, try to avoid high maintenance flowers for someone who is recovering from an illness. Get well soon flowers are nice, but not if they need to be watered 4 times a day.

3. Do you need to know about any allergies

When you are buying someone flowers, make sure that they’re not prone to seasonal allergies like hay fever. The flowers may look nice, but you can be sure they won’t last long after you leave if it causes them to sneeze non-stop.

4. Do they have pets or small children

If you know that the recipient of the flowers has pets or young children you should make your florist aware just in case there are any flowers that you should avoid. Pets and small children are prone to put anything in their mouths and you don’t want to make anyone sick.

5. Research the flowers

Many people are not too familiar with the significance of each and every flower, but then again some are. After all, it only takes a quick google to learn that blue flowers signify peace and yellow mean friendship.

6. Buy locally, buy small

If you are looking at a national website for flowers that promise that they can “deliver anywhere”, you may find that the flowers that you get look nothing like they do in the picture online. For the best quality flowers in your area, you should always buy locally at a friendly flower shop. They offer much better customer service and will always deliver what they promise.

7. Give yourself time

This is not something that you want to rush. You should have enough time to really think about the flowers that you are going to be buying and make sure that you have found the perfect bouquet. If you are rushed you may not be able to find exactly what you’re looking for.

8. Stay on budget

It can be very easy to think that you need to spend a fortune to get the right bouquet. This is not true, while it is true that the more you spend, the grander the flowers will be, it is the gesture of giving flowers that is the most important.


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