When you shop around for fresh flowers, you want to make sure that your florist is offering you the best value for your money. No matter the occasion, you should never overpay for flowers and you should never feel forced to spend beyond your means. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your flower order.
The best place to start looking for flowers is online. You can browse from the comfort of your own home or while on your lunch break at work. You don’t have to deal with sales people and you can view products according to occasion and price. Each product is featured in the form of a high-quality photograph and detailed description so that you know exactly what you are getting.
It doesn’t hurt to stroll around your local farmer’s market too. Ask the local growers for some advice regarding the best flowers to choose and how to care for them. You may want to keep a pen and notepad handy to take notes because different flowers are available during different seasons which means that the time of year will influence your choices.
When trying to choose a florist, make sure that you do not simply pick the first one you come across. Take some time to compare prices, products, and customer satisfaction. It’s not only about the flower price but also the cost of flower delivery. Some florists might offer free flower delivery but they push up the prices of their bouquets to offset this expense.
When you visit a flower shop, you should have an idea of what you want. You should know how much you can spend, the type of event (birthday, anniversary, congratulations, etc), and any specific flowers you might be interested in buying. When dealing with a florist face-to-face, many people like to give them a lower figure for their budget. This way, even if the florist exceeds your budget, you can still afford it. You can also ask the florist to show you their portfolio.
When it comes to choosing flowers, you should always be open to suggestion and various options or substitutes. Not all flowers are available throughout the year and, even if they are, they are bound to be more expensive when they are not in season. With this in mind, you can ask your florist to show you the flowers they will have in stock or at least photos of these blooms.
Sometimes you might be able to bargain with a florist but this is not always the case. In general, the prices are usually set. Online florist often have sales and they also offer added incentives like free chocolates or a free vase. If you need a vase, make sure that you let your florist know.