When shopping for the perfect and most romantic Valentine’s Day flowers and gifts for your loved one, it’s good to have some idea of where to start. Like all occasions, there are certain traditions associated with this day of love. Here are some of the top Valentine’s Day facts that will help make shopping that much easier.
When you think of Valentine’s Day, you most likely imagine red roses right away. This is because they are associated with love and passion. Roses are all associated with some form of affection and appreciation. This is why they are the top choice when it comes to flowers. Of course, in recent years, we have also seen an increase in popularity when it comes to alternative blooms such as carnations, tulips, orchids and lilies. Each of which send a thoughtful message to your lucky Valentine.
Like roses, the colour red is commonly associated with romance. You will most likely see plenty of red decorations all around in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day. Red flowers are, understandably, a popular choice on this day. However, it is also good to know that there are alternatives such as pink. Warm colours (pink, red, orange and even yellow) send warm sentiments and this is what makes a warm-coloured bouquet such a wonderful option. You can even mix two or more warm colours such as pink and red. Imagine gorgeous red roses paired with pink oriental lilies for instance.
When to order
This is one of the busiest days of the year for any florist. So, avoid shopping at the last minute if you can help it. Ordering at the last minute not only means that you might not find the bouquet that you want, but you may also miss out on the delivery date that you had in mind. Remember, florists will allow you to choose the delivery date but they cannot guarantee a time. For this reason, many people place their order to be delivered the day before. You will need to store your blooms in a safe place overnight before presenting them to your Valentine in the morning.
Flowers for him
The idea that flowers are only supposed to be presented to women has been debunked over and over again. There are some great flower arrangements (modern themes in particular) that have proven excellent for the modern man. If you are uncertain about flowers, potted plants are also a fabulous option to consider.
There you have a few facts about Valentine’s Day and different flowers that will make your partner or spouse smile. Don’t forget to ask your florist about extras like luxury chocolates, a bottle of bubbly, perhaps a balloon or even a cuddly bear. There are some great combo options available that will help you save time shopping as well as money.