Flower arranging – hand tied or vase displays

With so many flower arranging techniques and design options from which to choose, you might wonder which one is right for you. Each type of arrangement suits different occasions and settings. The first decision you will need to make is whether you would like to create a vase display or hand held bouquet. Here is what you need to know.

Hand tied bouquet advantages and disadvantages

If you are considering a hand tied bouquet, you will not need to worry about buying a vase, so this can help you save time and money. Flower arranging will require the stems to be bound together and wrapped in decorative paper. When they are presented to the recipient, the stems can be trimmed, the packaging removed and they can be placed straight in a vase. You can expect all of the flowers to fall right into place. Of course, the downside is that the recipient will need to find a vase to put their flowers in. If they do not have a suitable vase, they will need to improvise with whatever they can find and this can make the floral gift look less than perfect.

Vase arrangement advantages and disadvantages

If you opt for flower arranging directly in a vase, this is great news for the recipient. The bouquet will be ready to display as soon as it arrives. They might need to top up the water but that’s about it. The added bonus is that they get to keep the vase after the flowers perish. This means that, next time, you can always opt for a hand tied bouquet since you can rest assured that they will have a pretty vase. On the down side, you can expect to pay a bit more for a bouquet in a vase unless you find a deal with a free vase included. Shopping for deals will mean that you will need to spend a bit more time browsing but it could certainly pay off in the end.

As you can see, both methods of flower arranging offers its own pros and cons. Which means that you should consider each individual situation as well as the recipient. If you know for sure that the recipient has a vase or two, you can rest assured that a hand held bouquet will be a lovely gift. However, if you don’t know the recipient too well, you may want to play it safe with a vase display.