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Buying Flowers from your Florist
18Feb 2016

Buying Flowers from your Florist

At one time or another, you will come across the task of purchasing flowers. Whether it’s for that special someone or perhaps a celebration is coming up like a wedding or Birthday, you will need to buy flowers. Few people know how to properly purchase flowers; they don’t really have a clue what they are looking for or how to work with a professional Florist. For others who buy flowers all the time, it may a piece of cake, but to some it can be hard work.

When it comes to buying freshly cut flowers, the first thing you must do is get to know your florist. You probably have a relationship with other professionals like your hairdresser or your Doctor. Treat your florist the same. One they get to know you, they will know your likes and dislikes and what sorts of flowers fit your personality. You’ll also feel more confident when it comes to telling them what you want. However, before you can do that you need to find a reputable florist with a good reputation. If you are struggling to find one, ask around and see which Florist has the best recommendations. You want a florist you can rely on so it is important that they are professional and offer good value for money. However, you must remember that arranging flowers is an art so you will have to pay extra for that service. You won’t be disappointed, though. They do an excellent job!

Don’t even consider dismissing the idea of a florist for large supermarket bouquets because the quality in these big, commercial places is poor. Whilst they may be cheaper, you are certainly not getting good value for money because they won’t last long at all. Within a couple of days, they will be wilting. This is because the flowers are stored with other produce that shortens the life of flowers. So don’t be tempted to pick flowers from your supermarket. You’ll only be disappointed by their short life.
Before visiting a florist, you could possibly call them first. This way, you will know what to expect when it comes to pricing etc. When you choose your florist, do not be tempted to start bartering with the price of flowers. You most likely do not know as much about flowers as your professional florist. It’s also best that you know how much you want to spend beforehand so that you have a budget to stick to. There’s no point in trying to cut costs by going for the cheapest because you might just find that their professionalism isn’t there.

If it is your first time purchasing flowers, you don’t have to worry about the details. Your florist is more than willing to help you with the right size and the design if you are unsure. Inform your florist of your budget and they will help you pick flowers that match it. However, if you are buying flowers for a big wedding or funeral arrangement, it can take a long time to prepare it all and can be quite costly. It also takes time to pick the right flowers for the occasion and so on, so you must compensate the florist for the time it takes them to do it all.

Purchasing flowers doesn’t have to be hard work. In fact, it can be fun, especially if you have a good relationship with your florist. There’s nothing better than having a reputable and professional florist you can rely on each time you need to buy flowers. They can give you all the help and advice you need.