Everything You Need To Know About Ordering Valentine’s Flowers

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There’s no doubt that Valentine’s Day is a busy time for florists. With millions of customers ordering Valentine’s Flowers each February, demand for quality blooms is higher than at any other time of the year. Of course with this in mind, there are a few extra considerations to take into account when it comes to ordering Valentine’s Day flowers in order to avoid disappointment on the day itself.

To help you avoid a Valentine’s Day disaster we’ve listed some top florist tips to consider when sending flowers to your sweetheart for February 14th.

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Be Prepared And Don’t Leave It To The Last Minute

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You’ve probably been there before. It’s February 13th and you still don’t have a present for your beau. It’s all too common a story but it goes without saying this is perhaps the worst thing you can do if you want to get the best Valentine’s Day flowers. First of all, some florists will simply run out of the flowers you want.

Florists don’t normally like to order huge flower surpluses as these could well spoil before they get used. As a result, many florists will be lower on stock by the time mid-February rolls around. Additionally, many won’t be prepared for any last minute orders at such a busy time. They will probably also be overloaded with work and may not physically have the time to fit your order in. Any orders they can fit in for the 14th will probably be a lot more expensive too as demand outstrips supply.

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Sign Up To Newsletters To Get The Best Discounts

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You may think that Valentine’s flowers are super expensive and in many cases, this isn’t far from true. However, almost all online florists offer exclusive discounts to customers who subscribe to their newsletters (for example you can sign up for ours on our homepage). If you want to avoid the high costs that the best quality flowers can carry then this is a good method.

Roses Are Great But There Are Lots Of Other Options

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As many as 198 million roses are sold over the Valentine’s Day period and, as you can imagine, that makes them a premium choice for surprising your partner with. For this reason, it may be a good idea to break from the traditional choice of red roses. You may choose a popular alternative to roses like lilies or peonies. Alternatively, you may want to send a bouquet of your special someone’s favourite flowers to add an extra personal touch. Either way, there are lots of alternatives you can choose from.

Schedule your Delivery the Day Before Valentine’s Day

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We know, it seems like madness to say this. However, bear in mind the number of flower deliveries happening on the big day itself. There is a much higher chance your delivery may encounter issues due to the volume of orders. It’s also quite likely you will have to pay more for the privilege of that delivery date to begin with. Furthermore, despite their best efforts, the florist may not be able to dedicate the optimal amount of time and care to your order as they would like during a busy time like this. It’s also a good idea not to deliver your flowers the weekend before too. Weekend deliveries are more convenient for the recipient but are also more expensive.

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Choose Flowers That Communicate The Right Message

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What is probably more important than anything else is what flowers you are sending and what they mean to the person you’re sending them to. This is especially important if you’re trying out different flowers to traditional options. Beautiful blue, pink or yellow flowers may look pretty instead of red roses but remember some flowers can communicate messages that may not suit Valentine’s Day as well. If however, you are sending roses you should also consider the meaning that the exact number of roses, communicates, as this can add a totally different spectrum to your delivery.

So in summary our key tips to remember for your Valentine’s deliveries are:

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These are just a few points to bear in mind when sending your Valentine’s bouquet this year. However, you can always count on flowers to communicate your romantic feelings on February 14th. Also of course to bring a smile to your partners face.

Send a beautiful bouquet of flowers today with FloraQueen’s international delivery service. Working with our network of experienced florists we can deliver to over 100 countries around the world Share quality flowers with your darling one this Valentine’s Day and remind them why they’re special to you.

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