Locating For A Florist Is Not A Long Process
There are only a few items you should be aware of when selecting the right florist for a wedding, special event, or daily life. Knowledge of flowers and arrangements are one of the biggest things you should verify. You don’t want to try to get arrangements that aren’t in season because it could end up costing you a lot more money.
One of the bigger things you need to be aware of when choosing a florist is the reputation that florist has. Finding out the reputation is as easy as getting some references from happy customers. Taking 30 minutes on the front end of your flower search can save you a lot of displeasure and hassle.
One of the first places that most people go to look for a florist is the local phone book. The problem with some of these listings is that they are just big flower firms that have gotten listings in the local book and even gotten a local number. The reason this is somewhat of an issue is from the money standpoint. If you order from a big firm, they will likely just turn around and order the flowers from a local florist, but charge you additional money for doing so.
Now, lets look at some of the flower care tips that we’ve come across in our dealings with florists. First, as good as those flowers look in the window, they don’t like the heat. If you run out of flower preservative, you can use two or three drops of bleach as an alternative to add some life to the flowers. The trick to making flowers last is the cut the stems at an angle and change the water out every other day. When changing the water, be sure to wash the vase out with soap and water to kill the bacteria that is hanging on the sides of the glass. Be sure to keep fruit a couple of feet away from your flowers. Fruit emits some ethylene gas that can kill the flowers.
Ask for a discount when you establish a relationship with a florist. Most times, florists will offer discounts for organizations, groups, and some good customers. Also, most of the florists receive new shipments on Monday mornings, so the couple of days before offer a great time to get a little discount on some of the older flowers.
These tricks and tips are to help you find the right florist, with the right knowledge and skill, and for the best price you can. One of the biggest takeaways from this article should be the fact that buying from a local florist will often times save you money over purchasing from one of the larger chains.